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Pitcher Dan Frisella had a 10 year Major League career and was part of the 1969 New York Mets World Series champions.

Tragically, Mr. Frisella was killed in an accident on January 1, 1977 at the young age of 30, still an active player in MLB at the time. Because of his early passing and especially his affiliation with the Mets, autographed baseball cards of Frisella are quite desirable among collectors.

Presented here is Frisella's signed 1969 Topps #343 card from that Amazin' Mets magical season, inked in bold, large black period ballpoint and authenticated by PSA/DNA and nicely encapsulated. An outstanding example of an autographed Frisella card!


As documented in the story The Great Autograph Hunt from the February 5, 1974 Dayton (Ohio) Journal Herald, Jack Zimmerman and his grade school buddies Tim Gallagher and Vince Martin started collecting autographs of athletes through the mail, at games and at team hotels, primarily in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. The boys were relentless in their pursuit of baseball, basketball and football players, obtaining the stars and "commons" of the day, plus "old timers" and "legends" that were coaches, broadcasters or responsive through the mail. Jack was locked in on collecting from about 1968 through 1975, until pursuit of his own basketball career took priority. Jack became an All-State high school player, then had a Hall of Fame career hooping at the University of Dayton, followed by several seasons as an overseas pro, including suiting up for the prestigious Maccabi Tel Aviv club. Jack's extensive collection was essentially put in a time capsule in 1976 and has literally followed him all over the world. We are proud to present selected treasures from Jack's collection in our Auction, fresh to the hobby and seeing the light of day for the first time in over 45 years!

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Minimum Bid: $150
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Auction closed on Friday, July 9, 2021.
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