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on January 26, 2006
Well as a Die Hard Met fan since 1982 nothing was more thrilling than the 1986 Season for me. With this World Series Collector's set you get 8 complete broadcast's. 86 NLCS GM6 Mets/Astros The Thrilling 16 inning marathon (The best game i have ever seen, maybe the best game in baseball history ever played) + 86 World Series GM 1-7 Mets/RedSox. The set is 9 DVD's running over 27 hours+

Includes the Following Bonus Features:

1986 World Series Clubhouse Victory Celebration; Official Trophy Presentation; Post-game interviews; 1987 Ring Ceremony and Championship Banner Unveiling; Exclusive Interviews - Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez, Kevin Mitchell, Lenny Dykstra, Bill Buckner, Bill Robinson; Special Game Footage - Mets Clinching National League Eastern Division, Dykstra's game-winning, walk-off homer NLCS Game 3, Carter's game-winner NLCS Game 5 + more

So Met's Fan's this a must own set! relive those memories prior to the 2006 campaign that looks like it has alot of promise. Can the 20th Anniversary of the 86 team bring another Championship? It is going to be an exciting season to say the least.
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on April 4, 2006
New York Mets fans have been waiting a long time for this--a full video record of one of the brightest spots in the team's 40 plus year history. You get it all here, each game of the '86 Mets/Red Sox World Series in its entirety (minus commercials), plus Game 6 of the NLCS, the 16-inning marathon against a surprisingly tough Houston Astros team, not to mention a ninth disc with interviews and other highlights. I won't go into the details--they've been covered by other reviewers. Suffice it to say that this is a set that all serious Mets fans should own; the production is quite good and the video to dvd transfer is excellent. As another reviewer remarked, let's hope that the '69 series gets similar treatment.
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From the perspective of the history of baseball in the 20th century the storyline in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was that the Boston Red Sox were a strike away from winning their first World Championship since 1918. However, in terms of the 1986 baseball season the story was that the New York Mets, having won 108 games during the regular season, were one strike away from blowing the series having been big favorites. But the Mets started this one behind, when Bruce Hurst pitched eight scoreless innings in the opener and Boston won 1-0. Then there was the anticlimactic meeting in Game 2 between 1985 National League Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden and 1986 American League Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, where neither starter lasted five innings and it was Boston's bullpen that game out ahead 9-3. So New York dropped the first two games at home and would never have the series lead until Game 7.

The Mets returned the favor in Boston by winning the first two games behind Bob Ojeda and Ron Darling before Hurst won his second game and gave Gooden his second loss to return to Queens up 3 games to 2. Clemens and Ojeda both pitched well in Game 6, which was deadlocked 3-3 after nine innings. Then came what is probably the most famous inning in World Series history. The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the 10th on a Dave Henderson homerun and a Marty Barrett double. Calvin Schiraldi came out of the bullpen and retired the first two Mets in the bottom of the 9th. Then came three singles, a wild pitch, and the most famous error in World Series history to set up Game 7 (Hack Wilson losing the ball in the sun in 1929 was not an error and when Fred Snodgrass dropped the ball in Game 8 in 1912 was not recorded for posterity on videotape).

Two points to be made regarding this particular moment of baseball immortality. First, even if Bill Buckner (or Dave Stapleton) had fielded the ball cleanly the game was still tied and Boston was in a complete state of shock. You would have to like the momentum the Mets have going at that point (although I believe that Buckner was the next batter due up for the Sox). Second, just as was the case the last time the Red Sox were involved in Game 6 heroics with Carlton Fisk's celebrated home run in 1975, a lot of people forget that Game 7 was pretty good too. The Red Sox recovered well enough to take a 3-0 lead after homer by Dwight Evans and Rich Gedman, the Mets came back--on Schiraldi no less--to win the game.

In 1986 we saw a World Series where the home team dropped the first four games and then did a complete reversal with last bats getting the final three games. True, the Red Sox always seem to manage to lose Game 7 of the World Series, but that simply makes it smart to just sweep their opponents like they did last year when they finally won it all in our lifetime (all of the mysteries of life should be that easy to solve). Yes, this 1986 World Series video is a joy for Mets fans, but the fact that at the time it was yet another painful reminder of that Curse thing is now starting to recede into the dim past along with people hitting .400 and the like. But for those of us who are neither Mets nor Red Sox fans (in the long run), this was a memorable Fall Classic and the second of three in a row in which the home team came back from down 3-2 to win.

"New York Mets: 1986 World Series Collector's Edition" is not a highlight video. It gives you the broadcasts of all seven games of the World Series, which is enough to get most Mets fans on board right there. But in addition to the entire series and a bunch of post-series extras there is also the sixth and final game of the 1986 National League Championship series where the Mets took 16 innings to beat the Houston Astros. Houston scored three runs off of Ojeda in the bottom of the 1st and the Mets waited until the top of the 9th to tie the score with three runs off of Bob Knepper. The Mets scored in the top of the 14th and the Astros answered in the bottom of the inning. Even when the Mets scored three runs in the 16th, the Astros scored twice to make it a one run differential. After the came Len Dykstra told reporters, "It's going to be very tough for the World Series to match this playoff." Boy, was he wrong.
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on March 29, 2006
First of all this is the best DVD boxed set that I've ever owned. I was only 15 when the Mets won it all in 1986 and I was thrilled to hear that a DVD of all seven games was coming out. I watched it all over again. There is a reason why I became a Met fan in 1975 (yes I was only 3 but I liked it anyway)and this is it. I can't believe that it's been 20 years since the Mets' last championship. This was the greatest World Series ever. With the Mets down to their last strike they came back and won game 6. And they still had to play a game 7 which they won of course.

This dvd set is packed with so many extras like the 1987 world championship ring ceremony, interviews with past Mets telling how it was. Even Bill Buckner is in this thing (besides his most famous/infamous play) saying "I don't know what the big deal is. We still had to play game 7"

Disc 1:Game 6 NLCS The 16 inning thriller in it's entirety. One of the best games in baseball history. You'll be amazed.

disc 2-8:All 7 world series games in their entirety. And yes even the most famous play in Baseball history is in there.

disc 9: Interviews highlights and a whole lot more

To sum it up 1986 was the greatest year in Mets history. Now if they put out 1969 then I'll truly be happy
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on March 30, 2006
This is a great item for Mets fans....All 7 World Series games in their entirety and the big bonus is game 6 of the NLCS in its entire 5 hour 16 inning entirety....These games have been replayed countless times on ESPN Classic and MSg in EDITED versions where you only see half the game and do not get a feel for them...This is all the games in their entirety.....Also gives you perspective on the entire World Series (not just the games the Mets won) You see the Mets struggle through Games 1&2 and Gooden pitch awful in Games 2 and 5..(considering his off the field drug troubles started shortly after you wonder what he was doing behind the scenes before these 2 games...Game 5 was also a solidly played game even though the Mets lost...Sid Fernandez pitched great out of the pen with 4 shutout innings which would be a harbinger of things to come (his Game 7 relief outing saved the season...Reliving this set reminds you that Lenny Dykstra should have been Series MVP and Mets MVP for the 86 season because he carried the Mets on his shoulders in Games 3 and 4 when they looked ready to combust.....Plus Lenny had the game winning HR against Houston in Game 3 of the LCS and started the huge rally in the 9th inning of Game 6 of the LCS......

Brilliant DVD set--about time these games have been released in their entirety
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on October 31, 2015
One of the greatest World Series ever played. Every game as it was actually played. I took my Baseball Scorebook and scored each game as it unfolded; it allowed me to enjoy the games as much as I did the first time around. And, very importantly, this set includes the terrific Game Six of the NLCS. It was, and continues to be, an edge of the seat thriller.

This Series was so good that I think any baseball fan would enjoy it.
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on September 3, 2015
A wonderful gift for all you Mets fans out there! My husband and I are big fans and have been waiting for another championship since 1986. Until the next one comes...we've been re-living the moments with this collection. It brings us back each time.
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on January 3, 2014
I bought this as a gift for my father, as this was the only World Series he's gotten a chance to go to. He absolutely loved it, the games are still exciting to relive and the good memories for my dad make it a perfect gift.
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on June 26, 2006
This has to be the ultimate prize for any fan of the New York Mets. A chance to relive the greatest moments in franchise history. What more could you ask for. The only problem I have with this set is during game 1, The Disc starts just prior to the first pitch from Ron Darling. It would have been nice if they had included the announcement of both teams lineups, But other then that This set is close to perfection.
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on September 12, 2013
I bought this for my elderly mother, who is a big fan of the old Mets; and who had weatched all these games when they originally aired live in '86, when we lived a few miles from Shea Stadium. Just for grits and shins, I thought I'd give them a look (I am NOT a fan of spectator sports of any kind!)- mainly as an historical adventure, and to relive old times.

Wow! I ended up watching all the games! These are historic games! At first, I was disappointed that Tim McCarver's commentary was only on one game (The NLS play-off)...but I have to say, that after watching these games, I did thoroughly enjoy Joe Garagiola's and Vin Skully's calling of the games!

Picture quality seemed fine to me, on a 43" plasma. I even ended up buying another set of these for my brother-in-law!

Just the fact that I- a rabid anti-sports fan, could watch and enjoy these...really says something!

And to those who may have young'uns who are baseball fans.....let 'em watch these games- they will be amazed, and get to see some unique things, as well as some great players! What really amazed me, is how well the teams (in both the last play-off game, as well as the Series) were so well matched! It seemed that the tems which lost, deserved to win just as much as the Mets did. It really came down to a matter of luck and circumstances, which determined the outcome of this series.
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