Ticket prices for the Cubs-Indians World Series are insane

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You probably could've seen this coming, but World Series ticket prices are going to be very expensive this time around.

With the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians going head-to-head in the Fall Classic, we're witnessing a matchup of two historically hard-luck franchises. The Indians haven't won the title since 1948. The Cubs haven't since 1908, and haven't even made it to the World Series since 1945.

So it's a rare opportunity for both fan bases to see their teams compete for a trophy, and as such, tickets on the secondary market are going through the roof. The data below, from VividSeats.com and current as of Oct. 22, shows the cheapest tickets — or “get-in price” — and the average price for tickets for every game of the series.

Game 1 at Cleveland — Get-in price: $938, median price: $2,178
Game 2 at Cleveland — Get-in price: $884, median price: $2,250
Game 3 at Chicago — Get-in price: $1,984, median price: $5,500
Game 4 at Chicago — Get-in price: $2,593, median price: $6,200
Game 5 at Chicago (if necessary) — Get-in price: $2,638, median price: $7,500
Game 6 at Cleveland (if necessary) — Get-in price: $898, median price: $3,000
Game 7 at Cleveland (if necessary) — Get-in price: $1,082, median price: $3,556

To see a game in Cleveland, it'll cost you nearly $900 just to get in the door and over $2,000 for an average ticket. At Wrigley, you'll need over $2,000 to get in and between $5,500 and $7,500 for an average ticket.

Those prices are astronomically higher than any other in recent years. The average price to see the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets a year ago was just $756, and that was the highest price of the past four seasons, for which VividSeats.com has data.

Game 1 is Tuesday on FOX with first pitch shortly after 8 p.m. ET. It's free to sit at home and watch on your TV.