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    Sports fans and collecting enthusiasts have long been fascinated with extremes.  And here offered is the embodiment of one of those more dubious ultimates.  The medium is an ONL (White) ball, and it bears the signatures of 27 charter members of the hapless New York Mets.  At a time more recent than the 1962 season, this quiltwork of marginal talent reconvened.  In the course of their rebonding, each in the group volunteered to sign this ball.  It's likely that none cared to sign the sweetspot, but in fact, we find there the signatures of Cannizzaro and Marv Throneberry.  About the side panels, we discover the autographs of Gus Bell, Solly Hemus, Joe Ginsberg, Frank Thomas, Craig Anderson, Sammy Drake, Cliff Cook, Ed Bouchee, Clem Labine, both of the rostered Bob Miller's, Rod Kanehl, Richie Ashburn, Joe Christopher, Vinegar Bend Mizell, Al Jackson, Sammy Taylor, Bobby Gene Smith, Ken MacKenzie, Sherman Jones, Gene Woodling, Hobie Landrith, Felix Mantilla, Jay Daviault and Charlie Neal.  All are 9-10 in quality.  Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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