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All-Star Game the hot ticket in town

All-Star Game apple at Citi Field.

All-Star Game apple at Citi Field. (Credit: Instagram user miggyflavored)

After two visits in six seasons, the All-Star Game is unlikely to return to New York until Matt Harvey is retired. So it is understandable that there is considerable interest in tickets to the big event at Citi Field next week.

Early Monday, the average asking price for a ticket strip for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was $1,103.22, according to TiqIq.com, up from $1,098.23 last year, $613.61 in 2011 and $803.19 in 2010.

For the game itself, the average was $926.20, up from $576.96 last year, $294.33 in 2011 and $594.33 in ’10.

But those prices for earlier years are final numbers. It is probable that as the week goes on, prices on the secondary market will drop, especially with so many (relatively) inexpensive standing-room tickets available. The lowest-priced SRO strip available on StubHub.com on Monday was $345.

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