I always loved the '72 special cards. The entire set, really, but In Action cards just blew me away.
And the corresponding cardback puzzle piece for the In Action card:
Curtis's regular issue mfc card was released a few weeks ago but I may as well include it here as well. I like how Granderson is doing this spring. Looks like he still has plenty of gas left in his tank.
Dallas Green passed a way last week. He played for the Mets for a few months in 1966. He only played in 4 games and pitched a total of 5 innings. He gave up 2 HRs in those five frames to the tune of a 5.40 ERA.
Green had a career 20–22 win-loss record and 4.26 ERA in 185 total games, with 46 games started.
More well known for his days managing the Phils, Dallas managed the Mets from 1993 until 1996. I didn't think he was around that long. In those four seasons no Mets team broke the .500 mark. In total he was 229-283 as the manager of the Mets. Not such a great run, and I didn't really like his managing style at the time. But still, he was a decent manager. He even managed the Yankees for one season in 1989. I don't think I knew that. His MLB career totals as a manager was 454 wins and 478 loses.
My thoughts and prayers are with Ed Kranepool at this time. As most of you have heard he needs a kidney transplant and is on a waiting list. He's had to sell his game memorabilia including his World Series rings to cover costs and that is a crying shame. I hope everything works out for Mr. Kranepool, an All-Time Metropolitan if there ever was one.
I have so much to say about Bud Harrelson I won't even get started. I'll save that for a special page where I display all his cards.
One of my top 5 favorite Mets, which isn't fair to say because I scrunch those top five into equal number one favorites. I've already said Tommie Agee was my #1 favorite Met. This is another #1 favorite Metropolitan.
Derrel's photo is another colorization job by Zvon.