The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXIX
September 30th, 2011 by slangon

Today is a small step in the Quest for the 1960 Topps Set. Just one card. #349 Moe Drabowsky Myron Walter Drabowsky played for 8 teams over the course of his 17 year career. He spent time in Chicago with both the Cubs and the White Sox, in Milwaukee with the Bravos, in Kansas City […]

Card of the Moment #78
September 10th, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment is brought to us by the letter B. And icterus galbula. And rope. 1959 Topps #82 Bob Boyd Robert Richard “El Ropo” Boyd spent 9 seasons in the Major Leagues, playing for the White Sox, Orioles, A’s and Braves. Before that, he played for in the Negro National League for the […]

“O” Yeah! It’s a Trade.
September 4th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Ryan from “O” No! Another Orioles Blog had contacted me about having some cards from my Mets wantlist. Obviously, I’m always down to chip away at the holes in my Mets collection, so a deal was struck, cards were mailed out and delivered, despite not one, but two natural disasters taking place. The […]

Card of the Moment #76
August 11th, 2011 by slangon

Todays Card of the Moment is brought to us by Circles. And bubble gum. 1959 Topps #194 Jim Brosnan Jim Brosnan spent parts of 9 season in the Majors, playing for the Cubs, the Cardinals, the White Sox and as some kid who lacked the patience for the 1960 Topps set to come out has […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #2
August 3rd, 2011 by slangon

So I made it back from vacation in one piece. I even made it to a Mets game in D.C. against the Nats. They even won. Of course, they haven’t won since then, so that’s not too cool. What was cool, though, was seeing them in the Nationals park. That was actually the first Mets […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #4
July 18th, 2011 by slangon

On we march, my intrepid friends. Today we have another card that has, until now proved to be too wily for me. So wily in fact, at time I almost felt as if it was taunting me, just daring me to try and capture it and encase it in protective vinyl. 1963 Topps #228 Rookie […]

“Payment” from Project ’62: Part 5
July 10th, 2011 by slangon

As much as I would love to continue posting about how awesome the cards that Chris sent me for doing that custom card 7,000,000 years ago, I need to finish this out. So here’s the final push, and it should be no great surprise that I saved the best for last. 1957 Topps #39 Al […]

Back to The Sportlots Salt Mines
June 25th, 2011 by slangon

So the other day I showed off a handful of 1960’s Topps cards that I needed for my set that I got off of Sportlots. Well, that wasn’t all that was in that there envelope. There was also a small pile of other, assorted, banged-up, vintage goodness. Let’s investigate, shall we. 1960 Fleer #33 Wilbert […]

June 18th, 2011 by slangon

I do believe I might’ve jinxed the Metsies last night by showing all the old Angels cards in yesterdays post. To try and counter that, here’s a basketful of old Mets cards, none of which have been on this blog before. Enjoy and Let’s Go Mess Mets.

Card of the Moment #69
May 27th, 2011 by slangon

Today’s Card of the Moment comes to us from the color yellow. And the letter Arrrrrr. 1954 Topps #43 Dick Groat Richard Morrow “Dick” Groat played for 14 seasons in the Major Leagues. He spent the majority of that time playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but also had tours of duty with the Cardinals, Phillies […]