Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1974
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets 1974 contribution to the All-Star squad was a crew that you might not have expected. Yogi Berra mad his first and only appearance at the All-Star game as a manager, thanks to leading the team to the World Series the year before. That goes with his 15 appearances as a player. Jerry Grote […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1970
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

For the third year in a row, three Mets were named to the National League All-Star team in 1970. Buddy Harrelson was named to his first All-Star team in 1970, proof that the All-Star team wasn’t always based on offense. Gil Hodges had the honor of managing the National League All-Star team thanks to the […]

I Guess That’s One Way to Stop a Losing Streak
June 28th, 2012 by slangon

In case you didn’t hear, yesterday the Mets beat the Cubs by the score of 17-1. In honor of that feat, here are 17 Mets cards that were part of a massive, 109 card order that I picked up off of Sportlots recently. Enjoy. And just to be fair, the Cubbies did score one run, […]

Making Up for Bad Blogging, Part V
May 10th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s post will be short and sweet. One card. That’s it. But it’s a sort of cool one. It’s a John McGraw card from the 1961 Golden Press set. It was a 33 card set that was released as a book. All the cards were perforated, much like a Dover reprint book. You can pretty […]

Cards From This Century
April 24th, 2012 by slangon

It’s been a little cold and damp around these parts lately. I had put Sunday aside to watch to the Mets/Giants game, which ended up getting postponed, setting up a Monday double header (which them stupid bums lost both games of. grrrr.). Because of that, I ended up running errands on Sunday rather than watching […]

I’ve Been a Baaaad Blogger
April 18th, 2012 by slangon

I know it. What can I say. Sometimes the daily minutiae of life gets in the way of a grown man writing about 2.5″ x 3.5″ pieces of cardboard with pictures of baseball players on them. Fear not, though. Just because I haven’t been writing about cards doesn’t mean I haven’t been hoarding them. To […]

Not of This Quarter Bin
March 12th, 2012 by slangon

Lets wrap up this round of quarter bin cards, shall we? I already covered the 76′s that I got as well as the 73′s. We’ll finish thing off with the cards that fall into the “other” category. 1977 Topps #63 Tito Fuentes There were several factors that led to me liberating this particular card from […]

Mets Through the Years: The Managers
March 5th, 2012 by slangon

Later on tonight, I will be doing something that I haven’t done in a crow’s age. I will be sitting on a couch, drinking a beer and watching LIVE METS BASEBALL!!! Granted, it’s spring training baseball and granted I won’t be home until about a half an hour after the game starts so most likely […]

Proceeds from the Cards for Junk Program
February 7th, 2012 by slangon

Back about a million years ago (or at least it seems that long ago to me) (seriously, it took me about 20 minutes of hitting “Older Posts” and scrolling down to find the post I was looking for), The Cardboard Junkie put out a call for all your blank pack searcher decoy thingies in exchange […]

“Found” Cards
January 27th, 2012 by slangon

You know that feeling you get when you pull your winter jacket out of the closet for the first time? You know, you put on this jacket that you haven’t worn in about 9 months, stick you hand in the pocket and pull out a $20 bill? That’s a pretty awesome feeling, right? Well, now […]