Mets Through the Years: Center Field
October 2nd, 2012 by slangon

Ugh. This is going to be close. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position throughout the teams history. We’ve already looked at the managers, Opening Day starting pitchers, catchers, first basemen, second basemen,shortstops, third basemen and left fielders, as well as all of the Mets’ All-Star representatives. […]

25 Years Ago Tonight
October 25th, 2011 by slangon


The First Spring Training TTM of 2011
March 3rd, 2011 by slangon

Earlier in the year, I had written up a State of the Blog post that was really more of a list of New Years resolutions for how I go about collecting cards. One of the goals that I had set for myself was sending out more TTM requests. Like most New Years resolutions that most […]

February 14th, 2011 by slangon

Day Until And

December 14th, 2010 by slangon

I’m sure by now everyone has heard that the Phillies popped up out of nowhere and resigned Clifton Lee. That’s crazy. I mean it’s crazy to think about that rotation. Yikes. I guess I don’t really care about it this coming season since I don’t expect the Mets to really be in the mix anyway, […]

Way to Photo Edit, Upper Deck
September 9th, 2010 by slangon

One of the many things I enjoy thinking about when looking at my baseball cards (Yes, I do often look at them. I don’t just file them away into books and boxes and let them collect dust and appreciate in value.) is trying to picture what the player on the card thinks when they see […]

A Team Set Killer of a Trade
March 31st, 2010 by slangon

Last week was a pretty good week for me trade-wise. I got three trade offers that ended up doing some pretty fierce damage to various wantlists of mine. Todays episode comes to us from reader Robert, who wasn’t ashamed to admit to being a fellow Mets fan. Rob sent me a box of Mets cards […]

A Trade with Mark from Stats On The Back
March 19th, 2010 by slangon

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Mark from Stats on the Back became a proud papa recently. Being the good father that he is, he’s trying to finish up the 2010 Topps set so that his boy Parker can have his own birth year set. I was able to help them out with a […]

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, […]

Nachos Grande’s Cards For Clunkers Program
September 15th, 2009 by slangon

So a week or two ago, Nachos Grande announced their Card For Clunkers 2.0 Program. It’s such a good idea, I might need to steal it. Of course that would involve me getting off my ass and figuring out what cards I would include, so don’t hold your breath. Anyway, here’s the basic gist of […]