Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2007
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

There was still high expectations for the Metsies in 2007, as is evidenced by the 4 players they sent to the Mid-Summer Classic that year, 3 of which were voted in as starters. Carlos was once again in the starting outfield for the N.L.er’s. He went 1 for 3 with a triple and a run […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2006
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets would set a new franchise record by sending an amazing 6 players to the All-Star game in 2006. Four of them were voted in as starters, but not all were able to play. Pedro was named to his 8th All-Star Game, his second as a Met. It would turn out to be his […]

Damn I Hate West Coast Swings
June 29th, 2012 by slangon

Games that start after 10 o’clock? Games that end around 1 in the morning? Ugh. Fortunately, the Mets were able to hang on by their toenails last night against the Dodgers and win it 3-2. Of course since it was a close one, I wasn’t able to go to sleep until that last out was […]

Congrats to David Wright
April 26th, 2012 by slangon

During last nights win over the Marlins, David Wright hit a 2 run homer to left center field and in the process broke his tie with Darryl Strawberry for the most RBIs in Mets franchise history. Congrats to you David.

The Silver Lining
April 19th, 2012 by slangon

So the Mets just finished up a 6 game road trip during which they played .500 baseball. I’m fine with that since most baseball people seem to think that if you have a winning record at home and can play .500 ball on the road, you should be fine. What I don’t like is the […]

On The Third Day of Christmas…
December 16th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

A Trade with the Night Owl
November 21st, 2011 by slangon

A few days ago, I showed the 1960 Topps Gil Hodges World Series highlight card that Greg at Night Owl Cards was kind enough to send my way in exchange for a Matt Kemp relic. As is often the case in trading, he also included a handful of other cards that he thought I might […]

Survey Says…
November 16th, 2011 by slangon

I know I’m a little behind the times on this, but I’d been meaning to do it for a while now. Getting that Craig Swan autograph in the mail a few days ago just reminded me of it. In case you missed it, a week or 2 ago, Nachos Grande posted a questionnaire for all […]

Cards for Customs, Part 1
October 13th, 2011 by slangon

Many, many moons ago, I had shown some cards that I got from Chris of Project ’62 in exchange for doing a custom Hornsby relic card that turned into an entire custom set. An unexpected bonus of that deal was that after he showed the final product on his blog, some other folks saw it […]

Another Manilla One Bites the Dust
October 6th, 2011 by slangon

Once upon a time, long ago, The Night Owl held a fun little contest where he cobbled together a ransom note-style message made up of different letters from various card fronts and your job was to match the letters with the card it was pulled from. Being a graphic designer who deals with fonts all […]