2015 World Series Pin

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The 2015 World Series will be remembered with the 2000 and 1973 ones, where the Mets had to settle for the National League Championship banner. Still, I’m happy to have it represented in my pin collection.

Thanks Vinny.

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Souvenirs

Here are some souvenirs I picked up at Citi Field yesterday:

comemorative pins for the 1964 All-Star Game at Shea Stadium and Opening Day 2012
The "Kid 8" commemorative patch that's being worn on Mets uniforms this year. Net proceeds go to the Gary Carter Foundation, according to the fine print on the back of the packaging.

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Oddball Item Of The Day: 2005 New York Times Jose Reyes Pin

In 2005, we were all excited about the New York Mets. Our new GM Omar Minaya got us Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran — two of the biggest stars on the market that winter. The team’s marketing slogan was “Next Year Is Now” and it seemed like it might actually be true.

History shows that the picture wasn’t quite as rosy as we wanted to believe, but that sense of optimism produced some interesting collectibles.

The New York Times created a series of 25 commemorative pins, which featured everyone from stars like Mike Piazza, Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright to lesser-known  and less popular players like Victor Diaz, Victor Zambrano and Kris Benson. The Mets logo, Mr. Met and Shea Stadium also had pins.

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