Mets third baseman David Wright speaks during a news conference on Sept. 13, 2018, at Citi Field.

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Ticket Prices For David Wright's Final Start Skyrocket

September 14, 2018 - 10:24 am
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By WFAN.com

Want to see David Wright's farewell game and don't already have a ticket? It's going to cost you.

In the hours after the Mets announced Thursday the veteran third baseman will be activated for the team's final homestand this season and will start at third base Sept. 29 against the Miami Marlins, tickets to that otherwise meaningless game sold out on the team's official website.

Meanwhile, secondary ticket sellers saw massive increases in asking prices.

On StubHub, for example, the cheapest tickets available for Sept. 29 were $111 as of Friday morning. To compare, tickets were starting at $6 for the Mets' games on the days before and after that contest.

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Tickets in the lowest Citi Field sections behind home plate were starting at $555 -- they were going for as little as $42 for the game on the day before.

Wright stopped short of using the word "retirement" during his news conference Thursday, but when asked if this season will be his last, the 35-year-old third baseman said: "I don't see that (playing) as a possibility."

Back, shoulder and neck issues have limited Wright to just 75 games over the past four seasons. He last played in the majors in May 2016. He said doctors have told him there's not going to be any improvement in his condition.