Three More Mets TTM Successes
December 22nd, 2009 by slangon

2009 SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond Jim Fregosi
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Of course, the man that was Nolan Ryan was traded for, along with 3 other players. A 6 time All-Star, all before coming to the Mets. Like a lot of guys the Mets pick up, he was really good with the Angels, not so much with the Mets. I’m still pretty psyched to have his autograph, though. He’s notorious.

2009 SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond Jim Hickman

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An original Met. He also is the first Met to hit 3 home runs in one game. He hit the last home run in the Polo Grounds. He’s also the first Met to hit for the cycle. Apparently, he also hit the single in the 1970 All-Star game that resulted in Pete Rose barreling over Ray Fosse, resulting in Fosse getting his shoulder separated. This guy was involved with a lot of wacky stuff.

1976 Topps #314 Ed Kranepool
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Mr. Met himself. I’m really happy about this one in particular. Of course Steady Eddie was another original Met, getting signed as an amateur free agent at age 17. He went on to play the next 18 seasons with them, retiring in 1979, as a Met. He may not have been a super star, but I really think the Mets organization needs to retire his number, which might pose a problem, as he wore #7 for the majority of his career.

One weird thing about this particular signing is that this card is not the one I sent. I sent a SlangKo original. I’m not sure if he decided he wanted to keep the original, or if there was a mix up, and someone who sent this card in ended up with the SlangKo. There was only the card in the envelope, without any explanation. Either way, I’m really happy to have this card, although since all the other Mets auto’s I’d been getting have been customs, so I would like to get an Eddie Kranepool custom. I wonder if it would it be bad manners to send another copy of the SlangKo to get signed. Anyone else ever have this happen to them?

3 Responses to “Three More Mets TTM Successes”

  1. I love the customs you’ve been making.

    I think that Kranepool probably liked your card enough that he wanted to keep it. (He may also have been reluctant to sign a piece of unlicensed merchandise.)

    Either way, I don’t see a problem if you want to thank him for sending you a signed card and explain that you would like to have a copy of your custom signed.

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  3. i’ve had a couple of players switch cards on me (mark grace, sean casey) and a couple of people decline to sign a custom (al downing was one). i would guess that he liked the custom – they are really cool!

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