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What Could David Paterson’s $62,125 Fine Buy in Actual Yankee Memorabilia?

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Ex-Governor David Paterson has paid his fine of $62,125 for accepting complimentary tickets to a 2009 Yankees World Series game. The tickets were for himself, his two aides, his teenage son, and his son’s friend. They were originally priced at $425, which means Paterson comes out with a loss of $60,000 — and he didn’t even get to take home any souvenirs for that. What would $62,125 get you in terms of an authentic Yankees experience? Runnin’ Scared does the math!

City Room has more on the situation:

The spokesman, Walter C. Ayres, said the state’s Commission on Public Integrity received the check on Thursday. He could not say whether the money came from Mr. Paterson personally or from his campaign account, a source of funds that good government groups have said Mr. Paterson should not be able to use to pay the fine.

But, more importantly: Paterson’s total of $62,125 could buy a whole ton of Yankees schwag!

  • The pitching rubber that was used in the World Series Paterson accepted the tickets for: $20,000.
  • The first, second, and third bases that were used in the World Series Paterson accepted the tickets for: $6,000 each, totaling $18,000
  • Insignia of NY Sign From Original Yankee Stadium: $5,000
  • Team Signed 2009 World Series Celebration 16×20 Photograph (Framed!): $3,599
  • Insignia of NY Sign From Original Yankee Stadium: $5,000
  • Derek Jeter 2010 Game Used Bat: $3,499
  • CC Sabathia #52 2009 Yankees Game Used Home Jacket (3XL): $2,500
  • Signed Mickey Mantle Lithograph Print: $1,999
  • Alex Rodriguez #13 Yankees Game Used Cap: $1,250
  • Derek Jeter Hand Painted NY Yankees Jersey: $1,200
  • Bat Boy Yankees 2009 Game Used Grey Pants: $50.00
  • Glass Nightlight: $19.99
  • Small Purse: $9.99

This all totals to $62,127, just two dollars over what Patterson paid. Next time, think big Mr. Former Governor.

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