Charm City Cards
November 27th, 2013 by slangon

Continuing with my effort to show off some cool cards that I’ve gotten in the last couple of months that have inspired me to get back on the blogging horse, here’s some random cards that I added to my collection in Baltimore of all places. Back in August, the wife and I took a long […]

How They Got the Nickname: Squirrel
June 11th, 2012 by slangon

Roy Sievers obtained his nickname of “Squirrel” as a boy playing basketball. “When you’re in high school at that age, you’re a little goofy anyway,” Sievers said. “I played basketball, baseball, and ran a little track. In basketball one day, a kid said, ‘You know what? You’re really squirrelly, you know that?!’ From that day […]

What Were They Thinking: The Doppelgänger Edition
February 27th, 2012 by slangon

This series of posts is dedicated to examining the numerous design details from the Topps art department that leave me scratching my head. They’re the types of things that could just be one time instances that are the result of someone overlooking them, or they could have been a conscious decision on the part of […]

On The Second Day of Christmas…
December 15th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Two 56′s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

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 […]

Card of the Moment #68: Cinco de Mayo Edition
May 5th, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the number cinco. And the colors green white and red. And limes. Although I am not, nor have I ever been, Mexican, Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I have no idea why. Maybe because it falls at a time of the […]

Blaster Schmaster: The Old Stuff
April 2nd, 2011 by slangon

I was hoping to finish this series of posts up before I went on that mini-hiatus for the birth of my daughter, but I didn’t quite make it. Just to refresh your memory, since it’s been a spell, a while back I had spent about what I would’ve on a modern day blaster box at […]

Happy Birthday, Lil’ Slugger
February 13th, 2011 by slangon

I can’t believe my son is 2 already. When he was born, my wife had some crappy birth announcements made up at Kodakgallery.com or some such place, but I decided to make my own birth announcements. Once I made that one, I decided I would make a custom card for him every year at his […]

Random eBay Score
May 4th, 2010 by slangon

Like most collectors, whenever I cruise around eBay, it’s usually with some specific goal in mind. Personally as of late, my searches revolve around either the 1960 Topps set or older Mets cards. Often times in the course of executing those searches I stumble on cards that I would not have necessarily thought of tracking […]

Some More Sportlots
February 15th, 2010 by slangon

Since Topps is apparently taking its sweet-ass time activating the Million Card Giveaway, I thought I’d showcase some old cards that I got recently from Sportlots. Dollars to donuts they’re probably much cooler than anything I’m going to get from that giveaway anyways. I ended up with 39 cards for around $20 with shipping. Not […]