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MetroCard against backdrop of NYC Subway Map.

Introduced in 1993, the ubiquitous MetroCard was designed to replace the subway token — which was last sold in 2003. Originally blue with yellow lettering the MetroCard has retained its current color scheme since July, 4 1997. MetroCards are issued for students, senior citizens, the disabled, and transit employees. Advertising began appearing on the back of MetroCards on October 7, 2012.