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Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 10:08 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jan 03 2006 12:27 PM

Two overhead subway posters.





I have no idea why I just locked in a bid. It just happened faster than I could think.

That $14.00 shipping is killer. If you are mets44cam, I apologize for outbidding you, and if you want to take this over $16.00, the placards are yours.

Yancy Street Gang
Oct 11 2005 10:25 AM

If that was Woody Flynn instead of Doug, you wouldn't be feeling bidder's remorse.

I think they're pretty cool, though. I don't remember a time when the Mets sales pitch indicated that we should go to Shea to see Frank Taveras and Doug Flynn.

Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 10:34 AM

I sure as Hell remember the campaign, but not those particular posters.

Everywhere we went that summer, it was "I'm Lee Mazzilli. Come out to Shea this summer and see what a Brooklyn boy can do in Queens."

That campaign was one of the first changes brought in by Doubleday, and "The Magic is Back," of course became the genesis for every season now having a slogan of it's own, not to mention the Magic Hat in centerfield.

Flynnie's has about the same number of characters, but a larger font size. What a bunch of racists Doubleday hired. The Taveras also features "short stop" spelled as two words. You won't see that very often any longer.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 11 2005 11:22 AM

"Short stop" in 2 words is jarring but not as bad for me as "homerun" spelled as 1 word.

I do have a soft spot for "base ball" however.

Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 11:46 AM

Calls for a committee on usage standarization continue to go unanswered.

I know I write homerun about 30% of the time. I just see it a lot and fool myself into thinking it's standard. It's amazing. It's perhaps the most defining play in baseball and a century and a half in we still can't agree on how to spell it.

Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 12:01 PM

I'm the reluctant winner!

Anybody using my master bathroom in the near future will be treated to the idle threats of New York's most power-shorted doubleplay combo ever. (Zero homers in 1,005 at-bats for Taveras and Flynn that season.)

Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 01:08 PM

edgydc, thanks for bidding on the 2 NY Met
posters. Would you be interesed in a 3rd
(Steve Henderson) for an additional $6.00?
no extra for shipping, I'll just add it to the other
2. Some guy won it and hasn't paid. Let me
know thanks, Tom Wai-Shek


Tom, you're freakin' killing me here.

At the same time, I was outbid on the 1965 media guide and I'm letting it go.

Yancy Street Gang
Oct 11 2005 01:33 PM

Wow, you gotta go for the Steve Henderson.

I just hope you don't have to enlarge your bathroom to make room for it.

Edgy DC
Oct 11 2005 01:44 PM

Oh, I promise myself: "Library items only, Edgy! No memoribilia!"

But go figure me today as I let the rare media guide go but jump on the subway posters.

I'll talk it over with Steve Henderson during my future bowel movements. See what he thinks.

Edgy DC
Oct 18 2005 04:46 PM

Today's gee-gaw is a game-worn Steve Trachsel jersey.

A Binghamton Mets game-worn Steve Trachsel jersey (currrently going for $105.21). I can't find Trach's stats from his Bingo stint. The guy is also pushing an Aarom Baldiris, David Bacani, and Tim McNab (McWho?).

Edgy DC
Oct 18 2005 04:48 PM

By the time I posted those, their auctions had probably ended. You still have a few minutes to grab four 1986 World Series Tickets.

Edgy DC
Oct 18 2005 04:51 PM

Also:

seawolf17
Oct 18 2005 05:00 PM

Considering the guy's username is "binghamton_mets"... I'm going to guess that the team is releasing these on eBay, not some guy. Clements, Hietpas, Hill, Caligiuri, Edwards, Harper, and Malek all available [url=http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbinghamtonQ5fmets]now[/url].

Willets Point
Oct 18 2005 05:00 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
By the time I posted those, their auctions had probably ended. You still have a few minutes to grab four 1986 World Series Tickets.


Those games have played already so there's no point in buying those tickets.

KC
Oct 18 2005 06:14 PM

Those posters are cool and way unique - just picture them framed in your
Mets' memoriabilia room one day one on top of the other. It's ok not to only
collect paper when you stumble on something that very few people have.

(that's my story and I'm sticking to it)

"People who collect stuff are a weird
lot" - Fernwood circa 2001

metirish
Oct 19 2005 12:04 AM

I think I'll bid on this, I've never bought a thing from ebay and this is my first time even on the site, thanks Edgy....starting bid id $15.95...



what's that worth, $20?

Edgy DC
Oct 24 2005 02:54 PM

Beware the swoosh.

Today we have a 1963 program from a game hosted by the Salinas Mets. The condition seems excellent. If you look closely, you can see the thumbnail shots of the players on the inside cover.

Edgy DC
Oct 24 2005 03:02 PM

This guy claims to offer the first home run hit by Lastings Milledge in the Appalachian League.

Impressive, thought I, as that was likely his first stop, making this actually Milledge's first home run as a professional.

Except, according to The Baseball Cube, Milledge didn't hit any homers in the Appy League.

metirish
Oct 24 2005 03:05 PM

No big surprise but I was the highest bidder on that shirt...

ScarletKnight41
Oct 24 2005 03:11 PM

The last time I was at Shea I bought a very cute shirt that says, "Kiss Me, I'm a Mets Fan." I'm saving it for St. Patrick's Day :)

Edgy DC
Oct 24 2005 03:19 PM

A real prize is this 1957 Giants media guide. (The listing incorrectly places the team in San Francisco already.)



I was going to bid on it, but the only future Mets on the team were Willie Mays and Wes Westrum.

Besides it looks like it has holes for binder rings on the lleft and for a comb binding on top.

seawolf17
Oct 24 2005 05:11 PM

Or you could bid on this official [url=http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/785-Craig-Anderson-1962-NY-Mets-Team-Blazer-LOA_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ28270QQitemZ6564290612QQrdZ1]Craig Anderson[/url] Howard Clothiers 1962 blue Mets blazer. Wear it to the next wedding you attend; see how many heads you turn!

Edgy DC
Oct 24 2005 09:36 PM

That's a great bauble!

A reserve of $1,000 is out of my neighborhood, though.

mlbaseballtalk
Oct 24 2005 09:56 PM

I wonder if the fellow bidding on that media guide realizes the signifiance of his user name?

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 24 2005 10:43 PM

My neighbor Robbie Schepis had pants that matched that jacket.

Edgy DC
Oct 30 2005 11:59 PM

Letter on early Mets letterhead.

Edgy DC
Nov 01 2005 03:31 PM

I'm not a "game-used" guy, but this is kind of interesting:



Davey Johnson's signed lineup card from a game in 1986, with what I guess are the changes in the ump's hand.

Here's that game: http://www.ultimatemets.com/gamedetail.php?gameno=3907

PotG was Darling but Backman and Dykstra get some support also.

TheOldMole
Nov 01 2005 03:35 PM

I'm the little Howard label and I'm proud as proud can be
To be sewn in every garment at the Howard factory

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 01 2005 03:37 PM

Darling 4.5
Dykstra 2
Sisk 1.5
Strawberry 1
Backman 1

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 01 2005 03:38 PM

Six Mets played for the Expos that day.

Edgy DC
Nov 02 2005 02:12 PM

Say the word "wallpaper" in northern Indiana.

rpackrat
Nov 02 2005 02:27 PM

OK, now that's ugly.

Edgy DC
Nov 02 2005 02:34 PM

Say the wrod "ugly" in northern Indiana.

Elster88
Nov 04 2005 10:55 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Nov 04 2005 10:57 AM

I just bought a 2-disc DVD of which the first disc is a basic highlight film of the '86 WS and the second disc is billed as "most of the original game footage from Game Six." I ended up buying it directly from the guy's website instead of on eBay because he didn't accept PayPal. I can PM (or post, I don't want to be an advertiser for the guy though I will if enough people are interested) the website to anyone else who wants to buy it.

I'm assuming most of you won't be interested because you probably all have video tape of every game from the entire 1986 season. I'm the loser who doesn't have Game Six on tape.

Elster88
Nov 04 2005 10:57 AM

Speaking of which, when does that film Game Six come out on DVD?

metirish
Nov 04 2005 11:29 AM

Just in time for the winter...a Mets snowsuit..the seller says...


This is a MUST HAVE for METS Fans!
]




Edgy DC
Nov 04 2005 11:47 AM

It looks like Kenny disintegrated.

mlbaseballtalk
Nov 04 2005 07:04 PM

Elster88 wrote:
I just bought a 2-disc DVD of which the first disc is a basic highlight film of the '86 WS and the second disc is billed as "most of the original game footage from Game Six." I ended up buying it directly from the guy's website instead of on eBay because he didn't accept PayPal. I can PM (or post, I don't want to be an advertiser for the guy though I will if enough people are interested) the website to anyone else who wants to buy it.

I'm assuming most of you won't be interested because you probably all have video tape of every game from the entire 1986 season. I'm the loser who doesn't have Game Six on tape.


Second disc is MLB's DVD version of Game 6's entry in their "Greatest Games" VHS series from, I want to say early 1990's

Its not badly chopped up as you'll get the innings where scoring happened, but innings aren't complete, example, you join the bottom of the tenth as Keith is flying out

This year MLB, with new video partners A&E and Hart Video, have stepped up the plate and released two great sets. One is the 2004 Red Sox featuring not just all 4 WS games and WS Highlight film but all 7 ALCS games in their ENTIRETY! And the second is shinning the spotlight on the Yankee dynastay from 96-2001. All 4 WS winning highlight films (2001 was the first to be released on DVD format) and 5 complete WS games selected from those WS, Game 5 is the 2000 representitive (note, all of the games are in decent rotation on YES's Yankee Classics, but the audio/video on the DVD is FOX all the way, YES uses Sterling/Kay on their broadcasts)

Sadly I had a real piece of junk VCR back in 1986, I'm pretty sure it was the first one we ever bought and it pretty much crapped out on me that October. I don't recall if I tried taping the 88 NLCS, but by 1999 my VCR was up to the task of recording all Met postseason games

Course by next year I may have a DVD recorder that can record off TV, and of course now I can pre-record on TVio instead of being nervous that the tape will go out

Ah the technology age...

Steve

mlbaseballtalk
Nov 04 2005 08:52 PM

The beer this tap should only use should be Reinhgold and Schaffer!

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-YORK-METS-BASEBALL-DRAFT-BEER-TAP-HANDLE-RARE_W0QQitemZ6190366383QQcategoryZ35731QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]

mlbaseballtalk
Nov 04 2005 08:53 PM

I like this guy better though

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-YORK-METS-KEGERATOR-DRAFT-BEER-TAP-HANDLE_W0QQitemZ6218729817QQcategoryZ35731QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting[/url]



The blueness just says Mets

Edgy DC
Nov 10 2005 02:02 PM

Several lots are coming up of shots of Shea Stadium under construction.









Also fascinating are these two payroll checks from the MLBPA.



metirish
Nov 10 2005 02:12 PM

So are they pension checks,Backman's looks like it's from 92, but he was still a player then...

Edgy DC
Nov 10 2005 02:14 PM

They're from 1982. Look at the stamps on the back.

metirish
Nov 10 2005 02:19 PM

yes 82, so what type of payment are they?

Edgy DC
Nov 10 2005 02:22 PM

Both lots describe them as checks "to pay for expenses."

Edgy DC
Nov 21 2005 01:55 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Nov 21 2005 02:53 PM

Haven't updated in a while.

I don't have a game-used taste, thank God, but I do have Kingman taste. This claims to be a game-used Kong bat from 1976 and perhaps used in an All-Star game by the big enigma. I didn't know bats had dimpled ends yet.







A signed 1962 photo.



An "original" Mr. Met bobble-head bank.



What's with the orange bill on the cap. Was Mr. Met mascotting for the Tides? He also seems to have two pairs of eyebrows.

Finally, for the 6' 6" 228 lb. addiction-recovering athlete in your life, here's a suit tailor-made for Straw.






Not bid on yet. Reserve is set at $100.

Elster88
Nov 21 2005 02:46 PM

I'm guessing there are few people out there who would fit that thing. 6' 6" and skinny as a rail despite how jacked he was? Not that the people who buy it would probably wear it or anything.

Nymr83
Nov 21 2005 05:33 PM

]Finally, for the 6' 6" 228 lb. addiction-recovering athlete in your life, here's a suit tailor-made for Straw.


that would have to fit me at 6'5" 220 lb. too bad its so ugly.

Valadius
Nov 21 2005 05:40 PM

I see Marvelous Marv, Jim Hickman, and Jay Hook on the autographed photo.

Elster88
Nov 21 2005 07:48 PM

]Finally, for the 6' 6" 228 lb. addiction-recovering athlete in your life, here's a suit tailor-made for Straw


Did you edit to include this after I posted my comment? I'm hoping so, otherwise I need to take some remedial reading comprehension classes.

Edgy DC
Nov 21 2005 09:50 PM

I don't think I edited it.

Nymr, I encourage a bid. I think it's kinda snappy and a solid conversation piece.

Of course, there's no evidence it ever passed through Straw's hands.

Then again, there's some pretty universal condemnation of the clothes on my ass.

Edgy DC
Nov 23 2005 09:22 PM

Mets-Colonels scorecard from 1885.




Big-guy pants.




I'm guessing that's a 40-inch waist, a 44-inch inseam and a 35-inch thigh on this, the largest of Mets, in a relatively slimmed-down year.

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 23 2005 10:14 PM

Wow, that 1885 scorecard is way cool.

Edgy DC
Nov 23 2005 10:34 PM

Retrosheet confirms that the score that day was 10-4.

Edgy DC
Nov 28 2005 09:59 AM

No bids on the Strawberry suit with an hour left. A hunnert bucks and she's likely yours.

Nymr83
Nov 28 2005 10:03 AM

maybe they'll repost it for 50 :)

it would have to go down to $25 or so before i buy it just to wear it once and say it belonged to DS.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 30 2005 02:25 PM

This isn't eBay, but auctions for [url=http://www.tugmcgrawauction.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?action=ProductList&CategoryID=0019225]The Tug McGraw Foundation[/url] are ending this afternoon. There are some interesting Mets-related items in the lot.

Diamond Dad
Nov 30 2005 09:16 PM
are you sure

Sure you don't want a pair of game worn Mo Vaughn pants, Scarlet??? Holidays are coming.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 30 2005 09:39 PM

Um, ewww......

seawolf17
Nov 30 2005 10:52 PM

Not necessarily Mets-related, but [url=http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsothebysQ2enewyork]Sotheby's[/url] just listed several hundred items from baseball history on eBay that will blow your mind. Hope you all have some extra money lying around to add to your collection.

How about a scorecard from Cy Young's 1904 perfect game? A Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig signed baseball? A Ty Cobb game-used bat? Joe Jackson's "Black Betsy" bat? How about the original Heisman trophy? The Braves hat Hank Aaron wore when he hit #715? Leo Durocher's 1947 NL Championship ring? This is some pretty wild stuff.

Edgy DC
Nov 30 2005 11:11 PM

Don't be a cheapo, DD, get her the ring:



The ring is listed as having been presented to "scout becker." There is a Mike Becker, a part-time scout based out of Flushing, listed in the 1986 media guide.

Edgy DC
Dec 01 2005 09:18 PM

OK, so you don't want a championship ring? Here's the kind of thing I could fall for...

The New York Mets: The First Quarter Century, a history re-issued to commemorate their 1986 championship. This one is signed by 70 players and personnel, several of whom are now deceased.


Edgy DC
Dec 13 2005 01:54 AM

Today's trinket is the Mets banner that hung from Veteran's Stadium to indicate the standings, 1971-1973.



Hand-painted, yo.

No bids in yet. Reserve set at $1599.

Nymr83
Dec 13 2005 07:01 AM

thats pretty steep for a banner that spent 3 seasons at an opponents' stadium...
if it had been at Shea i bet someone would bid $1000 or so...

Edgy DC
Dec 13 2005 07:59 AM

Actually, it hung until 2003. I was posting too late to make sense.

DocTee
Dec 13 2005 06:56 PM

"Perfect for someone who loves basebealls or historically items..."

abogdan
Dec 15 2005 10:05 AM

It's not EBay, but Mets.com is [url=http://mets.auction.mlb.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=64998375&prmenbr=33339254&aunbr=65345085]auctioning off Miguel Cairo's pants[/url]:

Elster88
Dec 15 2005 10:31 AM

If anyone buys them he'll probably take them out back and pee on them. That's what I'd do.

metirish
Dec 15 2005 10:34 AM

This is a strange item, just a signed #4 by Seaver , not a full jersey,here is a description...

]THIS AUCTION IS FOR A SIGNED SINGLE JERSEY NUMBER - THIS IS NOT A FULL JERSEY


metirish
Dec 15 2005 10:37 AM

Tickets for Mets V Redsox are up for bid..

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-TICKETS-RED-SOX-NY-METS-JUNE-28th-2006_W0QQitemZ6588656428QQcategoryZ16122QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 15 2005 10:38 AM

Been there, done that. (October 18, 19, and 25, 1986.)

Edgy DC
Dec 31 2005 01:45 PM

Huh?

KC
Dec 31 2005 01:55 PM

That reminds me of the 2000 Mets World Series Champs video that Hoch
either got or got an image of. Someone must been sniffin' an awful lot of
turpentine to put that 2005 book into production.

mlbaseballtalk
Dec 31 2005 02:55 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
Huh?


I saw a 2004 one not too long ago as well on ebay

Apparantly they've been making them anyway for media consumption only and only make the "real" ones available for the public (2000 was sold at Shea)

Just a year end book keeping thing I guess where the staff just throws all the computations and data in so writers and broadcasters and such can do their year in review type stuff and refer back to things without waiting untill Feb-March when the next years book comes out

Edgy DC
Jan 01 2006 01:15 PM

I put a bid in on it, but I pulled out when it looked like it would be over $10.00 after shipping. I don't want to go into two figures to find out Tim Hamulack's wife's name.