I would like to see 1962 Mets' cards of Sammy Taylor and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
If I can find decent quality photos of those players they will be added. I may have one of Taylor already. Thanks for the request.:)
How about a card for Joe Hicks (full length photo)? After baseball Joe became a national champion handball player. He really deserved another shot as a Mets OF as he had a couple of very good AAA seasons in '63 and '64. Joe was a UVA grad and became a parks and rec director.
He was also once traded for Dean Chance(Angels/Senators-1962), which is something I hope he brags about. With these older subjects it's all about the photo. I will look for a usable photo of Hicks (I know I saved a few back when I was writing this page) and make him a 62mfc card. I'll include your name in the card somehow. Thanks for the suggestion & your memories on these early years of Mets history. And yet again, in case you missed it, Happy New Year!
On the '62 Mets, I was able to see the very last game of the season at Wrigley, and at least 2 guys played their last MLB game that day, Richie Ashburn and Joe Pignatano. And each had a unique situation regarding that game: Richie Ashburn was the starting secondbaseman (what a way to go out, eh) and Joe Pignatano hit into a triple play in his final at bat, probably the only MLB player to do that in his final career plate appearance. The TP was started by the late Cubs fielding phenom, Kenny Hubbs.
Wow, that's some great stuff right there. Most interesting info. I didn't know Pags did that. I'll have to see if there's any way I can make a card for the triple play. And was Hubbs the one who got the memorial card in the 60's? Thanks for your memories :)