Tommie Agee Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
This article was written by John Vorperian and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research
Tommie Agee was one of the key components to the 1969 Miracle Mets, solidifying the defense and serving as the club’s chief power source, albeit from the leadoff spot. His on-field heroics during the ’69 season—including socking the only home run to ever reach Shea Stadium’s upper deck—helped propel the Mets to their first postseason berth and an unlikely journey to the World Series. Once there, Agee’s heroics turned to legend. In Game Three of the Fall Classic he hit a leadoff home run made two Amazin’ catches to ensure a New York victory. He signed a large bonus with Cleveland, was a Rookie of the Year with the White Sox, and spent his last season in Houston and St. Louis, but he will always be remembered as a Met patrolling center field next to his childhood buddy.
Tommie Lee Agee was born August 9, 1942, at Magnolia, Alabama to Carrie and Joseph Agee. He had 10 siblings, nine of them girls. A year after Tommie’s birth, the Agees moved to Mobile, Alabama. His father worked for the Aluminum Company of America and Agee grew up in a low income area that had segregated schools and parks. Being on the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile’s climate lent itself to year round outdoor sporting activities. The locality also had a rich lode for baseball talent, Hank Aaron and Willie McCovey hail from the area as did legendary Satchel Paige and Agee’s Mets teammate Amos Otis. But it was another future teammate in New York that Agee would form a bond with in Mobile.
In junior high, Agee met another youngster, Cleon Jones, who became an immediate school yard teammate and close friend. They were born just five days apart (Cleon was older). Although Carrie Agee wanted her son to become a minister, early on Tommie demonstrated gifted athletic abilities and a desire that placed him on course for a sports career.
TOMMIE AGEE - PROGRAM SIGNED - HFSID 290642Signed on the cover of a pamphlet for the 1988 Equitable Old Timers Game at Shea Stadium, where his heroics had boosted the Miracle Mets in the 1969 World Series. Program signed: "Ferguson Jenkins", 2 pages, 8½x11.
Sale Price $81.00
GIL HODGES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 289955"Dean Chance" model baseball, signed by twenty players and coaches from the 1960s and 1970s Baseball signed: "Gil Hodges", "Yogi Berra", "Willie Mays", "Herman Franks" (sweet spot), "Dean Chance" [above his printed name
Sale Price $1,190.00
THE 1969 NEW YORK METS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1989 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 136466"The Miracle Mets". Signed by 17 members of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets. Official National League William D.
Sale Price $1,105.00
THE 1969 NEW YORK METS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1989 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 144785Signed by the 1969 World Champions!
Sale Price $1,020.00
THE 1969 NEW YORK METS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 13647417 members of the 1969 "Miracle Mets" sign a baseball.
Sale Price $935.00
THE NEW YORK METS - BOOK SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 291199Vintage copy of George Vecsey's baseball classic, Joy in Mudville, signed by 27 Mets players and coaches. Signers include Hall of Famers Berra, Ryan and Seaver. Except for the late Gil Hodges and Tug McGraw, every regular has signed the book.
Sale Price $807.50
THE NEW YORK METS - LITHOGRAPH SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 327166Lithograph of the legendary Shea Stadium signed by 26 early New York Mets. Also signed by lithograph artist Murray Tinkleman!
Sale Price $382.50
THE NEW YORK METS - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1971 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 294041The manager and two players from the 1969 Miracle Mets sign on the cover of a program for the 1971 Welcome Home Mets Dinner. Program signed: "Gil Hodges", "Tom Agee" and "Ken Boswell", 4 pages, 6¼x9 folded, 12½x9 unfolded.
Sale Price $510.00