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.

Chicagoland 225×125 in-post ad

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 vs LA Dodgers Citi Field gm 4 (home gm 2) FULL ticket 2015 NLDS
$29.99

New York Mets Star&strips Large flag Size3x5Feet shipped from China
$5.51

MLB NY Mets Genuine Merchandise Adult Large Poly Cotton Combo REALLY NICE Jacket
$138.98

MLB Adidas New York Mets Genuine Merchandise 6-9 Months Short Sleeve Shirt
$12.98

NY Mets Royals FULL unused Strip every Citi Field home ticket 2015 World Series
$99.99

NY Mets Royals FULL unused ticket Strip Citi Field home gm 4&5 2015 World Series
$49.99

'47 Brand New York Mets McKinley Closer Stretch fit Adjustable Hat
$27.99

New York Mets NY Logo Stars & Stripes USA Majestic T Shirt Jersey NEW NWT
$18.74

New York Mets NY Logo Stars & Stripes USA Majestic T Shirt Jersey NEW NWT
$18.74

New York Mets NY Logo Stars & Stripes USA Majestic T Shirt Jersey NEW NWT
$21.88

New York Mets NY Logo Stars & Stripes USA Majestic T Shirt Jersey NEW NWT
$16.24

MLB New York Mets Teddy Bear Mascot Plush Stuffed Animal NWT 10" NEW
$14.99

New York Mets New Era On the Field 7 5 8 50th Anniversary Hat Cap Beastie
$17.50

Game 3 ONLY NY Mets win vs Royals FULL ticket Citi Field home 2015 World Series
$39.99

Game 3 ONLY NY Mets win v Royals FULL ticket Citi Field home 2015 World Series
$34.99

2002 Collectors Series Roberto Alomar New York Mets Bobblehead Doll SHARP
$25.00
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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

New York Mets Logo Majestic MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball Jersey NWOT
$14.39

NEW YORK METS american needle hat cap 1990'S FITTED SIZE 7 3 8
$22.49

New York Mets Garter Handmade White, Blue and Orange
$20.00

New York Mets Adidas sleeveless infant shirt size 24 months
$5.99

New York Mets Authentic GENUINE MERCHANDISE TRUE FAN jersey size Large
$14.99

New York Mets Embroidered MLB Genuine Merchandise Toddler t-shirt size Large
$5.99

New York Mets MLB AUTHENTIC COLLECTION t-shirt size XL
$10.00

New York Yankees New York Mets 2000 World Series Championship shirt NEW
$15.99

Vintage MLB New York Mets Satin Jacket Size LARGE Royal Blue Nylon
$69.95

Forever Collectibles Men Slippers NEW YORK METS SMALL
$9.99

Mets Hat Infant Mets Hat Ny Mets New York Mets Gift Baby Beanie queens mr mets
$14.00

New York METS - Gray T-Shirt Size L
$8.99

MLB New York Mets Large 3 Button PinStripe Jersey Style Purse Tote
$24.99

Bartolo Colon New York Mets Pitcher Batting at the Plate Baseball Swing T Shirt
$17.99

Bartolo Colon New York Mets Pitcher Batting at the Plate Baseball Swing T Shirt
$21.99

Bartolo Colon New York Mets Pitcher Batting at the Plate Baseball Swing T Shirt
$17.99
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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

SIGNED TIGERS METS 1ST RD PICK MICHAEL FULMER MLB PRIME GAME USED BAT PROOF COA
$79.99

JOSE REYES NEW YORK METS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 16X20 PHOTO COA STAR ROCKIES TORONTO
$59.99

JOSE REYES NEW YORK METS BLUE JAYS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO COA
$39.99

JOSE REYES NEW YORK METS BLUE JAYS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO COA
$39.99

STEVEN MATZ SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS MLB BASEBALL NEW YORK METS JSA
$109.99

JOSE REYES ANDERSON HERNANDEZ NEW YORK METS SIGNED CUSTOM FRAMED 16X20 PHOTO
$99.99

JOSE REYES NEW YORK METS BLUE JAYS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO COA
$39.99

JOHAN SANTANA NEW YORK METS TWINS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO COA
$44.99

Jose Reyes Autographed 11x14 w COA MLB NEW YORK METS COLORADO ROCKIES
$25.00

Dwight Gooden Autographed Official National League (Giamatti) Baseball-JSA Cert
$54.99

Mike Cameron Autographed Baseball Global Authentics Mets Padres
$49.00

STEVEN STEVE MATZ NY METS SIGNATURE DEBUT SIGNED M.L. JSA
$169.90

PSA DNA TUG MCGRAW SWEET SPOT AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED VINTAGE WHITE BASEBALL Z11275
$119.92

Don Cardwell 1970 Topps autographed auto signed card New York Mets
$21.99

Darryl Strawberry Autographed Official National League (Giamatti) Baseball - JSA
$69.99

Tom Glavine Autograph 8x10 Photo New York Mets World Series Champion GAI COA *MD
$25.00
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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.

99 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 20 days 23 hours 13 minutes 50 seconds
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $6100.00
Time Left: 22 hours 51 minutes 46 seconds
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Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
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Past Sales: 303
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
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Past Sales: 127
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 113
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 13 hours 45 minutes 24 seconds
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Past Sales: 109
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 27 days 21 hours 13 minutes 48 seconds
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Past Sales: 69
Current Bid/Price (USD): $13.45
Time Left: 27 days 16 hours 14 minutes 34 seconds
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Past Sales: 51
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.99
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Bids: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2425.00
Time Left: 4 days 23 hours 50 minutes 22 seconds
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Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Past Sales: 48
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
Time Left: 27 days 13 hours 48 minutes 20 seconds
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Past Sales: 71
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.95
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Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
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Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.99
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Past Sales: 60
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
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Past Sales: 86
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.95
Time Left: 27 days 20 hours 28 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 93
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
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Bids: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1225.00
Time Left: 1 day 11 hours 29 minutes 23 seconds
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Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $36.00
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Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
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Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.15
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Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 27 days 13 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds
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Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $32.99
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.49
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Past Sales: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 23 days 22 minutes 55 seconds
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.40
Time Left: 27 days 13 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds
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Past Sales: 44
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 13 hours 45 minutes 24 seconds
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Past Sales: 66
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 47
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.95
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Past Sales: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.99
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Past Sales: 106
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
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Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.95
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Past Sales: 91
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.85
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Past Sales: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $150.00
Time Left: 27 days 21 hours 1 minute 46 seconds
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Past Sales: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.73
Time Left: 27 days 13 hours 51 minutes 10 seconds
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Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $84.97
Time Left: 29 days 15 hours 59 minutes 20 seconds
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Past Sales: 64
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 13 hours 45 minutes 24 seconds
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Past Sales: 108
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.49
Time Left: 1 day 12 hours 47 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 69
Current Bid/Price (USD): $16.90
Time Left: 6 days 15 hours 32 minutes 55 seconds
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Past Sales: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.99
Time Left: 8 days 16 hours 6 minutes 48 seconds
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Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $42.99
Time Left: 9 days 16 hours 4 minutes 57 seconds
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Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.99
Time Left: 17 days 13 hours 11 minutes 1 second
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Past Sales: 115
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 17 days 20 hours 19 minutes 2 seconds
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Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 29 days 13 hours 7 minutes 56 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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