Welcome to MetroCard on www.stamptraders.com online MetroCard gallery.
The fare for each subway or bus ride is $1.50. On the subway you can pay your fare with MetroCard or subway tokens.
On the bus you can also pay with exact change in coins (no paper money or pennies).
Senior citizens and people with disabilities who have proper identification are eligible for reduced fares.
You can buy MetroCards at subway stations and neighborhood merchants and through CitySearch.com.
You have a choice of two kinds of MetroCard-Unlimited Rides and Pay-Per-Ride.
You can buy a 7-Day or 30-Day MetroCard, the Fun Pass and a 30-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard.
Each offers unlimited rides for a fixed price.
With Pay-Per-Ride you put money on your MetroCard in amounts from $3 to $80.
You get a free ride every time you put $15 on a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard.
The 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard costs $17 ($8.50 with Reduced-Fare MetroCard) and lets you take as many subway and local bus rides as you want in a 7-day period.
The 30-Day Unlimited Ride Card costs $63 ($31.50 with Reduced-Fare MetroCard) and lets you do the same for a 30-day period.
The 1-Day Fun Pass gives you a day of unlimited rides for $4.
The Fun Pass is only sold at MetroCard merchants, not in subway stations.
The 30-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard gives you unlimited rides on express buses, local buses, and subways for $120.
Free Transfers with MetroCard You get a free bus-to-subway, subway-to-bus, and bus-to-bus transfer good for two hours every time you pay your fare with Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard.
Unlimited Ride MetroCards include all local transfers at no charge.
However, you need the 30-Day Unlimited Ride Express Bus Plus MetroCard if you want to use an unlimited ride card on an express bus.
You can buy MetroCard at any subway station or at a participating MetroCard vendor in your neighborhood.
StampTraders.com is a web site for philatelists who specialized stamps and postal history from Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, China.
I am currently working on the stamp galleries for the following areas:
British Commonwealth, Iceland, Island, Finland, and Alderney.
In addition, coins, sports cards will be added in the future.
The highlight of this section is the Metrocard section. This section is the first and the most complete gallery of NYC Metrocards.
Over 100 metrocard images currently available to collectors. Today, this site is the best resourse for metrocard lovers.
In the mext few months, I will publish the latest price for each metrocard. The method to determine the price is compute the average 20 most recent trade price of the card.
The history of metrocard:
MetroCards were introduced (in January 1994) by the MTA to ease the traffic problems at token booths.
They were originally printed as a blue card and offered nothing other paying with a token.
On July 4th, 1996 the gold card was introduced.
This new card has many advantages over the old blue card and tokens.
Firstly, you can transfer between subway and buses without paying for it.
Second, you can get discounts if you buy more than $15.00 worth of fare at once.
This made MetroCards the perfered choice for most New York straphangers.
Since the start there have been special issue cards that display more than the instructions.
It started with special edition cards that displayed monuments of New York City like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many more.
Then started the advertising cards.
Once the MTA realised they could make some money selling images on these cards and advertisers noted they could get product awareness with them, a match was made.
Since the first advertising card in March 1995 (Anita Baker) there have been over one hundred different advertising cards for us collectors to try to get.
Use the links on the left to view MetroCard information. Included are images of most of the MetroCards that have been released, including the rarest of them all, the coveted Test Card.
I have tried to include as much information as possible, when known there are release dates and amount produced.
If you have a piece of information that I do not have, PLEASE email me and I will put it up.
Links to other pages:
Falkland Stamps- Queen Victoria
Falkland Stamps- King Edward VII
Falkland Stamps- King George V
Falkland Stamps- King George VI
Falkland Stamps- Queen Elizabeth II Part 1
Falkland Stamps- Argentina Occupation 1982
Falkland Stamps- Queen Elizabeth II Part 2
Falkland Stamps- Fact and History
Falkland Stamps- Area Time Table
Falkland Stamps- Dependencies
Falkland Stamps- British Antractic Territory
Falkland Stamps- South Georgia
Metrocard Collector's Corner
StampTraers.com - US 1869 Series
Hong Kong Stamp Gallary