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Lot 87



Lot Number: 87

Description: 1969 New York Mets World Champions team auto. baseball. A near white mint Giles Official National League baseball signed by 28 members of the World Champion 1969 ôMiracle Metsö including Seaver, Koosman, Jones, Agee, Swoboda, Clendenon, Gentry, Harrelson, McGraw, Kranepool, Shamsky, Gentry, Boswell, Grote, Frisella (d. 1977), and Koonce (d. 1993). The unique thing about this ball is that it is almost certainly the only original 1969 Mets team ball (which is rare in itself) with Nolan Ryan on the sweet spot. In 1969, Nolan Ryan was an obscure 22-year-old, hard-throwing but wild pitcher in his sophomore season. No one then could have foreseen that he would become by far the most famous member of that storied team assembling 26-year career stats that would rank him up with the likes of Cy Young and Walter Johnson including an all-time record 5714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. Today Nolan Ryan appears on the sweet spot of 1969 Mets reunion team balls (usually with Tom Seaver), but here is a unique opportunity to obtain an original 1969 ball with that attribute. Signatures are all mint (10 out of 10) in blue ballpoint ink. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J. Spence-S.Grad: NM

Estimated Price: ($4,000.00-$6,000.00)

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