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 Noah Syndergaard 20x20 Uniframe Jersey Photo
$69.99

New York Mets Jacob deGrom 20x20 Uniframe Jersey Photo
$69.99

NEW YORK METS 2002 Fleer 1:24 Scale Diecast FORD THUNDERBIRD T-BIRD Ultra Rare!
$49.99

New York Mets Matt Harvey 20X20 Framed Uniframe Jersey Photo AAQL077
$69.99

New York Mets Matt Harvey 20x20 Framed Uniframe Jersey Photo
$69.99

New York Mets Majestic youth jersey size youth large
$13.99

David Wright MAJESTIC NY Mets 2015 World Series Synthetic Jersey T Shirt Men's L
$18.74

David Wright MAJESTIC NY Mets 2015 World Series Synthetic Jersey T Shirt Men's L
$18.74

New york mets jacket
$20.00

NY New York Mets oval gold tone lapel pin MLB c22210
$8.00

NEW MLB Adidas NY Mets Child T Shirt Size L 14 16 New without Tags
$11.00

MLB New York Mets Baby Infant Bib 0-6 Months
$6.99

NY New York Mets logo pinstripe pin MLB c29921
$8.00

2013 NY New York Mets All-Star Game generic logo shot glass shotglass
$10.00

NY New York Mets pitcher gold tone lapel pin MLB c22210
$8.00

New York Mets Leather Steering Wheel Cover
$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

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

New York Mets T-Shirts & Hats

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

Top eBay Listings

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

Under Armour New York Mets Gray Rival Fleece Performance Sweatshirt
$49.99

New York METS XL X-Large T shirt Combine shipping w Ebay cart
$5.39

HEBREW SPORTS TEAM NHL NBA NFL NEW YORK LOS ANGLES PHILADELPHIA FLORIDA T-SHIRT
$17.99

HEBREW SPORTS TEAM NHL NBA NFL NEW YORK LOS ANGLES PHILADELPHIA FLORIDA T-SHIRT
$17.99

HEBREW SPORTS TEAM NHL NBA NFL NEW YORK LOS ANGLES PHILADELPHIA FLORIDA T-SHIRT
$17.99

HEBREW SPORTS TEAM NHL NBA NFL NEW YORK LOS ANGLES PHILADELPHIA FLORIDA T-SHIRT
$17.99

HEBREW SPORTS TEAM NHL NBA NFL NEW YORK LOS ANGLES PHILADELPHIA FLORIDA T-SHIRT
$17.99

NEW ERA NEW YORK METS Fitted Hat Cap 59FIFTY MLB AUTHENTIC Size 7 1 8
$29.99

New York Mets Heartbeat T-shirt 2 Different colors to choose Free Shipping!!
$19.99

New York Mets Heartbeat T-shirt 2 Different colors to choose Free Shipping!!
$19.99

New York Mets Heartbeat T-shirt 2 Different colors to choose Free Shipping!!
$19.99
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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

YANKEES & METS STARS & LEGENDS (12) SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL PSA DNA RARE
$239.96

BASEBALL "BUGS" SERICEL AUTO TOM SEAVER, L&L
$180.00

Fernando Valenzuela Gary Carter Tony Gwynn Autograph Signed 86 AS Ball Baseball
$150.00

Gary Carter Autographed Sports Illustrated magazine April 4th 1983 (GAI)
$55.20

DAVID WRIGHT METS LEGEND HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS OML USED BASEBALL JSA
$127.96

Autographed Tom Glavine New York Mets 300th Win Signed 8x10 Photo w Inscription
$39.99

Gary Carter Montreal Expos 1982 Fleer Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$34.99

Autographed Mike Piazza Mets 8x10Photo Item#6443117
$449.99

Autographed Mike Piazza Mets 8x10Photo Item#6443118
$449.99

Autographed Mike Piazza Mets 16x20Photo Item#6443120
$499.99

DOMINIC SMITH 2015 Arizona Fall League Signed "Go METS!" Baseball Autograph
$35.95

Keith Hernandez Autographed Official National League (Giamatti) Baseball - JSA
$79.99

DARRYL STRAWBERRY + 1 Autographed Signed Edgewood Tahoe Golf Patron Pass 2008
$49.00

1981 DONRUSS #90 GARY CARTER AUTHENTIC ON CARD AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE AU6099
$29.99

1986 DONRUSS #609 TOM SEAVER AUTHENTIC ON CARD AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE AU6129
$39.99

Dwight Gooden Doctor K Autographed 1985 Shea Stadium Nike Flaming K Sign SGC COA
$93.58
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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: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 22 days 23 hours 39 minutes 37 seconds
86 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
Time Left: 23 days 13 hours 49 minutes 8 seconds
85 watchers
Past Sales: 179
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
Time Left: 29 days 15 hours 2 minutes 47 seconds
78 watchers
Bids: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4619.00
Time Left: 22 hours 32 minutes 7 seconds
78 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
Time Left: 16 days 12 hours 21 minutes 57 seconds
76 watchers
Past Sales: 310
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
Time Left: 4 days 14 hours 38 minutes 33 seconds
70 watchers
Past Sales: 130
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
69 watchers
Past Sales: 118
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
65 watchers
Past Sales: 167
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
65 watchers
Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $45.00
Time Left: 29 days 21 hours 39 minutes 35 seconds
64 watchers
Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
60 watchers
Past Sales: 69
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.95
Time Left: 29 days 16 hours 40 minutes 21 seconds
59 watchers
Past Sales: 54
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
Time Left: 15 days 14 hours 51 minutes 34 seconds
54 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
Time Left: 11 hours 12 minutes 42 seconds
54 watchers
Past Sales: 48
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
Time Left: 29 days 14 hours 14 minutes 7 seconds
53 watchers
Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 16 days 13 hours 58 minutes 51 seconds
53 watchers
Past Sales: 73
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.95
Time Left: 29 days 16 hours 39 minutes 21 seconds
47 watchers
Past Sales: 118
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
Time Left: 3 days 1 hour 28 minutes 58 seconds
47 watchers
Past Sales: 60
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 11 days 16 hours 30 minutes 44 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 95
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.26
Time Left: 5 days 22 hours 45 minutes 20 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 79
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.95
Time Left: 26 days 12 hours 7 minutes 55 seconds
43 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $23.03
Time Left: 24 days 23 hours 58 minutes 44 seconds
42 watchers
Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 29 days 13 hours 43 minutes 7 seconds
41 watchers
Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $84.97
Time Left: 1 day 16 hours 25 minutes 7 seconds
41 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $138.49
Time Left: 2 days 18 hours 44 minutes 9 seconds
41 watchers
Past Sales: 42
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 29 days 13 hours 43 minutes 7 seconds
39 watchers
Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.04
Time Left: 23 days 1 minute 30 seconds
39 watchers
Past Sales: 111
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.49
Time Left: 23 days 3 hours 7 minutes 1 second
38 watchers
Past Sales: 45
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
38 watchers
Past Sales: 68
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 16 days 16 hours 8 minutes 6 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.99
Time Left: 10 days 16 hours 32 minutes 35 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 24 days 10 minutes 7 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 88
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 108
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.26
Time Left: 5 days 22 hours 45 minutes 20 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.99
Time Left: 7 days 17 hours 15 minutes 30 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.95
Time Left: 14 days 17 hours 14 minutes 33 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $59.88
Time Left: 24 days 21 hours 57 minutes 53 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 69
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 6 minutes 11 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 70
Current Bid/Price (USD): $16.90
Time Left: 8 days 15 hours 58 minutes 42 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 11 days 16 hours 30 minutes 44 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 94
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.85
Time Left: 29 days 15 hours 45 minutes 50 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $150.00
Time Left: 29 days 21 hours 27 minutes 33 seconds
33 watchers
Bids: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $77.00
Time Left: 22 hours 26 minutes 10 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 3 days 22 hours 5 minutes 58 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.99
Time Left: 19 days 13 hours 36 minutes 48 seconds
32 watchers
Bids: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $62.00
Time Left: 23 hours 2 minutes 31 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 51
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 1 day 13 hours 33 minutes 43 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 50
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.65
Time Left: 17 days 9 hours 34 minutes 38 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 19 days 20 hours 44 minutes 49 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 50
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
Time Left: 21 days 19 hours 50 minutes 36 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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