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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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I'm With Marvin


Dozens of advertisements urged on the Mets en route to their championship in the 1969 World Series program, but only one looked like a notice placed by a proud parent in the Playbill for a high school production of Bye Bye Birdie (which, come to think of it, was the unofficial theme of that Fall Classic). I was given the ’69 program a dozen or so years after the fact and have always been intrigued by the quarter-page ad Marvin took out. Was he real? Was he a superfan without portfolio but a little cash to burn? Was he a fictional character? Was Marvin Buchsbaum, Jr. really invented to sell Right Guard? I’ve never known. It’s never mattered. It’s just nice to see such unqualified support.

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