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It's 1986 all over again on Sundays at Citi

The New York Mets announced today that they will be wearing 1986-style throwback jersesys in all of their Sunday home games this season to help mark the 30th anniversary of the popular World Championship team.

If you want to buy your own authentic jersey, I hope you’ve got a fair amount of cash and don’t mind looking a bit… doofy.

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With player name and number, authentic alts will set you back $332.99 plus shipping and any applicable tax from the MLB.com shop. They also have the new air belt feature, which is intended to make life better for baseball players who will be tucking their jerseys in, but it probably isn’t a look most fans are going to want to sport themselves.

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If that’s not your thing, there are also Cool Base versions of the jerseys which are a bit more affordable at $119.99 plus shipping and any applicable tax. But they’re missing the 25th anniversary sleeve patch and the front number.

I don’t expect either version of the new Mets’ alternate jersey to find its way into my closet. This is my favorite home jersey style, but if I’m spending that kind of money on a wardrobe item it needs to be something that can be worn for something more important than a trip to the ballpark.

 

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Mets Baseball Cards of the Week: 2016 Topps Series 1 team set

This year’s Topps flagship set has been out for a couple of weeks now, and I finally got my Mets team set delivered this weekend. This is the first time Topps hasn’t used borders in the main set, and I don’t really miss them.

I’m less of a fan of the “smoke” effect and other digital “enhancements” to the the photos, but there’s got to be somebody out there who likes the style decision. At least Topps started out with a strong selection of photos.

Player selection was also pretty good – 11 of 13 individual cards depict players who are still Mets. Michael Cuddyer‘s retirement was a surprise decision, and Jon Niese was traded over the winter.

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Of the 14 Mets cards, I think David Wright‘s is my favorite.

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Mets invite fans to spring training sendoff

649px_odflThe New York Mets and Old Dominion Freight Line are inviting fans to a spring training sendoff event at Citi Field on Monday, February 15th.

This will be “truck day,” the day when the team packs up the equipment truck for its drive to Port St. Lucie, Fla., which always seemed like a bigger deal as a symbol that spring was inching closer than something I actually needed to go see.

But there will be more to do at Monday’s event.

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Mets Baseball Card of the Week: 2015 Topps Chrome Update Yoenis Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes 2015 Topps Chrome Update baseball card from my collection

This week’s featured Mets baseball card is a 2015 Topps Chrome Update card of Yoenis Cespedes.

I am in the minority of baseball card collectors that has absolutely no use for Topps Chrome – why should anyone pay more for a card that’s exactly the same as one they already have, just because it’s on flashy cardstock?

This card ended up in my collection by mistake – I was hoping to find a Cespedes Mets card that I could mail to him this spring to take a chance and see if I could get his autograph. It’s really not suitable for that, but a flashy baseball card does seem suitable for a flashy guy like Cespedes.

Here’s hoping he has enough magic to bring the Mets to the playoffs again in 2016.

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Let the 2016 baseball (card) season begin

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Forget about the groundhog’s predictions… 2016 baseball cards have arrived, and that means baseball can’t be too far behind.

I’m not too thrilled with Topps’ marketing choice this year (outside of Washington Nationals fans and Topps executives, does anyone actually like Bryce Harper?) but we’ll be pitching those wrappers, so I guess it’s all good.

My first baseball card of the season?

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I do not think that means what you think it means, B-Mets

https://twitter.com/bmets/status/694264608861872128

Inigo-MontoyaSo, what exactly do you think the Binghamton Mets have planned for their April 12th promotion?

(Archived @bmets tweet in case somebody decides to delete it)

For those who need it, here’s a link to Urban Dictionary’s NSFW definition of “Netflix and chill.”

10:45 p.m. Update: The Binghamton Mets account deleted their original “Netflix and chill” tweet and posted this clarification.

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Mets Baseball Cards of the Week: 2015 NY Penn League Prospects

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David Thompson’s and Vinny Siena’s baseball cards from the 2015 New York-Penn League Top Prospects set

I’m cheating a bit this week to feature two baseball cards of New York Mets prospects. And I’m pretty sure I got my set of 2015 New York-Penn League Top Prospects at a Staten Island Yankees game I went to in September with my friend Greg.

But let’s talk about our two Brooklyn Cyclones players.

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