Hello?
November 19th, 2013 by slangon

Anybody there? Probably not, considering it’s been 7 months since my last post. What can I say? Sometimes life gets in the way of baseball card blogging, right? Well, I guess that’s only half true. Things have been pretty hectic what with jobs and houses and kiddies and whatnot. Honestly, I probably could’ve found time […]

Happy Beer Drinking Day!
March 17th, 2013 by slangon

Despite my apparent sabbatical from the blog recently, I couldn’t miss the 4th Annual Condition: Poor St. Patricks Day Parade of Cards, once again led by the Grand Marshal, the Mets’ own “Irish Hammer” Daniel Murphy. So without further ado, let’s get to the wearin’ o’ the green. Grand Marshall Murphy, lead the way.

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas…
December 24th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Eleven 1960′s, Ten Non-Sports Cards, Nine Crusty Skippers Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…
December 21st, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!

On The Seventh Day of Christmas…
December 20th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!

On The Third Day of Christmas…
December 16th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXV
November 21st, 2012 by slangon

Geez. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I guess that’s the thing about chasing sets, especially vintage ones. You invariably end up hitting a wall where you’re just not finding any cards that you need in the price range you want for a while. Well, I recently was able to dredge […]

I’ve Been a Baaaad Blogger
April 18th, 2012 by slangon

I know it. What can I say. Sometimes the daily minutiae of life gets in the way of a grown man writing about 2.5″ x 3.5″ pieces of cardboard with pictures of baseball players on them. Fear not, though. Just because I haven’t been writing about cards doesn’t mean I haven’t been hoarding them. To […]

How They Got the Nickname: Little Potato
February 23rd, 2012 by slangon

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think a fascinating book would be one which chronicles professional athletes with cool nicknames and explains how or why they got that nickname. Maybe this won’t end up as a book, but I can sure as hell do a series of blog posts on the subject, right? […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXIV
February 19th, 2012 by slangon

Picking up where I left off the other day, here’s the rest of the 1960 Topps cards that I picked up on Sportlots for less than a quarter a pop. #281 Ray Boone I don’t know why, but I always find it vaguely humorous when, on these Topps designs that feature a smaller, black and […]