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World Series tickets for $12? ... Yes, in 1963

Pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, and catcher John Roseboro celebrate in Los Angeles on Oct. 6,1963, after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 2-1 to take the 1963 World Series in four straight games.
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TABLE World Series Average ticket 131023

Red Sox Average Price $1,519.83
Cardinals Average Price $962.53
Most Expensive Ticket $13,200
2012 World Series Average $963.13

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals square off in Boston on Wednesday for the first game of the 2013 World Series.

Ticket prices for the series, like stock prices, are changing nearly every day. In the secondary market, online ticket broker TiqIQ has the current average price for a game at $1,291, with seats at Boston's Fenway Park averaging $1,519 and those at Busch Stadium in St. Louis at $962.

Prices on ticket broker Stubhub are a bit cheaper and currently range between $370 and $662.

The most expensive ticket is listed at $5,500 for a dugout seat at Fenway, and that's down from a high price two days ago of $13,200.

Hot dogs sell for around $7 to $9 each. A 12-ounce can of beer will go for between $5 and $8 at both Fenway Park and Busch Stadium. Programs will run about $15 each, and parking will likely cost around $20.

But in the World Series 50 years ago, when the Los Angeles Dodgers behind Sandy Koufax swept the powerful New York Yankees in four games, prices were different—very, very different.

A field box seat at Dodger Stadium in 1963 went for $12. A bleacher seat cost $2, and programs sold for 50 cents.

(A reported sale of a Red Sox ticket for $6 online at Stubhub a few days ago turned out to be wishful thinking. It was a hoax.)

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