Some Snow Day Cards
February 9th, 2013 by slangon

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but at the moment I’m sitting under roughly a foot of snow. That’s a slightly annoying amount, but after the way everyone around here and in the media was freaking out over the last few days, it seems like a coating. Anyway, what better way to […]

Not of This Quarter Bin
March 12th, 2012 by slangon

Lets wrap up this round of quarter bin cards, shall we? I already covered the 76′s that I got as well as the 73′s. We’ll finish thing off with the cards that fall into the “other” category. 1977 Topps #63 Tito Fuentes There were several factors that led to me liberating this particular card from […]

Hush Hush, Sweet Quarter Bin
March 7th, 2012 by slangon

Today we’re continuing to look at my latest batch of quarter bin acquisitions. Todays batch is a dozen 1973 Topps cards. 1973 wax packs came with 10 cards and I ended up pulling 12 out of the box. For you math whiz types out there, I dropped an even $3 on 1973 cards. I’m not […]

Prisoner of the 25¢ Bin
March 1st, 2012 by slangon

It’s been quite a spell since I’ve done one of these quarter bin posts. It’s not my fault though, I swear. My local card shop has been kind of sporadic with it lately. Apparently they opened up a second location a couple of towns over and moved a lot of the inventory to that location. […]

Some Cards That Recently Fell Into My Clutches
November 7th, 2011 by slangon

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything I picked up at the old Sportlots site. Shocking, I know. Well, that’s about to change because here’s a sack of cards that I recently got from that very institution, none of which coat me more than 2 bits (with the exception of one […]

Back to The Sportlots Salt Mines
June 25th, 2011 by slangon

So the other day I showed off a handful of 1960′s Topps cards that I needed for my set that I got off of Sportlots. Well, that wasn’t all that was in that there envelope. There was also a small pile of other, assorted, banged-up, vintage goodness. Let’s investigate, shall we. 1960 Fleer #33 Wilbert […]

The Dime Sucking 20¢ Bin
June 13th, 2011 by slangon

This is the last dollars worth of cards from the Lincoln I dropped at the card shop a couple of weeks ago. Breaking it up into $1 chunks and a very lazy posting schedule have provided me with a weeks worth of blog fodder. Not bad for 5 bucks. Anyway, this is another batch of […]

The 20¢ Bin Eaters
June 9th, 2011 by slangon

This one is a mish-mosh of different years, but they all have one thing in common. They all cost me 2 thin dimes. 1967 Topps #56 Jose Tartabull I always love hearing combination stats of big league family members. Like people always talk about how Christy Mathewson and his brother Henry have a combined 373 […]

Attack of the 20¢ Bin Monsters
June 7th, 2011 by slangon

Here’s another bucks worth of moldy cardboard, this time all from the 1971 Topps set. #320 Dave McNally Everybody talks about what an incredible starting rotation the Phillies have this year, and deservingly so. The thing is though, can you really count a rotation as incredible until you see what the numbers are at the […]

Night of the 20¢ Bin
June 5th, 2011 by slangon

Here’s another bucks worth of cards from the Quarter Bin, which has recently been installed with a “or 5 for a dollar” option. All cards come to you courtesy of the 1970 Topps baseball set. Just a quick word about the 1970 set. It seems like a lot of people don’t really dig this set […]