The New York Mets, out of the borough of Queens, New York, play in the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s National League. Founded in 1962 to replace New York’s departed Giants and Dodgers teams, the Mets originally played their games in Manhattan’s famed Polo Grounds while a new stadium was being built. From 1964 to 2008 the Mets called Shea Stadium home before moving in to state of the art Citi Field for the 2009 season.
During the team’s first season in 1962, the Mets had a record of 40-120, the worst regular season record since the MLB went to a 162 game schedule. They never finished better than second to last until the 1969 Mets roster made an incredible run and were known as the “Miracle Mets”. The Miracle Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles in the Fall Classic, which is still considered one of the biggest upsets in World Series History. The Mets reached another World Series appearance only several years later in 1973, although this time it included a game seven loss to the Oakland Athletics. New York’s two other appearances in the MLB championship came from the 1986 Mets when stars Gary Carter and Doc Gooden helped the Mets to a win over the Boston Red Sox and a loss in 2000 in what is known as the Subway Series against their cross-town rival New York Yankees. Some of the greatest players who have ever taken the field have worn a Mets jersey during their career, from pitching greats Tom Seaver and Pedro Martinez to sluggers Keith Hernandez and David Wright.Be sure to shop the selection of Mets collectibles from the team's current stars, such as Jacob DeGrom and Noah Syndergaard. After winning the 2015 National League Championship courtesy of stars players Steven Matz, Daniel Murphy, and Matt Harvey, the New York Mets faced the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series. Despite valiant efforts from both the offense and defense, the Mighty Mets faced defeated, but gaines vital experience that will help to excel them into the postseason during the 2016 season.
Fans of the Queens ball club can absolutely not miss out on the incredible pieces in our New York Mets memorabilia selection. Throughout the franchise’s storied history, the Mets have celebrated some of the game's all-time greats and continues to develop star players. Now is your chance to take home a piece of baseball history, with rare items like Mike Piazza signed jerseys, David Wright autographed bats, and Tom Seaver autographed photos ready to be added to your collection today.
- World Series Wins: 1969, 1986
- Pennant Wins: 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2015
- Retired Numbers: Gil Hodges (14), Casey Stengel (37), Tom Seaver (41)
- Current Stars: David Wright, Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, Steven Matz, Jacob DeGrom,Noah Syndergaard, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda
Most popular New York Mets players: Gary Carter
, Yoenis Cespedes
, Dwight Gooden
, Darryl Strawberry
, Mookie Wilson