Monday, August 26, 2013

1963 Met Fantazy Card Opening Day Line-up

Opening day of 1963 found the Mets hosting the Cardinals at the Polo Grounds on April 9th. They would fall to the Cards by a score of 7-0.
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As read by Bob Murphy:
Batting first, and playing second base...
Batting Second, the catcher...
Batting Third, right fielder...
Batting in the cleanup position, center fielder....
Batting fifth, the left fielder...
And batting sixth for the Mets, first baseman
Batting seventh and playing third...
Batting eighth, the shortstop...

Starting pitcher for the Mets, warming up in the bullpen...

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Everybody have a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

4 comments:

  1. Nice job. Especially like the horizontal action shot.

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  2. Kool & thank you. I used to be a card purist until I saw your card site. I had a problem with horizontal cards on years Topps didn't do that, or action pictures on regular cards when that years set only had posed photographs, stuff like that. But seeing your cards made me realize I was denying myself the thrill you'd get as a kid when you saw a real kool baseball card.

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  3. Your site brings back fond memories. Charlie Neal would not surrender uniform #4 when Duke Snider joined the team so The Duke had to settle for #11 until the Mets sent Charlie to the Reds. Gene Woodling was released in spring training for his comments about the front office not fairly compensating Marv Throneberry after the 1962 season. Gene had a productive 1962 season and deserved to be on the team in 1963. The Mets brought Bob Cerv to spring training in 1963 but Bob's knee never recovered from his injury with the 1961 Yankees just prior to the World Series. Your site brings back some great memories. Tim Harkness was having a decent season midway thru 1964 hitting .282 when the Mets traded him to the Reds. The Mets sure had a lot of first basemen in their first 3 seasons.

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    1. Your memories are priceless and informative Mike. Thank you for sharing these and don't hesitate to add some more as you read through the blog. To me this kind of info is gold. Thank you so much. And again, Happy New Year!

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