Card of the Moment #87: So Begins Another World Series Edition
October 24th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the number 0, as in how much interest I have in the World Series this year. 1958 Topps #289 Series Hurling Rivals, Lou Burdette & Bobby Shantz Actually, I take that back. Maybe today’s Card of the Moment should be brought to us by the […]

How They Got the Nickname: Moose
April 30th, 2012 by slangon

(I just found out today that Moose Skowron passed away last Friday. By coincidence I had been planning this post for about a week or two. What better way to pay tribute to a great old ball player than to share how he got his nickname.) One of my favorite things about the history of […]

“Found” Cards
January 27th, 2012 by slangon

You know that feeling you get when you pull your winter jacket out of the closet for the first time? You know, you put on this jacket that you haven’t worn in about 9 months, stick you hand in the pocket and pull out a $20 bill? That’s a pretty awesome feeling, right? Well, now […]

On The Ninth Day of Christmas…
December 22nd, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Nine Team Cards, Eight Crusty Skippers, Seven TTM Autos, Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56′s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…
December 21st, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Eight Crusty Skippers, Seven TTM Autos, Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56′s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

The 8 Stages of My Thanksgiving
November 25th, 2011 by slangon

Stage 1: The Gromek I had just finally pushed back from the table and was pretty pleased with myself at the damage I had done. Stage 2: The Noren A while after I had parked it on the couch, probably sometime around the start of the Cowboys game, I began to drift into some sort […]

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 […]

Cards for Customs, Part 2
October 15th, 2011 by slangon

Double timing it today. Here’s batch 2 from my latest Cards for Customs haul, and there’s some good ‘uns in there. Michael started this one off with the second and third year cards of probably the Greatest Met Ever. This has nothing to do with Michael and his generosity, but it always kind of irks […]

You Know What Today Is?
September 15th, 2011 by slangon

Seemingly Random Bunch of Cards Day?

Fruits of the Greatest Month: The Also-Rans
July 17th, 2011 by slangon

I know I said I was only going to show my 5 favorite cards from the swag that I landed in my best my best month ever as a collector, but there was a massive write in campaign from my readers that caused me to reverse directions. Well, 2 people left comments saying I should […]