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 double logo hat - New with tags attached Free Shipping
$24.99

New York Mets Winning Streak Batting Practice Logo Tavern Pub Bar Sign (16"x16")
$69.99

New York METS MLB MAJESTIC BLACK HOODIE KIDS M NEW
$49.99

New York METS MLB MAJESTIC BLACK HOODIE KIDS M NEW
$49.99

New York METS MLB MAJESTIC BLACK HOODIE KIDS M NEW
$49.99

New York Mets 15oz Colonial Tankard Mug. Made with Fine Pewter
$10.50

New York Mets Bobblehead Memory Company MLB Limited Series 2001 New in Box
$24.99

New York Mets Opening Day 2010 Home Run Apple (Very Rare!!)
$129.99

New York Mets Chrome License Plate Frame
$12.99

NY METS 1986 REPLICA JERSEY WORLD SERIES SGA FRIDAY SHIRT XL 30th ANNIV. 5 27
$32.00

AU52 Bartolo Colon New York Mets Game Action Baseball 8x10 11x14 16x20 Photo
$13.95

AU52 Bartolo Colon New York Mets Game Action Baseball 8x10 11x14 16x20 Photo
$16.95

AU52 Bartolo Colon New York Mets Game Action Baseball 8x10 11x14 16x20 Photo
$29.95

AU52 Bartolo Colon New York Mets Game Action Baseball 8x10 11x14 16x20 Photo
$32.95

Dwight Gooden NY Mets Cooperstown 1986 Pinstripe Pullover Jersey Free Postage
$274.99

Dwight Gooden NY Mets Cooperstown 1986 Pinstripe Pullover Jersey Free Postage
$274.99
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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 T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$12.50

new york mets T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$12.50

new york mets T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$12.50

new york mets T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$12.50

new york mets T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$12.50

new york mets T-SHIRT bartolo colon jersey tee funny YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP
$14.50

New Era Baycik Snap MLB New York Mets Unisex Royal Blue Lifestyle Snapback Cap
$27.99

New Era Baycik Snap MLB New York Mets Unisex Royal Blue Lifestyle Snapback Cap
$27.99

New Era Baycik Snap MLB New York Mets Unisex Royal Blue Lifestyle Snapback Cap
$27.99

NEW YORK METS LICENSED MLB TIE BY RALPH MARLIN #3838-
$12.99

NEW YORK METS LICENSED MLB SILK TIE MARLIN 4412
$12.99

NEW YORK METS MEN'S LIGHT GRAY GRAPHIC T-SHIRT SZ. L PS 39-C6
$19.99

New Era 59FIFTY Diamond Era MLB New York Mets Royal Blue Lifestyle Fitted Cap
$34.99

New Era 59FIFTY Diamond Era MLB New York Mets Royal Blue Lifestyle Fitted Cap
$34.99

New Era 59FIFTY Diamond Era MLB New York Mets Royal Blue Lifestyle Fitted Cap
$34.99

New Era 59FIFTY Diamond Era MLB New York Mets Royal Blue Lifestyle Fitted Cap
$34.99
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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

1977 NEW YORK METS TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL TORRE KINGMAN MATLACK KOOSMAN 28 AUTOS
$150.00

TOM SEAVER SIGNED OFFICIAL N.L. BASEBALL NY METS REDS WHITE SOX
$79.99

CURTIS GRANDERSON SIGNED BASEBALL NY YANKEES METS DETROIT TIGERS
$29.99

Rusty Staub New York Mets signed autographed color 8x10
$44.99

METS AUTOGRAPH SIGNED Baseball Bundle: HARRELSON, STRAWBERRY, GOODEN
$125.00

1981-82 Brewers DWIGHT BERNARD Signed MLB Baseball AUTO NY Mets 1978-79
$29.95

Mike Piazza Dodgers Signed AUTOGRAPH Complete Beckett Magazine PSA DNA
$92.99

SIGNED NY METS DOMINIC SMITH SWEETSPOT BASEBALL W INSC 2013 1ST RD PICK COA!
$42.49

Tom Seaver Autographed Photo Personalized Cincinnati Reds Cobra Authentic 1978
$34.99

TOMMIE AGEE autographed B&W photo, signed 8x10, NY Mets auto, picture MLB
$39.99

LANCE JOHNSON NEW YORK METS 1996 ALL STAR SIGNED OML BASEBALL
$39.99

DOMINIC SMITH NEW YORK METS SIGNED OML BASEBALL
$39.99

AKEEL MORRIS NEW YORK METS SIGNED OML BASEBALL
$34.99

TOUGH! 1986 FLEER #74 RICK AGUILERA METS TWINS HOF SIGNED AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE CARD
$24.95

Gary Carter autograph 8 x 10 photo psa dna Expos
$74.00

1996 Jim Leyritz Darryl Strawberry Game Used Signed World Series Bat PSA Steiner
$1,999.99
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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: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 19 days 9 hours 44 minutes 33 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
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Bids: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6700.00
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Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
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Past Sales: 147
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 270
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
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Past Sales: 101
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 99
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 11 minutes 7 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
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Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Past Sales: 116
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 11 minutes 7 seconds
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Past Sales: 48
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
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Past Sales: 45
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 26 days 19 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 65
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
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Past Sales: 58
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 8 days 2 hours 35 minutes 40 seconds
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Past Sales: 217
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.29
Time Left: 24 days 2 hours 59 minutes 15 seconds
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Past Sales: 107
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
Time Left: 29 days 11 hours 33 minutes 54 seconds
42 watchers
Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
Time Left: 26 days 21 hours 17 minutes 38 seconds
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Bids: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1925.00
Time Left: 15 hours 56 minutes 10 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 89
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
Time Left: 2 days 8 hours 50 minutes 16 seconds
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Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.95
Time Left: 11 days 3 hours 19 minutes 29 seconds
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Past Sales: 40
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 25 days 23 hours 48 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.39
Time Left: 19 days 10 hours 6 minutes 26 seconds
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Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 21 days 10 hours 53 minutes 38 seconds
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Bids: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $810.00
Time Left: 1 day 7 hours 4 minutes 48 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $36.00
Time Left: 17 days 5 hours 52 minutes 52 seconds
35 watchers
Bids: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $355.00
Time Left: 8 hours 13 minutes 38 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 65
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 44
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.65
Time Left: 13 days 19 hours 39 minutes 34 seconds
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Past Sales: 38
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 90
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.85
Time Left: 26 days 1 hour 50 minutes 46 seconds
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Past Sales: 40
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 25 days 23 hours 48 minutes 3 seconds
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Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $680.00
Time Left: 49 minutes 21 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 102
Current Bid/Price (USD): $35.90
Time Left: 2 days 8 hours 50 minutes 16 seconds
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 25 days 23 hours 48 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 8 days 2 hours 35 minutes 40 seconds
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 8 days 2 hours 35 minutes 40 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 49 minutes 45 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
Time Left: 24 days 2 hours 34 minutes 36 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $150.00
Time Left: 26 days 7 hours 32 minutes 29 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.99
Time Left: 15 days 23 hours 41 minutes 44 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 11 minutes 7 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $62.99
Time Left: 6 days 2 hours 13 minutes 48 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.99
Time Left: 6 days 20 hours 31 minutes 54 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.00
Time Left: 11 days 23 hours 11 minutes 45 seconds
29 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $96.00
Time Left: 3 hours 10 minutes 25 seconds

More Info

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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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