“Payment” from Project ’62: Part 4
July 2nd, 2011 by slangon

What better way to kick off the holiday weekend than to keep going with the stuff I got from Project ’62 for doing his custom relic card? Step into the time machine where we’ll zoom on back to 1977. Watch your arms. I’ve always loved the legend of Dock Ellis, even if this particular card […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 3
March 29th, 2011 by slangon

Three more days. The torture. The starting first baseman for the 1986 Mets, position #3 on your scorecard, my favorite all-time baseball player, Keith Hernandez. Not surprisingly, Mex had a lot to do with the Mets winning it all in 1986. Obviously, he had yet another stellar year defensively, winning his 8th consecutive Gold Glove. […]

Some Check Out My Cards Cards
January 19th, 2011 by slangon

Since I’ve already showed the very first card acquisition of the new year, I figure I probably should show the very last card acquisitions of last year. Hell, I probably should’ve showed it before I showed the new years new cards, but if I didn’t do things just because I should’ve done them before, I’d […]

On The Seventh Day of Christmas…
December 20th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Seven Keith Hernandezes, Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: Starting Pitching
December 7th, 2010 by slangon

Right now the Winter Meetings are going on in Orlando. So far, Sandy Alderson has made it pretty clear that the Mets will not be making any big impact moves this off-season and if they walk away from those meeting with anything, it will be either be a reclamation project, such as Chris Young or […]

By the Numbers: Top Eleven Mets All-Stars
July 13th, 2010 by slangon

I can’t believe that the Mid-Summer Classic is upon us already. It seems crazy to me to think that it’s mid-way through the season (actually, it’s 88 games into the season, which is 54.32% though the season). I always hear people complain about the All-Star game, saying how it’s not fun to watch and it’s […]

A Crinkly Kind of Trade
June 20th, 2010 by slangon

First off, I just want to take this opportunity to wish a happy Father Day to all you Dad’s out there. To me there’s always a special connection between baseball and my Dad, so I think fathers hold a special place in the card collecting community. I’d especially like to wish a happy Fathers Day […]

Thanks Cards on Cards, Thanks A Lot
January 27th, 2010 by slangon

A while ago, Cards on Cards held a little College Bowl Pick ‘Em contest. I had the dubious distinction of being the worst out of everyone when it came to picking the winners of College Bowl games. Madding was good enough to send some prizes my way as a way of enabling my poor football […]

One Last eBay Haul, For Old Times Sake
January 22nd, 2010 by slangon

I think I’ve officially declared 2010 “The Year of Vintage”. Sort of without thinking about it, 95% of the cards that I’ve acquired in this young year have been of the vintage variety. I didn’t set out for that to happen, but that’s the way things have been falling into place. That is fine with […]

Roll Out the Trading Barrel
January 9th, 2010 by slangon

For Christmas, Wifey had gotten me a tin of 2009 Sweet Spot. Often times, when I break a box or blaster or whatever, I’ll search for similar breaks just to kind of compare my luck with that of others. When I searched for ’09 Sweet Spot tin, I came across Ed from Roll Out the […]