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bobfreedman
04-24-2015, 11:12 PM
is there a difference in value of proof tickets vs. normal admission tickets? What is a proof used for and why are their so many out there? Thanks

Scott Garner
04-24-2015, 11:37 PM
Hi Bob,
Proof tickets have minimal collectible and monetary value in the hobby.
Game day tickets with actual seat numbers are a more desirable collectible and have greater monetary value if that is a consideration..
Proof tickets were typically issued as salesman samples by the various ticket manufacturers.

I hope this helps!

bobfreedman
04-25-2015, 12:12 AM
Thanks Scott

smotan_02
04-25-2015, 05:32 AM
Proof tickets are usually 5-10% value of regular numbered tickets. There may be a few exceptions, but that is a general rule of thumb.

murphusa
04-25-2015, 07:08 AM
is there a difference in value of proof tickets vs. normal admission tickets? What is a proof used for and why are their so many out there? Thanks

You see more today in the computer era than before. Team buy boxes of tickets that are blank and run them through printers when purchased. They really aren't proof of anything, just part of the way tickets are made.

Also season tickets are sometimes for a certain number of games so the strips are printed for your numbers and you get a couple of blanks. Phillies have a 17 game plan and the tickets always come in a strip of 5. When you get to games 16 bad 17 they are followed by blanks

Proofs no, blanks yes. Just some name someone made up to sell nothing

Exhibitman
04-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Also depends on what you are calling a 'proof'; blank tickets used for SRO sales at the venue are often described as proofs when they are really actual tickets made without a seat imprint.

bobfreedman
04-25-2015, 10:25 AM
Awesome information guys, thanks

Gary Dunaier
04-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Also season tickets are sometimes for a certain number of games so the strips are printed for your numbers and you get a couple of blanks.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15246856487_1f8c820285_b.jpg

Also depends on what you are calling a 'proof'; blank tickets used for SRO sales at the venue are often described as proofs when they are really actual tickets made without a seat imprint.

Wonder if teams still do that. The Mets don't - this ticket for their home opener in 2012 is clearly marked "SRO GEN ADM" (Standing Room Only, General Admission) in the spaces where a section, row and seat would normally appear.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7877119122_6a82dc82f5_c.jpg