Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Cleon Jones

1970 TOPPS CLEON JONES This might be my favorite Mets card of all time. Well, not this clean version that I got a picture of online. I mean the one my brother and I had as kids. Our 1970 Cleon Jones card was exquisite. It had perfect centering, beautiful color and sharp focus. Unfortunately, we [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 NL Batting Leaders (Cleon Jones)

1970 TOPPS NL BATTING LEADERS #61 Mets’ fans of the ‘60s must have thought that Topps league-leader cards were designed to be cruel. These cards just rubbed it in the face of the orange and blue. “Where are your Koufaxes and Mantles and Gibsons?” they shouted mockingly from multi-paned windows. And out in the street, [...]

Mets Rewind: July 27

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1963: New York Mets released Jimmy Piersall. 1975: New York Mets released Cleon Jones. 1990: New York Mets traded Mike Marshall to the Boston Red Sox for Greg Hansell, Paul Williams and Ed Perozo. 2001: New York Mets traded Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook [...]