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 [...]
You know the story. You’re at Target and/or Walmart running errands and happen by the card aisle. Of course you can’t just walk by without just popping your head in to see what’s that haps. Then your pocket starts to heating up and before you know it, there’s a hole burning in that pocket. It’s [...]
Another year, another All-Star Game. Joel Youngblood made his only All-Star appearance in 1981. He had pretty kick ass numbers too. He hit .350 on the year with a .398 OBP and slugged .531. Oh, wait. He did all that in only 161 plate appearances. How does a part-time player get named to the All-Star [...]
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 [...]
…my collection gave to me 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!
A few weeks ago, Mark from the aptly titled Mark’s Ephemera had gotten in touch with me and said he had a bunch of junk-era manager cards put aside for me. I said bring ‘em on and he did. Although I was sorely tempted to scan and post them all, because I’m sure no one [...]
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 [...]
… 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!
Last week was a pretty good week for me trade-wise. I got three trade offers that ended up doing some pretty fierce damage to various wantlists of mine. Todays episode comes to us from reader Robert, who wasn’t ashamed to admit to being a fellow Mets fan. Rob sent me a box of Mets cards [...]
I’m still trying to get through the initial batch of cards that I got from the 6 for $5 vintage bin at my local card shop. Here we go for another “pack”. 1973 Topps #84 Rollie Fingers This may not be Rollie Fingers’ rookie card, but it is Rollie Fingers’ Mustaches rookie card. The rookie [...]