Earth Day 2008 set

Earth Day 2008 celebration in April was commemorated with set of 5 metrocards with distinguish green colors on both sides of metrocard (on regular metrocards front side has MertoCard in gold color). Set has circulation of about 1,000,000. MTA motto has been slightly changed: Going your way – greener.

NFL Draft 2008

This metrocard advertised NFL Draft 2008 held in Radio City Music Hall on April 26-27. It has motto: Believe in NOW. Card was sponsored by EA Sports (Electronic Arts Company).

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HIVSTOPSWITHME.ORG

This MetroCard has been issued to promote hivstopswithme.org web site and been distributed only in Chelsea area subway stations. Area is famous in New York for high concentration of LGBT members. Card does not have big circulation and was quickly sold out.

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Chase bank promoted with this metrocard usage of its debit or credit card at metrocard vending machines. Card has matching leaflet. Chase repeated this campaign twice during 2008, but only one card is known has been released.

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In the end of 2008 famous Triboro Bridge connecting 2 boroughs the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens has been renamed after Robert F. Kennedy. There is quote from his speech printed on the card “Dream things that never were and ask, why not?”. Metrocard has also reference to RFK foundation web site rfkcenter.org.

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2008 marked another anniversary: 5 years since John F. Kennedy airport has an airtrain link to subway system. This metrocard was available only for purchase to ride on airtrain between airport and subway stations. At the same time after customer purchased this card it can be used on regular basis for subway and bus rides.

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JFK 60th Anniversary

2008 marked another anniversary: 60 years since John F. Kennedy airport has been opened in New York. This metrocard was available only for purchase to ride on airtrain between airport and subway stations. At the same time after customer purchased this card it can be used on regular basis for subway and bus rides.

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This metrocard as well as performance itself has been sponsored by Capital One Bank. Metrocard could give $10 off regular ticket for Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. There were 2 different leaflets (one, two) and a flier.

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NFL Season Kickoff

To commemorate 2008-2009 NFL season Kickoff MTA and NFL issued this metrocard which in turn could give 15% off on products bought at NFL web site. Kickoff itself was at Columbus Circle on September 4, 2008.

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2008 has been marked as the last year when NY Mets will be playing at Shea stadium. To commemorate this event MTA and Mets sponsored set of 2 metrocards with black and white images of Shea stadium itself and one of the game played at the stadium.

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