Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #1
August 8th, 2011 by slangon

Welp, we finally made it. We’re down to the best card that I got during the best month of collecting in my card collecting career. It’s been a long arduous journey, but we’re finally at the end. SO now, without further ado, here is Tarjeta Numero Uno. 1969 Topps #533 Nolan Ryan Yes folks. That’s […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXVII
August 5th, 2011 by slangon

This is the last batch of non-Top 5 cards from my big June Haul. I promise. Aside from all the Mets goodies I got, I was also able to cross off a bunch of cards from my 1960 Topps checklist. Aside from Don and Roberto, I mean. Here they is. #16 Pete Runnells With the […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #2
August 3rd, 2011 by slangon

So I made it back from vacation in one piece. I even made it to a Mets game in D.C. against the Nats. They even won. Of course, they haven’t won since then, so that’s not too cool. What was cool, though, was seeing them in the Nationals park. That was actually the first Mets […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month: The Managers and Teams
July 24th, 2011 by slangon

Today we’ll take a look at a couple of cards that I got to chip away at my manager and team cards collection. 1980 Topps #302 Dodgers / Tommy Lasorda I had never really realized this before, but I’m pretty sure that this is my first Tommy Lasorda card. I find that pretty amazing just […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month: Meet the Mets (Part 2)
July 23rd, 2011 by slangon

These are the remaining Mets that I got in my big June haul. Once again, these were really the meat of the cards and mostly had to do with why I’m considering June such a good month, card-wise. We start of with an O-G Met, and a semi-high number at that. 1962 Topps #497 Ed […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #3
July 22nd, 2011 by slangon

Today we gaze upon the glory that is the #3 card in my Top 5 cards that I scored during the Greatest Month I Ever Spent Collecting cards. Behold. 1973 Topps #305 Willie Mays Yessir. The Say Hey Kid. As a old man. As a Met. Obviously, Willie will forever be etched into the minds […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month: Meet the Mets (Part 1)
July 21st, 2011 by slangon

I don’t think it should surprise anyone that the lions share of the cards that I got in my latest spree are Mets cards. That actually has to do with why I was considering this my greatest month as a collector, because I was able to do so much damage to my want lists. As […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month: The Throw Ins
July 20th, 2011 by slangon

No, the people I bought these cards from weren’t super generous and threw in some free cards. They were more impulse buys on my part. Lemme ‘splain. I’ve noticed that I’ve developed a specific strategy when it comes to buying cards online. I tend to employ this strategy whether it be Sportlots or eBay (to […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month Countdown #4
July 18th, 2011 by slangon

On we march, my intrepid friends. Today we have another card that has, until now proved to be too wily for me. So wily in fact, at time I almost felt as if it was taunting me, just daring me to try and capture it and encase it in protective vinyl. 1963 Topps #228 Rookie […]

Fruits of the Greatest Month: The Also-Rans
July 17th, 2011 by slangon

I know I said I was only going to show my 5 favorite cards from the swag that I landed in my best my best month ever as a collector, but there was a massive write in campaign from my readers that caused me to reverse directions. Well, 2 people left comments saying I should […]