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Technology not making it easy to obtain physical World Series Tickets

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2019 by Cardboard Icons

Technology is a fun topic to debate. I sometimes find myself thinking about how it’s hurt certain aspects of my life, as well as my hobby. And at the same time I find myself thinking how technology has helped everything in a positive way.

Today, my brain has brought me down the road of World Series Tickets.

Technology helped me in October score tickets to Game 5 of the World Series so that my sister and I could see my favorite team clinch the series.

It was technology that allowed me to complete a transaction in which I sent money over an app in exchange for two tickets to the game; tickets that came in digital form.

The experience was amazing, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. At the same time, I find myself with a strong desire to obtain a physical ticket from the game.

On the night of the game, after Boston clinched the title, eBay had lots of options, most of which were a bit shady. There were a few traditional tickets, but then a bunch of scammers started selling PDF files of digital tickets and selling them as physical copies. It didn’t take long before the auction numbers started to dwindle and listing began stating that they item for sale was a print out of a PDF.

While that scam appears to have slowed, I still find myself without a physical ticket.

I found myself in a similar situation in 2014 after attending Game 4 with my brother-in-law. We saw the San Francisco Giants — his favorite team — take down the Kansas City Royals at ATT Park. We got the tickets through an app as well, so we had no physical tickets. I was able to somewhat rectify the issue about a year later when I found for sale at a Flea Market an actual ticket from Game 5. Sure, it wasn’t MY seat, but it displayed nicely in my lanyard.

I keep hoping that I’ll run into a 2018 Game 5 ticket because I want to fill this empty lanyard from 2018.

As it is now I am contemplating printing out a screenshot of the tickets on the app, but I know true physical tickets exist and damnit I want one. But thanks to technology they are harder to find that ever before.

Do you have a line on a physical ticket from Game 5? Is it available? Hit me on Twitter @cardboardicons.