Get Well, Kid
January 20th, 2012 by slangon

Sadly, Gary Carter’s battle with brain tumors has taken a turn for the worse. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Kid.

“Payment” from Project ’62: Part 3
June 30th, 2011 by slangon

Before we get into it, I just want to acknowledge the Mets awesome play over the last week or so. They actually set a new club record for most runs scored over the course of a 4 game span. I personally didn’t really know that such a record existed, but they broke it alright. The […]

Attack of the 25¢ Bin
March 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Another trip to the 25¢ bin, and another $3.00 in the pocket of the local card shop guy. As usual, I’m pretty satisfied with that trade off. One thing I did do differently during this particular trip is that I started in the middle of the box. Normally, when I search through the box, I […]

R.I.P. Joe Frazier
February 18th, 2011 by slangon

No. Not the boxer. Former Mets manager Joe Frazier passed away on Tuesday of a massive heart attack. Mr. Frazier wasn’t the most well known of Mets skippers. As a matter of fact, he was sandwiched in between 2 of the most famous of Mets managers, Yogi Berra and Joe Torre. Joe led the team […]

What Were They Thinking: The Marie Antoinette Edition
February 15th, 2011 by slangon

Ever since I started this blog, and began to really take a good look at Topps card designs over the years, I’ve encountered numerous details of those designs that would sort of leave me scratching my head. I’m not sure if I puzzled over these specific things because graphic design is what I do for […]

February 14th, 2011 by slangon

Day Until And

February 12th, 2011 by slangon

Days Until And

On The Tenth Day of Christmas…
December 23rd, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Ten Hall of Famers, Nine signed customs, Eight crusty skippers, Seven Keith Hernandezes, Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

Card of the Moment #52
September 29th, 2010 by slangon

1976 Topps #164 Pepe Mangual Josh over at Cardboard Gods has already covered this subject, but Pepe Mangual is one of only 2 players named Pepe to ever play in the Major Leagues. I don’t know why I find this so unbelievable. I guess I figure that professional baseball has been going on for well […]

And the Cards Are…
August 22nd, 2010 by slangon

I guess it’s about time to stop dragging my feet and put an end to the Offical Condition: Poor First Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Here are the cards that I got from the Topps Million Card Giveaway. 1958 #117 Frank Torre Joe’s older brother. Great looking card. I’m digging that old-timey Braves logo. 1959 #409 Gus […]