In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work". Doc was an artist, painting corners for strikes; Darryl's moonshots were a thing of beauty, and Gary Carter took command of the plate and the batter’s box. There was no shortage of fun with characters like Ron Darling, Tim Teufel, and Keith Hernandez, and Nails provided the hard charging spirit that further propelled the team to greatness. The ’86 Mets endeared themselves to New Yorkers and earned a special place in New York sports history. To celebrate that historic season, Topps has mined its archives to create a limited edition collection box filled with items that all true Mets fans must have.
"Extensive research went into crafting each collection," said Michael Bramlage, Vice President and General Manager at Topps. "With over 75 years of MLB history—from one-of-a-kind photography to iconic graphic design—stored in the Topps Archives, each collection feels like an authentic time capsule from your favorite team’s most memorable year." The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday, just as fans remember them.
Each collection box contains the following items:
• 1 Wax Pack Poster Set (5 posters)
• 6 Team Patches
• 6 Team Buttons
• 1 Team Pennant
• 1 Team T-shirt
• 1 Team Hat
"Collectability is part of our DNA," said Bramlage. "We were inspired by sneakerhead culture and sought to create a line of limited edition products that could not only be collected, but also worn and shown off as a fashion statement."
Our favorite memory about the ’86 team was watching Tim Teufel do the "Teufel Shuffle" each time he came up to bat. We want to hear from you about your favorite memory in the comments section or on facebook.com/ToppsShop or @ToppsShop
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