Rogers Hornsby Boldly Signed 1962 Mets Inaugural Season ONL Baseball Signed By (11) with Casey Stengel, Rogers Hornsby, Gil Hodges, Richie Ashburn (JSA LOA)

Ball is Dated "April 27, 1962" By Casey Stengel

  • Lot number 8016839
  • Total bids 23
  • Winning bid $2,892.75
  • Buyer's premium $491.77
  • Total $3,384.52

Official National League baseball has been hand-signed and inscribed by (11) members of the inaugural 1962 New York Mets baseball team. Signers include Casey Stengel, Rogers Hornsby, Gil Hodges, Ray Daviault, Roger Craig, Gus Bell, Hobie Landrith, Richie Ashburn, Rod Kanehl, Don Zimmer, and Clem Labine.

Casey Stengel inscribed the date "April 27, 1962" leading to the assumption that the baseball was game used on that date; however that is not supported with any official documentation. The back of the ball has "NY Mets" written in an unknown hand.

The 1962 New York Mets, under the stewardship of baseball luminaries like Rogers Hornsby, Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges, and Richie Ashburn, etched their names into the annals of the sport's history. While the season might not have yielded a multitude of victories, these iconic figures, along with their dedicated teammates, personified the essence of resilience. Hodges' leadership, Ashburn's legendary batting prowess, and Stengel's managerial acumen brought a sense of purpose to the team. With Hornsby's wisdom and baseball insight, the 1962 Mets represented more than just a win-loss record; they embodied the unwavering spirit of the game. Their legacy lives on as a testament to the power of teamwork, the pursuit of excellence, and the enduring love of baseball, reminding us that the journey is just as significant as the destination.

The autographs include an official James Spence Authentication (JSA) hologram and matching LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: JSA LOA

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