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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LENNY DYKSTRA NY METS SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO MLB AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK
$9.99
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Picnic Time MLB Licensed Baseball Circo Cutting Board w 4 Cheese Tools PICK TEAM
$44.72
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MARK CARREON NY METS SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO MLB AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK
$7.99
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New York Mets VINTAGE Logo Athletic Embroidered MLB Shirt
$9.99
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New York Mets Wireless Cell Phone Stand - CitiField SGA 7 13 2014 NEW RARE
$22.99
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1990 Sport Stars Collector Brass Coins Doc Gooden NY Mets and Bonus BanDai
$9.99
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1976 New York Mets Baseball Plastic Placemat Koosman Lolich & Matlack
$14.99
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1990 Sport Stars Collector Brass Coins Darryl Strawberry NY Mets and Bonus
$9.99
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Lot of 5 BOYS T TEE Shirts NY METS Wright Jersey Baseball Theme Size S 8
$20.75
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NEW YORK METS COASTERS MLB BASEBALL
$5.99
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NWT NEW YORK METS HOODIE HOODED SWEATSHIRT M new w tags
$6.99
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MLB OYO New York Mets R A Dickey Action Figure Knuckleball Like Lego FREESHIP
$10.52
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NEW YORK METS Mitchell & Ness Auth.Vint.Spec.Edit. Road Warm-Up Jacket
$135.00
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MLB New York Mets BBQ Tool Set by Picnic Time OOO
$47.72
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New York Mets 2007 Major League Baseball Professional Official Media Guide
$11.99
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David Wright New York Mets MLB LICENSED un-signed 8x10 Photo
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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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BOYS SIZE LARGE 16 18 MLB NEW YORK METS NIKE JERSEY NWT
$14.99
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BOYS SIZE XL 20 MLB NEW YORK METS NIKE JERSEY NWT
$14.99
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BOYS SIZE 3-6M 3-6 MONTHS MLB NEW YORK METS REYES #7 MAJESTIC T-SHIRT NWT
$6.49
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BOYS SIZE 6-9M 6-9 MONTHS MLB NEW YORK METS REYES #7 MAJESTIC T-SHIRT NWT
$6.49
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New York Mets Adjustable Blue & Orange Cap By Cityhunter - Nice!
$6.91
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NWT Men's ADIDAS Hoodie - New York Mets - MLB - Size XL
$10.00
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USED Men's Jeff Hamilton New York Mets Leather & Cotton Jacket Size Large
$54.99
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Slightly Used Men's Jeff Hamilton New York Mets Leather & Cotton Jacket LARGE
$79.99
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Majestic Men's New York Mets Gamer Home Jacket
$74.99
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Majestic Men's New York Mets Gamer Home Jacket
$74.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Home Jersey
$64.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Home Jersey
$64.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Home Jersey
$64.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Home Jersey
$64.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Home Jersey
$64.99
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Majestic Athletic New York Mets Blank Women's Replica Royal Jersey
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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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Cliff Floyd New York Mets SIGNED 8x10 Photo COA!
$40.00
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Authentic Signed Letter by Yogi Berra, Vintage 1972 As Manager of the Mets
$100.00
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1988 NL EAST CHAMPS, NY METS TEAM SIGNED ONL BASEBALL, SHEA STADIUM, COA,
$195.00
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JOEL ZUMAYA - CURTIS GRANDERSON - FRAZIER - Auto 3 3 !
$134.95
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Darryl Strawberry Auto Signed Rawlings Official Major Leage Baseball Yankees
$24.99
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David Wright Signed Game Used 2006 AS baseball - 1st AS Game - Mets - PSA DNA
$399.99
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Brandon Nimmo autographed Game Used SAL ball New York Mets
$59.00
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Nolan Ryan HOF New York Mets Signed Rawlings Fast Back Glove JSA COA E 78141
$340.00
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Ray Burris 1979-1980 New York Mets RARE Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Cliff Floyd 2003-2006 New York Mets Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Vince Coleman 1991-1993 New York Mets Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Gene Clines 1975 Mets & 1971 Pirates Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Randy Jones 1981-82 Mets & 1976 Padres Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Bill Virdon 1966 New York Mets RARE Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Ron Swoboda 1969 New York Mets Signed 8X10 Photo Authentic Autograph JB
$24.99
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Wayne Garrett Autographed 8x10 Color Photo 1969 Miracle Mets from show
$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.

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More Info

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