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    Signed 1967 Topps Tom Seaver - Mets Rookie Stars #581 PSA Mint 9 - Pop-One-of-One! Never at a loss for quotable weirdness, first base coach Yogi Berra dubbed his 1969 Mets squad "overwhelming underdogs" as they waged their assault on the National League title. That was no understatement. Only in 1966 had the franchise ever ventured north of a .500 winning percentage after the season's third game, and the Summer of '69 had begun as inauspiciously as the others. After forty-one contests, the Mets had managed just eighteen victories, but then an unprecedented eleven-game winning streak suddenly developed, bringing unfamiliar hope to a fan base grown weary with frustration. Just like the 1906 Chicago White Sox, affectionately dubbed the "Hitless Wonders," the '69 Mets overcame their anemic offense with world class pitching, closing out the 1969 regular season at an astonishing combined ERA of 2.99. The staff included twenty-two year old future Strike Out King Nolan Ryan, a young Tug McGraw, Gary Gentry and their no. two starter - Jerry Koosman. The number one spot in the rotation was occupied by the man who would receive the highest percentage of Hall of Fame votes (98.84%) - Tom Seaver. His League-leading twenty-five victories in 1969 earned him his first of three career Cy Young Awards. Seaver was just 22-years old in 1967. His 16-13 record showed the promise of what was to come. His 1967 Topps rookie card #581 - part of the scarcer high series run - is one of the key rookie cards of the 1960's.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. This card has been autographed in blue sharpie by Seaver and is a "Pop-One-of-One" champion on the PSA/DNA-Certified census report! The strong blue sharpie autograph rates a "NM" or better. A great card featuring the man who had a higher percentage of HoF votes than teammate Nolan Ryan, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner and even Babe Ruth.


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