The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXI
December 28th, 2011 by slangon

Well, Christmas is over. It has been for a couple of days now. I reckon it’s about time to show some cards that I got in a trade with Reader Jim quite a spell ago, but just got around to posting now. Actually, I probably would’ve posted these sooner except for the fact that he […]

Happy Birthday, Sparky
February 22nd, 2011 by slangon

I didn’t want the clock to turn over without at least acknowledging that today would have been Sparky Anderson’s 77th birthday. And now he’s giving you the stink eye.

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…
December 21st, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me 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!

RIP George Lee Anderson
November 4th, 2010 by slangon

“I refuse to call a 52 year old man Sparky.” – Umpire Al Clark about Sparky Anderson Man, it seems like just yesterday that I was talking about how Sparky was put into hospice care due to complication from dementia. This has been a rough year for baseball. Ernie Harwell. Robin Roberts. Bobby Thomson. George […]

We Wish You Well, Sparky
November 3rd, 2010 by slangon

I just read that one time Major Leaguer and Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care in California due to complications resulting from dementia. That seems like a cruel fate for anyone, but especially someone who spent so many years using his mind to steer his team to victory. I […]

A Durn Quick TTM
February 18th, 2010 by slangon

A little less than 2 weeks ago, I had sent some custom cards out to Sparky Anderson and a little less than a week ago I got it back. Way to go Sparky. 2010 SlangKo Award Winners Sparky Anderson

The 6 for $5 Bin
February 4th, 2010 by slangon

More and more around the interwebs we’ve been seeing the first crop of 2010 Topps popping up. To be honest, despite my proclamations that 2010 is The Year of Vintage, seeing all those new cards has given me an awful itch to crack some packs. Nothing big deal, mind you. Just a couple of packs […]