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

New York METS Car Auto Aluminum Metal Color Baseball Emblem NIP
$8.49

Noah Syndergaard As Thor Bobblehead New York Mets Giveaway new MIB 1 in 15000
$100.00

MLB Team Color Auto Emblem By Team ProMark -Select- Team Below
$12.95

2013 Lionel Racing New York Mets 1:64 Scale Hardtop ARC MLB Diecast
$5.00

Noah Syndergaard as Thor Marvel Bobblehead New York Mets Citi Field SGA 7 22 17
$105.00

MLB BASEBALL RC Royal Crown COLA Soda 1977 CAN TOM SEAVER New York NY Mets NEHI
$7.99

New York Mets Replica Mini Autograph Batting Helmet with Stand
$24.87

2017 Rumblepony Mascot SGA Bobblehead Binghamton Mets 9 2 Rumble Ponies Boxing
$25.00

MLB NY Mets Genuine leather 'bifold' wallet CG pen gift set
$15.99

METS 1964-2008 SOUVENIR CUP &Shea Stadium D.Wright&Santana limited Edition
$19.50

N.Y. Mets Glass Trio ( 1969 World Series Mug and 2 Shot Glasses)
$25.00

New York Mets MLB Micro Flames Auto Decal Vinyl Sticker 2 pack Baseball Team
$11.95

MIKE PIAZZA KIDS JERSEY SIZE 6 MIGHTY MAC SPORTS 2001 GENUINE MLB SHIRT WORN 1 X
$19.99

WHITE PINSTRIPE METS #7 REYES AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC JERSEY SIZE 56 (1) LED SPINNER
$99.99

NOAH SYNDERGAARD THOR Bobblehead New York Mets 2017 SGA 7 22 17 NY MINT NEW NIB
$89.99

New MLB NEW YORK METS DIAMOND PLATE ROPE NECKLACE Baseball Logo Pendant
$8.50
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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

New Era MLB New York Mets 9Fifty Snapback Hat National League Side Patch Cap
$27.99

New Era New York Mets Snapback Hat Cap All Black Royal & Orange Outline
$30.00

Genuine Merchandis New York Mets MLB Baseball Snapback Hat Cap Blue
$10.00

BASEBALL MLB TRAVEL EXTRA LARGE NEW YORK METS TOTE BAG STORAGE TOTE
$27.50

New York Mets David Wright Medium Black T Shirt MLB Majestic
$14.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

New York Mets New Era 59Fifty Heather Crisp Fitted Hat
$29.99

NEW YORK METS Wright # 5 MLB BASESBALL Majestic T-Shirt Men's XL Blue - 2 SIDED!
$15.00

NEW YORK METS Carlos Beltran Baseball T Shirt NWT BRAND NEW XL
$9.37

Matching New Era New York Mets snapback Hat for Nike Foamposite Eggplant Foams
$32.99

Noah Syndergaard New York Mets "Thor Hammer Time" shirt jersey TANK-TOP
$14.99
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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

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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

TIM TEUFEL Signed New York METS Batting Action 8x10 Photo w 86 WSC - SCHWARTZ
$20.27

WUILMER BECERRA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS MLB BASEBALL NEW YORK METS COA
$49.99

KEVIN PLAWECKI NEW YORK METS SIGNED 2015 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL
$59.99

Mets Yankees DARRYL STRAWBERRY Signed Rawlings Official MLB Baseball - SCHWARTZ
$61.62

MIKE PIAZZA Signed New York METS Swinging Action 8x10 Photo - PSA DNA
$116.22

Carlton Willey Mets Signed Auto ONL Baseball PSA DNA Certified Autograph
$59.00

NOLAN RYAN AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK PARADE RANGERS METS 4-26-1992 JSA
$30.00

RICK ANKIEL AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL HELMET JUST MINORS CANNONS SIGNED CARDINALS METS
$108.46

1969 NEW YORK METS AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL 25TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION 25 AUTOS
$835.00

STEINER BILL BUCKNER MOOKIE WILSON WORLD SERIES UP FRAMED AUTOGRAPH PHOTO COA
$59.99

ED CHARLES 1969 NEW YORK METS AUTOGRAPH DARREN DAULTON BASEBALL TOURNEY PROGRAM
$20.00

Tom Glavine Autographed New York Mets Custom Jersey JSA Witnessed COA
$80.99

Choo choo Coleman (choice of 3 pixs) signed 8x10 photo (Phillies
$74.00

Greg Harts signed 8x10 color glossy photo 1973 NY Mets - INPERSON
$74.99

Don Zimmer (d.) signed 8x10 photo (choice of 3 pixs) Inperson Mets Brooklyn
$24.99

JOSE REYES NEW YORK METS SIGNED OML BASEBALL
$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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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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