A Package From Milwaukee
November 14th, 2009 by slangon

As I was collecting the mail the other day, there was a manilla envelope hiding was in the back, behind the phone bill and a Home Depot flyer. Hmm, what’s this? I don’t believe I’m expecting any trades. eBay? I haven’t won anything recently? What could it be? Then I remembered. It’s my prize package […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part VII: The Finale
November 13th, 2009 by slangon

Lastly, we have the Oughts. Is that what we’re supposed to be calling the first 10 years of the 21st Century? The Zeros? I like The Oughts. It sounds old timey. “I remember back in twenty-ought-nine, we still had land-line phones.” Anyway, the last batch of cards from the Stats-on-the-Back box. 2001 Topps #404 Mike […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part VI
November 12th, 2009 by slangon

The 90′s portion of the box. Or at least my favoritest. 1991 Baseball Card Price Guide Monthly #25 Howard Johnson – A weird card I’d never seen before. Blatant rip-off of 71 Topps, which is cool with me. On the back, instead of stats, it has “Pocket Price Guide” Card Values. Hojo’s 83 Donruss ran […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part V
November 11th, 2009 by slangon

We’re getting down to it folks. This is the start of the box of cards that Mark from Stats on the Back sent me. To break it down, the box contained exactly 206 cards, 1 of which was a double and 5 of which I happen to have. For all you calculator jockeys out there, […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do
November 3rd, 2009 by slangon

Did you ever think you were really on top of things, but then took a look at your desk and realized that you weren’t? Over the last few days, things I’ve gotten in the mail and at the card store have been piling up like doo-doo at a dog show. Let’s see what we can […]

Mail Day with Waxaholic
October 2nd, 2009 by slangon

This trade comes to us from Captain Canuck in the far North. I sent him some ’09 Ginter needs, and he was supposed to do the same. As you’ll see, he did that and a bit more. What was supposed to be in the trade were these Ginters: #50 Pat Neshek #159 Denard Span #170 […]

Thanks to the Generosity of Others… (The Conclusion)
September 28th, 2009 by slangon

So the second envelope came to me courtesy of everyone’s favorite Orioles fan, Beardy. A while back, Beardy had slapped a post up on his blog saying that since he wasn’t collecting the set, he waould be giving away base cards from the box of 2009 Tristar Obak that he busted. So I left a […]

Thanks to the Generosity of Others…
September 27th, 2009 by slangon

…I got me some new cards. Two manilla envelopes, to be precise. First up, a couple of weeks ago, The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame was having a little give-away. Of course I signed up, and very much to my surprise, won. I ended up picking Prize #3, 50 baseball cards. For brevity’s sake, […]

Holy Crap-oly!! My First TTM Success!
September 25th, 2009 by slangon

About a week and a half ago, I had finally gotten around to sending out my very first through the mail autograph request to the gentleman pictured in the card below. Yesterday, as I was sifting through the bills and junk mail, I stopped at an envelope addressed to me, written in my own hand […]

Another Trade
September 22nd, 2009 by slangon

I make a few trades every now and again on a website called Sports Card Fun, which is basically a forum where people post cards that they’re looking to trade or get, and you work out whatever deals. I never really work out anything ground breaking, mostly just set building. Because of this, a lot […]