Some Snow Day Cards
February 9th, 2013 by slangon

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but at the moment I’m sitting under roughly a foot of snow. That’s a slightly annoying amount, but after the way everyone around here and in the media was freaking out over the last few days, it seems like a coating. Anyway, what better way to […]

On The Ninth Day of Christmas…
December 22nd, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… 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 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!

Mets Through the Years: Center Field
October 2nd, 2012 by slangon

Ugh. This is going to be close. 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,shortstops, third basemen and left fielders, as well as all of the Mets’ All-Star representatives. […]

Card of the Moment #85 How (un)Lucky Can One Guy Be Edition
July 17th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets had a lot of good pitchers in the late 60’s and early 70’s. There were guys like Seaver, Koosman, Ryan, McGraw, Gentry and Matlack. Jim McAndrew is not necessarily a name that you would include on that list, but when you’re talking about bad luck players, he might be on the top of […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1969
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

Like the previous season, 1969 saw the Mets send 3 players to the All-Star Game. Cleon Jones had an outstanding year in 1969. He hit .340 on the season, which was 3rd in the League behind Pete Rose and Roberto Clemente. This was his one and only All-Star appearance. He started the game in left […]

Happy Fourth of July, Everyone
July 4th, 2012 by slangon

Let’s hear it for the old and Have a great day, everyone. Have fun. Be safe.

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 […]

Mets Through the Years: Opening Day Pitchers
April 5th, 2012 by slangon

This is the third post in this series. So far we’ve covered the men who have served as the manager of the Mets and the men who’ve caught the pitches. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the guys who have thrown those pitches. Initially, I was toying with the idea of […]

How They Got the Nickname: Tug
March 13th, 2012 by slangon

One of my favorite things about the history of baseball, is how awesome some of the nicknames players have sported throughout the years are. Some nicknames are pretty self explanatory, like when a southpaw is named “Lefty” or a guy from Texas is called “Tex”. I’ve always been intrigued by nicknames that are a little […]