Mets COTW: 1978 Hostess Lenny Randle

In the second half of the 1970s, there was another major baseball card set distributed nationally available to collectors. These were the Hostess Baseball Cards, which were issued in both individual size and in three-panel formats if you bought a box of Ding Dongs or Twinkies. These were officially licensed, too, so you had the [...]

Mets Card of the Week: Dell Today’s 1971 New York Mets

Listen: Brian Joura has come unstuck in time. Yesterday the time travel was all through the 1970s up until around 1986. Who said you could never quarantine the past? There were two shelves of … stuff that had been quarantined for at least 34 years. Found some neat items, things that brought me back to [...]

The 1966 Johnny Lewis Volpe Tumbler

Back in 1966, the Mets weren’t considered a good team but they did participate with a few other major league teams in a gas station plastic cup giveaway promotion. That year, the Mets joined the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers in giving away these cups featuring the [...]

Orange and Blue Collector: 1969 World Champion Mets Transogram Figurines and Cards

Even among collectors of oddball sports cards, the Transogram baseball issues of 1969 and 1970 have long been a source of confusion, thanks to both their distribution methods and their short lived, out of nowhere run in the sports collecting hobby. During the spring of 1969 Transogram figures popped up in toy store aisles, representing [...]

Orange and Blue Collector: The 1962 Mets yearbook

Editor's Note: This article was posted in November of 2019 but in the following September it was pointed out that the author blatantly plagiarized the piece.  After consulting with the real person who wrote it, he asked that I leave it up and put a link to the original article, which you can find here [...]

Orange and Blue Collector: Mr. Met plastic drinking cup

July 24th, 1975 The New York Mets played the powerhouse Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium. It was an ordinary midseason game between two National League rivals. The rivalry took off in the 1973 National League Playoffs, when the Mets defeated the heavily favored Reds in five games. The series was marred by a game-three fight [...]

Collectibles: ‘Tom Seaver on Right Hand Pitching’

Recently a copy of an original Tom Seaver 8mm movie recently became available. This film was produced by Action Films, Inc. of Mountain View, California which put out a 12-volume baseball set in 1970. In the movie, Seaver provides instruction and tips on: 1) Stretching, kicking, and striding 2) Holding runners on base 3) Grips [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Ed Kranepool

1970 KELLOGG'S ED KRANEPOOL What makes this card special, is that aside from it being the only time Ed Kranepool was on a Kellogg's card, it was also the very first card in Kellogg's very first set. In 1970, the Mets were coming off their championship season. Three of Kranepool's teammates were also featured in [...]