A Huge Win for Me
May 24th, 2012 by slangon

Like most people within this hobby, I have several disparate facets of my card collection. I’ve been trying to chase the 1960 Topps set for a while. I like to collect manager and team cards. I sporadically collect Keith Hernandez cards. If I were forced to define myself as a collector, though, I would definitely […]

Technically Speaking, There’s Still 9 Days of Fall Left.
December 12th, 2011 by slangon

Which means I still have time to show off some Leafs. In my last post (which admittedly was quite a while ago, which seems to becoming a bit of a habit), I showed a sweet 1948-49 Leaf All-Star Baseball Gum card that I picked up in a lot on eBay recently. Well, this was the […]

Technically, It’s Still Autumn
December 8th, 2011 by slangon

Which means there’s still time to enjoy some Leafs. And no, that’s not a typo. It’s more of a pun. And a really bad one. As opposed to good puns. Uh. Nevermind. Anyway, like any other card collector out there, when I’m trolling around on eBay, there’s a few particular key phrases that I usually […]

Some Recent Pick-Ups
November 23rd, 2011 by slangon

Just a quickie today. These are a couple of cards I recently snagged from eBay. First up is a Hammerin’ Hank All-Star that has seen better days. At least whoever owned this previously had the respect to not put tape all the way across Henry’s face. The back of this card is a bit more […]

Some Random (and Not-So-Random) eBay Pickups
September 19th, 2011 by slangon

A few weeks ago, I ended up snatching up a bunch of cheap-o rookie cards of guys who have been pretty damn good over the last couple of decades. Some of the guys whose cards I got are pretty much sure-fire Hall of Famers, once they become eligible. Others probably won’t get into the Hall […]

I Actually Went Out of My Way to Get Some Milton Bradley Cards
May 14th, 2011 by slangon

No, not that Milton Bradley. This one. I recently scored a lot of 1969 Milton Bradley baseball cards. For those unfamiliar with these, according to the old Standard Card Catalog: The first of three sets issued by Milton Bradley over a four year period, these cards measure 2″x3″ and have a white border surrounding a […]

A Random eBay Score
April 10th, 2011 by slangon

Every now and again, I like to troll eBay for old non-sports cards. Some of them are really awesome looking cards and often times can be had for much less than what you would shell out for a baseball card from the same era. There’s a ton of tobacco issue cards of non-sport subjects out […]

My First New Card of the Year
January 11th, 2011 by slangon

It’s sort of apropos that I’m writing about it on 1/11/11, too. This one came from eBay, very much on a whim. Part of my job is doing image research for whatever design project we happen to be working on at my company. One of the lines of research that I was working on last […]

Happy 2011, Everybody.
January 1st, 2011 by slangon

I hope everybody had a good New Years Eve that involved lots of eating, drinking and being merry. Personally, I had a pretty quite, yet enjoyable one, which is something I haven’t enjoyed in, well, ever. I guess things change a bit when you’re toting around a 22 month little boy and a pregnant wifey. […]

Yes, I Still Collect Vintage Mets Cards
December 28th, 2010 by slangon

Between Football, Christmas, the Always Sunny custom set, writing about my thoughts on the Mets heading into 2011 (which are pretty exhausting posts to write, believe me.) and other assorted distractions, I feel like it’s been a crows age since I posted about any vintage Mets acquisitions. It’s not that I haven’t gotten any recently. […]