Andy Fogel owns 30,000 pieces of Mets memorabilia. Now he’s retired and ready for more. “Hey, it’s better than a mistress,” says wife Rona.
If you’ve read hobby publications for any length of time, you’ve probably seen his ads.
“Please help me feed my Mets’ collection,” he pleads. Andy Fogel has been doing that for a few decades now and he buys and sells baseball memorabilia like nobody’s business now that he’s retired from his job with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The New York Times toured the collection recently and reports that “perhaps the most historically significant pieces are five pages of short evaluations of the 1964 Mets handwritten by Stengel, the team’s first manager.”
Fogel also has collected jerseys from Stengel, Tom Seaver and Gil Hodges, manager of the ’69 team that won the World Series.