Monday, October 12, 2009

1962 Mets Topps Project: Thomas and Mantilla

I'm still working on the 1962 Mets Topps team set. I'm a little over half-way on completing the team set. These are the last two that I've recently picked up.

Frank Thomas was the slugging outfielder for the expansion Mets. In 1962 he hit 34 home runs and drove in close to 100 RBIs. It was the last year Thomas would hit over 20 home runs in a season. Thomas can be found on the autograph circuit throughout the east coast.

Felix Mantilla was the shortstop for the Mets in 1962 and played in 141 games. 1962 was his only year with the Mets. He was traded to Boston in the off-season. He finished his career in 1966 with Houston.

Finishing my 1962 Mets team set is one of my collecting goals for 2010.

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