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Subway Series momentos

Sure, MLB unveiled this year’s spring training uniforms today and Topps released the first baseball cards of 2017 this week. We can totally talk about those in the comments if you want.


But I’m going to show you a couple of 17-year-old baseball cards I got from my friend Vinny back in December. (And wow, I didn’t really want to think about it being 17 years since the Mets and Yankees played in the World Series.)

At least in the New York metropolitan area, it was a really BIG DEAL that our two teams were playing in the Fall Classic. I had pretty much gotten away from following baseball after the 1994-95 work stoppage, but the excitement of the possible Subway Series developing had me glued to the playoffs in 2000. Looking back at the television ratings, I don’t think the rest of the country really cared for the match up that much. Continue reading “Subway Series momentos”

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Featured Autograph: Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds certified autograph from Panini’s 2012 Elite Extra Edition set

For a few days last fall, it looked like Matt Reynolds might have a chance to make Major League Baseball history by becoming the first player to make his big league debut in the World Series during the modern era.

Reynolds, a 25-year-old Mets prospect, was an emergency replacement for Ruben Tejada after he was injured by Chase Utley‘s takeout slide in the National League Division Series. He never got into a playoff game and was removed from the World Series roster in favor of Juan Uribe.

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Terry Collins sets high bar for the 2016 Mets

Signed Terry Collins 2011 Topps Heritage baseball card from my collection

Gone are the days of hoping for “meaningful games in September” or just trying to compete.

Mets manager Terry Collins has loftier goals for his squad, which came within three games of winning their third World Series championship last season.

“We’ve got to go back,” Collins told The New York Post. “Let’s win it all.”

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2015 World Series Pin


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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It's over.

The Kansas City Royals, not the New York Mets, are your 2015 World Series Champions.

And that’s as it should be – the Royals were the better team. They made fewer mistakes and capitalized on the chances the Mets gave them. When they trailed, they never gave up. They wanted it more and they had the talent to back it up.

I bet the Kansas City Royals are a lot of fun to watch when they’re not playing against your favorite team.

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