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 YORK METS 44" x 28" PREMIUM EMBROIDERED BANNER FLAG
$34.99
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RETRO MLB NEW YORK METS LONG SLEEVE SHIRT SIZE S Mesh Lining by Majestic Thread
$10.50
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N.Y. METS 1982 PHOTO ALBUM
$19.99
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NEW YORK METS CITIFIELD QUEENS NY ALL STAR GAME 2013 OFFICIAL U V CUBED BASEBALL
$49.99
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Original STARTER MLB NEW YORK METS Satin Jacket Blue & Orange XL NWT
$69.99
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2010 New York Mets toy Lincoln MKR concept car new in box
$9.90
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NY Yankees vs NY Mets Subway Series 2000 Sweatshirt Lee Sport Youth XL Vintage
$23.00
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N.Y. METS 1981 NOSTALGIA ALBUM
$15.99
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New York Mets NEW ERA Baseball cap
$9.99
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New York Mets Flag 3X5' MLB New Style Baseball Banner Made USA Bjr
$19.95
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METS UNO Card Game New in Metal Box 2005 Major League Baseball Collector's Tin
$6.76
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METS 2014 T-Shirt Friday - COMPLETE SET of 12 T-Shirts - Size XL - NWT SGA
$149.95
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METS 2014 T-Shirt Friday - 10 T-Shirts - Size XL - NWT SGA
$125.00
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NEW YORK METS JERSEY MIKE PIAZZA,BLACK , MAJESTIC, SIZE LARGE
$29.99
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NWT Majestic NY Mets Cooperstown Collection Baseball Tickets World Series Shirt
$17.99
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NWT Majestic NY Mets Cooperstown Collection Baseball Tickets World Series Shirt
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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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BASEBALL HAT,NEW YORK METS,OFFICIAL,59FIFTY
$12.01
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New York Mets Baseball Cap Blue Orange
$10.99
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JH Design New York Mets Wool Jacket in Black and Orange WG 139
$79.99
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JH Design New York Mets Wool Jacket in Black and Orange WG 139
$79.99
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New York Mets Ladies Dark Blue V Neck T Shirt Touch by Alyssa Milano Sm
$17.75
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New York Mets Ladies Dark Blue V Neck T Shirt Touch by Alyssa Milano Sm
$17.75
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Vintage 80s New York Mets 1989 ARTEX Shirt 50 50 blend made in the USA rare oop
$9.99
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vans vault era lx X MLB New York Mets Special Edition Size 11
$220.00
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MLB New York Mets Logo High Quality Canvas Black Tote Bag Licensed
$8.99
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NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB NEW YORK METS Royal Orange
$29.99
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AUTHENTIC Mitchell & Ness 1983 New York Mets Tom Seaver Throwback Jersey 56
$97.80
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47 BRAND MLB AMP'D UP FLEX FIT CAP - NEW YORK METS - SIZE L XL MSRP $26.99
$18.99
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This Girl Loves Her New York Mets (Great T-shirt For The Baseball Fans)
$16.95
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This Girl Loves Her New York Mets (Great T-shirt For The Baseball Fans)
$14.95
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This Girl Loves Her New York Mets (Great T-shirt For The Baseball Fans)
$14.95
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This Girl Loves Her New York Mets (Great T-shirt For The Baseball Fans)
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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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Tom Seaver autographed OMLB *W HOF 92 Inscription!*
$41.00
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5 N.Y. METS AUTOGRAPHED ROOKIE CARDS AGUILERA JEFFERIES MAGADAN BURNITZ MCDOWELL
$29.99
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1960's Signed N.Y. Mets picture pack photos
$150.00
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DARRYL STRAWBERRY & GARY CARTER AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO. N.Y. METS & EXPOS HOF
$35.99
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1969 N.Y.METS WORLD SERIES AUTO MINI HELMET SWOBODA,HARRELSON,KRANEPOOL W COA
$49.99
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2 NEW YORK METS AUTOGRAPHED CARDS. DWIGHT DOC GOODEN & GARY CARTER. HOF BASEBALL
$33.99
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Hackett American Tom Seaver Autographed Plate w Box
$129.99
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R.A. Dickey - Autographed Signed - New York Mets MLB 8x10 Photo
$29.95
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David Wright - Signed Autograph OML PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BASEBALL
$69.95
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MLB Baseball signed by 13 2014 Mets, Montero, Murphy, Duda, Granderson Autograph
$89.95
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JASON BAY signed 8x10 Photo W COA *METS* *PIRATES* *RED SOX*
$20.00
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BILLY WAGNER signed 8x10 Photo W COA *STEINER* *NEW YORK METS*
$30.00
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JASON BAY signed 8x10 Photo W COA *METS* *PIRATES* *RED SOX
$20.00
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HOF Duke Snider Dodgers 1962 Mets Autograph Signed 1988 Pacific #55 JSA B
$29.99
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1986 NEW YORK METS TEAM SIGNED PHOTO PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
$275.00
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Autograph baseball Expos Mets 1977 Felipe Alou 9 sigantures
$49.99
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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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