My 900th Mets autographed baseball card

Signed Jacob deGrom 2015 Topps baseball card from my collection

Signed Jacob deGrom 2015 Topps baseball card from my collection

When I first started collecting Mets autographs in the early 1990s, I never considered trying to obtain the signature of everyone who’d ever played for the team. I was content to try to get the current Mets, and maybe a few of the players who’d recently moved on to other teams.

Maybe if I’d taken a more expansive view back then, I’d have a few less names on my list that I still need. But there are a lot fewer names on that list than I expected when I started this project in an organized way back in 2007.

My friend Greg gave me a Topps certified Jacob deGrom autographed baseball card, and by my count it’s my 900th signed baseball card featuring a current or former Mets player. That leaves 84 names to go. I don’t expect to ever get them all… but I didn’t expect to get this far either. I guess anything is possible.

Thank you to Greg and everyone else who’s helped me along the way.

About Paul

NY Mets enthusiast, toy collector, amateur gardener, Christian. I like to take pictures & write things.

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Autographs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Let me know who you still need. I may be able to help

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  2. The Lost Collector

    Congrats on the milestone!

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  3. That is damn impressive. Congratulations on 900!

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  4. Congratulations. That is an impressive feat!

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  5. Man, You must be running out of room to store them all. As for signed Mets cards, I’m only about 890 behind you.

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    • I’ve got around 800 in one binder, and the rest are sitting in a box until I get to start a second binder. That’s a big part of the reason I chose to collect cards – they don’t take up all that much space 😀

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  6. Bob Tiefenbacher

    Congrats at 900 – I’m at 813. I started in the 80’s. I collect for a few years, then I move on to another part of my Mets collection, then I always come back to autographs

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