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 ERA New York Mets Hat Cap 950 Pinsnap2 Snapback Headwear Men One Size Blue
$25.99

NEW ERA Men 9Fifty New York Mets Snapback Hat Cap Green Undervisor One Size Blue
$24.00

MLB Teams Hair Coil Officially Licensed - Pick Your Team
$7.75

MLB Teams 24OZ Insulated Water Bottle - Pick Your Team
$12.97

New York Mets 18-inch Wood Logo Plaque
$50.39

CHOOSE TEAM New Bracelet Ladies High Quality NO Plasic Beads 7.5-8.5in MLB Charm
$11.83

CHOOSE TEAM New Bracelet Ladies High Quality NO Plasic Beads 7.5-8.5in MLB Charm
$11.35

Boys New York Mets T Shirt XL 18 20 NEW
$5.99

NWT Adidas Size Large New York Mets Tee shirt
$19.99

New York Mets MLB Sport Noir Sheen Cross-body Purse 8.5" x 2" x 7.5"
$75.00

New York Mets MLB Prospect Deluxe Weekender Bag 21.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 in..
$169.00

New York Mets MLB Youth Kids Team Uniform Jersey Set add any name
$31.99

New York Mets Uno Card Game NEW MLB L@@K
$12.59

New York Mets 47 Brand Montreux Knit Trapper MLB Baseball Winter Hat Blue
$22.95

New York Mets MLB Sleeveless T-Shirt Blue
$19.99

New York Mets MLB Sleeveless T-Shirt Blue
$19.99
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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

JOSE REYES New York METS #7 - MLB Baseball JERSEY T-Shirt New! NWT Adult XXXL 3X
$11.94

MLB New York Mets Logo Team Colors 501 Adult Quarter Socks - Blue Orange
$13.99

JOSE REYES New York METS #7 Baseball MLB JERSEY T-Shirt New! NWT Adult XXXXXL 5X
$15.94

JOSE REYES New York METS - MLB Baseball #7 Black JERSEY T-Shirt New NWT XXXXL 4X
$14.44

VINTAGE DS 1991 NEW YORK METS SCREEN SHADOW STARTER T SHIRT USA SMALL S MLB NY
$20.00

VINTAGE DEADSTOCK NEW YORK METS AROUND THE HORN T SHIRT SALEM MLB NY X-LARGE XL
$20.00

VINTAGE DEADSTOCK 1988 NEW YORK METS STARTER T SHIRT USA SMALL S NY MLB RETRO
$20.00

VINTAGE DEADSTOCK 1991 NEW YORK METS T SHIRT SALEM MLB NY SMALL S RARE RETRO NWT
$20.00

VINTAGE DS 1991 NEW YORK METS SCREEN SHADOW STARTER T SHIRT USA LARGE L MLB NY
$20.00

Concept One New York Mets Helga Handbag - Navy
$34.99

NWT 24 Months New York Mets Pink Jacket & Pants 2 Piece Set Wind Breaker
$19.99

NWT New York Mets "Little Miss Mets" 6 9 Months Dress By Majestic Super Cute!
$19.99

NWT 18 Months New York Mets Pink Jacket & Pants 2 Piece Set Wind Breaker
$19.99

EUC MEN'S ADIDAS NEW YORK METS ZIP FRONT FLEECE FEEL JACKET SIZE MEDIUM
$14.99

**NEW YORK METS** PEWTER BELT BUCKLE - VINTAGE 1990
$14.99

VICTORIA SECRET PINK Major League Baseball Fitted V-Neck Tee MULTI TEAMS SIZES
$13.39
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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

MIKE PIAZZA Sweet Spot Single Signed OML Baseball Dodgers Mets Marlins Padres
$149.95

TOM GLAVINE Single Signed ONL Baseball EARLY Career Auto 1995 Braves Mets
$99.95

DAVID WRIGHT Single Signed OML w #5 Inscription Baseball Mets
$99.95

MIKE PIAZZA Single Signed Baseball Dodgers Mets Marlins Padres Athletics
$149.95

NEW YORK METS NOLAN RYAN 1969 World Series Ring & Custom Display Un Signed
$129.00

April 7, 1986 TIME Magazine-Dwight Gooden-Autographed-NY Mets-No Label-NM
$45.00

Mookie Wilson And Bill Buckner Autographed Photo 1986 World Series Game 6 Met...
$221.57

Hobie Landrith Autographed Baseball Inscribed 1St Mets Player 1962
$73.94

2009 TOPPS CAREER BEST JOSE REYES AUTO JERSEY 23 50- RARE CARD METS TORONTO
$65.00

Dave Kingman Autographed New York Mets 8X10 Photo
$43.59

Alvin Dark Autographed New York Mets 8X10 Photo
$43.59

Wayne Garrett Autographed New York Mets 8X10 Photo
$43.59

Doc Gooden Autographed New York Mets 8X10 Photo With 1986 World Series Champs...
$40.87

Wayne Garrett Autographed New York Mets 8X10 Photo 1969 World Series Champion...
$48.59

1986 New York Mets Team Signed World Series Celebration 16X20 Photograph Incl...
$415.99

Sid Fernandez autographed baseball card (New York Mets) 1987 Donruss No.323
$26.80
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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: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 25 days 21 hours 48 minutes 55 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $2025.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $701.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $930.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.97
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Past Sales: 50
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
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Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.97
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.50
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $81.00
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Past Sales: 49
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 27 days 20 hours 39 minutes 53 seconds
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Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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34 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 21 days 17 hours 52 minutes 12 seconds
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Past Sales: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.99
Time Left: 27 days 19 hours 48 minutes 58 seconds
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Past Sales: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.79
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.65
Time Left: 5 days 5 hours 17 minutes 24 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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