Mets Fans For Peace

Mets Fans For Peace

New York: The Conspiracy, 1969. Flyer produced for distribution to attendees of Game 4 of the 1969 World Series, played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles at Shea Stadium. Includes a full-page portrait of the Mets' star pitcher Tom Seaver, and reproduces a clipping quoting his statements regarding the Vietnam War, made five days earlier: "...I think it's perfectly ridiculous what we're doing about the Vietnam situation...if the Mets can win the World Series, then we can get out of Vietnam." Contents include a highly critical review of Nixon's record on ending the war, instructions to rise and sing John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" following the National Anthem, and a section for autographs (unused). With inserted broadside publicizing the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. The flyer was produced to coincide with the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, which up to this time was the largest anti-war demonstration in United States history, with over a million participants in nearly every major American city. It also turned out to be the date of one of Tom Seaver's greatest pitching performances, a ten-inning, six-hit, complete-game victory which gave the Mets a 3-games-to-1 advantage in the series. Not found in OCLC. Quarto (29cm). [8pp], plus loosely-inserted broadside; printed on newsprint; portrait, illus. Mild toning to paper; brief corner-creases, else Near Fine.

Price: $300.00