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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JOSE REYES #7 NEW YORK METS MAJESTIC MLB JERSEY
$39.99
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New York Mets 47 Brand Hat
$15.29
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Vintage New York Mets Snapback Hat MLB New With Tag
$19.99
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New York Mets Mens Quarter Sock Sticky Mets Bottom Mets Toes Blue and Orange L
$11.43
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MLB New York Mets Dangle Earrings Set Hook Silver J Charm Logo Accessory
$6.94
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New Yorrk Mets Baseball Adult Jersey Size XL NWT by Stitches
$25.99
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MLB New York Mets Baseball Jersey Youth Boys Medium Nwt White Replica New
$19.99
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Mets Photo Ball Featuring David Wright and Jose Reyes
$20.00
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NWT MLB ADULT JERSEY - NEW YORK METS TRUE FAN - XLARGE
$14.95
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NEW YORK METS FLAT BILL FIT HAT BLACK BATMAN 7 5 8 NEW
$14.99
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NWT NY METS Baseball Candy Cane Christmas Ornaments
$5.00
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MLB New York NY METS Baseball BUDWEISER Beer NEON LIGHT SIGN if099
$59.00
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LOT OF 126 NEW YORK METS PARTY PLATES (7 PACKS OF 18) MLB BASEBALL new
$17.50
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LOT OF 108 NEW YORK METS PARTY PLATES (6 PACKS OF 18) MLB BASEBALL new
$17.50
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New York Mets Galvanized Pail 5 Quart MLB Baseball
$7.99
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NEW STITCHES New York METS Applique Twill LOGO FULL-ZIP Jacket Black MENS Sz XL
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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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Safepocket Compact Wallet Money Clip Pick Pocket New York Mets Baseball
$8.99
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New Womens Navy Blue Nike New York Mets Authentic Baseball T-Shirt Tee MLB
$16.99
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MLB NEW YORK METS ORANGE DYE TEE SHIRT XLARGE
$16.00
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NEW BOYS NEW YORK METS BLACK HOODY SWEATSHIRT SIZE M
$20.00
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NEW With Tags NEW YORK METS Short Sleeve Blue T-Shirt Size 3T by Majestic
$8.50
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NEW With Tags NEW YORK METS 3 4 Sleeve Blue White T-Shirt Size 3T by Majestic
$7.99
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Victoria's Secret Pink T-Shirt New York Mets Tee Size Large Gray New With Tag
$25.00
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New York Mets Toddler T-Shirt 18 Months 21 Delgado NWT
$10.99
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Vintage New York Mets Baseball Cap 7 3 8" , The Game Brand
$19.99
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New York Mets - Baseball Logo Scrum Premium Mens T-Shirt - Heather
$35.00
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New York Mets - Baseball Logo Scrum Premium Mens T-Shirt - Heather
$33.40
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New York Mets - Baseball Logo Scrum Premium Mens T-Shirt - Heather
$33.40
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New York Mets - Baseball Logo Scrum Premium Mens T-Shirt - Heather
$33.40
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New York Mets - Baseball Logo Scrum Premium Mens T-Shirt - Heather
$33.40
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New York Mets - Letter Logo Scrum Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$33.40
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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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Gary Carter JSA Vintage Signed Louisville Slugger Bat Deceased HOF Auto 1986 Met
$499.95
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Curtis Granderson Signed Auto NY Yankees 16X20 Batting Photo Steiner Sports coa
$79.99
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Darryl Strawberry SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 8 x All Star ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$82.99
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David Wright NY Mets Signed Baseball & Game Used Dirt Photo Case PSA DNA Steiner
$199.99
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MOISES ALOU,GIANTS,METS,ASTROS,CUBS,SIGNED,AUTOGRAPHED,BASEBALL,COA,WITH PROOF
$79.99
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2006 New York Mets Team Signed Ball - NL East Champions - 25 signatures HOF'ers
$300.00
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Kevin Mitchell OMLB Autographed Signed Baseball Mets Reds Giants 1989 NL MVP
$29.99
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Bill Shea Signed 3x5 Index Card JSA COA Mets (Shea Stadium)
$149.99
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Casey Stengel Signed Govt. Postcard (5 1 2 x 2 3 4) JSA COA Yankees Mets
$149.99
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Fernando Martinez Just Minors Autographed Custom New York Mets Jersey Auto
$149.99
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Jerry Koosman Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display 1969 Miracle Mets
$62.99
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Danny Heep Houston Astros 1979-1982 Autographed 3x5 Photo 86 Mets SL SOA 21409
$25.00
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1984 NEW YORK METS TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL STRAWBERRY GOODEN HERNANDEZ 23 SGC AUTH
$300.00
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ROBIN VENTURA CHICAGO WHITE SOX SIGNED AUTO CARD 1992 SCORE NEW YORK METS
$25.00
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CASEY STENGEL "NY METS HALL OF FAMER" INSCRIPTION SIGNED 3X6 CUT AUTO PSA DNA
$399.95
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Lastings Milledge Signed Big Stick Bat New York Mets
$24.99
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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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