The Death of the 6-4-5 Bin
January 21st, 2011 by slangon

No. That’s not a post title based on an old b-movie title. The 6 for $5 bin at the old local card store where I’ve picked up many a vintage goodie is no more. Talking to the owner, he said it was getting too hard to keep replenishing it on a steady basis, so they […]

Panic in the Year 6-4-5
October 11th, 2010 by slangon

It’s been quite a spell since I made my way over to the old card shop to peruse the 6 for $5 bin. I think that was mostly from being busy and distracted by life, but also a little bit was because the last few times I dug through it there were no new cards […]

The Taking of the Pelham Six Four Five Bin
June 17th, 2010 by slangon

I really sort of hate to commit to collecting another vintage set when I’m still embroiled in my battle with the 1960 set, but I gotta say, I like me some 63’s. Actually, I’m kind of unsure why when I decided to try and chase a vintage set I chose the 1960 set rather than […]

Destination 6-for-5
May 22nd, 2010 by slangon

Another finski in the coffers of the local card shop. Another 6 cards in my grubby hands. 1976 Topps #10 Lou Brock I’m alway a big fan of action shots on baseball cards. I mean, come on, who really wants to look at a close cropped picture of some dude’s ugly mug when they can […]

King of the 6-for-5 Bin
May 19th, 2010 by slangon

It had been quite a spell since I made my way over to the local card shop. I trying to give them time to refill the good old 6-4-5 bin. I think it worked because as I was looking through it there was only a small handful of cards that I remember seeing in there […]

The Good, The Bad, The 6-for-5 Bin
March 27th, 2010 by slangon

To go with yesterdays all ’65 haul, today I present an all ’60 haul, which is good for me since now I’m collecting that set. Once again, all the cards I got were just commons, but that’s six steps closer to completion. 1960 Topps #180 Harry Simpson 1960 Topps #109 Bob Shaw 1960 Topps #368 […]

Bride of the 6 for 5 Bin
March 26th, 2010 by slangon

I almost can’t even believe that it’s less than 2 weeks until opening day. It’s been a long, dreary winter that seems much longer to me since I sort of checked out around August of last year as far as following baseball. I’m getting very excited for the coming season, if for nothing else than […]

The 6-for-5 Bin Attacks!
March 14th, 2010 by slangon

Here’s another pack worth of cards that I picked up at the old 6-4-5 bin. 1965 Topps #77 Doug Camilli Every now and again a baseball card comes along that just looks so appealing that I wish I were in it. This is one of those cards. The blue sky, the green grass, the palm […]

A Fistful of 6-for-5 Bin
March 12th, 2010 by slangon

Made it back to the card shop a few weeks ago and picked up some more “packs” from the 6 for $5 bin. Here’s one. 1969 Topps #606 Gene Mauch My collection of manager cards has been growing quite a bit quicker than my collection of team cards. I wonder why that is. Here’s Gene […]