Collectors will have a chance to rub shoulders with some of the players on teams from seasons past, including the 1969 New York Mets, when a big show comes to the area next month.
Mounted Memories , in association with MAB Celebrity Sports, will be hosting a large two-day memorabilia show celebrating three of the most notable years in New York Mets history: 1962, the year the team was founded, and its two World Series years, 1969 and 1986.
On November 8 and 9 the representatives from the Lovable Loser team of 1962, as well as 1969’s Miracle Mets and 1986 Amazin’ Mets will be on hand for autographs and photographs at the Crowne Plaza in Secaucus, New Jersey.
"This is a great opportunity for Mets fans to meet their favorite players from the three most memorable seasons in the franchise’s 46 years," said Mitch Adelstein, president of Mounted Memories. "We’ve been fortunate to attract at least 65 players from all three teams who are enthusiastic about the reunion with their teammates and loyal fans."
Among the players from the original team are Jim Hickman, Ed Kranepool, Don Zimmer and Joe Pignatano. The 1969 team is represented by Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, as well as Jerry Koosman, Ron Swoboda, Jerry Grote, Cleon Jones, Ken Boswell and many others. From 1986, on hand will be Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, Ray Knight, Gary Carter, Jesse Orosco, Kevin Mitchell and Len Dykstra and many more from the championship season.
"We’re looking forward to reconnecting with our fans and to have a chance to thank them for their loyal support every year," said pitcher Tom Seaver, winner of 25 games during the 1969 season. "This event is that rare combination of great teammates and great fans ready to have a wonderful time reminiscing."
Fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet the players, purchase cards and memorabilia from dealers and have various items signed by the stars. Also on hand will be select Mounted Memories items from the final season at Shea Stadium, including dirt from the field, and bases and balls used this past year, all mounted, framed and authenticated.
Mounted Memories is also hosting a VIP cocktail party on Saturday night, November 8, 2008 from 7-10 pm with the 1986 New York Mets for fans who purchase a special ticket.
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