Happy Opening Day!
March 31st, 2014 by slangon

After a long and particularly brutal winter, it’s finally here – Opening Day 2014. It just rolls off the tongue. A day of renewal. A day of hope. A day when your team is undefeated. In honor of this happiest of days, I’ve created some custom cards of the Mets 2014 Opening Day lineup in […]

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…
December 21st, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!

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, […]

That’s a Bunch of Games
May 11th, 2012 by slangon

Tonight the Mets will play the 8,000th game of franchise history. In the 7,999 games prior to tonight, the Mets have won 3,829 and lost 4,162, which is good for a .479 winning percentage. They’ve won 4 pennants and 2 World Series. There’s been a total of 928 players that have worn a Mets uniform, […]

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 […]

Take Me Out to The Ballgame
September 25th, 2011 by slangon

No time for a real post today (as if that’s stopped me from just not posting lately). Heading out to Citi Field in a bit. This is actually my first time out to Flushing all season. Yes. That’s right. My first trip the ball park is also the last home game of the season. What […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 3
March 29th, 2011 by slangon

Three more days. The torture. The starting first baseman for the 1986 Mets, position #3 on your scorecard, my favorite all-time baseball player, Keith Hernandez. Not surprisingly, Mex had a lot to do with the Mets winning it all in 1986. Obviously, he had yet another stellar year defensively, winning his 8th consecutive Gold Glove. […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 4
March 28th, 2011 by slangon

4 Days. The starting second sacker for the 1986 Mets, position #4 on your scorecard, was former Mets managerial hopeful, Wally Backman. Davey Johnson was apparently a big fan of the platoon, and 2nd base was another of those positions that he regularly switched out players. Backman started 92 games at second in 1986. He […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 5
March 27th, 2011 by slangon

5 more days until baseball. Glorious baseball. Or at least the Mets version of baseball. Starting at third for the 1986 Mets, position #5 on your scorecard, was Ray Knight. I always kind of forget that 1986 was close to the end of the road for Ray Knight. I guess because I didn’t pay much […]

Countdown to Opening Day: 6
March 26th, 2011 by slangon

Half a dozen more days. Starting at short stop for the ’86 squad, position #6 on your scorecard, was Rafael Santana. There seemed to be a lot of platooning on the 1986 Mets team, and short stop was one of the positions where that happened. Santana got the Opening Day start, though. Judging by his […]