And So It Begins
October 19th, 2011 by slangon

As everyone knows, tonight kicks off the 106th World Series, with Game 1 getting underway in St. Louis. And no, the card at the top of this post is not some not-so-subtle way of me rooting for the Cardinals. I just happened to have picked up a bunch of World Series highlight cards from the […]

The Vengeance of the 25¢ Bin
May 2nd, 2011 by slangon

I don’t know what was more shocking, hearing the news that after 10 years they finally tracked down and killed Osama Bin Laden or that the Mets were somehow able to avoid the sweep at the hand of Cliff Lee and the Phillies. Here’s some more quarter cards. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of 1970′s cardboard […]

Random eBay Goodness, 1964 Style
November 29th, 2010 by slangon

It seems that my new modus operandi when it comes to buying cards is finding specific cards that I want / need for one of my various want lists, be it on eBay or Sportlots. Then look over whatever seller’s other inventory for other cards I need, or cards that I don’t necessarily need, but […]

It Came from the 6-for-5 Bin
June 12th, 2010 by slangon

A couple of weekends ago I was playing poker with some buddies and ended up with $50 more than I started out with. I needed some binder pages from the card shop, so I perused the 6-for-5 bin while I was there. I was able to hit a few cards from the ’73 set this […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 5
May 31st, 2010 by slangon

Pack 13 (Ruth): 425 Dontrelle Willis 574 Milwaukee Brewers TC 416 Ruben Tejada RC 376 Esmil Rogers RC 331 Ryan Braun LL-49 Lou Brock / Carl Crawford TMC-18 Thurmon Munson 389 Troy Tulowitzki 481 Scott Rolen Derrek Lee Attax Not bad. A Met who had a cup of coffee with the team when Reyes was […]

Destination 6-for-5
May 22nd, 2010 by slangon

Another finski in the coffers of the local card shop. Another 6 cards in my grubby hands. 1976 Topps #10 Lou Brock I’m alway a big fan of action shots on baseball cards. I mean, come on, who really wants to look at a close cropped picture of some dude’s ugly mug when they can […]

A Fistful of 6-for-5 Bin
March 12th, 2010 by slangon

Made it back to the card shop a few weeks ago and picked up some more “packs” from the 6 for $5 bin. Here’s one. 1969 Topps #606 Gene Mauch My collection of manager cards has been growing quite a bit quicker than my collection of team cards. I wonder why that is. Here’s Gene […]

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 […]