Do you want to see what nightmares are made out of? Just think, you spent… um, more money than you should (my wife might read this) on a World Series ticket (or two) and you get this shit.
Nightmares, right? Now yes, I bought the souvenir ticket through the MLB At Bat app, but it’s a generic ticket and everyone has the same one. Where’s my ticket?
That’s the thing that’s always sucked about StubHub. It’s not the astronomical and nonsensical fees, it’s not getting a physical ticket! For a guy that visits parks all over the place, ticket stubs are a big deal, but as a parent it’s even worse.
I still have my ticket stubs from games with my dad. We didn’t go to a ton of games when I was a kid, but the ones we did go to were always a big deal. My dad loves football, and sharing those experiences when I was younger went a long ways into shaping me into the kind of fan I am today. When I look back at those stubs I smile, and I want my girls to do the same thing when they get older.
But that’s the Catch 22. Do I buy tickets through the team at a premium for a park like Safeco Field, that is lucky to draw 20,000 people a game, or do I buy tickets for pennies on the dollar through StubHub but have nothing to show for it? When I travel solo, I buy my MLB tickets almost exclusively through StubHub. I’ve generally had good luck just asking someone a seat or two over for their ticket, if they don’t keep it themselves, but this last year finding physical tickets is getting more and more rare. So I decided to just make my own!
I wanted to put something together that was super easy to modify and personalize. You can see it’s setup for 3 different versions; you can change the background color, swap out logos, and choose whether to use a picture or not. I chose the 2.25×6” size so that it would fit ticket books like the ones I use from ThatsMyTicket.com. Inserting your actual ticket is as easy as snapshotting the ticket in your StubHub or MLB At Bat app. I used Powerpoint for the file too, so that more people could have access to it vs using Adobe. I’m happy with how it turned out and wanted to share! Here’s a link to it, use it however you want!