This was the worst team in the National League in 1983. It is probably most remembered by Mets fans as the year Tom Seaver came back to the team. Darryl Strawberry won the NL Rookie of the Year award and Keith Hernandez was acquired mid-season, and this was a sign that a better team was on the way.
Best Player: Darryl Strawberry
Best Pitcher: Jesse Orosco
All-Stars: Jesse Orosco
Hall-of-Famers: Tom Seaver
Rookie Card of the Year: Darryl Strawberry...you know his story, the drugs, the cancer, the waste of talent. Baseball's answer to Leif Garrett. After his first season with the Dodgers in 1991, he was nothing more than a part time player, although he stuck around until 1999.
Other rookies: Carlos Diaz, Brent Gaff, Brian Giles, Scott Holman, Terry Leach, Rick Ownbey, Gary Rajsich, Doug Sisk
First Met card: George Bamberger, Danny Heep, Keith Hernandez, Frank Howard, Mike Torrez
Most interesting non-Topps card: Carlos Diaz started his career with the Braves, and was traded in September 1982 to the Mets for Tom Hausman. Carlos Diaz's rookie cards are in the 1983 sets, although Donruss shows him as a Brave and Fleer shows him as a Met.