I Believe Some Congratulations are in Order
August 16th, 2011 by slangon

Yesterday around baseball a couple of significant milestones were reached. First off, Jim Thome joined the 600 Home Run Club, becoming just the 8th man in the history of the game to do so. Thome reached the milestone in his 8167th at-bat. Only one other player in history did it faster. That player was Babe […]

A TTM Success for the Mets Home Opener
April 8th, 2011 by slangon

So the Mets are playing their home opener later today against the Nationals with the incomparable R.A. Dickey taking the bump for the Mets. They enter the first home stand with a .500 record after splitting their first road trip 3-3. I’ve got to say that I have mixed feeling on the season so far. […]

R.I.P. to The Octopus
March 20th, 2011 by slangon

Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and 1944 N.L. Most Valuable Player Marty “The Octopus” Marion passed away last Tuesday, March 15.┬áMarion played for the Cardinals from 1940-50, managed the Cardinals in ’51 and was a player-manager for the St. Louis Browns in ’52 and ’53. He also managed the White Sox from 1954-56. Aside from […]

Two More TTM Successes
February 24th, 2011 by slangon

Got 2 more TTM requests back in the last couple of weeks. So far with the new Everyday Joes cards I’m 6 for 7. Not bad. Also, that 7th card was actually a Spring Training request, and those guys just got into camp a week or so ago, so I’m still hopeful about that one. […]

February 13th, 2011 by slangon

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A TTM Success That Proves Once and For All That I’m an Idiot
February 4th, 2011 by slangon

Back in May of last year, when Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts unfortunately passed away, I wrote a short little post lamenting his passing. In it, I showed a custom card I had made of him and related a story about how I had sent him a copy to be signed, which he sent […]

YeeHaw. I Pulled My First Cut Auto.
February 3rd, 2011 by slangon

And by “pulled” I really mean “made”. As you may or may not recall, over the summer, I sold a David Price pie face short print on eBay for a couple of bucks, and immediately turned that couple of bucks into a pile of stuff that I found more interesting than that David Price money […]

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 […]

My First TTM Success of the New Year
January 12th, 2011 by slangon

Right on the footsteps of my 1st official card acquisition of the new year comes my 1st TTM success of the new year. I don’t mean that this is the first one I received back in the new year, either. I sent this out on January 3 and a week later it was back in […]

Are You Ready for Some Playoff Football?
January 8th, 2011 by slangon

I still find it kind of funny how as a Giants fan, I can still root for the Jets. As a Mets fan, I wouldn’t even dream of rooting for the Yankees. Football is a weird sport. Good luck tonight, boys. I feel like you’ll need it against this guy.