The Mets Fans Holiday Gift Guide

This post will be regularly updated so I can make enough money to afford $63 seats.

As we continue our capitalist endeavors, new content will roll out below this post all weekend long.

First up, you should be buying a blue Mets jersey because when you’re sitting at home on Opening Day you might as well look good.

This box set makes a killer gift for under $50 which is less than an upper deck ticket for Opening Day! New York Mets 50th Anniversary Collector’s DVD SET.  So far this is a best-seller and quite a few people have been purchasing them.  $29.99 TODAY


Also, everyone likes 43 better than 63, right?  What Mets fan wouldn’t love to read Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball


Now this isn’t Mets related but it’s still a great gift, a great deal, and far cheaper than a ticket to Opening Day.  $30 for the three movies on Blu-Ray!!! The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray].  You could buy two sets for less than the price of one Opening Day ticket!!  The DVD version is only $19.96 – you could get THREE for the price of one Opening Day ticket.  Which would your cousin rather have in his stocking?  A cool BD box set or a ticket to a game in April.  No brainer…

Also let’s not forget @metsgm Sandy Alderson’s favorite show Homeland: The Complete First Season.  At just $19.99 you could get three copies…one for Sandy, one for yourself and one for a friend.  Or you could buy one ticket to Opening Day.  Opening Day seems quite expensive, doesn’t it?

Last time I spoke to Sandy he wasn’t into The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season but it still would be a nice gift for him or someone you love.  This one is only $18.99 so there’s that math again where I multiply by three and make a sarcastic illustrative point.  In case you haven’t seen it this is a show about I dunno, vampires or something.

Speaking of can kill some in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.  This one is $59.93 which is…you get the joke by now.

Back to the Mets, if you’re looking to spend a little less…under $13 gets you the DVD of New York Mets 50 Greatest Players   And it works out that $63 minus 50 for 50 years.  You could buy FIVE of these or you could sit in the upper deck by yourself on Opening Day.  THIS ONE IS $7.99 TODAY

And Baseball Greatest Games: Santanas 2012 No-hitter is under $9!  You could buy this for seven of your friends or you could sit in the upper deck by yourself on Opening Day.  THIS ONE IS $5.99 TODAY.  So you could actually get ten!

Meanwhile our friends over at The 7 Line have some sales this week..

On Black Friday most things on their site will be 30% off.  Orders over $60 automatically get a free calendar.  Do the Mets give you a free calendar when you spend $63?  Actually sometimes they do…but its usually magnetic.

By now you’re probably wondering when I will get to Dave Howard’s mustache.   Your wait is over.  @Eric_Sternberg tweeted @metspolice that he was watching SNY’s Matt Harvey interview and noticed this…


It sure looks like Dave is supporting Movember.  Nice job Dave!

Look, I know everybody has been hit up for a lot of money between Sandy and my marathon fundraiser and the important Hope Shines for Shannon. But you’re going to spend all kinds of money this weekend on all kinds of crap, so how about five bucks for a worthy cause.

There are just a few days left in our fund raising drive to raise money to fight prostate and testicular cancer – the Movember movement.  Right now we are well off our goal and need your help.

Approximately 1 of every 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point within their lifetime.  In perspective that means that 5 members of the Mets 40 man roster will probably contract prostate cancer.

Not counting some forms of skin cancer, prostate cancer in the United States is—

  • The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men.
  • The fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
  • More common in African-American men compared to white men.
  • Less common in American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander men compared to white men.
  • More common in Hispanic men compared to non-Hispanic men.

In 2008 (the most recent year for which numbers are available)—

  • 214,633 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • 28,471 men in the United States died from prostate cancer.

You can help us raise funds in one of two ways.

First – you can donate directly to The Blue Cap Army at this link.  No amount is too small.

Second, thanks to Darren over at The 7 Line, 20% of all sales of the Bobby V tee shirt from today and tomorrow, and next week (Black Friday sales excluded) will go towards The Blue Cap Army (many thanks to Darren).

Thank you for all those who can help.  Why not buy three shirts (for less than the price of one ticket to Opening Day!) and throw the other three bucks in a Salvation Army basket or something.  You’ll have a cool t-shirt, help a good cause, and thumb your nose at ridiculous ticket prices.

A few stocking stuffers…the great Greg Prince has a new book.

The always interesting Howard Megdal has a book

And I love this book.