Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2006
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets would set a new franchise record by sending an amazing 6 players to the All-Star game in 2006. Four of them were voted in as starters, but not all were able to play. Pedro was named to his 8th All-Star Game, his second as a Met. It would turn out to be his […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2005
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were once again starting to return to prominence in 2005. They sent 3 players to the All-Star team that year. In his first year with the Mets, Pedro went 15-8 with a 2.82 ERA and 208 strikeouts. Too bad he would never stay healthy enough to sustain that kind of performance. Things might’ve […]

Mets Through the Years: Opening Day Pitchers
April 5th, 2012 by slangon

This is the third post in this series. So far we’ve covered the men who have served as the manager of the Mets and the men who’ve caught the pitches. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the guys who have thrown those pitches. Initially, I was toying with the idea of […]

“O” Yeah! It’s a Trade.
September 4th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Ryan from “O” No! Another Orioles Blog had contacted me about having some cards from my Mets wantlist. Obviously, I’m always down to chip away at the holes in my Mets collection, so a deal was struck, cards were mailed out and delivered, despite not one, but two natural disasters taking place.┬áThe […]

A Crinkly Kind of Trade
June 20th, 2010 by slangon

First off, I just want to take this opportunity to wish a happy Father Day to all you Dad’s out there. To me there’s always a special connection between baseball and my Dad, so I think fathers hold a special place in the card collecting community. I’d especially like to wish a happy Fathers Day […]

Cards from Cards on Cards
December 16th, 2009 by slangon

I’ve had a bit of a dry spell as far as trades go lately. Recently however, I did manage to negotiate a pretty good one with Kerry from Cards on Cards. I gave him a big stack of ’09 Ginters, which in itself was good for me, since I’m getting sick of looking at all […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: The Finale
December 5th, 2009 by slangon

Here’s our final push to get this sucker done. I apologize in advance for all the terrible scans. I never realized how careless you get when you’re scanning 1,000 cards at one time. Anyway, here we go. Pack 15: #22 Mike Scioscia #45 Brian Jordan #21 Bobby Cox A couple of years ago, Bobby Broke […]

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 […]