I Actually Went Out of My Way to Get Some Milton Bradley Cards
May 14th, 2011 by slangon

No, not that Milton Bradley. This one. I recently scored a lot of 1969 Milton Bradley baseball cards. For those unfamiliar with these, according to the old Standard Card Catalog: The first of three sets issued by Milton Bradley over a four year period, these cards measure 2″x3″ and have a white border surrounding a […]

What Were They Thinking: The Red Letter of Blue Moon Odom Edition
May 9th, 2011 by slangon

This series of posts is dedicated to examining the numerous design details from the Topps art department that leave me scratching my head. They’re the types of things that could just be one time instances that are the result of someone overlooking them, or they could have been a conscious decision on the part of […]

On The Twelfth Day of Christmas…
December 25th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Twelve 1960′s, Eleven vintage Mets, 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! Merry Christmas, everyone.

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!

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XVIII
November 3rd, 2010 by slangon

Now that that pesky World Series is out of the way, let’s get on with the real business of collecting pieces of cardboard printed with images of baseball players on them. Recently, I was able to score 3 more cards from the 1960 set, all from the same eBay seller which meant combined shipping. What […]

What You Can Get in Exchange for a Card of a Dude with Gunk All Over His Face
August 5th, 2010 by slangon

First off, I just want to remind everyone to go checkout the giveaway I’m doing to celebrate that this blog has turned a year old. Check it out. Okay, now onto the business at hand. I usually don’t seem to have too much luck pulling cool stuff from packs. Don’t get me wrong, I get […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 9
June 4th, 2010 by slangon

We’re down to the final 2 Rounds. Pedroia and Mantle are out of the picture and Cobb’s got some work to do to stay in the race with Ruth. Let’s see what happens. Pack 29 (Ruth): 345 Chris Volstad 515 Seattle Mariners FH 650 Dustin Pedroia 433 Julio Borbon 558 Ronnie Paulino HWS6 Mickey Mantle […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part VIII
May 11th, 2010 by slangon

I’m still plugging away. One card at a time. 1960 Topps #558 Eddie Mathews All-Star I’ve mentioned numerous times that one of the things I really love about the 1960 set, and therefore one of the major reasons I decided to make a go at completing it, is how many different, awesome looking designs are […]

I Told You It Was The Year of Vintage
January 23rd, 2010 by slangon

I did not decide that it was the Year of Vintage. It is apparently just fated that way. Yesterday, after I had gotten done mentioning that I was declaring this The Year of Vintage, I had to run out a do a couple of errands. I was heading over by the local Target, so I […]