Nearly fifty years ago, a miracle occurred in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, NY. An expansion team won the World Series for the first time, when the "Amazin' Mets" defeated a super-talented Baltimore Orioles team in 1969. Obviously some very strange juju was at work here, as the New York Jets defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III in January of that year, followed by a #3 seed Knicks sweep of the #1 seed Bullets in the '69 NBA Playoffs. And finally there is no support for the rumor that the dad of a kid name Johnny from Brooklyn beat up the dad of a kid named Timmy from Fells Point at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia when Army crushed Navy 27-0 in November of '69. Baltimore fans were said to be very upset over this string of events.
On their way to winning the 1969 WS, the Mets recorded a number of firsts, including their first regular season winning record, participating in the first ever baseball divisional playoffs and being the first expansion team to win a division title and a league pennant. Relive the Mets miracle season with this Ron Lewis 1969 New York Mets postcard set of (32) with (28) signed. Issued in 1994, these fabulous art cards feature portraits of the Mets players, coaches, manager, announcers and even Shea Stadium, to provide a comprehensive look at the '69 WS Champs.
The (32) postcards are unused and average (EX-MT to NM-MT) in condition, while the (28) autographs show amazing average ("9-10") quality across the board
Tommie Agee, Yogi Berra, Ken Boswell, Don Cardwell, Ed Charles, Donn Clendenon, Jack DiLaurio, Duffy Dyer, Wayne Garrett, Rod Gaspar, Gary Gentry, Jerry Grote, Buddy Harrelson, Cleon Jones, Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool, J.C. Martin, Jim McAndrew, Tug McGraw, Bobby Pfeil, Joe Pignatano, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Art Shamsky, Ron Swoboda, Ron Taylor, Al Weis, Ed Yost
Also present are (4) unsigned cards with: Gil Hodges, Cal Koonce, Mets 25th Anniversary card, "Rube" Walker.