Via the Sports Illustrated Vault on Twitter comes this gem of an image — which you can click to enlarge. It’s the Yankees’ season ticket sheet from 1987 when a full-season box seat cost $750 and the Friday night plan would set you back a full $110.50. These days, comparable seats will you set back $7000 each for 81 games.
Although it’s tempting to bemoan the sticker shock of today’s prices, I prefer to laugh at the promotional schedule. Sunday, April 19 was Transistor Radio Day at Yankee Stadium, and Miami Sound Machine performed a post-game concert on July 4. The Yankees that year drew 2,427,672 fans, good for the third highest attendance total in the American League, but the team finished in fourth place with an 89-73 mark.