Things were still looking pretty good for the New York Mets, two seasons after their surprising World Series win in 1969. Many of the players and coaches from the "Amazin' Mets" squad have joined in the signing of this 1971 team ball signed by (25), including several Hall of Famers, and a couple that are considered tough autographs. Signature strength averages ("7-8") on a ball stamped "Mets" (EX). Auction LOA from JSA.
Featured signers are:
Sweet spot: Gil Hodges (HOF, manager, d.1972);
North panel: Ray Sadecki, Donn Clendenon, Ken Boswell, Duffy Dyer, Jerry Grote;
South panel: Yogi Berra (HOF, coach), Bob Aspromonte, Ken Singleton, Jim McAndrew, Danny Frisella (d.1977), Tim Foli, Ed Kranepool;
East panel: Joe Pignatano (coach), Bud Harrelson, Gary Gentry, Art Shamsky, Jerry Koosman, Don Hahn, Cleon Jones;
West panel: Tom Seaver (HOF), Charlie Williams, Tug McGraw, Ron Taylor, and Nolan Ryan (HOF).