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Winners In Spectrum’s Online Auction Pick Up Their Memories

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Sports and rock music fans, and maybe some others who bought collectibles and souvenirs in an online auction over the weekend, stopped by the Spectrum today in South Philadelphia to pick up the stuff they won.

Dave Miller of Haddon Heights, NJ walked out of the soon-to-be-demolished Spectrum with a front-row folding chair he purchase for $100:

“It’s gonna go probably as my computer room chair, and my girlfriend is horrified. I mean, it’s a padded seat and I can use it.”

Brent Beverly of Pennsauken, NJ went for something simple:

“I just wanted a sign off the wall, and I ended up with a ‘425’ sign, which is something I just want to put in my man-cave at home.”

Matt Brooks, a former member of the Kixx indoor soccer team, came back to claim a photograph of himself:

“It’s an action shot, believe it or not, on the concourse.  Unfortunately, it’s not been taken down yet so I’ll come back Thursday or Friday.”

Spectacor, the company that owns the venue, says the final, one-day, on-site sale has postponed and will be held at a later date.

The Spectrum will be torn down next month to make way for “Philly Live,” a retail, restaurant, and  entertainment complex.

Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio.
File photo by KYW’s Dennis Abdul-Jihad

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