Some Snow Day Cards
February 9th, 2013 by slangon

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but at the moment I’m sitting under roughly a foot of snow. That’s a slightly annoying amount, but after the way everyone around here and in the media was freaking out over the last few days, it seems like a coating. Anyway, what better way to […]

No More Paying $19.50 for Admission
January 10th, 2012 by slangon

I almost wasn’t going to make this post, just because one or two other people throughout the interwebs have already beat me to the punch, but f’ that noise. I’ve been chomping at the bit to show this awesome Ron Santo card that Reader Jim sent to me along with a pile of 1960 Topps […]

Blaster Schmaster: The Mid-Late 60′s
March 16th, 2011 by slangon

On we roll with my blasters worth of (mostly) vintage. The more I think about this, I wonder why Topps doesn’t actually do something like this. I mean, considering that they started the Million Card Giveaway last year and kept it up with this years Diamond Giveaway, they apparently have no problem obtaining a stock […]

Attack of the 25¢ Bin
March 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Another trip to the 25¢ bin, and another $3.00 in the pocket of the local card shop guy. As usual, I’m pretty satisfied with that trade off. One thing I did do differently during this particular trip is that I started in the middle of the box. Normally, when I search through the box, I […]

R.I.P. Ron Santo
December 3rd, 2010 by slangon

I’m by no means a Cub fan, but this news truly bummed me out. Ron struck me as a great player who’s had his share of tough breaks but who always seemed to be flashing the same smile as he is on this ’69 All-Star card. I can also really appreciate what a die-hard Cub […]

Some More Sportlots Finds
February 19th, 2010 by slangon

When I declared 2010 to be “The Year of Vintage”, apparently, I wasn’t kidding. Here’s a smorgasbord of manager and coaches cards that I picked up. The more my vintage collection grows, it’s fun to notice that a lot of those guys I actually have cards from their playing days. I know I have Galen […]

Return of the 6 for $5 Bin
February 5th, 2010 by slangon

Here we go with “Pack 2″. 1974 Topps #2 Hank Aaron Special 1954-1957 This is the first of the Hank Aaron Specials that Topps put out in ’74, to commemorate his breaking of Babe Ruth’s career home run record. There was a total of 5 of them, each depicting 4 of his Topps cards through […]

I Told You It Was The Year of Vintage
January 23rd, 2010 by slangon

I did not decide that it was the Year of Vintage. It is apparently just fated that way. Yesterday, after I had gotten done mentioning that I was declaring this The Year of Vintage, I had to run out a do a couple of errands. I was heading over by the local Target, so I […]