Have you ever bought one of those personalized brick pavers outside a baseball stadium?
Back in 2006, my family bought a paver for Wrigley Field.
My brother posted this 2007 photo of me on Flickr with this caption:
At Wrigley Field, you can pay about $150 and get a brick placed in front of the ballpark with your very own inscription. My brick says, “RUB THIS BRICK AND THE CUBS WILL WIN TODAY”. I was the 41st person to order a brick. There’s hundreds, maybe thousands of custom bricks in front of Wrigley Field. You can find my brick in the Sammy Sosa section. (No, I did not request to have the brick placed there.)
Most people put boring messages on their bricks like, “The Johnson family loves the Cubs”. Boring. I think my brick is the reason for the Cubs being in first place this season.
As part of my order, I received a duplicate brick which resides in my home. Actually, my brother paid for about half of the brick. And a good friend put in $10. So it’s currently a three-partner investment.
Polaroid photograph taken 9/21/2007
Pretty funny how our brick ended up in the Sammy Sosa section. Since the 2015 Wrigley Field renovation, our brick was relocated to somewhere outside left field.
Here’s a photo of my brother in 2016 rubbing the brick. Looks like that 2016 rubbing worked out really well that year!!!
Have you ever gotten a brick paver?
I’d love to hear your story about your brick paver. Please leave a comment.