Mastro December 2008
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As the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers had departed for California in 1958, the New York Yankees were the "only game in town" for four seasons. In 1962, however, the Big Apple unveiled one of the most woeful teams (at least at its onset) that the game had seen in some time. Here offered is a full unused ticket from that National League expansion club's first-ever home game. While the team had already served notice of what was to occur throughout the season (losing 11-4 at St. Louis on April 11), the Mets lost the second of nine straight in their April 13 home opener at the Polo Grounds. Issued for that day's historic contest, this 6" x 1-1/2" voucher features printed seating and event legends, proudly proclaiming "OPENING DAY" in orange upper-case characters. Additionally, the club's skyline-themed logo graces the front, as does a "$2.50" asking price for a "LOWER STAND RESERVED SEAT" vantage point. With vibrant green hues and sharp edges and corners, the item maintains NM to Mint quality.
The First New York Mets Home Game Ever - Complete Unused Ticket April 13, 1962 vs. Pirates at Polo Grounds!
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