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

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NEW New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector DVD SET Rare Baseball Films Shea
$139.95
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New York Mets Floating Cooler
$19.99
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NY NEW YORK METS "NY" LOGO SCRUB HAT RARE! FREE USA SHIPPING & CUSTOM SIZING!
$14.99
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BLUE New York Mets MLB Baseball Logo Hat Cap 7 1 8 NY EUC MISTER METS ON FRONT
$9.99
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New York Mets Baseball Rodriguez Jersey Men's XL Stripe
$49.49
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New York Mets B-Line Slingbag Backpack - Black
$27.96
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NEW YORK METS REYES SIZE 4 T SHIRT JERSEY
$10.39
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NEW YORK METS REYES SIZE 7 T SHIRT JERSEY
$10.39
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Majestic MLB New York Mets Carlos Beltran #15 Black Jersey XL Free shipping
$45.99
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Antigua Women's New York Mets Relax Ls 100% Cotton Washed Jersey Scoop Neck Tee
$24.99
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Antigua Women's New York Mets Relax Ls 100% Cotton Washed Jersey Scoop Neck Tee
$24.99
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Framed Tom Seaver Sports Illustrated Autograph Print SoY - 1969 Mets
$36.99
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NEW YORK METS EARLY 70s FULL SIZE PENNANT-TOM SEAVER JERRY KOOSMAN YOGI BERRA
$29.99
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SUBWAY - NEW YORK METS Gift Cards - Never Used, 4 of them, No $$$ Value
$7.60
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NEW YORK METS NEW ERA BASEBALL CAP. SZ. 7 3 8. NEVER WORN!
$18.00
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**NWT** New York Mets - Mike Piazza Tee Shirt Youth Size Large (14 16)
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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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Vintage 80s 1986 New York Mets World Series Champions Shirt NY Rare MLB M - S
$34.95
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Antigua Women's New York Mets Relax Ls 100% Cotton Washed Jersey Scoop Neck Tee
$24.99
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Antigua Women's New York Mets Relax Ls 100% Cotton Washed Jersey Scoop Neck Tee
$24.99
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NEW YORK METS Black & Blue WOOL BLEND Hat Ball Cap NWOT!
$19.99
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New York Mets Fitted Cap
$8.50
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New Era 39thirty Hat New York Mets
$17.50
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Vintage New York Mets Youth Size Medium Rain Coat Poncho - Excellent Condition
$9.99
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NEW YORK METS BALL #2 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT MLB BASEBALL Sports
$5.00
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New Era New York Mets 59FIFTY Fitted Cap - Royal Blue Orange
$20.27
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New Era Men's New York Mets 2014 All Star Game 39Thirty Fitted Cap
$29.99
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New Era Men's New York Mets 2014 All Star Game 39Thirty Fitted Cap
$29.99
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Antigua Men's New York Mets Highland Desert Dry™ Xtra-Lite Moisture Management
$99.99
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'47 Brand Men's New York Mets New York Mets Catfish Cap Grey
$28.00
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New Era Men's New York Mets 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
$27.98
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New Era Men's New York Mets 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
$27.98
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New Era Men's New York Mets 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
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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

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Signed New York Mets Jerseys

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Signed New York Mets Balls

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Signed New York Mets Bats

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Gary Carter Signed Auto Autographed 1983 Topps Ball Baseball Card HOF Expos Mets
$20.00
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Nolan Ryan Auto Autographed Signed Ball Baseball Mets Angels Astros HOF Holder
$65.00
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Gary Carter Signed Auto Autographed 1983 Fleer Vintage Ball Baseball Card HOFer
$20.00
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Tom Seaver Signed 11x14 Photo 7 24 88 JSA Certified Auto 215913S
$31.49
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ZACK WHEELER Signed Auto Authentic 11x14 Photo NEW YORK METS W COA
$59.95
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ZACK WHEELER Signed Auto Authentic 11x14 Photo NEW YORK METS W COA
$59.95
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SIGNED METS ORIOLES RANGERS TAYLOR TEAGARDEN GAME USED BAT PROOF COA!!!
$54.99
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Tom Seaver Signed 11x14 Photo 7 24 88 JSA Certified Auto 215918S
$31.49
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New York Mets Minnesota Twins Johan Santana Signed Auto 8x10 Studio Photo
$39.95
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New York Mets Minnesota Twins Johan Santana Signed Auto 8x10 Studio Photo
$39.95
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JOSE REYES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO OFFICIAL PHOTOFILE IMAGE NY METS PROOF
$34.99
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MOOKIE WILSON BILL BUCKNER ROBINSON GEDMAN STANLEY SIGNED 20x24 WORLD SERIES 86
$149.00
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MOOKIE WILSON RICH GEDMAN BOB STANLEY 8X10 SIGNED 86 WORLD SERIES WILD PITCH JSA
$35.00
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TOM SEAVER NY METS HALL OF FAMER SIGNED 11x14 PHOTO TOM SEAVER DAY JULY 1988
$55.00
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JOSE REYES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO TORONTO BLUEJAYS PHOTOFILE MLB ALLSTAR NICE
$34.99
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Darryl Strawberry Auto Signed Rawlings Official Major Leage Baseball Yankees
$24.99
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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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More Info

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