JUPITER, Fla. -- A historic New York Mets bullpen cart was purchased for $112,500 at auction on Wednesday night at Sotheby's.
The auction house provided this description:
"A fantastic example of whimsical Major League Baseball marketing from the late 1960s, used intermittently at Shea Stadium for more than 20 years. Highlights of its use include a memorable appearance at the 1986 World Series versus the Boston Red Sox and then again in 2003 when Mets captain John Franco drove Mets legend Tug McGraw onto the field as part of the team's celebration of the legendary 1973 team.
"Immortalized by its dramatic appearance at the monumental 1986 World Series Championship in which it entered the field of play following the culmination of the Game 7 win, it promptly ran out of power, adding further delight to the victory celebration.
"Presented in largely original condition and displaying a lovely patina throughout, it is fully operational and represents an iconic of piece of New York sports history celebrating one of the City’s most memorable and important World Series Championship wins."
Jamie Scott, a 51-year-old hedge-fund recruiter from Long Island, put the item up for auction. ESPN's Paul Lukas spoke to Scott before the sale. Read a Q&A here.