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!

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: The All-Star(s), 1975
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were represented by a pair of pitchers in the 1975 All-Star Game. Jon Matlack made his second consecutive All-Star appearance en route to a 16-12 season. He pitched the 7th and 8th innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 4. He also picked up the win thanks to some timely National League offense […]

Mets Through the Years: First Base
May 18th, 2012 by slangon

This is the fourth post in this series. We’ve looked at the field generals, the men who’ve donned the tools of ignorance, and the guys who’ve thrown the first pitch of the season. Today we’ll be taking a trip back through time to see who’s covered the first base bag for the Mets throughout their […]

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 […]

R.I.P. Gary Carter
February 16th, 2012 by slangon

Sadly, Hall of Famer and all around awesome guy Gary Carter has lost his battle with brain cancer. He was 57. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this heart breaking time. We’ll miss you, Kid.

On The Tenth Day of Christmas…
December 23rd, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Ten Rookie Cards, 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!

Cards for Customs, Part 3
October 17th, 2011 by slangon

Today, we’re going to take a look at the last batch of cards that reader Michael sent me in exchange for doing up a custom set of 1938 Cubs cards. First off is a second year Gibby, which I guess is a little appropriate since the Cards won their 18th National League Pennant clinched another […]

I Believe Some Congratulations are in Order
August 16th, 2011 by slangon

Yesterday around baseball a couple of significant milestones were reached. First off, Jim Thome joined the 600 Home Run Club, becoming just the 8th man in the history of the game to do so. Thome reached the milestone in his 8167th at-bat. Only one other player in history did it faster. That player was Babe […]