Cards I Would Like to Own: The Home Run King Edition
December 14th, 2009 by slangon

1973 Topps #1 All Time Home Run Leaders: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays I’ve always loved cards that depict more than one player. Classic Combo cards, team cards, league leader cards, you name it, I love it. I find leader cards to be especially nice because if a player is on a leader card, […]

How’s That for an Autographed Relic Card?
December 2nd, 2009 by slangon

(Ed. Note: Unfortunately I was unable to track down an image of an example of this, so I fudged one so you can see how awesome it would be.) I don’t spend a huge amount of time watching TV these days (thanks to a 9 month old bundle of craziness), but when I do, I […]

I Think I’ve Found A New Card Obsession
September 22nd, 2009 by slangon

Ever since I’ve gotten back into collecting, I’ve always wanted to own a few cards from the big, old sets. I’ve gotten a handful of cards from some of the big sets of the ’30′s and ’40′s, but I’ve been stymied so far in my quest to own a T205 and a T206. I like […]

Cards I Would Like to Own: The Super-Realistic Version
August 22nd, 2009 by slangon

1975 Topps Keith Hernandez Rookie I’ve wanted this card for as long as I can remember. I mean going back to when I as 10 years old. I’ve wanted this card more than twice as long as I haven’t wanted it, if that makes any sense. For as long as I’ve liked baseball, Keith Hernandez […]

If I Had A Thousand Dollars.
August 17th, 2009 by slangon

I could put a massive dent in my Mets collection. Is it just me, or does that seem like it would take 99.9999999999% of the fun out of collecting baseball cards?

Cards I Would Like to Own: A Vintage Ty Cobb
August 13th, 2009 by slangon

As with most card collectors, and baseball fans in general, there are certain players from the past that are so ingrained in the lore of the game that they’ve become gods. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Cy Young, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Christie Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson. To own a vintage card of any one […]

Major Leaguers, Negro Leaguers, and Barnstorming in the House of David
August 6th, 2009 by slangon

While looking into the checklist of known Moe Berg cards, I came across the 2005 Helmar set. Honestly, the only reason I ended up really looking into it was because when I did a search for Moe Berg on the Beckett site, his card from this set had an asterix next to it (Which I […]

Cards I Would Like to Own: Morris Berg, Catcher, Intellectual, Spy.
August 5th, 2009 by slangon

I recently finished up the very excellent book The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff. For those unaware, Moe Berg was a mostly second or third string catcher that played in the Majors from 1923-1939. He played for quite a few teams, including the Brooklyn Robins, the Chicago […]