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Friday, March 31, 2017

Game Used: Ventura World Series Jersey


2000 Robin Ventura World Series Game Used New York Mets Jersey Grey Flannel COA Officially licensed MLB product.


Game Used: Asdrubal Cabrera Helmet

About this helmet...
This auction is for an eye-catching "1986 style" turn back the clock batting helmet worn in many games during the 2016 season by New York Mets star shortshop ASDRUBAL CABRERA.  Cabrera put up very solid numbers in 2016, his first year with the Mets, winning over fans in droves.  In 141 games, Cabrera collected 146 hits including 23 home runs and 30 doubles.  He drove in 62 RBIs and batted .280 for the club, and was one key reason why the Mets made the post-season for the second consecutive year.

Cabrera, who is a switch hitter wore this helmet when facing left handed pitchers.  Most notably, he wore this helmet on Sunday, May 29th, when he homered off Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, perhaps the best pitcher in the game today!

The helmet is a beautiful royal blue Rawlings model with NY logo sticker affixed to the front.  It has a hard shell, thick padding and features a left ear flap.  It's a size 7 1/4 and has blue dymo tape on both the front and back, which reads "CABBY."  Inside the helmet are all of the Rawlings manufacturer tagging and labeling along with the size of the helmet in multiple places.  The helmet was collected after the 2016 season and was authenticated by Major League Baseball.  The MLB authentication sticker is affixed to the back of the helmet, next to the "CABBY" label.  The code on the sticker reads "JB 416906" which links to a record in the MLB database which states that he wore the helmet, and that it was collected after the final 1986 TBTC game of the year, played vs. Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 2016.

The helmet shows good use, with several nicks and dings.  Most notably, the front lid has bunches of checkered markings from his batting gloves, which likely had a coating of pine tar where he grabbed the helmet.  It was obtained by me directly from the Mets after the season ended and has never exchanged hands.  Cabrera's trademark throughout the season was being the guy who took the helmet off of his teammates' heads after they scored and returned to the dugout.  I thought it would be cool to have HIS helmet!  Unfortunately I never was able to display it... so I am offering it to someone who can!

Podcast: Orange And Blue Thing Podcast Episode 14

Thor News, Al Dukes as special guest. Listen to it.

Listen on iTunes here

Two Boots Mets Watch Party

This just came in...

On Wed, Apr 5th, I will be hosting the first ever Two Boots Mets Watch Party. Mets Ticket Giveaway, Mets themed pizza, $7 pizza + beer special + more! Would be awesome if you could make it...and feel free to forward it to all the Metsian folk out there!
- Sam

Thanks Sam!!!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mets: Mets/Army Game Cancelled

Oh well. Weather gets back at The Mets for Trolling me.

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Tailgate: T7LA Opening Day Tailgate 4/3

From good way to make new friends.

Opening Day 2017 tailgate!!!

Get to the ballpark bright and early to tailgate with us this Opening Day! Hopes are high and we're ready to rumble. New season, clean slate, let's party.

If you're new to the group you're highly encouraged to hit the tailgate party. DIVE RIGHT IN. Introduce yourself and get the camaraderie started before we even get to the seats. 
Gates should open around 9am (GAME IS AT 1:10), so try to be early to make sure you get in to secure a spot. The lot can fill up pretty quickly especially since this is the first game of the regular season.
We'll be set up at our normal spot just past the train station platform. The MTA "Southfield Lot" is located on Roosevelt Avenue just next to the steps to the 7 train. Great location with plenty of room. Check the below map if you're not in the know.
Our season ticket members will be rocking their fresh 2017 jerseys. If you're joining us just for the day,  we ask that you wear orange. We know not everyone was willing or able to pick up the jersey separately, which is totally cool, just wear your favorite orange Mets gear.
We'll be filming some content for the "Orange and Blue Thing" podcast, so look for Darren and Brian if you'd like to take part.
Even if you're not sitting with us, you're welcome to come by. More the merrier, so tell your friends. You're encouraged to bring your own grills, drinks, snacks... but make sure you CLEAN UP after yourselves. Nobody likes a mooch, so please don't go rummaging through anyones coolers that don't belong to you. If you're feeling generous and you'd like to share, that's totally your call. Come prepared. 
Even if you're shy, try to say hi. We're all friendly. 

The game is at 1:10 so prepare to head in around NOON so we can get to our seats in time for the opening ceremony and National Anthem. 


Stitches: Need Your The7Line Army Jersey Customized?

I see a lot of folks asking about where to get their T7LA jerseys done.

 Go here and mention my name and they will do name and numbers for $50.

Welcome to Stitches, the Official 

Stitchers of the New York Mets.

Stitches is an embroidery and screen printing company specializing in 
quality embroidered logos and other custom embroidery in Manhattan. 
We are known for creating impressive custom jerseys, t-shirts and hats
as well as jackets and polos. Whether you have an existing logo or would 
like our help creating a custom design, Stitches will gladly embroider or 
screen print your finished logo to the clothing of your choice.

We are proud to be the official stitching company for the New York Mets, 
New York Knicks, and the New York Islanders. We don’t only serve the pros; 
we will gladly serve your sports team or organization, as well. Stitches has
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Mets: Mets Rally at Grand Central Friday 3/31

Brought to you by Citi

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The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline two of the most anticipated concert events this summer – The Classic West on July 15-16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and The Classic East on July 29-30 at Citi Field in New York. 

The Classic West will host the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday July 15 and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday July 16. 

The Classic East will host the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday July 29 and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday July 30.    

The Classic West and The Classic East will be the first time in history that these six esteemed artists have ever played together on the same stage in two of America’s greatest cities for rock & roll.

Tickets for both The Classic West and The Classic East can be purchased at  Two Day Reserved Seat Ticket Packages, will go on sale for each city on Friday April 7 at 10 AM local time.  Special VIP packages will also be available, including premium tickets, pre-show VIP lounge, exclusive merchandise, parking and more.     

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 3 at 10 AM through Thursday, April 6 at 10 PM.

For complete information and to view the event trailer, visit
The EAGLES are one of the most influential and commercially successful American rock bands of all time. With their profound lyrics, harmonies and country-tinged melodies, they created a signature Southern California sound. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, have scored six #1 albums and have topped the singles charts five times. The band has been awarded six GRAMMY® Awards. The Eagles have performed sold-out concert tours worldwide throughout their career. The band’s 2014 History of the Eagles Tour broke numerous U.S. box office records and included five sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and six sold-out concerts at the Forum in Inglewood, California.  The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 in their first year of eligibility and received the Kennedy Center Honors last year. Check for more information.

As one of the best-selling bands of all time, FLEETWOOD MAC has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and established their place in rock ‘n roll music history. Having created a distinctive sound that endures today, the GRAMMY-award winning band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.  With countless chart-topping albums and singles, their 1977 album Rumours remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. Fleetwood Mac most recently completed their 2015 On With The Show world tour, where they toured as a five-piece for the first time since 1998 featuring the five band members from the classic and most successful line up back together, with Christine McVie rejoining band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.  The tour sold out arenas across the globe and showcased the classic hit songs from the band’s career that spans more than four decades. Please visit for more information.

Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker since 1972, STEELY DAN has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 -- including 1977's groundbreaking Aja. Steely Dan reunited in the early '90s, launching a string of sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including “Album of the Year”) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. 

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.  Founding members Neal Schon & Ross Valory, and longtime members Jonathan Cain and Arnel Pineda, welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time Smith performed with the band since 1998.  Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans. for more information.

With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, EARTH, WIND & FIRE’s legendary journey began in 1969 and has set the standard for music of all genres. The band has released a total of 23 albums, recorded eight No. 1 R&B singles, produced eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums, earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. In 2000, EWF was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor and presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to the band in 2016 – the ninth Grammy Award for the band. Visit for more information.

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Their latest album, Southbound, on Arista Nashville, features new recordings of the band’s iconic hits, with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, and Brad Paisley. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.  Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes,” both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Listen To The Music,”  “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more.  In all, the Doobies have tallied-up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.  Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum, and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies album has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”

Artist interviews at The Classic East/West will be broadcast on Sirius/XM.

The Classic West and The Classic East are produced by Live Nation.  

Jerseys: Mets Jersey Blunder

For a change I am not busting on Fanatics about something.

Modell's and/or Majestic, what gives?

- thanks Eddie for the pic

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mets: Auction to Meet Gary Keith And Ron


    Get a chance to visit the Mets TV broadcasting dream team in the SNY Broadcast Booth prior to a Mets home game at Citi Field! Spend time chatting with Gary, Keith and Ron where all of their action takes place. This package also includes four Field Level tickets to the game. Bid now on this unforgettable experience! This experience must be fulfilled by July 31, 2017 for a Monday through Thursday home game. The Mets will reach out to the winning bidder at the close of the auction with all necessary details regarding this experience. 

    The Amazin' Auction is in support of the annual Mets Welcome Home Dinner presented by Alliance Building Services. All the proceeds from this item will go to the Mets Foundation.

Mets: Mr and Mrs Met Appearance Auction Item


    Don't miss out on having the world's best mascots come to your event! Bid now on the opportunity to have Mr. and Mrs. Met come to your event for a one-hour appearance. Whether you are having a kid's birthday party or a 60th anniversary celebration, Mr. and Mrs. Met will put a smile on all your guests' faces and be sure to make your event a success! Event location must be within a 50-mile radius of Citi Field and dates subject to availability in 2017. The Mets will reach out to the winning bidder at the close of the auction with all necessary details regarding this experience. 

    The Amazin' Auction is in support of the annual Mets Welcome Home Dinner presented by Alliance Building Services. All the proceeds from this item will go to the Mets Foundation. 

    About Charity: Mets Foundation

    The Mets Foundation funds and promotes a variety of educational, social and athletic programs and other charitable causes. Founded in 1963, it continues its mission to invest in the future of our community, and to provide assistance to myriad organizations that benefit children and others in need.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Baseball Two for One Bill

It's a two for one bill... Get to see a screen of Mets Fan Hank Azaria's new show and then see Pitch Talks..

Purchase Tickets here. Use Code The7Line for $5 off the ticket.

Bloggers: Mets "Bloggers"

I am taking a quick departure from my dumb eBay posts, my dopey jersey post, my once in a while decent read and Haley's Comet, knock one of of the park posts to bring you guys a public service announcement. Just because some of you want to be bloggers, doesn't mean you know how to.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am no Greg Prince, Jason Fry, Matt Cerrone, etc. But I try to do my best giving you folks accurate stories. There was a blogger the other day that irked me with his inaccurate story. It was about The7line and the Bronx Invasion 2017.

He said he had a representative from the 7line that told him the reason The7line isn't having the Bronx invasion is because the Yankees didn't want them there. Darren from The7line who is a friend of mine tweeted at this guy and said to him that the story was inaccurate and he never talked to anyone from The7line. The dude told Darren he did. Now if you didn't talk to Darren or Lizy you didn't talk to anyone from The7line. He then basically told Darren he doesn't know what he's talking about and his source does. Yeah the guy who founded the whole damn thing and is the one who had the contact with the Yankees, doesn't know what he's talking about and his source knows.

I tweeted at this guy that not all people should be bloggers. I commented on his post over on his site where I even gave him the info from the 7line blog(fact checking) and even told him to listen to the Orange and Blue Thing Podcast to get the info. He also said I went on a twitter rant and didn't contact him like a man to talk about it. I know folks who follow me on twitter and read this blog know what my twitter rants can be.

Here is the twitter convo:

Man that is some rant by me isn't it?

Oh and here is my comment on his post in his site.

Still waiting to see these screenshots...

And here is my response... Man. I am being so hard on this guy aren't I?

Basically I wanted to use this post to let folks who want to blog, go for it. But do it in a way where you get the right sources if you are getting info from folks. Try going to the people who are in charge and if you can't get to them, maybe source out the story better?

If you make a mistake own up to it. Your credibility will be better for it.

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Game Used: 1992/1993 Foote Jacket

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Game Used: Todd Pratt 2000 Jersey


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Mets: Dark Knight Returns?

*pic from the NYPost

Until he has a bad outing and folks complain again. As we near the end of Spring Training, I have really gotten tired of reading and hearing people praise and condemn players on their performances during this "practice" time.

OMG. Look at Duda. He hit a HR. He's back! Smoke gave up a run... What's wrong with him? The bullpen is horrible. Why did the Mets lose to the Marlins 11-7 while the minor leaguers played?

Calm the hell down. We won't know if Harvey is back until later on this season. We won't know pretty much anything until the season is underway for a while. Go chill folks chill.

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Mets: Shuffle Board Team Name

Went to the wrap party for Gotham last night at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard club. It was a fun time and I realized no matter where I go, I can't get away from the Mets. Pretty awesome name though. Teufel Sheufel

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Game Used: Amed Rosario Hat

Amed Rosario New York Mets 2013 Game Used Hat
This is a game used hat that was used
 by Amed during the 2013 season. Amed signed the hat and added 2013 GU. This item comes with a JSA WITNESS COA & Matching #d sticker. JSA WITNESS COA's are great as a JSA employe was present when the item was signed and the signature is guaranteed authentic.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jerseys: Trump 45

So this T7LA jersey started a firestorm on twitter.

- Now The7line didn't make this jersey for themselves. They just had it customized as part of their ticket plan holder jerseys that they ordered. Darren tweeted it out in response to a tweet. People are losing their shit over this jersey.

Some people are complaining that Darren had it made up for the seat holder. It's not offensive or obscene( way worse stuff out there). I know not everyone is a fan of Trump but what would the reaction be in reverse if Hillary one and someone had her name put up on a jersey and someone complained about it? "Don't try to censor it. Censorship ain't right." Fine you guys can be upset by the fact someone had Trump on their jersey. It's your right. It's also this guy's right to have his jersey with Trump on it.

Let's see what else is being said.

What would happen if the guy sat in front of you randomly at some other game? What would you do? Get up leave?

The owner of the jersey steps up to take the heat from The7line.

We have someone talking about the hypocrisy that is being tossed around.

Another non fan of Trump that understands people can have differing views and get along.

I don't like your candidate. Well I didn't like your candidate. I can't stomach this written on a jersey.... I'm throwing out my 7line stuff because a fan has Trump in his jersey. What if that dude bought a blank and customized it himself too? Would you still be busting Darren's chops?

Guys just grow up and be civil. We go to baseball games to cheer our team and to hang out with our friends. Not all of us will be buddy buddy. Not all of us will get along. There are people that I don't like and I know people don't like me. But that's the beauty of it. You can still move on and have a good time. Too many folks these days getting offended for little stuff.

Where are you guys when I get offended by Chinese knockoff jerseys made by workers who get paid barely anything and the sales help support crime and terrorism! That's the real outrage about a jersey you folks should be latching on to!!!

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The7linearmy: Custom Jersey Names

The customized 7Line Ticket Plan holders jerseys have shown up. Darren is showing off some of the names.


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Bobblehead: Rocket Raccoon

Dammit!! Why couldn't it be the Mets Raccoon???

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Game Used: Goeddel Piazza Number Retirement Game Hat


    This game used size 7 1/2 blue hat was used by Mets pitcher Erik Goeddel as the Mets played the Rockies on July 30, 2016. This hat features the Mike Piazza number retirement ceremony patch on the side. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The Mets net proceeds from memorabilia sales benefit the Mets Foundation. For more information about the Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit The availability of items varies, but for questions about this piece or different numbers, players, colors, or sizes please contact Amazin Memorabilia, The Official Source for New York Mets Game Used and Autographed Memorabilia, by emailing or by calling 718-559-3144. An MLB Authentication Program tamperproof hologram is affixed to each piece of Amazin Memorabilia. For more information on this item, visit enter the hologram listed above.

Game Used: Paul Wilson Tides Jersey

 a minor league affiliate for the New York Mets 
Paul Wilson Home White Jersey Size 48. This
 is equivalent to an XL! Jersey is made by 
Wilson was supposed to be a star pitcher
 with the Mets before injuries derailed his career.