When I first started collecting Mets autographs in the early 1990s, I never considered trying to obtain the signature of everyone who’d ever played for the team. I was content to try to get the current Mets, and maybe a few of the players who’d recently moved on to other teams.
Maybe if I’d taken a more expansive view back then, I’d have a few less names on my list that I still need. But there are a lot fewer names on that list than I expected when I started this project in an organized way back in 2007.
My friend Greg gave me a Topps certified Jacob deGrom autographed baseball card, and by my count it’s my 900th signed baseball card featuring a current or former Mets player. That leaves 84 names to go. I don’t expect to ever get them all… but I didn’t expect to get this far either. I guess anything is possible.
Thank you to Greg and everyone else who’s helped me along the way.