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    1962 New York Mets Team Signed Baseball. The June 7, 1962 departure of catcher Hobie Landrith to the Baltimore Orioles allows us to date this "Mets" souvenir ball to the earliest days of the expansion franchise, long before their dubious distinction of 120 losses was in the books. Though remembered as one of the worst teams in Major League history, the 1962 squad is an essential purely for its inaugural season status, and this is a fine example. Manager Stengel appears in typical clubhouse form, but fellow Hall of Famers Red Ruffing and Rich Ashburn are here, along with beloved Brooklyn Dodgers star Gil Hodges. Craig, Neal, Mantilla, Throneberry and Hickman likewise sign in, mainly within the 7/10 to 9/10 average which characterizes the ball. A few are lighter, but none significantly so. One of the toughest and most desirable balls of the past half century. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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