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Opening Day and other odds & ends

Willie Mays 1973 Topps baseball card from my collection

The 2012 Major League Baseball season got underway this morning, as the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics started playing in Japan while I was still sleeping.

The New York Mets remain in Florida, stumbling through the Grapefruit League schedule to a record of 6-15-2 with eight games remaining. Spring records are never very meaningful, but the Mets’ poor showing in March can’t be helping ticket sales. (If you’re still looking for Opening Day tickets, the Mets are putting another batch of them on sale today at 10 a.m.)

And I’m just not feeling the excitement about Mets baseball today.

I’ll be at Citi Field a week from tomorrow, and I’m sure the pre-game ceremonies will be classy and touching. With luck, Johan Santana will earn a win and Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will both hit home runs.

But for now, I’m not all that interested in talking about the 2012 Mets.

(Mets baseball card of the moment: Willie Mays‘ only solo card produced during his playing career that shows him as a New York Met is from the 1973 Topps set.)

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Hufflepuff. Level 43 entertainment junkie and Mets fan. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind.

2 thoughts on “Opening Day and other odds & ends

  1. It’s Willie’s only card if you discount his 1974 Topps World Series Game #2 card, or the solo card in the 1974 TCMA set, both very nice cards of the Say Hey Kid if you can find ’em.


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