Come late August or so, every year Major League Baseball sends off their upcoming World Series logo to teams in the playoff hunt and those respective teams print up their playoff tickets.
It’s far too much confusion to print round-by-round tickets, so it’s a one time thing. Teams print tickets to every game (Wild Card to World Series) and send them out to season ticket holders and later to anybody who purchases playoff tickets.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell got his mitts on a few teams’ tickets, namely the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds as you can see below:
For the games that the team doesn’t play, the buyer is eventually refunded, though paying upfront is a pretty large dent on your bank account.
Shockingly enough, the World Series tickets become relatively collectable, even if the said team doesn’t make the Fall Classic as they can reach some pretty elevated amounts on eBay, especially during the first few weeks after elimination.
Major League Baseball didn’t change up the logo too much this season, though, the tickets look really nice considering the lack of graphics.