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1969 New York Mets World Champions Team-Signed Ball with Gil Hodges!
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $711.00
Official National League (Giles) ball signed in blue ink by the following twenty-eight members of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets: Hodges (Mgr., sweet spot), Seaver, Ryan (on ball label, appears to have been acquired on the ball at a later date), Berra (coach), McGraw, Gaspar, Jones, Charles, Swoboda, Harrelson, Weis, Grote, Clendenon, McAndrew, Shamsky, Garrett, Taylor, Yost (coach), Pfeil, DiLauro, Cardwell, Boswell, Koonce, Martin, Kranepool, Agee, Kooseman, and Pignatano. Signatures range from "5" to "7," averaging "6," with the exception of Ryan ("9"). This is an outstanding 1969 Mets team-signed ball that features every key member of the team (with the exception of Gentry) and nearly all of the reserves. Most significant is the presence of Manager Gil Hodges' signature on the ball. 1969 New York Mets team-signed balls featuring authentic Gil Hodges signatures are the rare exception rather than the rule, making this an especially highly prized example dating from the most memorable season in franchise history. In fact, most 1969 Mets team balls are actually reunion balls, dating from decades after the 1969 season, and of course do not include Hodges. This is a rare and ideal original dating from 1969. In Excellent to Mint overall, bordering on Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $711.00
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