1969 World Champion New York Mets Team Signed Baseball (PSA)
The 25 autographs (three dupes) present in bright blue ink and contrast well against the soiled leather backdrop of this game-used ONL (Giles) baseball. Signatures include Gill Hodges (SS), Tommie Agee, Yogi Berra, Ken Boswell, Don Cardwell, Ed Charles, Donn Clendenon, Wayne Garrett, Rod Gasper (signed twice), Gary Gentry, Jerry Grote, Bud Harrelson, Cleon Jones, Jerry Koosman (signed twice) Ed Kranepool, JC Martin, Jim McAndrew, Tug McGraw, Joe Pignatano, Ron Swoboda, Tom Seaver (likely added later), and Art Shamsky (signed twice). A light sheen that is visible only under light suggests that Krylon may have been applied at one point and is mentioned for accuracy only; and if this baseball could speak, it would be fascinating to learn what its personal history might be as it clearly saw combat with this storied franchise. This is one of the most sought-after team balls and examples this nice and complete as this are virtually non-existent. Vintage signatures are 8-9/10 overall. PSA LOA.