Are old MetroCards worth anything?

Are old MetroCards worth anything?

Don’t throw away that used MetroCard – it may be worth thousands of dollars to a growing legion of underground collectors. There is also a huge market for MetroCards at the online auction site eBay, where a card issued at a 1998 Javits Center convention, picturing a big apple on a city skyline silhouette, fetched $42.

When did MetroCards come out?

The card was introduced in 1993 to enhance the technology of the transit system and eliminate the burden of carrying and collecting tokens. The MTA discontinued the use of tokens in the subway on May 3, 2003, and on buses on December 31, 2003. The MetroCard is expected to be phased out by 2023.

Can you sell a MetroCard?

Selling MetroCards You can earn up to 3% on every card you sell. Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards are available in $5.50, $11, $22, $33, $44, and $67.50 denominations. Unlimited Ride MetroCard passes are also available.

Is it illegal to sell MetroCards?

Selling MetroCard Swipes Remains Illegal, and a Way of Life.

What do you do with old MetroCards?

Within the first year after expiration, use a MetroCard Vending Machine to transfer the balance to a new card. After that time, the expired MetroCard must be sent to MetroCard customer claims. Ask the station agent for a postage-paid Business Reply Envelope.

Who designed the Metro Card?

Barbara Kruger
Barbara Kruger-designed MetroCards will appear in the NYC subway this week. Since it launched in the 1990s, the MetroCard has occasionally served as a miniature billboard, with companies paying the MTA for the privilege of adding their branding to the transit passes.

How much are MetroCards?

Cost: $33 (7-day) or $127 (30-day). You have unlimited swipes on the subway and local buses for either 7 or 30 days. Your MetroCard can only hold one Unlimited Ride refill at a time. You can’t pause an unlimited ride card once you’ve started using it.

Who designed the MetroCard?

Can you get your money back from a MetroCard?

You have up to a year after the expiration date on the card to transfer the balance at a booth, a MetroCard Vending Machine or by mailing it in to MetroCard Customer Claims. We issue a replacement card for the remaining value on your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. We don’t provide cash refunds.

What was the first type of MetroCard issued?

On top of all that, different types of MetroCards could be issued to students, seniors, and workers like police and firemen with as many types of granular privileges as deemed necessary by the almighty MetroCard programmers. The very first MetroCards had a blue background with gold text.

When did the new MTA Metro Card come out?

The MTA board voted to roll out a new fare card by 1991, and in 1992, the new system was given the name “MetroCard.” The rollout of the MetroCard was slow at first, with only 3,000 released in the first test of the new technology in 1993.

When was the first MetroCard vending machine installed?

The first MetroCard Vending Machines (MVMs) were installed on January 25, 1999 in two stations, and by the end of 1999 347 MVMs were in service at 74 stations. On April 13, 2003, tokens were no longer sold. Starting May 4, 2003, tokens were no longer accepted, except on buses. The following fare increases were implemented:

How much does it cost to buy a new MetroCard?

For a new Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard, the minimum purchase is $5.50; the maximum purchase is $80. A $1 fee applies to each new MetroCard purchase. The fee does not apply to card refills or Reduced-Fare MetroCards.