Saturday, January 23, 2010

1967 Topps Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda New York Mets Maulers

My 1967 Topps Autographed collection was enhanced nicely when I received this card back from Ron Swoboda on September 24th, 2009. I had sent it to him 6 days earlier and requested his signature. I had previously sent it to Ed Kranepool on July 17, 2009 he returned it 7 days later. This is another great example of a card that Topps produced in 1967 showing off the teammates. Called "Mets Maulers", this card is number 186 in the set of 609.

Kranepool and Swoboda were instrumental in the Mets Miracle run to win the 1969 World Series. Ed Kranepool played 1st base for the Mets and Ron Swoboda played right field. Ed Kranepool's career lasted 17 years all played with the Mets and Swoboda played 9 years between the Mets, New York Yankees and Montreal Expos.

During the 1969 World Series, Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches of all-time. In Game 4, he made an amazing diving catch off of the bat of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. To learn more about Ron Swoboda and Ed Kranepool, click on their names.

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