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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    I love that those exact original Mr Met illustrations from 1963 have stood the test of time for 50 years; a timeless, genius design.
    The Mets could use the image of Mr. Met signing the autograph for the kid as a scoreboard graphic when they win - remove the kid and pair it up with Howie Rose's "Put it in the books!"

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  • alpineinc
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    Monday, May 23, 1983, Strawberry just up to the bigs (his 14th game). Went 1-4 with a SB.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-MAY-23-...item256d5aa7a6

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  • alpineinc
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    I love that those exact original Mr Met illustrations from 1963 have stood the test of time for 50 years; a timeless, genius design. Love the one with the umbrella that was on virtually every ticket until the '90's. Certainly the best baseball mascot of all time.

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by Mister B. View Post
    The original 1960s opening, with a few 70s shots swapped in.
    I can't authoritatively say it's not "an" original 1960s intro, but I don't think it's the original, as in 'the first one they used.' The page introducing Mr. Met in the 1963 Mets Yearbook says:

    Presently "Mr. Met" is appearing at the opening of all New York Met television broadcasts where he will be acting out the chorus of the official Met song, "Meet the Mets."


    Mr. Met is nowhere to be found in the opening credits that were linked to in the original post.

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  • alpineinc
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    Many variations of this here before, not sure if this exact one has been posted. If so, apologies.

    They did cut it close, didn't they!

    $(KGrHqRHJCgE-elhM7NmBPsnG9ZPOw~~60_10.JPG

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-1964-A...item19d0ff5575

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  • alpineinc
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    Originally posted by Mister B. View Post
    The original 1960s opening, with a few 70s shots swapped in. WOW I've wanted to see this for a long time!

    Check out the centerfield fence behind Seaver at :17.

    Somebody on this thread once described trying to find this clip as the Holy Grail. Whoever that was, I hope you're reading this and enjoy it!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=918K4Hp-xWo
    What a great find! Surprised no one else commented on it. And Lindsay Nelson is music to my ears. A few shots of the 1967 pale green/aqua fence in that intro, the Seaver shot would have to be from his rookie season. Awesome stuff. Now let's find a complete TV game (except for '69 WS)! Must be one out their somewhere.

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  • Mister B.
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    Channel 9 opening from the 1970s!

    The original 1960s opening, with a few 70s shots swapped in. WOW I've wanted to see this for a long time!

    Check out the centerfield fence behind Seaver at :17.

    Somebody on this thread once described trying to find this clip as the Holy Grail. Whoever that was, I hope you're reading this and enjoy it!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=918K4Hp-xWo

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  • Mygirljess
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    Thanks, Chef Bill! I never would have remembered those details of the game. Soon I'm going to post a couple of my really cool shots of Shea from 1970, as soon as I can get them converted from Kodachrome slides to digital!

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  • Chef Bill
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    Great pictures, Mygirljess. Thanks for sharing them!

    Shea always looked great with a big crowd. I loved the graceful, sweeping curve of the grandstand, and how the shape of the stands gave one a sense of the crowd spilling out of the Loge and down into the Field Level seats. Of course, Shea was even more beautiful with the original colored seats, green outfield wall, and "Stadiarama" scoreboard. Aside from today's premium amenities, Shea's design was so much more elegant than CitiField. Unfortunately, we'll probably never see anything like her again in our lifetime.

    Here's the box score from that game. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...99009201.shtml
    Last edited by Chef Bill; 07-05-2012, 08:15 PM.

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  • Mygirljess
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    And my buddy, Jack.

    Shea6 001.jpg

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