How They Got the Nickname: Parakeet
August 1st, 2012 by slangon

Tito was what you might call “outgoing”. So outgoing in fact, he earned the nickname “Parakeet” because he chatted so much with opposing players while he was on the base paths. His son also has a colorful name – “Clinch”. That’s no nickname, however. The boy was born the same day that the Giants clinched […]

Not of This Quarter Bin
March 12th, 2012 by slangon

Lets wrap up this round of quarter bin cards, shall we? I already covered the 76′s that I got as well as the 73′s. We’ll finish thing off with the cards that fall into the “other” category. 1977 Topps #63 Tito Fuentes There were several factors that led to me liberating this particular card from […]

Hush Hush, Sweet Quarter Bin
March 7th, 2012 by slangon

Today we’re continuing to look at my latest batch of quarter bin acquisitions. Todays batch is a dozen 1973 Topps cards. 1973 wax packs came with 10 cards and I ended up pulling 12 out of the box. For you math whiz types out there, I dropped an even $3 on 1973 cards. I’m not […]