Closing the Deal: Charlie Williams
May 12th, 2011 by slangon

Yesterday, I made a very brief mention of how May 11 was the anniversary of the Mets bringing Willie Mays back to New York to finish out his career. The Giants traded the legendary slugger for Mets pitching prospect Charlie Williams plus a bag of cash equalling $50,000. After looking up 1972 Mets ticket stubs […]

You Knew It Was Coming…
April 24th, 2011 by slangon

Happy Easter, everyone. I couldn’t resist. I’d actually been saving this card for months just for this post. By the way, I sort of begrudgingly  admire how well the previous owner of this card was able to match Luke’s skin tone to cover up that paper loss at the bottom. Well done, sir. Hopefully you […]

Blaster Schmaster: The Old Stuff
April 2nd, 2011 by slangon

I was hoping to finish this series of posts up before I went on that mini-hiatus for the birth of my daughter, but I didn’t quite make it. Just to refresh your memory, since it’s been a spell, a while back I had spent about what I would’ve on a modern day blaster box at […]

Card of the Moment #62
February 19th, 2011 by slangon

I’ve got a busy day today. Last week was my sons 2nd birthday, but today is his big party. A pizza party, in fact. But before I run off to get drunk at a 2 year old’s birthday party, here’s a card. 1954 Topps #6 Pete Runnels Here’s a 1954 Topps card of Pete Runnels, […]

The Junkman Delivers
January 30th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, sometime before Christmas, everyone’s favorite Braves fan, dayf over at Cardboard Junkie, had posted about a bunch of cards he rescued from the quarter box at his local card shop. I took a shine to one of those cards and inquired as to the availability of it. He was game, so I […]

The Death of the 6-4-5 Bin
January 21st, 2011 by slangon

No. That’s not a post title based on an old b-movie title. The 6 for $5 bin at the old local card store where I’ve picked up many a vintage goodie is no more. Talking to the owner, he said it was getting too hard to keep replenishing it on a steady basis, so they […]

Some Check Out My Cards Cards
January 19th, 2011 by slangon

Since I’ve already showed the very first card acquisition of the new year, I figure I probably should show the very last card acquisitions of last year. Hell, I probably should’ve showed it before I showed the new years new cards, but if I didn’t do things just because I should’ve done them before, I’d […]

Card of the Moment #58
January 15th, 2011 by slangon

Todays Card of the Moment comes to us courtesy of Sportlots. I got this sucker a while back while trolling through the virtual quarter bin, as is my wont. I had actually gotten 6 or 7 cards from the same set, in similar condition, all for the low bargin price of 75¢. 1954 Topps #46 […]

On The Tenth Day of Christmas…
December 23rd, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Ten Hall of Famers, Nine signed customs, Eight crusty skippers, Seven Keith Hernandezes, Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…
December 19th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!