Ed Kranepool and the bat pose

On Wednesday, Doug Parker wrote about an Ed Kranepool card that I had not seen before. This card, issued in 2005, was modeled on the classic 1971 Topps set. But it was not the pose used for Kranepool’s ’71 card. As Parker pointed out, it was a much-younger Kranepool, but it showed the Krane in [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 2005 Topps ATFF Ed Kranepool

2005 TOPPS ALL-TIME FAN FAVORITES ED KRANEPOOL This card is like one of those off-kilter dreams where you're falling in love with your spouse, but it's not really your spouse. Maybe your dream spouse is shorter than she is in waking life. Or maybe he has more charm and humor. Invariably, you wake up feeling [...]

Mets Rewind: June 27

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1962: New York Mets signed free agent Ed Kranepool. 1964: New York Mets released Tom Sturdivant. 1975: New York Mets signed free agent Roy Lee Jackson. 2010: Jonathon Niese pitched six shutout innings, three New York Mets hit home runs (David Wright, Ike Davis [...]