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This set included 6 very colourful metrocards sponsored by MasterCard. Unfortunately, because of litigation instigated by MLB for the payment to use their logos on those metrocards set has been cancelled and all cards supposed be destroyed. Set was promoted by huge posters posted inside subway cars and on stations. Not all cards were destroyed however, some survived and once in while they are hitting the market.

Here are 2 images from that set.



Another Internet era victim: Ricochet.com sponsored this metrocard. Company was making high speed mobile access which was not ready yet at the time.


This set of 4 metrocards was sponsored by Modell’s sporting goods chain. Set has matching leaflet published at the same time. Cards featuring stars of local football teams: Jets and Giants: Kevin Mawae, Wayne Chrebet, Michael Strahan, Jason Sehorn.

Metrocards were unveiled at Grand Central Station and Players were at hands at the event. There are known metrocards with autographs.

New York Cancer Project set contains of 2 metrocards one in English and another in Chinese. Both features images of beautiful child. Message on the card says: Join thousands of New Yorkers in groundbreaking research study to help conquer cancer. We need just an hour of your time, whatever your health status.


Emigrant Savings Bank 2nd set contains of 10 metrocards, each sold separately and each had circulation of 600,000.

Cards have images of Italian immigrants playing bocce in Brooklyn in 1937, Chinese girls at Grace Faith Church in 1937, Dominican dancers performing in 2000, James Hayden with Irish Memories Stage Revue in 1940 (this card has 2 versions of colour: B&W and sepia), Don Avlon Greek dance group in 1935, Puerto Rican day parade in 1963 (this card has 2 versions of colour: B&W and sepia), Polish girls at the Polaski Day parade in 1939 (this card has 2 versions of colour: B&W and sepia), Jewish Passover Seder in 1936, Indian woman from Hyderabad, West Indian Day parade in 1954.

There was matching leaflet published at the same time.

US Open Tennis Tournament 2000 set contains of 4 metrocards. All cards have been sponsored by American Express. There was an announcement from MTA that some MVM could sell metrocards with autographs of players featuring on the card.

There are Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Patrick Rafter and Michael Chang features on those cards.


Here are autographed metrocards:



DLJDirect was subsidiary of big investment firm DLJ. This metrocard has a message: You can get anywhere on the subway for $1.50 > Too bad all investments aren’t that simple.

DLJDirect was sold to TD Waterhouse.


New York Philharmonic set contains of 2 metrocards and has been sponsored by Time Warner. One card has a schedule of all summer concerts in all 5 boroughs plus Long Island and Westchester. Another one advertised concert in Central Park at Great Lawn.


Circle Line Cruises

Metrocard has being promoting newest ships for Circle Line Crfuises in New York: Beasts. It has a slogan: Escape the everyday, ride the beast.

This metrocard shares leaflet with Lincoln Center Festival metrocard.

There are known metrocards with different expiration dates.


This metrocard was promoting Lincoln Center festival and Mostly Mozart festival both hold at the same venue – Lincoln Center.

This metrocard and Circle Line issued at the same time share the same leaflet.