New York Mets Collecting and Fan Guide

New York Mets

Franchise Founded: 1962
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

Typically painted as the jealous younger brother of the New York Yankees, the New York Mets may not be the most popular team in their own town, but they still have a strong legion of fans and collectors.

The New York Mets entered the league in 1962 as part of baseball's expansion era. A large portion of the league's decision was based upon the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants for the West Coast. What a lot of people are not aware is that the team's colors of blue and orange are actually taken from the Dodgers and Giants, respectively. The team moniker is short for "Metropolitans," but nobody ever refers to them as such.

The Mets won their first World Series championship in 1969, earning the title of  "Miracle Mets" for the dramatic comeback in the standings to steal the NL pennant from the Chicago Cubs. Led by young pitching aces Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman, the Mets would go on to win the World Series against the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles.

Several years would pass before the Mets would bring home their only other World Series title, to date. In 1986, the Mets faced off against the Boston Red Sox. They ultimately defeated the Sox in seven games, but not before a dramatic Game Six that saw the Mets come within one out of losing the series in a 16-inning classic. Many fans considered the 1986 team to be a reincarnation of the original "Miracle Mets" team.

Numerous Hall of Fame players and fan favorites have come and gone on the Mets' teams. From the early years of Tom Seaver to the recent days of David Wright, the Mets have always played with a chip on their shoulder. They seem to be consistently over-shadowed by the Bronx Bombers. The two clubs have their own heated rivalry that flares up every summer during interleague play.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the New York Mets. Using the tabs above, check out the top Mets' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched New York Mets cards and memorabilia on eBay.

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Another option for collectors looking to get autographs is TTM or "Through the Mail." A complete guide to the process can be seen here: How to Get (Almost) Free Autographs Through the Mail.

Although the results are never guaranteed, Mets' fans looking to take advantage of this can try their luck with current players and coaches using the following address:

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o New York Mets
123-01 Roosevelt Ave
New York, NY 11368

Top eBay Listings

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$36.99

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$36.99

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$36.99

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$36.99

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$38.99

New York Mets Majestic MLB Premier Eagle Two-Button Baseball Jersey Orange MI383
$40.99

Majestic New York Mets World Series 1969 Shea Stadium Tickets Shirt Large MLB
$8.99

NWT New York Mets Captain David Wright Flag Men's Royal Blue Shirt Size XL
$5.99

11" x 7" plastic helmet MLB: New York Mets, good used condition
$16.99

New York Mets Authentic T-shirt XL Ladies Majestic Athletics MLB Smart Sexy
$21.99

New York Mets Silver Auto Emblem NY Car Decal Sticker Static Cling MLB CDG
$6.95

Vintage MLB Property of NEW YORK METS Grey T shirt S
$19.99

David Wright #5 New York Mets Jersey Childrens S 4 Black MLB Apparel Majestic
$6.99

Authentic MLB New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Hat - All Sizes - New
$19.99

Authentic MLB New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Hat - All Sizes - New
$19.99

Authentic MLB New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Hat - All Sizes - New
$19.99
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Fan Gear

New York Mets Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for New York Mets' fans across all budgets. Normal retail price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed MLB jersey guide.

New York Mets Jersey Guide

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New York Mets T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

True Rivalry Mens New York Mets Graphic T-Shirt Blue Orange X-Large XL New
$7.99

Boys Youth MLB New York Mets Windbreaker Jacket ( Size Large )
$24.95

True Rivalry Mens New York Mets Graphic T-Shirt Blue Orange Small S New
$7.99

NEW OLD STOCK 2012 OFFICIAL MLB NEW YORK METS SPRING TRAINING BLUE TEE SHIRT T
$7.97

Victoria's Secret PINK METS Hoodie New York Mets SUPER CUTE Size Large
$38.99

Vtg New York Mets Annco Bucket hat cap rare infant MLB nwt new Gooden strawberry
$11.99

NWOT Majestic New York Mets XL extra large tie dye shirt tye MLB
$15.00

New York Mets Onesie (size 0 3 months) NWT
$5.99

vintage 90s NEW YORK METS T-Shirt MEDIUM jack davis cartoon mlb baseball ny soft
$16.99

New York Mets baseball shirt XL a
$5.99

VTG NEW YORK METS 1986 World Series Champions Shirt L 50 50 SOFT THIN 80s
$50.00

Majestic Men's Replica New York Mets David Wright #5 Home Size 44 - L
$80.00

VTG 1962-1986 NEW YORK METS 25th Anniversary Shirt L 50 50 SOFT THIN 80s Trench
$30.00

New York Mets Adidas Full Length Zippered Hooded Jacket Toddler size 4T
$9.99

New York Mets vintage rawlings Piazza sewn button down Jersey youth small 8
$14.95

New York Mets Jacket Children's Size 4 Majestic Authentic Great Condition Worn 1
$15.00
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Cards

New York Mets Baseball Card Guide

The New York Mets present a strong number of card options for collectors. View cards for the top former and current members of the New York Mets below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other All-Time Great New York Mets

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.

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Jerry Grote, Tug McGraw, Ron Darling, John Franco, Bobby Bonilla, Jesse Orosco, Howard Johnson, Mike Piazza, Davey Johnson, Sid Fernandez, David Cone, Al Leiter, Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine, R.A. Dickey, Carlos Beltran

Top Current Players & Prospects

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Autographs

New York Mets Autograph Guide

When shopping for autographed items, it is highly recommended to only purchased signed pieces that have been authenticated by a reputable company. Top options include PSA, JSA, Mounted Memories, UDA, Panini Authentic and Tristar.

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Signed New York Mets Photographs

New York Mets Team Signed Photo

Signed New York Mets Jerseys

New York Mets Team Signed Jersey

Signed New York Mets Balls

New York Mets Team Signed Balls

Signed New York Mets Bats

New York Mets Team Signed Bat

Top eBay Listings

DAVE KINGMAN Player Model Signed Full Sized Bat AWESOME New York Mets
$149.99

NY METS GARY CARTER 8 X 10 AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE with JSA Certificate(to team doc)
$49.95

RICH CHILES 1972 Topps #56 AUTOGRAPH ASTROS Auto Signed Mets Twins RARE TOUGH!!
$129.99

Gary Carter Autograph Small Photo
$50.00

PSA DNA Autographed 1983 Topps Gary Carter Card #404 Sharp clear autograph
$65.99

GARY GENTRY 1972 Topps #105 AUTOGRAPH METS Auto Signed RARE TOUGH 1969 WSC
$29.99

MIKE PIAZZA SIGNED OMLB BASEBALL PSA AUTHENTIC GRADED 9 4A02716 NY METS
$139.00

Darryl Strawberry Signed Baseball Autographed Auto JSA B54650
$45.00

1966 NEW YORK METS TEAM AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL JSA HERZOG BOYER SWOBODA GREEN GROTE
$325.00

Ny baseball signed newspaper lot mets yankees jose vizcino game winning hit mlb
$29.99

TOMMIE AGEE 1973 TOPPS #420 - ASTROS- METS - D2001 AUTOGRAPH HIGH # RARE!
$115.00

Ny mets 1986 world series champs signed celebration kiner gooden backman 12x18
$80.29

Keith Hernandez Autographed Signed Newspaper Photo Cardinals PSA DNA #T19877
$25.00

BILL TERRY NY METS 8X10 AUTOGRAPH GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
$24.99

SHAWN GREEN SIGNED BASEBALL BALL ROMLB OFFICIAL LOS ANGELES DODGERS METS ALLSTAR
$41.00

Mike Piazza 1994 Flair #182- Autographed!
$50.00
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Tickets

New York Mets Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the New York Mets play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, MLB teams play a ton of games, all over the country. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit in the stadium.

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From there, it can get messy given all the choices for purchasing tickets. With that in mind, we have complied the best options for buying tickets. Simply follow the links below to each ticket source for available New York Mets tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.

Hot List

New York Mets Hot List

Check out the most watched New York Mets cards, gear and memorabilia on eBay. The guide is constantly updated with real-time information, so bookmark this page for future reference.

90 watchers
Past Sales: 87
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.91
Time Left: 3 hours 3 minutes 25 seconds
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 5 hours 7 minutes 18 seconds
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Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
Time Left: 23 days 19 hours 46 minutes
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
Time Left: 23 days 17 hours 49 minutes 38 seconds
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Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
Time Left: 19 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds
60 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
50 watchers
Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 7 days 3 hours 7 minutes 16 seconds
47 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 18 days 21 hours 58 minutes 29 seconds
43 watchers
Bids: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $370.00
Time Left: 1 hour 50 minutes 38 seconds
43 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 5 days 3 hours 46 minutes 51 seconds
43 watchers
Bids: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $621.00
Time Left: 5 days 4 hours 44 minutes 57 seconds
43 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
42 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 17 days 3 minutes 13 seconds
42 watchers
Past Sales: 71
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.95
Time Left: 18 days 22 hours 8 minutes 58 seconds
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Bids: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $860.00
Time Left: 3 days 4 hours 34 minutes 39 seconds
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $21.95
Time Left: 6 days 55 minutes 53 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 345
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.12
Time Left: 15 days 23 hours 27 minutes 28 seconds
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Past Sales: 281
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
Time Left: 14 days 22 hours 43 minutes 23 seconds
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Past Sales: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 23 days 19 hours 26 minutes 32 seconds
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 1 day 2 hours 2 minutes 55 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 2 days 12 hours 30 minutes 59 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.73
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 106
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.39
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 12 minutes 30 seconds
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Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.50
Time Left: 3 days 7 hours 28 minutes 14 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.73
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.73
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds
33 watchers
Bids: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $444.44
Time Left: 1 hour 56 minutes 7 seconds
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Bids: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1260.00
Time Left: 3 days 3 hours 54 minutes 38 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 10 days 17 hours 58 minutes 23 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 73
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
Time Left: 28 days 18 minutes 37 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 56
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.91
Time Left: 2 days 2 hours 2 minutes 53 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 8
Current Bid/Price (USD): $79.99
Time Left: 11 days 20 hours 48 minutes 12 seconds
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Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 15 days 6 hours 2 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.00
Time Left: 28 days 1 hour 15 minutes 25 seconds
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Past Sales: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 2 days 6 hours 16 minutes 23 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 6 days 19 hours 12 minutes 42 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 1 day 5 hours 37 minutes 48 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 2 days 3 hours 58 minutes 16 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.50
Time Left: 3 days 7 hours 28 minutes 14 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 148
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.80
Time Left: 6 days 12 hours 42 minutes 40 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 9 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 49
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 23 days 21 hours 35 minutes 47 seconds
28 watchers
Bids: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $133.49
Time Left: 2 hours 29 minutes 13 seconds
28 watchers
Bids: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $255.00
Time Left: 5 days 1 hour 42 minutes 42 seconds

More Info

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