|Team||New York Mets|
|Style||Double Knit Printed Straight|
|Color||Blue Stripe on White Fabric|
|Stripe Spacing||1 3/16″ – 1 1/8″|
Is there anything the Mets didn’t screw up in the 1990s? If there is, it sure wasn’t the uniforms. In addition to using pretty much every kind of pinstripe known to man (including some from the future in the case of Eddie Murray…), the Mets came up with a ’90s original – the straight printed pinstripe. While this style had been used by various teams since the ’80s (and is the dominant style today outside of New York), this was the first and last time that it appeared on a Mets uniform. As if the change in shape wasn’t enough, the color was just a bit too purple. And the patches lacked the shine of the ’80s patches and had yet to transition over to glacier twill. Don’t get me started on the swoosh… In short, this was a mistake, just like everything else in that decade up until the Mike Piazza trade.
As if that weren’t enough though, patches from this style of uniform have been showing up in David Wright, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana, and Jason Bay game-used memorabilia cards from National Spotscard Authenticators. In all likelihood, the “game-used memorabilia” pieces were probably used in a game during the 1990s by players other than the ones depicted. I would not assume any kind of authenticity of these cards.
The ’90s made a return to the field in fitting form on April 16, 2013 when the Mets played the Rockies in Colorado. Both teams wore throwback 1993 jerseys to commemorate the first-ever Rockies game. Which took place in New York. And so we got a 1993 pinstripe Mets jersey that was only worn on the road. Panini got a hold of the jerseys worn by Ike Davis, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, and Matt Harvey to give us a keepsake from this totally ’90s event.
|Dwight Gooden||Eddie Murray||Mike Piazza||Ike Davis|
|Dillon Gee||Jon Niese||Matt Harvey|