Last October, to little fanfare, the Milwaukee Brewers introduced the concept of the "Timeless Ticket":
Only 1,000 of the items will be produced. Additional facts about the Timeless Ticket: • Each ticket is individually numbered, comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a specially-designed gift box. • Each ticket is authenticated by Major League Baseball and includes its own registered ID number under the MLB Authentication program. • The ticket weighs approximately one pound, is 6.25" by 3.5," and sits in a wood display base. • The cost of the ticket (which includes the brass engraved ticket and the actual ticket to the game of the owner’s choosing) is $1,000. This unique opportunity allows the owner to redeem their Timeless Ticket for an actual ticket to any single future Brewers game at Miller Park, whether it’s in 2015 or 2050 or whether it is Opening Day or the 7th game of the World Series.
So in other words, you pay $1,000 and at some point in future Brewers history, you can go to one game with it. Seems like it would be worth saving for a seventh game of the World Series. If you buy one, according to the Brewers:
In addition, Timeless Ticket holders may purchase up to three additional companion tickets for the redeemed game at the single game box office price.
So, conceivably, if the Brewers get to Game 7 of the World Series, you and three of your friends could go to that presumably sold-out game for the $1,000 you pay now plus the face value of three more tickets. Apparently they didn't sell too many of them, so earlier this week the Brewers announced a further benefit:
The unique offer includes one ticket to any Brewers Opening Day or Postseason game, plus an added opportunity to redeem it for a ticket to nine additional Brewers home games (excluding Opening Day and Postseason).
That seems like a pretty good deal, actually: you get one Opening Day or playoff game and nine more games of any kind except Opening Day or postseason for your $1,000, and even after that you still have the ability to go to any other game including Opening Day and postseason. Incidentally, interesting choice of name to put on the sample ticket shown above. I'm pretty sure Brewers general manager Doug Melvin doesn't need one of these, at least not while he works for the team, anyway.
The reason I'm writing about this is to ask you whether you'd do something like this if the Cubs offered it. It would be a way for someone who's not a season-ticket holder to go to at least one Cubs World Series game at a cost likely far less than such a person would pay on the secondary market.
Personally, I don't think I'd do it, although it's a pretty cool-looking souvenir, as my season tickets will get me into any game I want to attend. But maybe you're thinking this is a good idea. Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comments.