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

2000 World Series Subway Series Pin- New York Yankees vs New York Mets
$5.00

NEW YORK METS JAY HORWITZ BOBBLE HEAD DOLL SGA GIVEAWAY not a ticket
$59.99

Tom Seaver New York Mets HOF Plaque Etched Acrylic Desk Top
$39.95

MLB NWT 16" X 25" SPORTS UTILITY TOWEL WITH GROMMET AND HOOK - NEW YORK METS
$15.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Men's New Era Gray New York Mets 2-Tone Storm 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

WinCraft New York Mets Bottle Opener Key Ring Keychain
$10.95

MLB New York NY METS Baseball BUDWEISER Beer NEON LIGHT SIGN if099
$59.00
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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

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New York Mets T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

MLB Men's New York Mets Ike Davis White Home Short Sleeve 6 Button Synthetic ...
$94.99

MLB Men's New York Mets Jose Reyes Ivory Royal Alternate Short Sleeve 6 Butto...
$89.99

MLB Men's New York Mets Jose Reyes White Home Short Sleeve 6 Button Synthetic...
$94.99

New York Mets Two Tone Buckle Back Cap-8070
$19.99

BOYS NEW YORK METS T-SHIRT
$14.95

NEW YORK METS FRANK VIOLA AJD #29 DEADSTOCK 90'S HAT CAP VINTAGE SNAPBACK
$27.17

NEW YORK METS DREW PEARSON DEADSTOCK 90'S HAT CAP VINTAGE SNAPBACK
$27.17

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS HOME Game Royal Blue New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB On Field Hats
$24.99

New York METS 2014 ALTERNATE 2 BlueOrange New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB Hats
$24.99
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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

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Other All-Time Great New York Mets

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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

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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

DARRYL STRAWBERRY Autographed Baseball
$36.00

DAVEY JOHNSON NY METS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1985 METS YEARBOOK W COA AUTHENTIC RARE
$20.00

MICHAEL CONFORTO AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL New York Mets Signed
$119.00

Rawlings Gary Carter Autographed Baseball
$20.00

Mike Piazza Autographed Baseball
$245.00

Mets Joe Orsulac Autographed 8*10 and ball
$30.00

Tug mcgraw signed 8x10
$33.00

KEVIN MITCHELL NEW YORK METS ACTON SIGNED 8x10
$20.00

Juan Lagares signed Official Major League Baseball w Glass Case (New York Mets)
$95.00

Juan Lagares signed New York Mets 16x20 Photo (diving catch)
$55.00

Keith Hernandez signed New York Mets 16X20 Photo 86 WS Champs
$58.00

Juan Lagares signed New York Mets 16x20 Photo Custom Framed (diving catch)
$137.00

Juan Lagares signed Official Major League Baseball (New York Mets)
$59.00

New York Mets signed 16x20 Photo (black) 1986 World Series Champions 21 sigs
$275.00

New York Mets signed 16x20 Photo Framed (black) 1986 World Series Champ 21 sigs
$343.00

1997 TOPPS #245 JON GARLAND & GOETZ METS SIGNED AUTO
$24.95
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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.

91 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $699.00
Time Left: 20 days 12 hours 48 minutes 47 seconds
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Past Sales: 37
Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
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Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $539.00
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Past Sales: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $899.99
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Bids: 36
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1525.00
Time Left: 2 days 12 hours 21 minutes 31 seconds
50 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 9 minutes 18 seconds
50 watchers
Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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50 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 27 days 10 hours 48 minutes 45 seconds
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Past Sales: 38
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
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Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Past Sales: 383
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.12
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46 watchers
Past Sales: 42
Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.00
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45 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
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Past Sales: 21
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.95
Time Left: 24 days 6 hours 58 minutes 3 seconds
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Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
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Past Sales: 50
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 3 hours 15 minutes 21 seconds
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Past Sales: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 54 minutes 11 seconds
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Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 9 minutes 18 seconds
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Past Sales: 17
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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Past Sales: 45
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 3 hours 15 minutes 21 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 56
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 14 days 5 hours 17 minutes 16 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 5 days 13 hours 41 minutes 31 seconds
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Past Sales: 38
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 14 hours 38 minutes 8 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 38
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.00
Time Left: 18 days 8 hours 56 minutes 54 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $54.99
Time Left: 22 days 11 hours 39 minutes 45 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 31
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 52 minutes 17 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 24
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 52 minutes 17 seconds
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Past Sales: 110
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 17 days 9 hours 53 minutes 59 seconds
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Past Sales: 33
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
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34 watchers
Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 52 minutes 17 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $27.08
Time Left: 27 days 3 hours 26 minutes 7 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 9 minutes 18 seconds
32 watchers
Bids: 27
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1325.00
Time Left: 3 days 12 hours 31 minutes 26 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 9 minutes 18 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
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32 watchers
Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.97
Time Left: 26 days 11 hours 39 minutes 45 seconds
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Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 3 hours 15 minutes 21 seconds
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Past Sales: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.99
Time Left: 5 days 2 hours 10 minutes 52 seconds
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Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.95
Time Left: 14 days 22 hours 43 minutes 48 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 8 hours 52 minutes 4 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 8 hours 52 minutes 4 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $35.00
Time Left: 18 days 8 hours 57 minutes 6 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.99
Time Left: 9 days 5 hours 39 minutes 54 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 13 days 4 hours 44 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $99.00
Time Left: 22 days 13 hours 57 minutes 52 seconds
30 watchers
Past Sales: 60
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.97
Time Left: 23 days 12 hours 59 minutes 1 second
30 watchers
Past Sales: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 52 minutes 17 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.99
Time Left: 3 hours 15 minutes 21 seconds
29 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $28.79
Time Left: 22 days 13 hours 14 minutes 1 second
29 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.46
Time Left: 27 days 2 hours 52 minutes 17 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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