NELSON DOUBLEDAY JR. - COMMEMORATIVE PHILATELIC SHEET SIGNED - HFSID 299449
Sale Price $108.00
NELSON DOUBLEDAY, JR.Signed sheet commemorating the New York Mets Opening Day in 1996, signed by the chairman of the Mets board Commemorative Philatelic Sheet Signed: "Nelson Doubleday", 11x8½. US Postal Service display commemorating Opening Day for the New York Mets, April 1, 1996. Special Mets cancellation of a 32-cent US flag stamp. Nelson Doubleday, Jr. (1933-2015)became President of Doubleday Publishing, a firm founded by his grandfather, in 1978. Two years later, he was instrumental in the company's purchase of the New York Mets baseball franchise. In 1986, Doubleday sold the family publishing business, and became co-owner of the Mets (with Fred Wilpon). That same year he became chairman of the Mets' board, just in time to see the team win its second ever (and last to date) World Series. Doubleday sold his share of the Mets to Wilpon in 2002. Slightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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