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 Twelfth Day of Christmas…
December 25th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Twelve Vintage Met Cards, 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! Merry Christmas, everyone.

R.I.P. to The Walking Man
October 18th, 2012 by slangon

Sadly, Eddie “The Walking Man” Yost passed away at the age of 86 on Tuesday. Although he only racked up a .254 career average over his 18 years as a Major Leaguer, he had a keen eye at the plate which led to a career .394 on-base percentage. He led the league in walks 6 […]

Mets Through the Years: Right Field
October 3rd, 2012 by slangon

I’ve got to get this up before 4:10. Of course I had to leave right field for last. The Mets have had more right fielders in their history than any other position. Typical. Anyway… In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position […]

Mets Through the Years: Left Field
September 25th, 2012 by slangon

Man, time is getting short. The Mets have 9 games to go and I’ve got 3 positions left to do. Fingers, don’t fail me now. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position throughout the teams history. We’ve already looked at the […]

Mets Through the Years: Shortstop
September 11th, 2012 by slangon

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position throughout the teams history. We’ve already looked at the managers, Opening Day starting pitchers, catchers, first basemen, second basemen, and third basemen, as well as all of the Mets’ All-Star representatives. Today, we’ll be looking […]

Mets Through the Years: Third Base
September 4th, 2012 by slangon

Man, I’ve been slacking on this series. I still have 5 positions left to go and only about a month left in the season. We’ve already looked at the managers, catchers, Opening Day starting pitchers, first basemen and second basemen. We’ve also gone through the players the Mets have sent to the All-Star Game every […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1962
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

This is the sixth part of my look at the New York Mets over the course of their 50 year history. I’ve already covered the managers, the Opening Day starters, the catchers, the first basemen and the second basemen. As part of my on-going celebration of the Mets 50th Anniversary, over the course of the […]

Mets Through the Years: Second Base
June 22nd, 2012 by slangon

This is the fifth post in this series. We’ve already covered the men who’ve serve as managers, opening day starters, catchers and first basemen for the Mets over their 50 year history. Today, we’ll take a gander at the guys who’ve manned second for the Metropolitans over the years, in cardboard form, of course. Charlie […]

A Huge Win for Me
May 24th, 2012 by slangon

Like most people within this hobby, I have several disparate facets of my card collection. I’ve been trying to chase the 1960 Topps set for a while. I like to collect manager and team cards. I sporadically collect Keith Hernandez cards. If I were forced to define myself as a collector, though, I would definitely […]