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    Mets Yearbooks 1962-2008. Which is your favorite (or your least favorite)? There may be some variations of revised/original covers not listed here, but these are the ones I could find.

    For me 1965 is probably my favorite. 2003 is my least favorite.
    You can vote for your least favorite cover HERE

    1962


    1963


    1964


    1965


    1966


    1967


    1968


    1969


    1970


    1971
    6
    1962
    0.00%
    0
    1963
    33.33%
    2
    1964
    0.00%
    0
    1965
    16.67%
    1
    1966
    0.00%
    0
    1967
    16.67%
    1
    1968
    0.00%
    0
    1969
    0.00%
    0
    1970
    0.00%
    0
    1971
    0.00%
    0
    1972
    0.00%
    0
    1973
    0.00%
    0
    1974
    0.00%
    0
    1975
    0.00%
    0
    1976
    0.00%
    0
    1977
    0.00%
    0
    1977 Revised
    0.00%
    0
    1978
    0.00%
    0
    1979
    0.00%
    0
    1980
    0.00%
    0
    1981
    0.00%
    0
    1982
    16.67%
    1
    1983
    0.00%
    0
    1984
    0.00%
    0
    1985
    0.00%
    0
    1986
    0.00%
    0
    1987
    0.00%
    0
    1988
    0.00%
    0
    1989
    0.00%
    0
    1990
    0.00%
    0
    1990 Revised
    0.00%
    0
    1991
    0.00%
    0
    1992
    0.00%
    0
    1993
    0.00%
    0
    1994
    0.00%
    0
    1995
    0.00%
    0
    1996
    0.00%
    0
    1997
    0.00%
    0
    1998
    0.00%
    0
    1999
    0.00%
    0
    2000
    0.00%
    0
    2001
    0.00%
    0
    2002
    16.67%
    1
    2003
    0.00%
    0
    2004
    0.00%
    0
    2005
    0.00%
    0
    2006
    0.00%
    0
    2007
    0.00%
    0
    2008
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 06-09-2008, 09:25 PM.

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    1972


    1973


    1974


    1975


    1976


    1977


    1977 Revised


    1978


    1979


    1980

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    • #3
      1981




      1982


      1983


      1984


      1985


      1986


      1987


      1988


      1989


      1990

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      • #4
        1990 Revised


        1991


        1992


        1993


        1994


        1995


        1996


        1997 (w/hologram)


        1998


        1999

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        • #5
          2000


          2001


          2002


          2003


          2004


          2005


          2006


          2007


          2008

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          • #6
            I voted for 1963. It's a nice, clean typographic design featuring our pal Mr. Met.

            I also like the 1997 cover with the lenticular motion image affixed.

            Incidentally, for those who may not know, the 1982 edition has a feature showing covers of all the earlier yearbooks... and if memory serves me right they gave away copies at the end of the '82 season, either on Fan Appreciation Day or on the last home game of the year.
            X
            What's THAT guy doing?
            - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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            • #7
              I voted for 1982...George Foster rules all!!!
              The Writer's Journey

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              • #8
                Nice job at displaying the essential cover designs, Mario. Nice to see people showing some interest in Mets yearbooks. Indeed, there are a few designs that were overlooked, but you've definitely covered (pun intended) the bulk of them. Kudos.

                Just for the record, here are the remaining designs of official Mets yearbook covers...

                1987 Revised


                1988 Revised


                1989 Hispanic


                1989 Revised


                1990 Hispanic


                1991 Revised


                1992 Bilingual


                (Please forgive the scans; These are all in protective plastic sleeves.)




                Anyway, I've always had a difficult time picking my favorite cover design. There are some really good ones, some relatively bad ones, and some that are genuinely mediocre.

                1969, for example, showed little inspiration, especially when compared to the great Willard Mullin's imaginative designs of the Sixties. Some folks, however, consider it their all-time favorite.

                I've a soft spot for '81, if only because it was devised and drawn by the legendary Bill Gallo (as was the advert on the reverse of the original '69 edition).

                I think '95 is an underrated design, while I think '97 (and its 3-D pastie) is overrated.

                1986, imho, like "the White Album," made a bold yet classy statement that was louder than the design would have us believe at the time, especially when considering the season that was to come. I think of it as one of the best.

                By the same subway token, 1970's cover is often overlooked for its tasteful modesty, quietly depicting the three unimaginable miracles that took place the previous season (first divisional title, league pennant, and WS championship).

                On the collectible side of the coin (beyond the 1960's of course), I'm partial to any cover that features a colored border, for colors (especially darker colors) make it that much more difficult to maintain a high grade of value and presentability.

                I'm unable to choose a particular favorite. Perhaps if these were multiple choice polls, I'd place some votes, but for me, picking just one, either best or worst, is virtually impossible.

                Gun to my head, though, if I had to choose a favorite, it'd probably be an issue from 1974. Not so much for the familiar design as displayed by Mario, but more for a glaring error that was actually released to the public. It still amazes me to this day how such a typo was overlooked before release. The New York Mets "1974 Offical Year Book."





                Anyone who desires any info whatsoever about Mets yearbooks, feel free to ask. Believe it or not, to date, there have been 128 official (or is that "offical") editions and/or variations.

                EDIT: Please forgive me for my deleted yearbook scans. Sometime between 2008 and 2011 I inadvertantly deleted the pix from Photobucket. Re-scanning them will be a little time consuming, but I do have the task on my bucket list. This gallery thread is too good for it to remain incomplete.
                Last edited by milladrive; 11-20-2011, 02:02 PM. Reason: Explanation for deleted photos
                "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                Put it in the books.

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