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 I have original Yankee Stadium Seats from the 1973 renovation should I have them restored?

 Most collectors would prefer the seats "as is." If the seats are a little roughed up in their original state with normal wear, they would be worth more than seats that were restored. If this is the case I would leave them alone. If the seats are ruined from improper storage, and show signs of rust, or wood rot then you might want to look into having them restored. Only if the seats are a complete eye sore. 

Restoration to any collectible should be left to the expert that has experience with that type of work. If you do it yourself, and don't get it right you will devalue them further.

 The work could involve removing rust, repairing or replacing rotted wood, and then getting the paint job right. This is very important. The paint must be matched correctly including the "sea foam green" as a primer (the original color the seat were at one time) then painting the seats "Yankee Stadium Blue" the color the seats have been since 1967. If your seats have any paint wear you can see the color green that I'm referring to. Here is a picture of the green layer under the blue.

Do not try to match the paint from a picture or a computer image. The paint should be matched from the seat directly by an experienced paint mixer. Do Not paint over the seat without properly preparing the surface. All rust should be removed. Damaged wood should be repaired, and if called for replaced. All of the old paint surface should be sanded down, and cleaned properly before applying the Green primer, and Blue Paint. Any shortcuts will compromise the value of the seat.

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