Thursday, March 24, 2016

2016 Mets mfc stuff for the Season Opener. ____Get your gear on!



Mets Fantasy Cards 2016 slogan/logo .v1
(season opener)


At least 62-70 is done. although there
will be (& have been) 
additions to those pages.

When I started this blog it was because I was unhappy with the Mets current situation and preferred living in the team's past. I drew up a pretty detailed outline of what I wanted to do here. I used the guise of old baseball cards to tell Mets history. 

This card always
cracks me up.

Back then I started making the cards and preparing the posts while watching Met games on TV. It was a nice distraction from what was going on down on the field (and in the front office) from 2007 up through the start of 2013. If you follow this blog, you'll see that I've strayed a bit.

An alt Agee that I
just discovered in my attic.

Things like the early losing years and the 69 & 73 postseasons were easy to recall , get into, and write about (in the case of the team's early years fun to research). I was wondering how I would fill in the later 70's, because I stopped following the Mets in 1977 for a few years. Well, I didn't stop, I just tried real hard not to care. I guess I'll cover it from my perspective when I get there. In any case, things have changed. I can't recall the last time I was this happy with a Mets team, from last years World Series appearance to what they did this offseason to prepare for an attempt to repeat in 2016.

Yes, things have changed dramatically since I started the Mets Fantasy Cards project in 2013 and the teams present has me very happy. From time to time I will go back and make posts relating to Mets history as I originally planned, and as I did at the start of the 2015 season, I figure why not document this chapter in Mets history as it's happening. 

If you follow this blog you can see how it's shifted back and forth in time with today's Mets starting to win over. This is a great thing as far as I'm concerned. That means they are doing things that could become very historic very quickly.

I'm not going to do the card a game thing like 2014, but I'll certainly follow the season with an evolving set of custom cards like I did in 2015. Some of my entries take a ridiculous amount of time to prepare and I won't be rushed as far as the Mets history posts go. I can't say how regularly or often I'll post but it will be as much as possible and hopefully, always worth the wait.

This might end up being my last Mets Murphy card. *sob*

...I can't let that happen.


I'm also going to start a new segment, a monthly post showcasing my favorite cards by other custom cardmakers. They will be displayed on what I will call binder posts. Here's a preview (That's Joe Shlabotnik's '72 custom CAR OWNERS PHOTOS OF THE STARS card from The Shlabotnik Report!) :

I am asking permission here to post custom cards created by others. There are a lot of excellent custom card makers out there. You know who you are. I visit all your blogs and I love your stuff. If you are a card maker and do not want your card displayed or shared by me through this blog once a month, please let me know.

Thanks for visiting the Mets Fantasy Cards project & LETS GO METS!- we have unfinished business in 2016!,


  1. I just wanted to say thanks. I came across your blog (again) and decided it was time to get my custom card blog up and running again. Oh and my wife thanks you too! :( LOL


    1. Ha! Excellent! The more the merrier. And you and your wife are welcome. :)