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), 1974
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets 1974 contribution to the All-Star squad was a crew that you might not have expected. Yogi Berra mad his first and only appearance at the All-Star game as a manager, thanks to leading the team to the World Series the year before. That goes with his 15 appearances as a player. Jerry Grote […]

It’s 1962 All Over Again
April 11th, 2012 by slangon

And when I say it’s 1962 all over again, I mean that the Mets played the very first game in the history of the franchise 50 years ago today, a road game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Being in 1st place with a 4-1 record is about as far from 1962 that you can get. […]

Fare-Thee-Well, F-Mart
January 12th, 2012 by slangon

One time top Mets prospect turned not-so-sure-what-to-think-about-him-being-claimed-off-of-waivers prospect Fernando Martinez has been claimed by the American League Houston Astros. Quite honestly, typing out that sentence just kind of messed up my brain. Between that run-on adjective and the phrase “AMerican League Houston Astros”, I need a rest. Ah, well. Good luck to you, Fernando. Although […]

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 Seventh Day of Christmas…
December 20th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Seven TTM Autos, Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

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 […]

Cards for Customs, Part 4
November 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Today I am finally going to put to rest the series of posts that I started on the swag that I scored from reader Michael in exchange for making him a custom 1938 Cubs card set. Funny how you get thrown off track by silly things like the World Series. I suppose todays episode really […]

25 Years Ago Tonight
October 25th, 2011 by slangon


A Back Log of TTM Success
January 28th, 2011 by slangon

Just after the New Year, I had sent out a flurry of TTM requests and kept promising myself that I was going to send out lots of customs to get signed this year and blah blah blah. After that initial flurry, I kind of slacked off again, but a lot of the cards that I […]