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Man Buys Bogus $6 World Series Ticket On StubHub, Ends Up A Winner Anyway

A logo is painted on the field behind home plate at Fenway Park for baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston
A logo is painted on the field behind home plate at Fenway Park for baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The St. Louis Cardinals face the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A man who snagged a World Series ticket for $6 and then learned it was fake didn't strike out, after all.

Ticket reseller StubHub, where the phony item was purchased, said it would give the man seats for free in a comparable location to make up for the scam.

StubHub sent the following statement to The Huffington Post on Tuesday:

A recent sale for a $6 ticket to Game 1 of the 2013 World Series ... has proven to be a fraudulent listing. Per company policy, the sale has been cancelled and StubHub will make it right for the buyer by providing replacement tickets in a comparable location at our expense.

Nice play, StubHub.

The buyer, identified as Erik, had bragged to Deadspin on Monday about his bargain-basement purchase. It was for a seat located in a part of Boston's Fenway Park where tickets were selling for a minimum of $759 for Game 1 Wednesday between the host Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The sports website even ran a copy of his transaction.

When word got out Tuesday that the ticket was a fake, a minor outrage ensued over Erik ending up empty-handed. But like a closer who's there when you really need him, StubHub recorded the save.

StubHub's Shannon Barbara told HuffPost that a StubHub ticket turns out to be bogus .0001% of the time.

Way to beat the odds, Erik, and have fun at the game.

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