Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2005
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were once again starting to return to prominence in 2005. They sent 3 players to the All-Star team that year. In his first year with the Mets, Pedro went 15-8 with a 2.82 ERA and 208 strikeouts. Too bad he would never stay healthy enough to sustain that kind of performance. Things might’ve […]

Did You Watch That World Seri — Hey Look, a Shiny Thing
October 20th, 2011 by slangon

I tried. I started watching the game last night and for the first few innings I was into it. Particularly the first inning, when there was a few very strange plays. In the top of the inning, Ian Kinsler was batting and slapped a grounder down the third base line that ended up for a […]

“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.┬áThe […]

These Just Dropped into my Lap
April 2nd, 2010 by slangon

I mentioned earlier in the week that I made a couple of trades recently that knocked quite a few cards off of my wantlists. This particular one comes from Peter over at Dropped Third Strike. Amazingly, he was able to kill off all the remaining cards I needed for the 2010 Topps base set. Even […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #3
August 19th, 2009 by slangon

Last Ginter pack. Go. Pack #3: 2009 Allen & Ginter #69 James Loney – You know what I like about the Dodgers? That the number on the front of their uniform is red. That’s called a pop color. #137 Mark Teixiera – Although I’m not a fan of the Evil Empire, this is a pretty […]