Get Your Tickets

Get Your Tickets

Get Your Tickets

A little while ago, I started doing something that I wish I had started doing years ago. Every time I go to a game, concert or event, I save my ticket and pin it to a corkboard in my basement.  I got the idea when I was cleaning out some drawers a few years ago and came across some of the tickets that I had saved in a Ziploc bag.  Back then I wasn’t saving everything.  Just some tickets from some of the more memorable events I’ve attended.  Some of them were old Army-Navy tickets.  Some of them were Notre Dame football tickets from when I was in law school.  It didn’t seem right to throw them away, so I kept them and began to pin them up. Over the years, I’ve collected some pretty good ones.  Whenever I’m traveling, I like to attend minor league baseball games if at all possible.  So far, I have tickets saved from some pretty unusual teams like the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Las Vegas 51s, the Durham Bulls, the Lowell Spinners, the Columbus Clippers, the Harrisburg Senators, the Hagerstown Suns and many more. Whether it’s a ticket from a game, a concert, the zoo, the aquarium, a show or another type of event, I save them all.  Each one of the tickets reminds me of where I was, what I was doing and who I was with at the time. My favorite ticket is my ticket to the 1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Montreal.  My parents saved that one for me because I was just 11 years old when we went to the game.  I grew up in Burlington, Vt., which isn’t too far from Montreal.  My parents took me up there and I can still remember it.  That ticket is especially valuable because the host team, the Expos, doesn’t even exist anymore. Collecting these tickets is a fun hobby.  I wish I had started sooner.  I’m also afraid that my hobby is about to come to an end.  More and more tickets don’t exist in hard copy anymore.  Like so many other things, they exist on our phones.  It’s probably not too many more years before you just can’t get a paper ticket anymore.