Mets Through the Years: Center Field
October 2nd, 2012 by slangon

Ugh. This is going to be close. 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,shortstops, third basemen and left fielders, as well as all of the Mets’ All-Star representatives. […]

Managerial Ephemera, or Ephemeral Managers?
September 24th, 2012 by slangon

This post has been sitting in my To Do list for quite a while, and for that I apologize to all parties involved. A while back, Mark, from Mark’s Ephemera, had sent me an email explaining that he was a bit embarrassed to say that it’s taken so long for him to get some cards […]

Mets Through the Years: Third Base
September 4th, 2012 by slangon

Man, I’ve been slacking on this series. I still have 5 positions left to go and only about a month left in the season. We’ve already looked at the managers, catchers, Opening Day starting pitchers, first basemen and second basemen. We’ve also gone through the players the Mets have sent to the All-Star Game every […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1986
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets had more All-Stars on their team than ever before in 1986. That should be no surprise, considering they would go on to win the World Series. Doc followed his 1984 Rookie of the Year with a Cy Young in 1985. This earned him the honor of starting the ’86 All-Star Game for the […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1985
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

1985 was another big year for the Mets when it came to All-Stars. For the second year in a row they sent 4 guys to the game. In his first year with the Mets, Carter was named to his 8th All-Star team. Unfortunately, Terry Kennedy and Ozzie Virgil got all the playing time, leaving Kid […]

Mets Through the Years: Second Base
June 22nd, 2012 by slangon

This is the fifth post in this series. We’ve already covered the men who’ve serve as managers, opening day starters, catchers and first basemen for the Mets over their 50 year history. Today, we’ll take a gander at the guys who’ve manned second for the Metropolitans over the years, in cardboard form, of course. Charlie […]

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.

25 Years Ago Tonight
October 25th, 2011 by slangon


Some Junk Wax Gems
August 26th, 2011 by slangon

Not that I want to keep bring up old shit, but you remember a few weeks ago when I was doing a Junk Wax Pack Clash? One of the packs that I happened to be clashing was a pack of 1989 Topps that I discovered to my horror had been opened and then taped back […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 1
March 31st, 2011 by slangon

One more day. Until. Baseball. The starting pitcher for the 1986 New York Mets – The Doctor, Dwight Gooden. Coming off of a Rookie of the Year Award in 1984 followed by a Cy Young Award in 1985, Gooden had another good year in ’86, although after the previous 2 years his numbers were actually […]