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 Jacket Genuine Major League Merchandise Size XL
$9.95

ONE NEW YORK JETS & ONE NEW YORK METS NEOPRENE LONGNECK BOTTLE SUITS
$11.99

NWT MAJESTIC NEW YORK METS CROSSBAR SHORTS LARGE L
$17.99

40 2014 MLB New York Mets Stickers
$8.50

David Wright New York Mets Three60 Gear HD Graphic Photo T-Shirt Men's Size L
$6.49

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 2XT
$29.99

Carlos Beltran Ny Mets Jersey Pinstipes Ny Yankees Cardinals Astros Royals
$9.99

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 3XL
$29.99

Carlos Beltran, Sporting News Magazine, N.Y. Mets, March 11, 2005
$6.99

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 2XL
$29.99

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 3XT
$29.99

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 5XL
$29.99

Majestic Authentic Collection MLB New York Mets 1 4 Zip Hoodie NWT 6XL
$29.99

NY METS YANKEES SUBWAY SERIES PINT GLASS 2002
$8.99

New York Mets MLB Baseball 3" Traditional Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament
$8.88

MLB New York Mets Jose Reyes 7 Youth Kids Baseball Tshirt Tee Blue Orange Large
$12.95
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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

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

New York Mets T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

NEW YORK METS MLB BASKETBALL SHORTS ADULT SIZE L G G NEW BY MAJESTIC (D24)
$29.95

New York Mets #5 Wright jersey shirt youth large
$14.39

New York Mets jersey shirt youth large
$15.99

NEW YORK METS FATHERS DAY 2014 GIVEAWAY CAP
$5.85

Victoria's Secret PINK METS Hoodie New York Mets SUPER CUTE Size Large
$45.99

New York Mets snap back cap ds w tags hat
$40.00

New York Mets MLB snapback cap hat ds w tags
$36.00

NEW YORK METS NY GIANTS COOPERSTOWN SNAPBACK CAP hat AMERICAN NEEDLE vintage
$24.88

T-SHIRT NEW YORK METS CARLOS REYES 7 SHEA STADIUM BASEBALL CLUB
$10.00

Vintage 1960's NEW YORK METS Belt Buckle - Major League Baseball Promotions Corp
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99

New York Mets On-Field Royal Blue & Orange MLB New Era 5950 Fitted Cap
$29.99
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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.

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

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

2013 New York Mets Autograph Hat- Juan Lagares, Ike Davis, Justin Turner + Team
$21.50

Doc Gooden SIGNED Gray Jersey - JSA Witness - New York Mets Autographed
$119.99

David wright autographed framed 16x20 photo STEINER
$100.00

Nolan Ryan Autographed Signed Legends Magazine NY Mets Texas Rangers HOF
$49.99

GARY CARTER Signed Autographed 16X20 Photo HOF NY METS Expos
$39.99

2015 Museum Collection Jacob DeGrom Silver Ink Black Framed Auto 1 5=1 1 Mets
$51.01

Gary Carter Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card #441 PSA DNA #83450111
$55.00

LEN LENNY DYKSTRA SIGNED OML BASEBALL JSA COA NEW YORK METS
$39.99

Tom Seaver Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Card #446 PSA DNA #83450133
$59.00

Tom Seaver Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card #370 PSA DNA #83450135
$59.00

TOMMIE AGEE AUTOGRAPHED ONL BASEBALL WITH "69 METS" - DECEASED 2001
$225.00

GARY CARTER Montreal Expos autographed 8x10 photo (#2358)
$149.99

GARY CARTER Montreal Expos autographed 8x10 photo (#2359)
$149.99

GARY CARTER Montreal Expos autographed 8x10 photo (#2360)
$149.99

KEITH HERNANDEZ Signed 16x20 Photo NY METS 1986 WS Champs Insc Auto LEAF COA
$49.98

Autographed Darryl Strawberry Mets Magazine Fanatics Authentic COA Item#4536285
$99.95
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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.

91 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 27 days 3 hours 49 minutes 28 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
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Past Sales: 31
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Past Sales: 77
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.95
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Past Sales: 36
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
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45 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.50
Time Left: 3 days 39 minutes 2 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 284
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Past Sales: 370
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.12
Time Left: 12 days 22 hours 9 minutes 38 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 20 days 18 hours 8 minutes 42 seconds
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Past Sales: 40
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.99
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Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 54 minutes 52 seconds
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Past Sales: 83
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.50
Time Left: 23 hours 30 minutes 58 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $78.87
Time Left: 1 day 1 hour 52 minutes 45 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $55.00
Time Left: 6 days 2 hours 36 minutes 52 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 158
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 18 days 23 hours 14 minutes 57 seconds
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Past Sales: 109
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 24 days 54 minutes 40 seconds
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Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.00
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Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $365.00
Time Left: 3 hours 21 minutes 33 seconds
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Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 21 hours 58 minutes 44 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $80.00
Time Left: 2 days 1 hour 51 minutes 30 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 52 minutes 58 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 10 days 8 hours 9 minutes 59 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 55
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 20 days 20 hours 17 minutes 57 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 28 days 4 hours 19 minutes 58 seconds
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Past Sales: 149
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.80
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Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.49
Time Left: 6 days 11 hours 17 minutes 57 seconds
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Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 6 days 18 hours 16 minutes 2 seconds
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Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 12 days 4 hours 42 minutes 12 seconds
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Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 29 days 4 hours 58 minutes 33 seconds
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Past Sales: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.95
Time Left: 10 days 19 hours 45 minutes 54 seconds
28 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 25 days 21 hours 43 minutes 16 seconds
28 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 29 days 2 hours 40 minutes 26 seconds
27 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.99
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27 watchers
Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.99
Time Left: 11 days 17 hours 11 minutes 33 seconds
27 watchers
Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
Time Left: 21 days 13 hours 44 minutes 29 seconds
27 watchers
Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 22 days 23 hours 52 minutes 45 seconds
27 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $35.00
Time Left: 24 days 23 hours 57 minutes 47 seconds
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Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 1 day 18 hours 55 minutes 1 second

More Info

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