Monday, April 09, 2012

Jersey Monday: New York Mets

What's old is new again. In the case of the Mets, that applies to their record (3-0, surprisingly un-terrible) and their jerseys. This year, the Mets ditched the black drop shadow that had been part of their color scheme for more than a decade, going back to a more traditional look on their jerseys.

However, that doesn't mean that this jersey, from the late '90s, is suddenly accurate again.

The Mets pinstriped home jerseys are still a cream color, as they've been for a couple years now, rather than the traditional white. They do also have the standard white jerseys, but those are pinstripe-less. Still, it's nice to see the jerseys go back to the classic blue-and-orange color pallette, even if the black is still around as an alternate (for now).

This specific jersey doesn't have a name or number on the back, leaving it as one of the few generics in my collection. You also can't really tell from this picture, but it's autographed on the back by a handful of players, something I got done at Spring Training in 2000. Honestly, I can't even remember off the top of my head everyone who signed it, but I know Mookie Wilson -- who was with the team as a coach that spring -- is probably the biggest name.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 190 of them, that could be awhile (assuming I remember to blog regularly again).

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