Patches are a part of the baseball uniform. There are team logo patches, anniversary patches, All-Star Game patches, stadium patches, memorials, you name it.
For the 2012 season, the New York Mets are wearing two patches. Replacing the familiar logo patch is one that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the team. The other patch is a tribute to Gary Carter, the catcher for the 1986 World Series champions.
But what other patches have the Mets worn in their history? What have they honored? Who have they memorialized?
This slideshow will examine 50 years of Mets commemorative patches from 1962-2012.
Special thanks goes to Jon Springer, whose book Mets by the Numbers provided insight into some of the earlier patches.
Without further ado.