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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 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 Hall of Fame 1986 Display

The Mets are celebrating the 1986 team in the central display at the team’s Hall of Fame & Museum this year. I took some photos early in the season, but never got around to posting them online.

Here we have some jerseys. (I hope that the “jerseys through the years” display comes back next year. I was more impressed with the older & rarer styles than the ones we see fans wearing copies of when we visit the ballpark.)

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Want a 1986 World Series ring?

Lelands is auctioning off George Foster’s 1986 World Series ring. With 18 days left to go, there have already been six bids and the price is up to $8,857.50. Now that’s at least $8,800 more than I can afford to spend right now, but I have to admit that it would┬ábe kind of neat to own an actual World Series ring.

Much cooler than a lot of the stuff that they sold before demolishing Shea Stadium, that’s for sure.

[via MetsBlog]