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New Old Mets Cards

Here are some more 1970s Mets cards from Anthony:

1970 Topps Tommie Agee

Tommie Agee was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 2002. He hit one of the longest home runs in Shea Stadium history, which was commemorated with a marker halfway up section 48 of the left field upper deck.

In the 1969 playoffs, Agee hit two home runs against the Braves in the LCS and led off Game 3 of the World Series with another homer. He made two highlight-reel catches in that game, too.

In 1970, he hit .286 with 24 home runs and 74 RBI and won a Gold Glove. The Mets finished with an 83-79 record, in third place.

1970 Topps Art Shamsky

Art Shamsky platooned with Ron Swoboda in right field in 1969. He played in all three games of the NLCS, getting 7 hits in 13 at-bats. Because of Baltimore’s rotation, he only started one game of the World Series.

In 1970, Shamsky hit .293 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI. After he retired as a player, Shamsky worked as a broadcaster and managed a team in the Israel Baseball League. He is a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

1971 Topps Donn Clendenon

Donn Clendenon was the final piece of the puzzle for the 1969 Mets. Acquired in a mid-season trade, Clendenon went on to win the World Series MVP award.

Clendenon hit .247 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 88 games in 1971, his final season with the Mets. New York again finished in third place with an 83-79 record.

1971 Topps Wayne Garrett

Wayne Garrett arrived in the majors just in time to be part of the 1969 Miracle Mets team. He was a utility infielder, but got most of his playing time at third base.

Garrett hit .213 with one home run and 11 RBI in 1971, but he only appeared in 56 games because he spent the majority of the year fulfilling military service obligations.