Wednesday, November 19, 2008

NY Mets 1986 Baseball Now with Ray Knight

My New York Mets 1986 World Series project is almost finished.

I added Ray Knight and few others at the MAB Mets show in November. From the 1986 playoff roster, the baseball is only missing:
- Danny Heep
- Mel Stottlemyre (coach)
- Rick Aquilera
- Sid Fernandez
- Vern Hoscheit (dec'd)
- Greg Pavlick (coach)

I'm only adding players that were on the 1986 world series roster on the ball. Obviously there were more than that who played for the Mets that season (Dave Magadan, George Foster, etc.).

Knight was very gracious and really enjoyed looking at the baseball. This was quite a change from my Roger McDowell exchange! Ray even added the 86 WS MVP inscription which I thought was very cool.

Ray was a true gamer when he was with the Mets. He didn't put up the huge stats, but he was a competitor with a fire. I wish someone on the current Mets roster were "carrying the fire" so to speak (credit Cormac McCarthy with that phrase).


Brian said...

You've really come a long way with this ball. Great job!!!

JRJ said...

Thanks Brian. It's been a fun project to work on. I saw Steiner selling them for crazy money a few years ago and I thought I could have more fun, it would cost less (and I wouldn't have to involve George Foster) if I did it myself.

Thanks for stopping by. I added your blog to the blogroll - great stuff.