By Jerry Del Priore
Former longtime New York Met first baseman Ed Kranepool has endured a battle with diabetes and other serious medical issues for some time, forcing him to require a kidney transplant, which occurred in May.
As a result, Kranepool, who was part of the Mets’ 1969 World Series Championship squad, is feeling better and has a new lease on life but has accrued a measure of medical bills along the way.
In an effort to pay down his medical bills, the Bronx native is offering a limited number of collectors the opportunity to visit him at his home on Jerrico, Long Island, to examine and purchase unique Mets and Yankees sports memorabilia directly from his personal collection, according to Martin Gover of Momentum Sports Management, Inc.
The items for sale include autographed vintage photos, signed assorted team and individual baseballs, wonderful baseball memorabilia from different clubs, as well as unsigned, fresh to most human-eyes personal photos from Kranepool’s days with New York across his 17-year MLB career.
The sale starts this week and lasts until August 1, with days and times from Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
If you are interested, please contact Gover at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 918-4545 for details and a personal appointment.