Where do you even begin to break down this $7.99 box of band-aids? Let's start with "Home Run Bandages". I realize that Mets history is a little light on great sluggers but I'm pretty sure we could have chosen a guy with more than 68 career homers. Only 42 of those came as a member of the Mets. Heck, Todd Hundley and Carlos Beltran have each almost hit that many in one season.I know the picture is a little blurry but the box basically acknowledges that they couldn't find someone better when it says under Shamsky's name "Moments In Baseball History". Not "Great Moments" mind you, just "Moments"
This is a reminder, as the Mets approach their 50th Anniversary celebration, how few really great players the Mets have had over any prolonged period. They signed a number of stars that failed to pan out, as I wrote about here, and so, we are left with a list of greatest All Time Mets that looks like this.
Art Shamsky, a left-handed outfielder, who played for the Mets from 1968-1971, a key member of the '69 team, hitting .300 as a platoon player, and beloved by Jewish Met fans, does not make the cut.