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 Nike "MLB Womens Bases Loaded T-Shirt"
$21.99

NWT MLB NEW YORK METS PINK ROYAL RIBBED ROMPER - 18M
$14.95

NWT MLB NEW YORK METS PINK ROYAL RIBBED ROMPER - 24M
$14.95

New York Mets Majestic "MLB Womens Big Time 2 T-Shirt"
$20.99

NEW YORK METS E.T. Extra Terrestrial PLUSH DOLL Toysrus 20 th Anniversary Toyota
$49.99

Johan Santana Delivers Nasty Changeup 8x10 11x14 Photo New York Mets Baseball
$13.95

Russell Athletic New York Mets Baseball Jersey Black T-Shirt M MEDIUM
$9.99

1986 New York Mets 25th Anniversary Official Scorebook
$29.99

Vintage MLB New York Mets Logo on Wilson Golf Ball Logo Is In Nice Condition
$5.99

Northwest Fleece Throw Blanket NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, Many Teams
$20.49

New York Mets Infant Baby 3PC Creeper Set 3 - 6 Month
$28.99

New York Mets David Wright Majestic White Youth Jersey Size S M L XL
$49.00

New York Mets David Wright Majestic White Youth Jersey Size S M L XL
$49.00

New York Mets David Wright Majestic White Youth Jersey Size S M L XL
$49.00

New York Mets David Wright Majestic White Youth Jersey Size S M L XL
$49.00

MLB Outdoor Cap NY Mets adjustable velcro nwot baseball hat
$8.50
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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 New York Mets MLB Romper Creeper Size 6 9M 6 9 Mo Baby Boys Girls Bodysuit
$7.99

NEW NY New York Mets MLB Baby Romper Creeper Size 6 9M 6 9 Mo Boys Girls
$7.99

NEW NY New York Mets MLB Baby Romper Creeper Size 3 6M 3 6 Mo Boys Girls
$7.99

NEW Boys New York METS T-Shirt Jersey Youth Size XL 18-20 X-Large Shirt Black
$7.99

MLB New York Mets Youth Jersey By Adidas
$24.95

MLB New York Mets Youth Jersey By Adidas
$24.95

MLB New York Mets Youth Jersey By Adidas
$24.95

MLB New York Mets Youth Jersey By Adidas
$24.95

NWT NY New York METS Baby Romper Fleece Size 18M 18 Mo Boys Girls Coverall MLB
$11.99

NWT NY New York METS Baby Romper Fleece Size 24M 24 Mo Boys Girls Coverall MLB
$11.99

'47 BRAND MLB NEW YORK METS BASEBALL FRANCHISE FITTED COTTON HAT XL -NWT-
$6.50

NEW YORK METS MLB WHITE ADULT SUN VISOR NEW BY TWINS ENTERPRISE
$12.30

BAIT x MLB x American Needle New York Mets Retro Snapback Cap (royal orange)
$20.79

MLB New York Mets baseball visor hat cap - 100 % cotton - 1SFA - clr: Blue
$8.99

New York Mets Logo Champion Baseball Shirt Jersey Tee New Throwback White Blue
$24.99

New York Mets Logo Champion Baseball Shirt Jersey Tee New Throwback White Blue
$24.99
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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

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

METS GREAT JACK FISHER AUTOGRAPH BALL INSCRIBED 1ST PITCH AT SHEA W COA
$49.99

1986 World Series Champion New York Mets Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Jsa
$249.99

Greg Harts signed 3x5 card IN-Person-1973 Mets (got a hit on first at bat)
$49.99

Darryl Strawberry Signed Vintage 8x10 Color Photo with Early Rookie Auto COA
$49.99

JOSE REYES AUTOGRAPHED BAT (BLUE JAYS) W PROOF! - Spring Training Used Bat!
$159.99

David Wright Signed Inscribed "Game Used" 2007 New York Mets Cleat Auto MLB Holo
$749.99

Howard Johnson & Tim Teufel Signed Vintage 8x10 Photo Vintage Autos Mets COA
$49.99

GARY CARTER NEW YORK METS PERSONALLY SIGNED POST CARD W ORIGINAL ENVELOPE
$50.00

Eric Davis & Darryl Strawberry Signed Vintage 8x10 Photo Mets Reds Auto COA
$69.99

CURTIS GRANDERSON DUG OUT NEW YORK METS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10
$24.92

NOLAN RYAN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 16x20 NEW YORK METS POSTER PSA DNA #X80520
$199.00

CURTIS GRANDERSON SIGNED BASEBALL NEW YORK YANKEES JSA
$100.00

Kevin Mitchell Signed Auto 8x10 Unframed Vintage Photograph Mets RARE Rookie
$29.99

RICHIE ASHBURN Signed Auto 1983 Baseball Legends Phillies Cubs Mets
$38.50

Jose Reyes Signed Steiner Baseball-official
$229.99

Dwight Gooden Signed Auto 8x10 Unframed Vintage Photograph Mets RARE
$29.99
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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.

96 watchers
Bids: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2950.00
Time Left: 7 hours 33 minutes 45 seconds
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 17 days 7 hours 51 minutes 19 seconds
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Past Sales: 37
Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
Time Left: 10 days 22 hours 30 minutes 1 second
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
Time Left: 10 days 20 hours 33 minutes 39 seconds
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
Time Left: 17 days 22 hours 50 seconds
57 watchers
Bids: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $81.00
Time Left: 5 hours 9 minutes 2 seconds
52 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 24 days 5 hours 51 minutes 17 seconds
50 watchers
Past Sales: 31
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 12 hours 11 minutes 50 seconds
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Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 22 days 6 hours 30 minutes 52 seconds
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Past Sales: 40
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.60
Time Left: 18 days 4 hours 46 minutes 56 seconds
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Past Sales: 38
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
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47 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 6 days 42 minutes 30 seconds
47 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 10 days 22 hours 10 minutes 33 seconds
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Past Sales: 285
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
Time Left: 2 days 1 hour 27 minutes 24 seconds
46 watchers
Past Sales: 77
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.95
Time Left: 6 days 52 minutes 59 seconds
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Past Sales: 377
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.12
Time Left: 3 days 2 hours 11 minutes 29 seconds
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Bids: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $125.95
Time Left: 5 days 5 hours 3 minutes 57 seconds
41 watchers
Past Sales: 90
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
Time Left: 15 days 3 hours 2 minutes 38 seconds
41 watchers
Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 23 days 21 hours 56 minutes 43 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 21 days 2 hours 35 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 22 days 22 hours 44 minutes 35 seconds
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Past Sales: 56
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 11 days 19 minutes 48 seconds
38 watchers
Past Sales: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $21.95
Time Left: 20 days 21 hours 18 minutes 50 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 12 hours 11 minutes 50 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 21 days 22 hours 56 minutes 52 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 26 days 22 hours 17 minutes 53 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 27 days 9 hours 40 minutes 40 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
Time Left: 23 days 22 hours 28 minutes 39 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
Time Left: 23 days 22 hours 28 minutes 39 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 26 days 22 hours 17 minutes 53 seconds
33 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $51.00
Time Left: 2 days 1 hour 54 minutes 32 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 2 days 8 hours 44 minutes 3 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 13 days 3 hours 54 minutes 36 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 109
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 14 days 4 hours 56 minutes 31 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 18 days 8 hours 21 minutes 49 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 23 days 21 hours 54 minutes 49 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 23 days 21 hours 54 minutes 49 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 23 days 21 hours 54 minutes 49 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 12 hours 11 minutes 50 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.99
Time Left: 1 day 21 hours 13 minutes 24 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 19 days 6 hours 42 minutes 17 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.52
Time Left: 26 days 15 hours 19 minutes 48 seconds
31 watchers
Bids: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $132.50
Time Left: 3 days 20 hours 29 minutes 39 seconds
30 watchers
Bids: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $125.25
Time Left: 7 hours 40 minutes 3 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 12 hours 11 minutes 50 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 9 days 23 hours 3 minutes 16 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 16 days 1 hour 45 minutes 7 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 151
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.80
Time Left: 23 days 15 hours 26 minutes 41 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 26 days 22 hours 17 minutes 53 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.95
Time Left: 11 days 17 hours 46 minutes 20 seconds

More Info

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