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

Shea Stadium New York Mets concession pins 15 for only $30, that's just $2 each!
$30.00

NEW YORK METS FLAG USA 3X5 MLB CESPEDES SYNDERGAARD DEGROM COLON BASEBALL
$22.88

Shea Stadium New York Mets concession pin, of the stadium!
$9.99

NEW YORK METS 1986 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WORD CHAMPIONSHIP T SHIRT SIZE ADULT LRG
$19.99

Willie Mays Hagerstown Suns NY Mets HALL of FAME 2005 Bobble Bobblehead SGA
$199.95

Shea Stadium concession pin, April 7, 1993 NY Mets vs Colorado Rockies1 Series
$9.99

NY Mets vs Atlanta Braves Sept 26-28 2000 Rally Towel SHOWDOWN AT SHEA Stadium
$9.99

NY Mets vs St Louis Cards NLCS October 2000 Rally Towel AT SHEA Stadium
$9.99

New York Mets Benny Agbayani Hawaiian Punch Rally Towel AT SHEA Stadium
$9.99

NEW YORK METS CITI FIELD INAUGURAL GAME LANYARD & PIN
$74.99

New York Mets Individual Billiard Ball
$19.55

New York Mets 1986 Wood Display Case for Championship Rings w Plate Patch
$55.00

Men's New Era New York Mets Blue Official Batting Practice Cap size M L
$12.00

2009 NEW YORK METS YANKEES FIRST SUBWAY SERIES @ CITI FIELD BASEBALL INAUGURAL
$59.99

blue New York Mets “TAKE OCTOBER” 2015 NL Champs t-shirt (NWOT) - adult large
$15.00

NEW ERA FITTED HAT ON FIELD 2007 COLLECTIBLES 5950 NEW YORK METS ALT 100% WOOL
$35.99
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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

DAVID WRIGHT New York Mets #5 - MLB Baseball Blue JERSEY T-Shirt New! NWT LARGE
$16.95

Nike NY New York Mets Blue Shirt Size S Mens Baseball
$8.50

NEW YORK METS MLB Infant Baby Girls Size 3-6 Months Bodysuit Outfit Baseball
$6.98

Women's Dooney & Bourke New York Mets Signature Zip Satchel
$248.99

MLB NEW YORK METS L LARGE Tshirt BASEBALL short sleeve shirt COTTON
$14.95

New York Mets Vintage Adidas Sweater Size XL
$16.79

New York Mets - Vintage Logo Soft T-Shirt
$28.00

New York Mets - 1962 Logo MLB 400 Adult Flat Brim Snapback Cap
$28.00

New York Mets - Vintage Logo Soft T-Shirt
$28.00

New York Mets - Vintage Logo Soft T-Shirt
$28.00

New York Mets - Logo Raglan Bones Adjustable Baseball Cap
$18.95

New York Mets - Logo The Heavy Vintage Pocket Adult T-Shirt
$40.00

New York Mets - Logo The Heavy Vintage Pocket Adult T-Shirt
$40.00

New York Mets - Logo The Heavy Vintage Pocket Adult T-Shirt
$42.00

New Era 59Fifty New York Mets Alternate 2 2016 Fitted Hat (Royal-Orange) MLB Cap
$29.99

New Era 59Fifty New York Mets Alternate 2 2016 Fitted Hat (Royal-Orange) MLB 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.

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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

SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL TOM SEAVER! NOT CERTIFIED NOR IS IT GRADED
$50.00

Mike Piazza Autographed Baseball 2006 WBC Global Authentics
$84.15

JOSE VALENTIN AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL O.M.L. NEW YORK METS w COA & BALL CUBE
$32.99

FRANK VIOLA Signed Autographed BASEBALL BALL 88 CY Inscr. Twins, NY Mets w COA
$35.99

Mookie Wilson Autographed New York Mets 8x10 Color Photo PSA DNA
$39.25

Keith Hernandez Autograph New York Mets 8x10 Color Batting Cage Photo JSA
$39.25

Gregg Jeffries Autograph New York Mets 8x10 Color Photos JSA
$24.25

John Franco Autographed New York Mets 8x10 Color Photo PSA DNA
$39.25

Edgardo Alfonzo Signed New York Mets 1997 Game Program
$27.50

Dwight Doc Gooden Autographed New York Mets 8x10 Color Photo JSA
$39.25

Signed 8x10 RUSTY STAUB New York Mets Autographed photo - COA
$24.99

Mike Pelfry Signed Ball Autographed Baseball Mets COA
$49.99

ED KRANEPOOL Mets Leroy Nieman Signed 8"x11" Advertisement JSA COA
$29.95

2012 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN #GQA-JN JON NIESE METS SIGNED CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH CARD
$29.95

1986 NY METS DWIGHT "DOC" GOODEN Autographed JERSEY JSA -Mitchell
$99.99

Lot of 25 2005 Topps Fan Favorites Dwight Gooden Autographed Cards B
$125.00
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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.

100 watchers
Past Sales: 56
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 23 days 16 hours 38 minutes 53 seconds
97 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 19 days 22 hours 29 minutes 37 seconds
92 watchers
Past Sales: 178
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 26 days 13 hours 52 minutes 47 seconds
85 watchers
Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
Time Left: 20 days 12 hours 39 minutes 8 seconds
81 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
Time Left: 13 days 11 hours 11 minutes 57 seconds
75 watchers
Past Sales: 281
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
Time Left: 1 day 13 hours 28 minutes 33 seconds
70 watchers
Past Sales: 156
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 12 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds
69 watchers
Past Sales: 107
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 12 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds
64 watchers
Past Sales: 103
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 12 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds
61 watchers
Past Sales: 67
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 26 days 15 hours 30 minutes 21 seconds
61 watchers
Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 26 days 20 hours 29 minutes 35 seconds
59 watchers
Past Sales: 120
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 12 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds
58 watchers
Past Sales: 49
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
Time Left: 12 days 13 hours 41 minutes 34 seconds
58 watchers
Past Sales: 46
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 26 days 13 hours 4 minutes 7 seconds
53 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 13 days 12 hours 48 minutes 51 seconds
53 watchers
Past Sales: 68
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 26 days 15 hours 29 minutes 21 seconds
51 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
Time Left: 27 days 10 hours 2 minutes 42 seconds
48 watchers
Past Sales: 112
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
Time Left: 18 minutes 58 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 59
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 8 days 15 hours 20 minutes 44 seconds
43 watchers
Past Sales: 92
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 35 minutes 20 seconds
42 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.00
Time Left: 25 days 13 hours 22 minutes 50 seconds
40 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2027.00
Time Left: 8 days 20 hours 59 minutes 54 seconds
39 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 1 day 21 hours 37 minutes 2 seconds
39 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 26 days 12 hours 33 minutes 7 seconds
38 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $36.00
Time Left: 17 days 18 hours 37 minutes 56 seconds
37 watchers
Bids: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $300.00
Time Left: 4 days 20 hours 35 minutes 39 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 44
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.95
Time Left: 14 days 8 hours 24 minutes 38 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 21 days 23 hours 38 minutes 42 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 65
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 13 days 14 hours 58 minutes 6 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 20 days 23 hours 7 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 23 days 7 hours 22 minutes 57 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 26 days 12 hours 33 minutes 7 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 26 days 12 hours 33 minutes 7 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.04
Time Left: 19 days 22 hours 51 minutes 30 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $169.99
Time Left: 28 days 21 hours 28 minutes 43 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 29 days 12 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.95
Time Left: 11 days 16 hours 4 minutes 33 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 95
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.49
Time Left: 20 days 1 hour 57 minutes 1 second
34 watchers
Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.91
Time Left: 21 days 22 hours 48 minutes 44 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 90
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.85
Time Left: 26 days 14 hours 35 minutes 50 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 104
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 35 minutes 20 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 8
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.99
Time Left: 4 days 16 hours 5 minutes 30 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 8 days 15 hours 20 minutes 44 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $150.00
Time Left: 26 days 20 hours 17 minutes 33 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 28 days 12 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.97
Time Left: 28 days 15 hours 15 minutes 7 seconds
32 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $529.00
Time Left: 4 days 20 hours 34 minutes 53 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.99
Time Left: 16 days 12 hours 31 minutes 48 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 16 days 19 hours 39 minutes 49 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
Time Left: 24 days 15 hours 19 minutes 40 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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