The New York Mets honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001 by again wearing special commemorative caps during Tuesday night’s game. All will be sold to raise money for families of police and firefighters.
The New York Mets, in conjunction with Mets-Steiner Collectibles, have launched a charity auction of authentic, autographed game-worn caps honoring New York City’s uniformed servicemen and servicewomen.
New York Mets players and coaches wore special caps bearing the initials or shield of a city agency during Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. Each of the game worn caps will be individually signed by a player or coach on the Mets roster and sold through an online auction at Mets.com.
The auction runs through November 1, with all proceeds distributed by the Mets Foundation to benefit ongoing efforts to support families of area police, fire, civic, and emergency officials who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks on America.
Fans can bid on these one-of-a-kind caps honoring the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, New York City Fire Department Paramedics, New York State Courts, Port Authority Police Department, and the Office of Emergency Management.
Online bids for individual caps will be accepted, but budget-minded collectors may not be happy to learn the club is also considering bids for the entire collection of caps. The minimum starting bid for the complete set begins at $50,000.
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