Happy Beer Drinking Day!
March 17th, 2013 by slangon

Despite my apparent sabbatical from the blog recently, I couldn’t miss the 4th Annual Condition: Poor St. Patricks Day Parade of Cards, once again led by the Grand Marshal, the Mets’ own “Irish Hammer” Daniel Murphy. So without further ado, let’s get to the wearin’ o’ the green. Grand Marshall Murphy, lead the way.

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: The All-Star(s), 2006
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets would set a new franchise record by sending an amazing 6 players to the All-Star game in 2006. Four of them were voted in as starters, but not all were able to play. Pedro was named to his 8th All-Star Game, his second as a Met. It would turn out to be his […]

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 […]

Mets Through the Years: First Base
May 18th, 2012 by slangon

This is the fourth post in this series. We’ve looked at the field generals, the men who’ve donned the tools of ignorance, and the guys who’ve thrown the first pitch of the season. Today we’ll be taking a trip back through time to see who’s covered the first base bag for the Mets throughout their […]

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 […]

A Random Trade with Paul
January 19th, 2012 by slangon

I recently completed a trade with fellow Mets fan and Jerseyite Paul from Paul’s Random Baseball Stuff. I always enjoy a good trade in general, but there’s something especially nice about pulling on off with another fan of your favorite team. If nothing else, it helps to clear out some of the massive piles of […]

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas…
December 24th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Eleven League Leaders, 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!

There is No Joy in Mudville
December 5th, 2011 by slangon

And I’m not talking about the particularly crushing defeat of the Giants by the Packers last night. My beloved Jose Reyes, my favorite player on my favorite team, is now a former player of my favorite team. And to make matters worse, he is now a member of the team that I possibly hate the […]

Hot Damn! What a Way to End It.
September 28th, 2011 by slangon

Turns out this last day of the season is so chock full of craziness, I almost don’t care that Mets are going out on a sour note and will end up with a losing record for the third year in a row. In case you missed it, one of the guys on this card went […]