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 POLEFLAG FLAG BIG MLB 3' x 5' SHIP NOW
$25.99

New York Mets Mens 2XL Full Zip NY Mets All Over Wool Jacket bb 33 1
$79.99

New York Mets Virtue MLB Franchise Baseball Cap Mens Small Hat Black aa 1331 1
$15.99

New York Mets Hooded Sweatshirt Adult FULL ZIP HOODY NWT NIKE
$49.99

MLB New York Mets Large 3 Button PinStripe Jersey Style Purse Tote NWT!
$29.99

NEW YORK METS MLB Glass Christmas Ornament New Baseball collectable
$11.50

2008 Final Season Aluminum NY Mets Bud Light Bottle
$9.99

NY New York Mets Car Vinyl Family Decals MLB - Medium
$9.95

New York Mets MLB Sticker Set Decal Sheet *Free Shipping
$5.99

New York Mets Nike Women Blue Slim Fit Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt (S)
$24.99

New York Mets Plush MLB Baseball Snuggle Ball with Attached Security Blanket
$10.99

New York Mets 24" Deluxe Breakaway Lanyard
$5.99

NEW WT NEW YORK METS BLACK T-SHIRT BOYS L 14 16 MAJESTIC COTTON
$16.00

NEW MLB NEW YORK NY METS MENS MEDIUM "M"HOODIE JACKET by STITCHES SWEATSHIRT
$25.99

NEW MLB NEW YORK NY METS MENS LARGE L HOODIE JACKET by STITCHES SWEATSHIRT
$25.99

MLB 2pc Classic Pilsner Glass Set (Various Teams)
$28.99
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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

NEW YORK METS AUTHENTIC ATHLETIC BASEBALL CAP TRUCKER HAT BLACK
$10.98

MLB New York Mets Men's Slippers Soft and Comfortable
$19.99

MLB New York Mets Men's Slippers Soft and Comfortable
$19.99

MLB New York Mets Men's Slippers Soft and Comfortable
$19.99

MLB New York Mets Men's Slippers Soft and Comfortable
$19.99

NEW YORK METS 2000 WORLD SERIES MLB FIELD JACKET MENS SZ LARGE
$89.50

MLB New York Mets Mesh Stretch Fit hat cap size 6 1 2 - 6 7 8
$12.99

ADIDAS Children New York METS Hooded Jacket Size 10-12
$29.00

AUTHENTIC NEW YORK METS RUSSELL ATHLETIC VTG PULLOVER MLB JACKET XL MINT 17956
$13.99

New York Mets Polo Shirt MLB Golf Shirt New York Mets
$27.99

New York Mets Polo Shirt MLB Golf Shirt New York Mets
$25.99

NEW YORK METS T-SHIRT Sz XL 100% Cotton BRIGHT ORANGE Front Logo Graphic Tee
$8.99

New VTG Kids Youth Boys Snapback Hat '80-90 green underbrim G Cap Specialties
$17.99

NEW NEW YORK METS PINK CHILDREN T SHIRT CHOOSE SIZE FREE SHIPPING
$12.99

Victoria's Secret PINK MLB NY NEW YORK METS Lace Panty Lingerie Underwear S
$11.99

NEW Boys NY New York Mets Shorts Tank Top Shirt Set Outfit Size 2T 2 T Toddler
$11.99
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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

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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

2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Noah Syndergaard auto RC 564 809 NY Mets
$29.99

George Bamberger Mets Signed Auto 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Certified
$29.00

TOM GLAVINE Autographed Signed HALL OF FAME 8x10 Photo w COA NEW YORK METS HOF
$40.50

ZACK WHEELER Mets 2014 Topps Tribute to the Stars AUTO #TSAZW BGS 8.5 # 24
$35.00

RA DICKEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO METS BLUE JAYS
$24.00

Matt Harvey Signed Autographed New York Mets Jersey PROOF
$159.99

2008 Topps Triple Threads Curtis Granderson auto New York Yankees Detroit Tigers
$100.00

MARLON BYRD SIGNED PIRATES BASEBALL RED SOX CUBS RANGERS NATS PHILLIES METS BALL
$29.99

MATT HARVEY SIGNED 11X14 METS PROOF
$99.99

TOM GLAVINE SIGNED METS 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #T68434
$29.99

DAVID WRIGHT SIGNED 11X14 METS
$75.99

Roberto Alomar Signed Official NL Baseball PSA DNA COA Autograph Padres Mets HOF
$74.99

MATT HARVEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO METS
$69.00

BILL TERRY NY METS 8X10 AUTOGRAPH GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
$24.99

1986 NY METS TEAM SIGNED BALL - JSA LOA
$259.00

TOM SEAVER DWIGHT GOODEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK METS 8X10 PHOTO COA MLB
$21.99
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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.

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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $377.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.50
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Past Sales: 21
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.91
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $35.17
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.39
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $21.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.80
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Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.50
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 18 hours 38 minutes 19 seconds

More Info

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