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Remembering the departed

Today is All Saints Day. In the Protestant church, it’s a time to remember the people who have departed this world and joined the Church Triumphant in Heaven.

On this day of remembering, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the members of the New York Mets family who we’ve lost over the past year.

  • Ray Sadecki – November 17, 2014 (Player 1970-1977)
  • Bill Monbouquette – January 25, 2015 (Coach 1982-1983)
  • Charlie Williams – January 27, 2015 (Player 1971)
  • Jeff McKnight – March 1, 2015 (Player 1989, 1992-94)
  • Nelson Doubleday – June 17, 2015 (Co-Owner 1980-2002)
  • Daryl Hamilton – June 21, 2015 (Player 1991-2001)
  • Yogi Berra – September 22, 2015 (Player 1965; Coach 1965-1971; Manager 1972-1975)
  • Dean Chance – October 11, 2015 (Player 1970)
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Ray Sadecki, 1940-2014

Ray Sadecki's 1971 Topps baseball card
Ray Sadecki’s 1971 Topps baseball card

Former New York Mets pitcher Ray Sadecki died Monday in Mesa, Ariz., from complications of blood cancer, according to his obituary in the Kansas City Star. He was 73.

Sadecki was part of the 1973 National League champion Mets team that lost to the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. He had a 30-25 record and a 3.36 ERA in 165 games for the Mets from 1970-74 and in 1977.

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Some Mets baseball cards from 1963 & 1972

Baseball’s hot stove season continues to depress me. I think I’m looking forward to the New York Mets’ 50th anniversary more than their 51st season.

Today was this month’s sports card show at the Rahway Senior Center, and for a change there were several dealers that had things that I wanted. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, but I’m happy with what I bought.

Here’s a look at my new cards from Topps’ colorful 1963 and 1972 sets.


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Some 40 year-old baseball cards

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m already sick of Hot Stove season and it’s barely started. So instead, let’s take a look at some 40-year-old baseball cards I bought yesterday.

(For any of my readers in the Union County area, Rookies and Stars Sports Collectibles has opened up a new store at 400 West Broad Street in Westfield.)

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