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Autograph of the Day: 2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York Ken Boswell


2001 Upper Deck Heroes of New York Ken Boswell
2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York Ken Boswell

Ken Boswell split time with Al Weis as the second baseman for the 1969 Miracle Mets.

When the Mets went into first place for what I believe was the first time in team history on Sept. 10, 1969, Boswell got the game winning hit. In the first-ever NLCS series, Boswell hit two home runs — nearly matching his regular season total — and drove in five runs to help the Mets defeat the Braves. Thanks to pitching matchups, he only played in one World Series game that year.

Boswell had a very respectable 11-year career in the majors, spending eight seasons in New York. He finished with a lifetime .248 batting average, 31 home runs and 244 RBIs. I’m not quite sure that qualifies Boswell as a legend, but Upper Deck seemed to think it was good enough.

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eBay Watch: 1969 Citgo Tommie Agee drawing

My latest pick to spotlight is this 1969 print of center fielder Tommie Agee

In 1969, Citgo Oil Company sponsored a series of eight art prints of the stars of the Miracle Mets. In addition to Agee, pitchers Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Gary Gentry, outfielder Cleon Jones, catcher Jerry Grote, second baseman Ken Boswell and first baseman Ed Kranepool were also included.

The artwork was done by John Wheeldon, a noted portrait artist.

At the moment, this auction has no bids. For just $12.95, you could start your own collection of Citgo prints.