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 […]

I Actually Bought a Pack of Baseball Cards
August 27th, 2012 by slangon

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 […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1981
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

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 […]

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 […]

On The Ninth Day of Christmas…
December 22nd, 2011 by slangon

…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!

Somehow, I Managed to Pull Off a Trade
April 4th, 2011 by slangon

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 […]

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 […]

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!

A Team Set Killer of a Trade
March 31st, 2010 by slangon

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 […]

Revenge of the 6-for-5 Bin
February 21st, 2010 by slangon

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 […]