Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1974
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets 1974 contribution to the All-Star squad was a crew that you might not have expected. Yogi Berra mad his first and only appearance at the All-Star game as a manager, thanks to leading the team to the World Series the year before. That goes with his 15 appearances as a player. Jerry Grote […]

It’s 1962 All Over Again
April 11th, 2012 by slangon

And when I say it’s 1962 all over again, I mean that the Mets played the very first game in the history of the franchise 50 years ago today, a road game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Being in 1st place with a 4-1 record is about as far from 1962 that you can get. […]

Survey Says…
November 16th, 2011 by slangon

I know I’m a little behind the times on this, but I’d been meaning to do it for a while now. Getting that Craig Swan autograph in the mail a few days ago just reminded me of it. In case you missed it, a week or 2 ago, Nachos Grande posted a questionnaire for all […]

Countdown.
February 13th, 2011 by slangon

Days Until And

On The Ninth Day of Christmas…
December 22nd, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Nine signed customs, Eight crusty skippers, Seven Keith Hernandezes, Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58′s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: The Bullpen
December 10th, 2010 by slangon

The Mets bullpen of 2010 were not as bad as some of their predecessors. They blew 16 saves last season as compared to 21 in 2009, 29 in 2008 and 18 in 2007. Maybe that’s not the best number to be looking at, but I thought that was a pretty good way to judge the […]

Aww Man…
August 17th, 2010 by slangon

Rest in Peace, Bobby Thomson. Both my old man and his old man before him were die-hard New York Giants fans before they moved out west. This dude was like Paul Bunyan in my house growing up.

Some Home Grown Goodness
August 11th, 2010 by slangon

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t spent a whole lot of time recently addressing the trials and tribulations of the New York Mets, other than to occasionally throw out an exasperated comment here and there. I guess that happens when you have a team that was looking pretty good prior to the All-Star break, […]

The Anniversary That Came and Went
August 2nd, 2010 by slangon

I didn’t really do a whole bunch of blogging, or even thinking for that matter, about baseball cards over the weekend, but today I realized that Saturday marked the 1 year anniversary of me making my very first post here at Condition: Poor. Of course, looking back on it now, it wasn’t really much of […]

SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond 26-35
July 15th, 2010 by slangon

If you recall, when I wrote about the last batch of Heroes of the Diamond that I finished, I had mentioned that I had a couple of other custom card sets that I wanted to work on, but since I was dedicated to finishing the H.O.D. set, I wasn’t allowing myself to work on those […]