I was 4 years old when the 1986 Mets won the World Series. My memories of that team are re-created by old school videos of myself with my siblings and cousins cheering “Lets Go Mets… YEAH!” at the dinner table for my sister’s 1st birthday party.
The earliest Halloween memory I have is of my mother sewing myself and my 2 older brothers Mets uniforms for us. My oldest brother was Gary Carter, next oldest was Lenny Dykstra and I was Wally Backman.
Whenever I was home sick up until the day of my high school graduation, I would watch the video “1986 Mets – A Year to Remember,” and by the time I was in 5th grade, I could recite the video word for word.
As I grew up, I got more involved in baseball card collecting. The Mets of the early 90’s weren’t exactly a team that would keep a young lad happy, so I found myself trying to learn about as many players as I could across the game. I’d take my cards, shuffle them up and place players in their correct positions and have my own pseudo fantasy...