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Opening Day Ticket Stubs 2000 to Present
The collection of Opening Day Tickets presented here is brought to you by Gladish Solutions. As a basic guide, most box office tickets in this date range can be had for $7 or less in NM to Mint and the same tickets, as Season tickets, usually go for $7.50 to $15 in NM to Mint. The key tickets for these years of are: 2000 (Griffey's 1st as a Red) 2002 & 2003 (last game at Riverfront/Cinergy and first game at Great American Ball Park). Tickets from these three years go for about twice as much, maybe a little more, in the same condition. If you have an interesting in selling or trading ticket stubs (not only Opening Day ticket stubs), click here: Stub Sell/Trade.
2000: Milwaukee Brewers - 3 / Cincinnati Reds - 3 Att: 55,596
Largest crowd in Opening Day history as Ken Griffey Jr.'s plays his first game as a Cincinnati Red. He would go 0 for 2 in the 6.5 inning game. The game was called due to a nearly 3 hour rain delay. Barry Larkin hit a single and a double with a run and Michael Tucker hit his 55th career HR;
2002: Chicago Cubs - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 5 Att: 41,913
Last Opening Day at Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field. For the Reds: Ken Griffey Jr. gets a Single and Barry Larkin hits two. Todd Walker gets two doubles and a HR (#48 of career). For the Chicago Cubs: Fred McGriff and Sammy Sosa both hit singles; Danny Graves picked up the Win.
Full intact tickets, such as the one shown, measure 10.5 by 5.5 inches. The left side gives some highlights of Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field, such as the Big Red Machine, Pete Rose's 4192 hit, Tom Browning's perfect game and the 1990 Wire-to-Wire Season.
2003: Pittsburgh Pirates - 10 / Cincinnati Reds - 1 Att: 42,343
First Game at Great American Ball Park. For the Reds: Ken Griffey Jr. gets double and pitcher Jimmy Haynes also gets a double and score the Reds lone run. For the Pirates: Three players had HRs, all off Jimmy Haynes, they were Reggie Sanders (career HR #219), Jason Kendall (#59) and Kenny Lofton (#104); Kris Benson picked up the easy Win.
2004: Chicago Cubs - 7 / Cincinnati Reds - 4 Att: 42,122
Barry Larkin gets a walk, a run and an RBI. Sean Casey gets a Sinle and a Double along with 2 RBIs. For the Cubs: Corey Patterson hit his 34th career HR; Michael Wuertz debut for the Cubs. Kerry Wood gets the Win with 6 KOs.
2009: New York Mets - 2 / Cincinnati Reds - 1 Att: 42,177
Joey Votto gets a single and Jay Bruce gets a double. For the Mets: Daniel Murphy hit his 3rd career HR with one on, which is all that they need for the Win. Johan Santana gets the Win with 7 KOs. Michael Wuertz debut for the Cubs.
2010: St. Louis Cardinals - 11 / Cincinnati Reds - 6 Att: 42,493
Six Homeruns in the game. For the Reds: HRs by both Joey Votto (#54 of career) and Scott Rolengets (#284). Four HRs for the Cardinals: Albert Pujols hits two (career #367 & #368) and one each by Colby Rasmus (#17) and Yadier Molina (#36, which was a Grand-Slam). Chris Carpenter gets the Win with 3 KOs. Logan Ondrusek debut for the Reds.
2011: Milwaukee Brewers - 6 / Cincinnati Reds - 7 Att: 42,398
One on the most exciting finishes to a game. Ramon Hernandez hits a walk-off 3-run HR with two outs (career HR #150). The reds also had two other HRs with one each by Joey Votto (#91) and Drew Stubbs (#31). The Brewers also had three HRs: one each by Rickie Weeks (career #90, which was a Lead-Off HR), Carlos Gomez (#18) & Ryan Braun (#129). Logan Ondrusek gets the Win.
2012: Miami Marlins - 0 / Cincinnati Reds - 4 Att: 42,956
Largest crowd to date at Great American Ball Park. Jay Bruce hits his 101st career HR to deep center field. Johnny Gaby Sanchez would be the only Miami player with an extra base hit, a double in the 7th. Cueto gets the Shutout Win with 4 KOs.