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: Shortstop
September 11th, 2012 by slangon

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, and third basemen, as well as all of the Mets’ All-Star representatives. Today, we’ll be looking […]

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), 1984
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were really starting to gain momentum in 1984, although they would still come up a bit short. They did however improve their record from 68-94 in 1983 to 90-72. They also sent 4 guys to the All-Star Game that year, which was the most they’d had to that point in their history. Doc […]

Mets Through the Years: The Managers
March 5th, 2012 by slangon

Later on tonight, I will be doing something that I haven’t done in a crow’s age. I will be sitting on a couch, drinking a beer and watching LIVE METS BASEBALL!!! Granted, it’s spring training baseball and granted I won’t be home until about a half an hour after the game starts so most likely […]

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 […]

Blaster Schmaster: The 80′s til Now
March 9th, 2011 by slangon

On we march. This is part 2 of the cards I was able to procure from Sportlots for about the price of a blaster. As usual, I’m beginning with the most recent cards and working my way back. First up is a couple of Ginter mini’s. Although I don’t have the inclination to put together […]

The First Spring Training TTM of 2011
March 3rd, 2011 by slangon

Earlier in the year, I had written up a State of the Blog post that was really more of a list of New Years resolutions for how I go about collecting cards. One of the goals that I had set for myself was sending out more TTM requests. Like most New Years resolutions that most […]

Happy Birthday, Sparky
February 22nd, 2011 by slangon

I didn’t want the clock to turn over without at least acknowledging that today would have been Sparky Anderson’s 77th birthday. And now he’s giving you the stink eye.