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Tony Gwynn Ticket Holder -- Friar Friday Merch #23

Tony Gwynn was a guy who played on the padres for a few years. You might have heard of him. Anyways, at one point he stopped playing, which means he had a final game. On his final game the promotional giveaway was a commemorative "ticket" and case. The case also allows for storage of the actual ticket.

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The game was played on Sunday October 7th which of course is pretty late in the year for a regular season game. A handful of games got pushed back due to 9/11. I think Tony's last game was originally scheduled for an away game, which is why the ticket says "final home game" (though it has the correct date). I remember the padres allowed for a lot of ticket swapping since the final game date had changed.

Lower View for only 9 bucks? Man, I miss those prices.

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The back contains some of Tony's batting statistics. The man was a beast.

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Baseball Reference says the attendance for the game was 60,103. That's another thing I miss....huge attendance numbers. Anyways, the Padres lost to the Rockies 14 to 5. Tony only batted in the bottom of the 9th (the usual knee problems if I recall correctly) and unfortunately grounded out to shortstop.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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