Amazing Collection of New York Mets Game Used Major and Minor League Jerseys (225+) and Pants (800+)
For years, the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League acquired the equipment used by the New York Mets from the prior season. This collection includes those jerseys, pants and other pieces handed down for the past 20+ years. There are over two hundred and twenty-five jerseys dating from the 1980's to the early 2000's. The highest concentration of years is from about 1997-2000 but they date back to about 1985 with makers such as Rawlings, Wilson and AIS. At a quick count of jerseys, there are about (112) silk screened pull-over style, (72) button-down style and (54) blue mesh style. There are about (425) blue and white pinstriped pants, and (375) gray pants. The pants often have the name of the player sewn in to the waist and a quick search turns up multiples of names such as Mike Piazza, Rojas, Cook, Mahomes, Reed, Hersheiser, Payton, Harrelson, Trachsel, Ventura, Murray, Seaver, Cook, Foli, Astacio, White, Johnson, Baerga, Orsulak, Castillo, Alomar, Magadan, Leiter, Coleman, Franco, Bass, Frey, Contreras, Wendell, Relaford, Mayne, Gilkey, Zeile, Ojeda and many more. There may be as many as 10-15 of any single player. About 50% of the pants are marked "Extra". Some of the pants have become dirty over the years because of the way that they were stored and will require cleaning, but this only 2-3% of the lot. As you might expect from handed down uniforms, there are often several sets of numbers written into the waist or tail from other users, however the Hyannis team didn't go through the expense or trouble of changing numbers that were sewn-on or alter existing tagging. They did however (in most cases, but not always) add a Cape Cod League tag and often an advertisers tag to the sleeve of the jerseys. These tags however are small and easily removed. There are also a number of sets of catchers equipment, (42) warm up jackets with player's numbers, travel bags and even a few high quality Mets ball bags, bringing the total number of pieces in this lot to over 1100. A list with a break-down of jersey numbers and styles is available upon request. Not only are there many pieces used by stars of the Mets, but more research is sure to uncover equipment used by many of the players that spent a summer on the cape playing for Hyannis before moving on to the major leagues. More research can be done at http://www.hyannismets.org/alumni.htm. Viewing this lot in person is also suggested. Because of the size/weight of this lot, shipping may be substantial and pick-up is suggested, be sure to bring a small moving truck. The opportunity to pick up a hoard/archive of major league equipment like this does not present itself often!