David Wright is retiring

David Wright will always be a legendary Met. Injury has certainly taken some of the shine off his career the past two years, but before that he was living into his status as the playing “Mr Met”.

David Wright was drafted by the Mets in 2001 and was promoted to the major leagues in 2004, starting 3rd on July 21 in Shea Stadium. He is only the 4th Met to be named Captain, having earned that honor in 2013. He was later nicknamed Captain America after getting the most RBI’s of any player in the World Baseball Classic that year and was the only American third baseman to be named to the ALL-WBC team.

David Wright has been in 7 All Star Games (his last was in 2013 in his new Citifield home), and has won 2 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards. He is also a 2 time winner of Mets Heart and Hustle Award.

He is the Mets All Time Leader in an enormous number of categories.

  • New York Mets all-star leader
  • New York Mets career RBI leader
  • New York Mets career doubles leader
  • New York Mets career total bases leader
  • New York Mets career runs scored leader
  • New York Mets career hits leader
  • New York Mets career strikeouts leader
  • New York Mets career walks leader
  • New York Mets career runs created leader
  • New York Mets career extra-base hits leader
  • New York Mets career times on base leader
  • New York Mets career sacrifice flies leader

Fun fact, David Wright was an original endorser of Vitamin Water, and when the company was sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, David’s .5% share of the company he received for the endorsement earned him a cool $20Million!

OYO was honored to produce 10 different minifigures for this legend.

We even acknowledged the start of his baseball career when we produced a series of Little League minifigures in 2014 that included David Wright on his Green Run team from Virginia in the early 90s.

He of course was one of the most exciting players to launch in our Generation 1 MLB minifigures in 2012. His regular G1 was in the home Mets uniform. His appearance in the All Star Game in KC is also his lowest produced minifigure.

In 2013, our Generation 2 minifigure lineup was the largest we had for David, a regular Mets G2 in his Black Mets uniform, and then mid season at the request of the Mets issued a change to the Royal Blue Uniform. A Spring Training figure offered at the Mets facility in FL in the Royal Blue Uniform of Spring, and an ASG minifigure in the Orange NL Home Run Derby jersey, to celebrate the All Star Game at “home in Queens”.

In 2014, the Generation 3 minifigures returned to his white home uniform for his 6th minifigure, and the aforementioned 1st (and only) series of Little League minifigures.

2015’s Generation 4 minifigures featured David in his blue road “New York” uniform. Later that year, in October, David had his only PostSeason minifigure produced with the Mets as the NL Participants in the World Series.

Generation 5 debuted in 2016, and for the first time, we were able to produce the Mets in their home uniforms with pinstripes. This minifigure is now a retired edition, and when the few pieces we have left sell out, there will be no more coming from our factory.

Generation 5 is our current Gen, and instead of new Generations, as a company we are looking to create unique versions of notable players within the Generation. For David Wright who was injured for the past 2 seasons, and not on field regularly, this would mean our last minifigure for David, his new “Final Edition” figure. This minifigure is meant to honor his fans, and him, with a sequentially numbered last run of minifigures. These are numbered to 105, and sold out on 9/28.

There a few of the older Generation David Wrights available for sale, including on EBay a G1 for $13 (that’s a good deal), a G2 Spring Training figure for $21.95, and a G2 ASG for $19.95. The most expensive Wright minifigure on Ebay is a G3 for $26.99. There are none left for sale on Amazon or MLBShop.com. Let us know of any vintage minifigures you find for sale at stores!

Which David Wright is the favorite in your collection?

Thank you David Wright, from all of us who appreciate baseball, for playing the game with class and representing the sport well.

Happy Hunting!

OYO David Wright Minifigure Checklist

History of David Wright OYOs – we couldn’t find even an image of the ASG version from G1 either. Have one of these, send us a picture of yours! šŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “David Wright is retiring

  • September 28, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    How much is this Final Edition figure?
    Iā€™d like to buy a few for my kids and grandkids….please send info

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    • September 28, 2018 at 11:52 am
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      Thank you Barry for the note, and the support. They are $12.99each, and available at OYOSports.com. Have a nice weekend!

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  • September 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm
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    I am so excited !!! I just purchased the David Wright Final Figure. I was surprised how cheap it was. Will each box be numbered ? Can’t wait to display it !

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    • September 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your support and enthusiasm! Each box will have the call out that it is 1 of 105 minifigures made. Inside, the home plate the minifigure stands on will have an individual number on the base. Please write back when you get yours and let us know what number you got, if you open it! Have a nice weekend!

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      • September 28, 2018 at 1:11 pm
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        i still can’t believe how cheap it was. tickets for tomorrow’s game(his retirement game) through stubhub and other are ridiculous. That’s why i was so surprised how cheap this product was. Thanks for not getting on the band wagon with his retirement. i will definitely let you know what number i got. hopefully it is a low number have a great weekend !!

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