Looking for a second miracle in their relatively brief existence, the New York Mets slipped into the 1973 World Series to face the Oakland Athletics. Winners of just 82 games in '73 (the lowest total of any pennant winner in history), this less than amazin' Mets squad made a nevertheless determined effort in a tight seven-game contest. Only divine intervention would have stopped the truly mighty A's dynasty of the 1970s and it's no wonder that the mere mortal Mets line-up came up a bit short against A's hurlers Hunter, Blue, Holtzman, Fingers and Knowles.
"Fall Classic" aficionados make a winning score with this full ticket and program combination, with one example each for both the A's and Mets. The (2) full tickets give great cause for celebration with vibrant and glossy surfaces. Issued for Game 7 at Oakland-Alameda Stadium, the A's ticket merits a (NM) designation with minimal signs of wear. The Mets ticket was printed for Game 3 at Shea Stadium and shows equally handsome NM detail with deference to a barely perceptible indentation line on the white field just below the top edge. The (2) programs come from the last WS during which home teams created their own program versions, as beginning in 1974 MLB issued a single official Series program to be sold in both participating stadiums. This 1973 A's program is a solid example that must be rated (VG-EX) due to light and unobtrusive creasing on the upper right region, but presents better. The Mets version scores a similar (VG-EX) rating with light creasing at upper left, but also presents better.