The fact that the 1964 New York Mets’ 53-109 mark was an “improvement” on the club’s 1963 (51-111) and 1962 (40-120) showings is a defining statement on the franchise’s woeful origins. This ONL Giles ball is autographed by (19) of those 1964 Metropolitans. The off-white orb (grade “7-8”) features ballpoint pennings averaging (“5”) quality. Signatures: North Panel: Rod Kanehl (d.2004), Amado Samuel, Charlie Smith, Tracy Stallard and Jack Fisher; South Panel: Tom Sturdivant (d.2009), John Stephenson, Tim Harkness, Chris Cannizzaro, Dick Smith and Frank Lary; West Panel: Bill Wakefield, Ron Locke and Al Jackson; East Panel: Galen Cisco, Jesse Gonder (d.2004), Ed Kranepool, George Altman and Jim Hickman. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Note: Sweet Spot Stengel penning is clubhouse.