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New York Mets Uniform History 1962-1996
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Having lost both NL teams to the west coast in 1958, New York returns to the NL in 1962. Somehow the scheme of Dodger blue and Giants orange along with the Giants logo works perfectly for the Mets.

1962-63

Spalding (home), Wilson (road)

The Mets recycled jerseys for two and three years. Wilson and Spalding jerseys have different number fonts.

1964

Spalding (home), Wilson (road)

World's Fair patch was worn in 1964 and 1965. On home jerseys, it was on the left sleeve, replacing the Mets patch; on road jerseys, it was worn on the right sleeve, with the Mets patch worn on the left.

The jersey below is an original 1962 jersey. As was common practice it was reused in 1963 and again in 1964, thus the World's Fair patch in place of the Mets patch.

Front number added and World's Fair patch missing as jersey was reissued in 1966.

1965

Numbers added to jersey fronts.

Spalding (home), Wilson (road)

1966-1971

Mets sleeve patch returns to the home jersey.

Spalding (home), Wilson (road)

This is a 1964 jersey recycled for reuse in 1966.

MLB 100th Anniversary patch has been removed

1972-1973

Double knit jerseys debut. Little change other than the road jersey changes from blue-grey mist to grey. Home & road have different number fonts.

Rawlings (home), Wilson (road)

1974-1977

"Mets" replaces "NEW YORK" on the road jersey.

Rawlings

Rawlings (home), W.A. Goodman & Sons (road)

Home & road have different number fonts.

1978

Jerseys change to a unique two-button pullover style. Stripes added to collars and sleeve cuffs. Piping removed from road jersey.

Rawlings

1979-1981

NOB are added.

Rawlings

1982

"Mets" sleeve patch removed. Other than that, the home jersey is unchanged. Racing stripes replace cuffs on the road jersey and a V-neck replaces buttons. A blue alternate jersey is introduced with orange lettering and silver trim, but seems it was hardly used, if at all - anyone have more info?

Rawlings

1983

Home jersey changes to match the road style. A blue alternate jersey like the 1982 version is made, but again, not sure if it was used much if at all, since a second alternate is introduced with lettering colors reversed, and that one is used regularly.

Rawlings

1984

The alternate with orange lettering is gone.

Rawlings

1985-86

Alternate jersey is dropped.

Rawlings

W.A. Goodman & Sons

25th anniversary sleeve patch

1987

Road jersey script changes to "New York". NOB now sewn directly without nameplates. Numbering twill changed to a ribbed style.

Rawlings

1988-90

Road jersey script changes to block letters. White outline added to road jersey lettering.

Rawlings

1991-92

Pullovers give way to button downs. Blue collars dropped. White outline is now added to home jersey lettering as well.

Rawlings

Russell Athletic

1993

Road jersey block letters change back to script, and both home and road scripts are underlined. Racing stripes removed. Blue color darkened slightly and ribbed twill lettering goes back to regular smooth style. Sleeve trim added to road jersey. Mets skyline sleeve patch returns.

Russell Athletic

1994

Sleeve trim removed from road jersey, and front number added. Sleeve patch modified for Miracle Mets anniversary. MLB 125th anniversary patch on other sleeve.

Russell Athletic

1995-96

Underline dropped from script. Road jersey returns to tuscan font and blue piping, and white outlines removed from road jersey lettering. Blue color returns to its original shade. It's the 1965 look except for the additional piping on road jersey sleeves.

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