Griffey causes economic boom of sorts

DMZ · February 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

It seems that after Griffey signed, it took a couple of days for everyone to find the Griffey memorabilia they’d stashed in the basement, had kicking around the back of the closet, and get it listed on Craigslist.

The Griffey Economic Boom

That last one’s projected based on the day’s traffic so far.


18 Responses to “Griffey causes economic boom of sorts”

  1. robbbbbb on February 20th, 2009 3:04 pm

    Don’t tell me that you’ve been monitoring this, just so you could put up a chart on the subject? You’ve got another source for this data, right?

  2. huckleB on February 20th, 2009 3:16 pm

    Oh, goodness. Well, hopefully there are enough buyers to keep the food on the table in some of the homes that need it!

  3. Steve T on February 20th, 2009 3:47 pm

    In the future, selling your belongings on Craigslist will constitute 90% of the US economy. People should hold up signs in the stadium advertising their sales there.

  4. Colm on February 20th, 2009 4:03 pm

    Yes, and the other 10% will represent doing other people’s laundry. We’re in for a tough future.

  5. TomG on February 20th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Have we established replacement player levels yet? I’d be interested to see what Griffey’s MORP (Merchandise Value Above Replacement Player)calculates to.

  6. gu03alum on February 20th, 2009 4:26 pm

    That first day that he signed I looked for a retro Griffey jersey and most of the sites I found were sold out on them. I didn’t even think of looking at CL. I know it wasn’t the best baseball move, but I am super excited to have him back. I grew up idolizing Griffey and will love a chance to idolize him as an adult.

  7. msb on February 20th, 2009 4:48 pm

    someone want to sell that Griffey figurine for me?

  8. party4marty on February 20th, 2009 4:53 pm

    If I could only get my hands on a ken griffey junior candy bar(circa 1990), I would pay 3-4 dollars.

  9. laracco on February 20th, 2009 5:33 pm

    I bought a #24 M’s jerseys on Ebay about 6 months ago for $12 with shipping. Dark blue with everything sewn on. Steal.

    Also I do have 2 of those candy bars. Not for sale though.

  10. boone on February 20th, 2009 5:52 pm

    I cleaned out my safe deposit box a couple months ago. Inside were two KGJ candy bars that had been in that climate controlled box since 1989. One yellow and one blue. They might still even taste good.

  11. xxtinynickxx on February 20th, 2009 6:10 pm

    I can not wait for Griffey Bobble Head night! HAPPEN NOW!

  12. buckleybats on February 20th, 2009 8:56 pm

    That’s funny DMZ. I was searching craigslist too and someone is selling what they claim to be the old dugouts from the kingdome. The add says I could build my own field of dreams.

  13. Mustard on February 20th, 2009 9:09 pm

    I would have to believe that at one time I was one of the biggest collectors of Griffey stuff in Ontario, Canada. Haha. Not sure how many kids collected his stuff here in Ontario, but the stuff I have will never make it to Craigslist. I saw Griffey against the Jays for the first time in 1989, its only fitting I see him this summer in what could be his last game played in Canada.
    He will not only effect attendance in Seattle but to the ballparks he visits across the AL.

  14. Mariner Melee on February 20th, 2009 11:03 pm

    I caved in and bought a Griffey Jr. candy bar for my sport bar.

  15. maybemaybe on February 21st, 2009 12:37 am

    Heck I didn’t even know about Craigslist. I just have to keep it away from the wife or else I will broke…oh wait I already am. But I am emotionally happy does that count for anything? Oh I have a KGJr jersey in storage somewhere in the States (military member here). My son wants it now. Think I will charge him—yards mowed. LOL

  16. DaveValleDrinkNight on February 21st, 2009 3:01 am

    Just out of curiousity, were there any frozen steaks for sale from the cow he and Buhner put in Lou’s Office?

    17 year old frozen steak.

  17. The Dreeze on February 21st, 2009 9:12 am

    Keep your candybars, The Dreeze only recognizes one piece of Griffey merchandise:

    1991 Score All-Star

    AKA = The Big Head

  18. joser on February 21st, 2009 2:42 pm

    AKA = The Big Head

    As seen in the Simpsons episode so memorable to Ryan Rowland-Smith’s buddies in Australia?

    Speaking of which, there’s one clubhouse “reunion” that would be interesting to hear about.

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