For the Sports Memorabilia Collector with Everything: Metrodome Roof Pieces
Many remember watching in disbelief as the Minnesota Metrodome's roof collapsed on video under the weight of heavy snow last year. How could we forget? Sportscenter seemed to run the loop endlessly for a month. A Minnesota entrepreneur has bought the roof and is selling salvaged pieces as sports memorabilia.
Limited-edition pieces have been cut to resemble the state of Minnesota, pennants, baseballs and footballs. Two separate baseball versions are available to honor the 1987 and 1991 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins. Pieces come in both plain white and with commemorative printing indicating what the material is. Several are limited to 10,000. Other items for sale include plain rectangular cutouts and a bracelet made of the material. The unique memorabilia pieces range in price from $9.99 to $29.99. All come with a certificate of authenticity.
The historic Minnesota stadium played host to several major sporting events including the 1987 and 1991 World Series, 1992 Super Bowl, 1985 MLB All-Star Game, and the 1992 and 2001 NCAA Final Four match-ups. It was also the site of the 3,000th hits for Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray and Dave Winfield, as well as Adrian Peterson's NFL single-game rushing record. More significant Metrodome events can be viewed here.