Ralph Kiner's 1973 New York Mets Old-Timers Game Participation Longines Wrist Watch

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Ralph Kiner's 1973 New York Mets Old-Timers Game Participation Longines Wrist Watch

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Auction Date:2019 Feb 21 @ 20:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:One Beacon St., 15th Floor WeWork, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Nearly 20 years removed from the playing field, and already a heralded broadcaster, Ralph Kiner, never could resist the one day opportunity to be a kid again and get into the uniform for some on-field baseball. The New York Mets followed their cross town rivals Yankees tradition of having an Old Timers Day, and it really didn't take them long...the Mets had an Old Timers Day in 1962, their inaugural season! The offered watch presented to players in the 1973 Mets OTG, 12 years after the first one, is a substantial stainless steel Longines "OLYMPIAN" model engraved on the reverse "OLD TIMERS DAY 6-9-73," plus the scripted Mets logo. The self winding Rolex-style watch appears to work, but may need some professional 'fine tuning' due to its age. Nice condition overall, the is a keepsake Kiner used and enjoyed during (and after) the New York Mets' second World Series appearing season. Full LOA from University Archives (John Reznikoff), cert. #11069.