Managerial Ephemera, or Ephemeral Managers?
September 24th, 2012 by slangon

This post has been sitting in my To Do list for quite a while, and for that I apologize to all parties involved. A while back, Mark, from Mark’s Ephemera, had sent me an email explaining that he was a bit embarrassed to say that it’s taken so long for him to get some cards […]

A Trade to Prove That I’m Still Alive
June 8th, 2012 by slangon

Yes I know that I’ve been terribly slackerish lately. It’s summer time. What can I say? Anyway, today we’re going to look at a pretty sweet trade that I pulled off a week or 2 or 3 ago. Who can remember at this point? Besides, I could just tell you that I made this trade […]

It’s Never Too Late to Say Thanks, I Think…
March 30th, 2012 by slangon

You guys remember football? Remember the Super Bowl? Remember when Dayf had a Super Bowl contest? Yeah, me neither, but he did do this thing where if you sent him a pony sketch he’d send you some football cards. I sent him a pony sketch and he sent me some football cards. A lot of […]

Manufacturing a Trade Out of Patches and Mustaches?
March 23rd, 2012 by slangon

A while back, Eric from Manupatches & Mustaches posted a couple of slabbed ’73 cards that he had recently picked up which¬†he was looking to move. I happen need both cards for my ’73 set, and although the whole graded thing wasn’t necessarily a plus in my book, both cards had some pretty big names […]

Thanks to the Kindness of Others
March 9th, 2012 by slangon

One of the greatest things about this here card collecting hobby and, by extension, blogging about my take on this hobby is the chance to interact with others who love cards as much as I do. I don’t know about you, but in my everyday life, I’m not around a whole lot of people who […]

When I Was a Little Girl in Poland, We All Had Ponies.
February 10th, 2012 by slangon

A few days ago, I was posting some cards sent to me by Dayf as part of his Cards for Junk outreach program. I ended up droning on and on about all the Mets and managers and team cards he sent, so I ended up cutting it short. As I mentioned at the end of […]

Proceeds from the Cards for Junk Program
February 7th, 2012 by slangon

Back about a million years ago (or at least it seems that long ago to me) (seriously, it took me about 20 minutes of hitting “Older Posts” and scrolling down to find the post I was looking for), The Cardboard Junkie put out a call for all your blank pack searcher decoy thingies in exchange […]

A Random Trade with Paul
January 19th, 2012 by slangon

I recently completed a trade with fellow Mets fan and Jerseyite Paul from Paul’s Random Baseball Stuff. I always enjoy a good trade in general, but there’s something especially nice about pulling on off with another fan of your favorite team. If nothing else, it helps to clear out some of the massive piles of […]

A Trade with the Night Owl
November 21st, 2011 by slangon

A few days ago, I showed the 1960 Topps Gil Hodges World Series highlight card that Greg at Night Owl Cards was kind enough to send my way in exchange for a Matt Kemp relic. As is often the case in trading, he also included a handful of other cards that he thought I might […]

Cards for Customs, Part 4
November 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Today I am finally going to put to rest the series of posts that I started on the swag that I scored from reader Michael in exchange for making him a custom 1938 Cubs card set. Funny how you get thrown off track by silly things like the World Series. I suppose todays episode really […]