That was until, what one can only assume was a careless oversight, a lucky fan was able to purchase a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series for only $6 on StubHub on Monday. And the jubilant buyer even sent Deadspin this copy of his email confirmation as proof:
The ticket itself was only $3 with the StubHub service fee accounting for the other $3. The best available price for that section -- Right Field Box 97 -- is $759.00 right now, with most tickets over $850 and closer to $1,000.
Whether or not the seller misplaced a decimal point — making it either way underpriced ($300.00) or way overpriced ($3,000.00) — or was just being kind, there is one happy fan going to Wednesday's Red Sox-Cardinals game for less than the price of a hot dog.