Hello, everyone. This is Studious Metsimus ace reporter, culinary expert and non-scalper Joey Beartran. Earlier today, the Mets announced that they will be selling reprints of the tickets used for the game on June 1, 2012, otherwise known as the game in which Johan Santana caused Mets fans to claim that they could now die in peace.
You can click here for the Mets' official press release or you could just do your best Lazy Smurf impersonation and scroll down for more (courtesy of mets.com):
Mets to sell tickets from Johan Santana's no-hitterFans Can Purchase Tickets From the Historic Game for $50 Each;
Season Ticket Holders to Receive Complimentary Reprints,
40-Game, 20-Game, 15-Game, 6-Game Plan & Pack Holders to Receive Discounts;
No-Hitter Ticket Offer Starts This Monday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. on mets.com
The New York Mets today announced tickets from Johan Santana's no-hitter, the first in franchise history, will be reprinted for fans wishing to secure a pristine keepsake from the historic game. Fans can purchase tickets reprinted on Season Ticket Holder stock for $50 each, plus order and shipping fees. The tickets will be available starting Monday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. on mets.com.
Mets Season Ticket Holders will receive complimentary reprints of every seat in their account. An order and shipping fee will apply.
Mets 40-Game, 20-Game, 15-Game and 6-Game Plan and Pack Holders whose packages included the June 1 game will receive a discounted rate of $30 per ticket, plus per ticket and shipping fees.
Plan and Pack Holders whose packages didn't include last Friday's game, will be able to purchase reprints for $40 per ticket, plus per ticket and shipping fees, through an exclusive pre-sale on mets.com starting tomorrow, Friday, June 8.
The Mets will reprint all 41,922 seats at Citi Field. There is a limit of four seats per order. Fans can select a seating category and receive the best available seat in that location.
Visit mets.com for more information or call the Mets Ticket Office at (718) 507-TIXX.
So as you can see, non-plan holders will have to shell out fifty clams PLUS shipping, handling, order, and other extra fees they can manage to sneak in. Plan holders will get a discount on their tickets and season ticket holders will get free ticket reprints. However, they're not really free because that dreaded order and shipping fee applies to the season ticket holders as well.
You can click here for one of the auctions and here for the other. These are the REAL tickets, not those cubic zirconia tickets the Mets are trying to sell for $50. Who knows? You might be able to score the actual tickets from the game for less than the price of the reprints.
So what are you waiting for? Start bidding!