Mike Piazza’s “9/11 jersey” purchased and to be put on public display
We wrote recently about the controversy over Mike Piazza’s jersey from the Mets’ first game back after 9/11. The one in which he hit his iconic, career-defining home run. The one which, for reasons unknown, the Mets decided to sell to some random collector a few years ago and then, in recent weeks, found itself up for auction, much to the chagrin of Piazza and his family.
Well, the controversy is over. The New York Post reports that it has been purchased by three of the Mets’ minority owners, who plan to display it in three places on a rotating basis: Citi Field, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The minority owners: Anthony Scaramucci, who is also a Fox Business host, Tony Lauto and an anonymous third partner, who yesterday agreed to a deal to buy the jersey for $365,000. They have no control over the Mets, by the way. The Post describes their interest in the team as a “slice,” which suggests some relatively small vanity equity interest.
Glad to see this story have a happy ending.