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Lot # 1357 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1962 New York Mets Opening Day Full Ticket - First Game in Franchise History!

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,659.00

Rare full ticket from the first New York Mets home game in franchise history, held at the Polo Grounds on April 13, 1962, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets' historic home opener in 1962 was played on a dreary, rainy day, which accounted for the sparse turnout of just 12,447 fans. Despite that fact, full tickets from the game are exceedingly rare. This is the first example we have ever offered, and we can only recall having seen just two or three others. Its scarcity notwithstanding, the offered ticket is also distinguished by its remarkable Near Mint condition. It was probably fitting that the New York Mets home opener was scheduled for Friday the thirteenth, as no team in history had more bad luck in a single season than Casey Stengel's lovable misfits. The Mets rewrote the record books that year, finishing with 120 losses, a mark of futility that has never been equaled. This is an extremely significant and rare souvenir commemorating the birth of the New York Mets franchise. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,659.00

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