Spending a majority of his career with Montreal Expos and the New York Mets, Gary Carter was one of the best two-way catchers in MLB history. Known for his energetic attitude and play on the field, he was nicknamed “The Kid”. Carter began his career with the Expos and spent 11 seasons as the starting catcher for some very good Montreal teams. In his first full season, Carter hit .270 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in his first All-Star season. In 1979, Carter began a ten year stretch of All-Star appearances as one of the top catchers in the National League for that decade.
Prior to the 1985 season, the Expos traded Gary Carter to the New York Mets and in his first season in New York, Carter hit a career-high 32 home runs and drove in 100. With Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez being the leaders of a young team full of talented players like Daryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden, the Mets cruised to win the NL East in 1986 winning 108 games and went all the way to the World Series. In Game 6, with the Mets facing elimination in the ninth inning down by two runs with two outs, Gary Carter started one of the most memorable rallies in baseball history. Carter got a hit and scored the first of three runs, culminating in the final play, which was the infamous Mookie Wilson-Bill Buckner play that won the Mets the game. New York would go on to win the World Series in Game 7, giving Carter his first and only World Series title.
Across Gary Carter’s career he won three Gold Glove awards and five Silver Sluggers and upon his retirement was elected into the Hall of Fame. Carter was inducted into the Hall as a member of the Expos, and they also retired his No. 8 jersey. Fans of Gary Carter can get rare autographed collectibles from Carter’s career which of great value to any collector. These certified authentic pieces of memorabilia will look amazing wherever you chose to showcase them.
Collecting Gary Carter Memorabilia