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Search this site to find just about any NY MTA Metrocard that's been produced since 1993. This site can be used as a quick reference site to easily find specific Metrocards that have been released since 1993. An extensive list of Metrocards is conventiently listed in "Release Year" order on this Web page. Also, make sure you monitor this site & check the Latest News page to get the most up-to-date information on upcoming Metrocards and Metrocard events.
NOTE: This site is in no way affiliated with any of the official New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority [MTA] web sites. To go to the official NY MTA Web Site click here .
The Metrocards are listed below with the newest years listed first [Newest back to oldest.]. The easiest way to seach & find a specific metrocard or the metrocards for a specific year is to simply scroll down on this Page until you find the metrocard or the release year for a specific group of cards. You can also use the EDIT drop down list on your search engines Menu Bar found at the top of the screen & select the "Find (on this page)" option which will allow you the ability to enter in a key word to search for.
This site is for METROCARD collectors who save & collect all the different types of advertising, Subway Safety, & special New York MTA subway & bus system metrocards that have been released since 1993. This is one of the most comprehensive & complete sites for the various Metrocards released to date. Below is almost a complete list identifying the different Metrocards used by the MTA & subway commuters from the beginning through to the present date. You can also click on any underlined Metrocard listing to see a photo of the card & additional information.
At the end of this list you will also find the SPECIAL ISSUE Metrocards category to cover the additional issues such as Reduced Fare, School System, Railroads, NYPD & others.
[NOTE: If you find missing or inaccurate information on this Web site please notify me & I will verify & quickly correct it. For those who contribute substantial information & help I will gladly list your Name &/or nickname for credit.].
CONTRIBUTORS LIST :
A "BIG" thanks goes out to all those who contributed information to this site.
DJ [Hero] Moore: Thanks to Donald for being a Big help in closing up many of the gaps & providing a list of Safety Cards.
Dr. Metro: Has provided loads of information on the scarcer metrocard issues & has been incredibly generous in sending in some series issues I was unable to complete.
Big Bob: A special Thanks for helping to close the gaps on some of the rarer cards & providing additional information on the Safety cards & MTA issues.
Enjoy exploring the site. I hope it helps you with collecting the numerous Metrocards.
Info In Brackets = [# of cards - MVMs &/or Booths - # of Stations]
WU-TANG New Season Sept 8 hulu [250K-M-7S]
Final Fantasy - Cloud (Short Hair) [40K-M-2S]
Final Fantasy - Sephiroth (Long Hair) [60K-M-Where needed]
JET.COM - Bose Headphones [250K]
SUPREME [Production: 50,000 (10,000 Cello (Store) / 40,000 MVM's)]
On The Go - Our smart subway KIOSK is here to help. [2017 Issue - Lime Green]
WTS 2017 Annual Conference
On The Go - Our smart subway KIOSK is here to help. [2016 Issue - Production: 5 Million ]
Islanders Hockey In Brooklyn - SEE IT LIVE [Production: 400,000 ]
Poetry In Motion - Lady Liberty [1 Million]
CITI Make it here. [Production: 750,000 ]
ROCKAWAY! Art at the Beach Summer 2016 [Production: 50,000 ]
Berkeley College - GRADUATE TO A BETTER FUTURE [Production: 50,000 ]
Seamless - HOW NEW YORK EATS [Production: 500,000 ]
Poetry In Motion - HERE [Production: 1 Million ]
NBA ALL*STAR game [Production: 125,000 ]
THE NEW SCHOOL [Production: 250,000 ]
ANNUAL TRANSIT CARD - BRIGHTEN YOUR COMMUTE
One World Observatory - See Forever [Production: 600,000 ]
NYU Lutheran - NYU Langone Health System [Production: 250,000 ]
New York Organ Donor - (Your Signature Is More Powerful Than You Think)[Production:250,000]
St. John's University [Production: 70,000 ]
Baruch College [Production: 50,000 ]
CALL 511 - CHINESE [Production: 1 Million ]
CALL 511 - CREOLE [Production: 1 Million ]
CALL 511 - KOREAN [Production: 1 Million ]
CALL 511 - RUSSIAN [Production: 1 Million ]
CALL 511 - SPANISH [Production: 1 Million ]
2014 NFL SUPER BOWL XLVIII METROCARD SET:
ANNUAL TRANSIT CARD - COMMUTER CHECK
 ABOGADOS - Law Firm - Office locations list [Production: 125,000 ]
 ABOGADOS - Law Firm - TV Station programs list [Production: 125,000 ]
Transit System 110th Anniversary Metrocard Set:
 Bronx - Jerome Avenue
 Queens -
 Brooklyn -
 Manhattan - City Hall
Century 21 Department Store -
Verranzano-Narrows Bridge 50th Anniversary
New York Tranit Museum - 13th Annual Holiday Train Show
New York Transit Museum Set:
10th card in Set; Grand Central Express Train Set $439.99
1-Trip MetroCard [New design for 2013]
2-Trip MetroCard [New design for 2013]
Poetry In Motion - Ragtime, Kevin Young [Prodution: 2 million]
Poetry In Motion - Grand Central, Billy Collins [Production: 2 million]
Poetry In Motion - Voyager, Mary Ruefle [Production: 2 million]
 Howard Beach is back... [Production: 50,000]
 Long Beach is back... [Production: 50,000]
 Long Island Beaches are back... [Production: 50,000]
 The Rockaways are back... [Production: 50,000]
New York Transit Museum Set:
3rd card in Set; Great gifts from the Transit Museum! - Authentic NYC Transit Token Cuff Links $90
4th card in Set; NYC Subway Map Shopper's Tote Bag $15
5th card in Set; NYC Subway Map iPhone Cover $20
6th card in Set; NYC Subway Map Boxer Shorts $30
7th card in Set; NYC Subway Diecast Train $10
8th card in Set; NYC Subway Map T-Shirt $20
9th card in Set; NYC Subway GCT Clock Xmas ornament $38
MTA.info "Improving, Non-Stop" [Production: 1 million each card.];
1 - Can our buses go faster? You bet.
2 - Our apps are whiz kid certified.
3 - mta.info now has more info.
4 - A city is only as good as it's transit system.
5 - Improvements don't just happen.
6 - There's safety in numbers.
7 - Isn't it nice to know when your train will come
TRAIN OF THOUGHT [Total series of ?? cards starts in 2009];
17 ? Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
18 ? Will Rogers, Henry Ford
19 ? Horace Greeley, The American Conflict
20 ? E.W. Howe, Ventures in Common Sense
21 ? Walt Whitman, The Real War Will Never Get in the Books
22 ? Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
23 ? Ralph Waldo Emerson, Experience
24 ? Mihri Khatun, Poetry's voice, Society's song
25 ? Saint Augustine, Confessions
TRANSIT FACTS [Total series of 24 cards starts in 2009];
20 ? Since New York?s subway system opened in 1904, fare media has included tickets, coins, tokens and the MetroCard. The token (in a variety of designs) lasted the longest-from June 1953 to April 2003in the subway and through December 2003 on buses.
21 ? The highest subway station is Smith-9th Sts F G in Brooklyn, 88 feet above street level. The lowest station is 191 St 1 in Manhattan, 180 feet below street level.
22 ? The M15 bus carried 17,594,489 people in 2008, more than twice the population of New York City.
23 ? NYC Transit buses do not accept paper money because NYC Transit uses giant vacuum hoses to empty the fareboxes, a process that would shred bills.
24 ? Subway trains traveled more than 360,000,000 miles in 2008 and made more than 8,300 trips on an average weekday.
MTA Going your way - greener;
1 - Follow in Our Footprints - Learn how you can use our carbon footprint to reduce yours at mta.info/sustainability.
2 - Nice Save - Every full bus keeps up to 30 cars off the road, dramatically cutting congestion on our roads and pollution in our air.
3 - Breathe Easy - By riding MTA NYC Transit, you are helping keep tons of pollution out of the air.
4 - Big City, Small Footprint! - Because New Yorkers use mass transit every day, they have a much smaller carbon footprint than the national average - about 75% smaller. Tansit Riders Save the Earth!
5 - A Very Convenient Truth: Transit Riders Save The Earth - Because New Yorkers like you use mass transit every day, we have a much smaller carbon footprint than the national average - about 75% smaller.
Train of Thought [Total series of ?? cards continues in 2010];
1 ? William Shakespeare, Tempest
2 ? Immanuel Kant, Akademische Ausgabe
3 ? George Eliot, Middlemarch
4 ? Samuel Eliot Morison, The Oxford History of the American People
5 ? Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
6 ? Albert Einstein, What I Believe
7 ? Herodotus, The Histories
8 ?Chuang Tzu, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu
9 ?Charles Darwin, from a letter to Charles Lyell
10 ? Abraham Lincoln, House Divided Speech, 1858
11 ? Henri Poincare, Science and Hypothesis
12 ? William Shakespeare , Hamlet, Act V, scene II
13 ? John Donne, Song
14 ? Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
15 ? Friedrich Nietzsche, The Twilight of the Idols
16 ? Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism
TRANSIT FACTS [Total series of 24 cards continues in 2010];
1 ? With 6,400 subway cars, New York City Transit has the largest fleet in the world. NYC Transit also has more subway cars that the combined total of all other subway systems in the United States.
2 ? New York City Transit carries an average of 5 million subway customers on a weekday ? more than 1.5 billion in a year. This is the largest passenger count in North America and the biggest ridership figure for the New York subway system in 55 years.
3 ? Using buses and subways in New York City keeps 400 million pounds of soot, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other toxic substances out of the air yearly.
4 ? New York City Transit has nearly 900 hybrid-electric buses, more than any other public transit system in the world.
5 ? NYC Transit buses carried 738 million people in 2007. That?s more than the next two biggest bus systems ? Los Angeles and Chicago-combined.
6 ? NYC Transit was the first public agency in the world to have a bus fleet 100 percent accessible to customers who use wheelchairs.
7 - NYC Transit has 468 subway stations, only 35 fewer than the combined total of all other American subway systems.
8 ? In 2000, NYC Transit was the first public transportation system in the USA to convert all its buses to ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.
9 ? The A is the longest line in the subway system, spanning 31 miles from 207th St in Manhattan to Far Rockaway, Queens.
10 ? The New York subway system carries 1.5 billion people annually. That?s the equivalent of moving the population of the earth every 4 ½ years.
11 ? The first female subway conductor began work on December 28, 1917 during WWI.
12 ? The 1976 Bicentennial Transit exhibit proved so popular that it became the New York Transit Museum, the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history.
13 ? Subway ridership in 2008 was 1.6 billion, the highest since 1950.
14 ? During WWII, New York City?s public rail system used light bulbs painted half black. ?Dim-out? bulbs reduced the visibility of elevated rail cars as a precaution against enemy aerial attacks.
15 ? The 6 subway line, by itself, is the third largest subway system in the United States, carrying 700,000 customers on a weekday.
16 - If NYC laid all its subway tracks end-to-end, they would reach from New York City to Chicago.
17 ? The Jackie Gleason Bus Depot in Brooklyn is the first and only bus facility named for a performer. Gleason played bus operator Ralph Kramden in ?The Honeymooners? TV series.
18 ? NYC Transit?s new hybrid electric bus, ECO Saver IV, reduces noise and air pollution, because it not only has fewer engine parts than standard diesel buses, but can run on just battery power 20 percent of the time.
19 ? On July 19, 1967, the first 10 air-conditioned subway cars went into service on the F line. Today, the entire subway fleet (nearly 6,500 carsd) has air conditioning.
2009 MTA Safety;
Subway Emergency Instructions [English] E0913B --
Subway Emergency Instructions [Spanish] --
Surf the train and this ride could be your last. Always ride inside. E0810B
Changing cars on a moving train may get you fined, injured, or worse. T0810
Avoid a gap mishap. M0810
If you drop something, don't go on the tracks. T0905
If you se something, say something. M0771
Carry on with caution. E0914B
Get a grip and avoid a slip. M0800
GOING YOUR WAY --- GREENER;
1 - Tranist Riders Save The Earth!
2 - Public transportation cuts fuel consumption by 1.4 billion gallons every day.
3 - Your carbon footprint is about 1/4 of the national average! We're happy to have done our part.
4 - Every full rail car keeps 75 to 125 cars off the road.
5 - Every full bus keeps 40 cars off the road.
2008 MTA Safety;
Watch the gap. (We're serious about safety - your safety) --
Keep tiny hands and feet away from subway doors. --
Living on the edge? Just make sure it's not the platform edge. --
Get a grip and avoid a slip. --
Stay alert on subway platforms. M0784 --
We know you've been told. But please, fold and hold. --
Changing cars on a moving train may get you fined, injured, or worse. --
Avoid a gap mishap. --
Step over the gap, not in it.
Surf the Web - not the train. The only safe ride is the ride inside - M0753
METS - Your season has come - Take The Train To The Game.
DKNY - Delicious Night
CHASE - Commuter cash - Get $10 from CHASE
OEM [Office of Emergency Management] - Being ready for an emergency
TRIP PLANNER - your personal guide to Bus and Subway travel.
NFL Draft - Who Wants It More --
A Train celebrates 75 years of service:
1 - 1938 IND station guide [Map]
2 - Innovation for it's day, the IND subway car
AIRTRAIN JFK - Connect To The World
2007 MTA Safety;
Parents: Please tell your kids..(We're serious about safety) M0659 --
Don't take the risk - take the next train --
Keep your balance. Hold the handrail. --
Running late? Be sure to slow down on stairs and escalators. M0705 --
Slow down on subway stairs and escalators. --
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Conference
METS - The Team, The Time - Take The Train To The Game.
VMA Video Music Awards 2006
2006 MTA Safety;
Stand up for yourself. --
Surf the train and this ride could be your last. (Going your way) --
Take a stand. But not on the platform edge. T0703 --
Slow down. 75% of subway customer injuries --
Watch your step. 60% of bus customer slips. --
4E - Excavation on 42nd Street, 1902 - July 4.5 Million Issue (English)-NO LOGOS
4E - Excavation on 42nd Street, 1902 - July 4.5 Million Issue (English)
4S - Excavation on 42nd Street, 1902 (Spanish) --
8E - World?s Fair Service, 1964 November 2.5 Million Issue (English)
8S - World?s Fair Service, 1964 November 2.5 Million Issue (Spanish)
9E - Ridership Peaks, 1947 Available December 2.5 Million Issue (English)
9S - Ridership Peaks, 1947 Available December 2.5 Million Issue (Spanish)
10E - 125th Street Viaduct, 1904 January 2005 2.5 Million Issue (English)
10S - 125th Street Viaduct, 1904 January 2005 2.5 Million Issue (Spanish)
11E - Granville T. Woods, Inventor February 2005 2.5 Million Issue (English)
11S - Granville T. Woods, Inventor February 2005 2.5 Million Issue (Spanish)
12E - General William Barclay Parsons, Chief Engineer March 2005 2.5 Million Issue (English)
12S - General William Barclay Parsons, Chief Engineer March 2005 2.5 Million Issue (Spanish)
13E - August Belmont II, First President of the Interborough Rapid Transit (English) --
13S - August Belmont II, First President of the Interborough Rapid Transit (Spanish) --
14E - John B. McDonald, Contractor of the Rapid Transit Subway in 1900 (English) --
14S - John B. McDonald, Contractor of the Rapid Transit Subway in 1900 (Spanish) --
15E - George McAneny, Developed the Dual Contracts Plan of 1913 (English) --
15S - George McAneny, Developed the Dual Contracts Plan of 1913 (Spanish) --
1 - Matt Murphy
2 - Simon Alcantara
3 - Colette Malouf
4 - Kenneth Cole
5 - Lambertson / Truex
6 - Gerard Yosca
7 - Judith Ripka
8 - Michael Simon
9 - Steven Dweck --
10 - The Council of Fashion Designers of America --
New York City Motorbuses - For 100 Years;
1 - 1905 Fifth Avenue Coach
2 - 1953 State Legislature establishes New York City transit
3 - 1962 MaBSTOA
4 - 1978 Clarissa Dunham; First Female Bus Driver
5 - First Air Conditioned Bus
6 - Low Floor Hybrid Bus
2005 MTA Safety;
Pick a car, any car. Then stay put. --
Watch your step. 61% of bus customer injuries --
Carry babies and folded strollers on stairs --
Slow down - 72% of subway customer injuries --
If You See Something Say Something - English version --
If You See Something Say Something - Spanish version --
CUBIC Corporation - Republican National Convention
Welcome PowWow --
METS - Mastercard Grand Slam Ticket Pack;
1 - Mike Piazza
2 - AL Leiter
3 - Reyes
4 - Floyd
Esprit - Women's & men's clothing for your life style
Target - Heads up! There's a new Target store upstairs.
Calvin Klein - Available at Bloomingdale's 59th street
Calvin Klein - Available at MACY's
ECHO Davidoff - The New Fragrance for Men --
Avis Official Rental Car of the New York Yankees --
Get in the Zone - AutoZone --
DKNY Donna Karan New York - Uptown Downtown --
Mastercard presents Subway Style --
CHASE Home Equity --
AIRTRAIN JFK - A J Z or E to Paris? --
AIRTRAIN JFK - Celebrate Airtrain JFK
AIRTRAIN JFK - Make The JFK Connection
2004 MTA Safety;
It's always nice to hold the door for someone --
Parents: Please tell your kids that hitching or hanging out --
Avoid feeling isolated and alone --
Surf the web - not the train. (Going your way) --
Slow down - 73% of subway customer injuries --
Getting off? Watch your step. --
42nd Street - The Musical
2003 MTA Safety;
Please Use Handrails --
Hold onto your youth
Keep back from the edge --
Don't Move From Car to Car --
Words to Live By --
Watch the gap. (Going your way - the safe way) --
Why Run for the Train --
Please, No Running in the Station --
Don't lean on train doors --
Parents: Surfing on trains can be deadly --
1 - Gramercy Tavern
2 - Balthazar
3 - River Cafe
4 - Babbo
1 - Loews - Next Stop Free Popcorn --
2 - Loews - This Ride Comes With Popcorn --
Paint the Town Red, White and Blue (Citysearch)
Paint the Town Red, White and Blue (NYC & Company)
Lincoln Center Festival 2002 - Mostly Mozart
2002 MTA Safety;
Why Run for the Train
Please, No Running in Station
2001 NL Champions - NY Mets;
1 - Shea Stadium
2 - The Number 7 Train
2001 US Open Tennis;
1 - Martina Hingis --
2 - Todd Martin --
3 - Tracy Austin --
4 - Yannick Noah --
Paint the Town Red
Aida - A musical love story
2000 Emmigrant Savings Bank;
1 - Don Avon's Greek Dance Group 1935
2 - Jewish Passover Seder 1936
3 - Playing Bocce 1937
4 - Chinese Girls at NY Grace Faith Church 1937
5 - Polish Girl at Polaski Day 1939
6 - James A Hayden 1940
7 - West Indian Day Parade 1954
8 - Puerto Rican Day Parade 1963
9 - Young Women from Hyderabad 1966
10 - Dominican Dancers 2000
1 - Kofi Break
2 - Fidal Castro
3 - Free for Lunch
The New York Yankees;
1 - 1999 Schedules
2 - Home and Away
3 - 125 Wins
4 - 1998 World Series Highlights
1999 Continental Airlines;
1 - We Are Early
2 - Our Competitors
3 - World Wide Web
4 - Clean Planes
5 - Window Seats
1 - Lady - 1
2 - Lady - 2
3 - Lady - 3
4 - Man
1999 US Open Tennis;
1 - MacEnroe
2 - Motorcycle
3 - Gibson
4 - Venus Williams
New York Mets Nights;
1 - Italian Night
2 - African Night
3 - Jewish Night
4 - Asian Night
5 - Hispanic Night
6 - Irish Night
Subway Cools Six Cards Series;
1 - Like Stations?
2 - Like Kiosks?
3 - Like Wheels?
4 - Like Tracks?
5 - Like Energy?
6 - Like Parts?
Millennial Journeys without Logo;
1 - 11th Century
2 - 12th Century
3 - 13th Century
4 - 14th Century
5 - 15th Century
6 - 16th Century
7 - 17th Century
8 - 18th Century
9 - 19th Century
10 - 20th Century
Millennial Journeys with Logo;
1 - 11th Century
2 - 12th Century
3 - 13th Century
4 - 14th Century
5 - 15th Century
6 - 16th Century
7 - 17th Century
8 - 18th Century
9 - 19th Century
10 - 20th Century
1 - Do you have enough insurance?
2 - May we suggest another?
3 - Retirement Fund
1 - lookforthesign 6 Bottles
2 - Snapple
3 - Snapple lookforthesign
Less waiting More moving - Bus
Less waiting More moving - Turnstiles
American Express Upside Down
Teaching in NY
Manhattan Mini Storage
NY 98 Goodwill Games - Summer is coming
NY 98 Goodwill Games - Be part of the experience
Emigrant Savings Bank set [8 card set];
1 - German Immigrants - 1900
2 - Jewish Immigrants - 1900
3 - Irish Immigrants - 1910
4 - Women from Guadeloupe - 1910
5 - Italian Immigrants - 1920
6 - Chinese Immigrants - 1925
7 - Puerto Rican League - 1934
8 - School Children - 1997
JVC Jazz - Jazz in Motion
JVC Jazz - Great Moments in New York Jazz
1 - Beth Isreal
2 - St. Luke's Roosevelt
New York University;
1 - Small Banner
2 - Large Banner
Healthy City Set;
1 - Medical Milestones
2 - NY Embattled
3 - Care Close By
4 - Live Longer
EXTRA - John Holloman, M.D.
1 - Work Hard
2 - Selling Tickets
3 - Our Priorities
4 - Run an Airline
Starrett at Spring Creek;
1 - English version
2 - Spanish version
1 - More Free Rides - English/Spanish
2 - Up to $60 Free Long Distance - English/Spanish
3 - More Free Rides - Chinese
Fox News Ch. 46
Dharma & Greg
U. S. Open
MTA - Apple
Ringling Brothers Set [4 card set];
1 - 125th Anniversary
2 - Clowns Larible Chicago Kidz
3 - Gebel Williams with Bengal Tiger
4 - Tina Williams on Elephant
2nd Limited Edition Set [2 card set];
3rd Limited Edition Set [4 card set];
New York Rangers [5 card set];
SPECIAL ISSUE [Not specifically date related.]:
Railroad Monthly Commutation Train Ticket & Subway Metrocard
MetroNorth Railroad [Hudson, Harlem, New Haven lines];
Long Island Railroad;