On The Twelfth Day of Christmas…
December 25th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Twelve Vintage Met Cards, Eleven 1960’s, Ten Non-Sports Cards, Nine Crusty Skippers Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg! Merry Christmas, everyone.

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1969
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

Like the previous season, 1969 saw the Mets send 3 players to the All-Star Game. Cleon Jones had an outstanding year in 1969. He hit .340 on the season, which was 3rd in the League behind Pete Rose and Roberto Clemente. This was his one and only All-Star appearance. He started the game in left […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1968
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

1968 marked the first time in their existence that the Mets would send multiple players to the Mid-Summer Classic. Jerry Grote was named to his first All-Star Team, thanks in part to his .291 average at the break. He was the starting backstop for the Senior Circuit and went 0 for 2 with a strikeout. […]

Mets Through the Years: Opening Day Pitchers
April 5th, 2012 by slangon

This is the third post in this series. So far we’ve covered the men who have served as the manager of the Mets and the men who’ve caught the pitches. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the guys who have thrown those pitches. Initially, I was toying with the idea of […]

February 15th, 2012 by slangon

Days until and

What Were They Thinking: The This Just In Edition
July 12th, 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 […]

“Payment” from Project ’62: Part 3
June 30th, 2011 by slangon

Before we get into it, I just want to acknowledge the Mets awesome play over the last week or so. They actually set a new club record for most runs scored over the course of a 4 game span. I personally didn’t really know that such a record existed, but they broke it alright. The […]

June 18th, 2011 by slangon

I do believe I might’ve jinxed the Metsies last night by showing all the old Angels cards in yesterdays post. To try and counter that, here’s a basketful of old Mets cards, none of which have been on this blog before. Enjoy and Let’s Go Mess Mets.

February 12th, 2011 by slangon

Days Until And

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas…
December 24th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me 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!