On The Tenth Day of Christmas…
December 23rd, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Ten Rookie Cards, Nine Team Cards, Eight Crusty Skippers, Seven TTM Autos, Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

Leading the League in Anxiety
September 7th, 2011 by slangon

During yesterday’s extra-inning, rain delayed game against the Marlins, Jose Reyes went 3 for 6 with a walk to propel himself back into the top spot in the National League in batting average over Ryan Braun. The day before, Jose had actually dropped into second place by 3 points, but thanks to his 3 hits […]

A Hall of Famer Straight from the Hall of Fame
August 22nd, 2011 by slangon

Apparently, that custom relic job that I did for Project 1962 a while back has paid some dividends on top of what Chris gave me because a few folks contacted me after he posted it asking if I’d be interested in doing something for them as well. Tim, from The Great Sports Name Hall of […]

Postseason Thoughts from a Fan Standing on the Outside
October 6th, 2010 by slangon

So today starts the 2010 Major League Baseball Postseason. Some of you may be shocked to learn that my beloved Mets did not make the cut this year. Yeah. I know. Crazy, isn’t it? Anyway, despite not having my team in the mix to root for, I still always love watching the playoffs and the […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 7
June 2nd, 2010 by slangon

Round 6, here we come. Pack 21 (Ruth): 393 Jason Frasor 522 Jordan Schafer 651 Mike Aviles 559 Nick Markakis CMT91 Ryne Sanberg LL-37 Jackie Robinson / Ichiro 346 Taylor Teagarden 420 Shin-Soo Choo 448 Joakim Soria Felix Hernandez Attax That’s a pretty awesome action shot up on that Markakis card. Nice choice. I think […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 2
May 29th, 2010 by slangon

So begins the battle. 4 contestants, only 1 spot for glory. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 4 gladiators for Round 1. Let’s get it on. Pack 1 (Pedroia): 599 Jay Bruce 421 Doug Fister 364 Trevor Hoffman 457 Kanekoa Texeira 411 Jack Wilson VLC5 George Sisler T18 Clayton Kershaw 628 Ross Detwiler 578 […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part III
November 6th, 2009 by slangon

Before I get into this, I just want to touch on two points. First, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I live in ┬áNew Jersey and work in Manhattan, which means I have about an hour and 15 minute commute by train/subway in the morning. Normally, this time is very relaxing for […]

Me, A Beatle and 500 Varieties of Beer
August 24th, 2009 by slangon

The last few days, I’ve had autographs on the brain. I recently decided I wanted to try my luck with a through the mail autograph. I won’t say who it is, since I want to write about it when it hopefully is a success. Literally right after I tracked down the address for said mystery […]