1962 POST CEREAL DON ZIMMER #183 PSA 6.5
We're in the primordial ooze of Metsdom here, friends. This is Mr. Met congealing in a sluice of amino acids and evolving proteins.
OK, OK, I know it says “Chicago Cubs” plain as day. But check the footnote:
“Drafted by the New York Mets, Oct. 10, 1961”
The franchise at its inception made a habit of drafting broken Brooklyn Dodgers like Zim in an effort to cater to an abandoned NL fan base.
The Mets were designed to be a second coming.
And in this card, snipped from the back of a box of Post Toasties, we see the shadow of a rough beast slouching towards the Polo Grounds to be born...
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