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 SPORT TAGZ FLEXIBLE DOG TAG NECKLACE SEAVER RYAN HARVEY
$7.95

new majestic new york mets mens sleeveless t-shirt size S
$11.99

VINTAGE NEW YORK METS NIGHT TABLE LAMP A BEAUTY
$24.99

New York Mets Floating Cooler
$19.99

5 Mike Piazza RARE Bobble Heads by Bobble Dobbles - Hand Painted - New in box
$30.00

NY Mets mirror
$9.99

Shea Stadium Final Season Limited Edition Pin Set New York Mets Rare HTF NY
$499.99

2013 MLB All Star Game Ltd Ed Program ASG Signed Auto Brandon Nimmo NY Mets FS
$129.99

NEW YORK METS MLB BASEBALL NIGHTLIGHT NEW IN BOX RYAN SEAVER
$9.95

2013 NY METS LTD EDT ALL-STAR PIN SET 86 of 2013 Shea Stadium CitiField New York
$99.99

2012 New York Mets 50th Anniversary Logo Gold Official MLB Baseball NY Sold Out
$74.99

NEW YORK METS GAMEWEAR BASEBALL SEAM KEY CHAIN SEAVER RYAN
$9.95

NEW YORK METS LEATHER CELL PHONE CASE LOWEST PRICE ON EBAY RYAN SEAVER
$9.95

New York Mets Gary Carter The Kid #8 Pin Sold Out Opening Day 4 5 2012 HTF NY
$59.99

2013 MLB All Star Game Ltd Ed ASG Program Futures Cover Noah Syndergaard NY Mets
$59.99

New York Mets CITI FIELD INAUGURAL GAME 2009 Commemorative Poster Print
$39.99
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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

Victoria's Secret PINK Sport Fitness Baseball New York Mets Blue Shorts Small
$12.99

New! New York Mets 2013 MLB All Star Game Polo Shirt Size L Citi Field Queens
$19.99

BOYS 0-3 MONTHS NEW YORK METS BASEBALL MLB SHIRT & SHORT SET MAJESTIC NWT
$15.99

T-SHIRT NEW YORK METS BASEBALL CLUB
$8.88

Vintage New York Mets T Shirt 80's 1986 World Champs NYC Baseball MLB Rare Grey
$34.00

New York Mets American Needle Back 2 Front Snapback Hat MLB Baseball Cap NEW
$23.36

New York Mets MLB Licensed Baseball Hat Adjustable Back HS1
$9.95

New York Mets Coaches Shirt Large
$14.99

New York Mets Mens Slip On Slippers Stripe
$21.99

MEN'S NEW YORK METS SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT-SIZE: MEDIUM
$20.00

new york mets mlb baseball team 11 orange L large buttondown T shirt
$24.99

5TH & Ocean MLB New York Mets T-Shirt Blue Medium Chest 18”
$15.95

'47 BRAND Men's New York Mets Ripley Stretch Fit Cap TEAM
$22.10

NEW NY New York Mets Girls Cheerleader Dress Baby Size 18M 18 Mo Costume Cheer
$12.99

NEW NY New York Mets Girls Cheerleader Dress Baby Size 24M 24 Mo Costume Cheer
$14.99

New York Mets New Era 59fifty Hat Blue Great Condition 7 5 8 Lightly Worn
$10.00
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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

JIM BEAUCHAMP NEW YORK METS SIGNED CARD ST LOUIS CARDINALS ATLANTA BRAVES REDS
$20.00

SHANE SPENCER SIGNED MICHAEL 1998 WORLD SERIES BALL NY YANKEES METS RANGERS JSA
$49.99

Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry signed 8x10 photo! New York Mets!
$79.99

Mike Piazza Signed Black Rawlings ADIRONBACK bat w Certificate of Authenticity
$159.99

THE 1969 METS AUTO SIGNED TOMMIE AGEE ED KRANEPOOL ED CHARLES ART SHAMSKY JSA
$29.99

THE 1969 METS AUTO SIGNED TUG MCGRAW CAL KOONCE JERRY KOOSMAN JSA BEAUTIFUL SIGS
$89.99

TUG MCGRAW JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1991 PROGRAM AUTOGRAPH
$47.00

TUG MCGRAW SIGNED 1970 TOPPS PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$44.00

TUG MCGRAW CHRIS SHORT PSA DNA SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTH AUTOGRAPH
$149.00

DARRYL STRAWBERRY VINTAGE PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH
$64.00

RON DARLING METS SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$57.00

DARRYL STRAWBERRY VINTAGE PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH
$64.00

TUG MCGRAW JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1983 LETTER AUTOGRAPH
$49.00

TOM SEAVER VINTAGE REDS SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00

DARRYL STRAWBERRY VINTAGE PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH
$64.00

TOM SEAVER SIGNED PSA DNA 1989 FDC AUTOGRAPH
$45.00
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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.

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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 24 days 23 hours 40 minutes 44 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $75.00
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.95
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Past Sales: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
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Past Sales: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $80.00
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Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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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): $20.00
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Bids: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $251.00
Time Left: 3 days 21 hours 10 minutes 29 seconds
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Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.50
Time Left: 28 days 2 hours 1 minute 40 seconds
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Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Past Sales: 47
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.24
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.10
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Past Sales: 147
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.80
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Past Sales: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.75
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Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.50
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Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
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Past Sales: 8
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 1 day 13 hours 44 minutes 14 seconds
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Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 8 days 4 hours 1 minute 15 seconds
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Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 23 days 17 hours 34 minutes 32 seconds
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Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 26 days 11 minutes 14 seconds
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Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.80
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Bids: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $44.21
Time Left: 23 hours 33 minutes 30 seconds
28 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
Time Left: 1 day 14 hours 18 minutes 4 seconds
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Bids: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $408.55
Time Left: 2 days 10 hours 41 minutes 38 seconds
28 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 26 days 22 hours 31 minutes 42 seconds

More Info

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