Mets Hawking $50 Replica Tickets for Johan Santana's No-Hitter

By Nigel Chiwaya on June 11, 2012 1:28pm 

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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QUEENS — Mets diehards had to wait 51 years for a chance to see their team throw a no-hitter.

Now, even fans who watched the game at home will have a way to own a piece of history — or say they were there — with commemorative re-printed tickets honoring Johan Santana's feat.

Devotees of the Amazins' can even pick their preferred seating spot and will get the closest ticket available.

The ducats went on sale Monday on the Mets' website for $50, plus shipping and handling. Season ticket holders will get a free re-print — and ticket holders whose plan package didn't include the no-hitter can scoop up the commemorative tickets for a mere $40. There's a four-ticket limit per customer.

Santana threw the first no-hitter in team history on June 1 when he stymied the defending World-Series champions St. Louis Cardinals in an 8-0 win.

Only 27,069 fans were in attendance that night, but the Mets are selling 41,922 ticket re-prints — the full capacity of Citi Field.

It was not immediately clear what will happen with the unsold tickets.

Fans that went to the game have been selling their ticket stubs on eBay for as much as $125.

The Mets aren't the first team to cash in a spectacular pitching performance. After Philadelphia Phillie Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Florida Marlins in 2010, the Marlins sold their unused tickets for prices that ranged from $12 to $300.

Fans looking to buy the Santana no-hitter tickets can visit the Mets website or call 718-507-8499.

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