A 7 Layer Cake of Disappointment
January 5th, 2012 by slangon

Those of you who have been reading this blog regularly for a while are probably aware that there has been an on-going saga with me and the Dale Davis autograph redemption that I pulled from a box of 2010 Allen & Ginter about a year and a half ago. Well, a month ago to the […]

On The Fourth Day of Christmas…
December 17th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

Survey Says…
November 16th, 2011 by slangon

I know I’m a little behind the times on this, but I’d been meaning to do it for a while now. Getting that Craig Swan autograph in the mail a few days ago just reminded me of it. In case you missed it, a week or 2 ago, Nachos Grande posted a questionnaire for all […]

Happy 11-11-11 Day
November 11th, 2011 by slangon

In honor of today being 11/11/11, I thought I’d show 11 guys who have sported number 11 for throughout the years for the Mets. Ed Bouchee was the original #11 for the Metropolitains. He only ended up lasting half the season, though. The remained of 1962, number 11 was worn by this guy. Classic line […]

About Damn Time
November 9th, 2011 by slangon

For those of you out there with an elephant’s memory, you know what I’m talking about. For those of you with a regular, people sized memory, let me remind you. A few days ago, I had sent yet another in a long line of emails concerning that redemption and today I got a reply saying […]

Is That World Series Thing Still Happening?
October 22nd, 2011 by slangon

I’ve been pretty bad about watching the World Series so far this year. I’ve been trying. I really have. Both games so far I’ve suffered through the terrible Fox pre-game show and started watch, and both games I’ve ended up flipping around during the game until I just eventually stopped checking in. I really don’t […]

Another Manilla One Bites the Dust
October 6th, 2011 by slangon

Once upon a time, long ago, The Night Owl held a fun little contest where he cobbled together a ransom note-style message made up of different letters from various card fronts and your job was to match the letters with the card it was pulled from. Being a graphic designer who deals with fonts all […]

How Long is Too Long?
April 18th, 2011 by slangon

I’m sure no one who reads this remembers (or particularly cares), but waaaaaay back in July of last year I busted a box of 2010 Ginter as part of Gint-A-Cuffs II and was fortunate enough to pull a Dale Davis autograph redemption card. According to the email chain, I sat down and typed in the […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 4
March 28th, 2011 by slangon

4 Days. The starting second sacker for the 1986 Mets, position #4 on your scorecard, was former Mets managerial hopeful, Wally Backman. Davey Johnson was apparently a big fan of the platoon, and 2nd base was another of those positions that he regularly switched out players. Backman started 92 games at second in 1986. He […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 7
March 25th, 2011 by slangon

7 more days until the season is officially underway. Starting in left field for the ’86 squad, position #7 on your scorecard, was George Foster. Although Foster was the Opening Day left fielder in 1986, he started less than half the games for the Mets who released him in August. Being that ’86 was the […]