“Payment” from Project ’62: Part 5
July 10th, 2011 by slangon

As much as I would love to continue posting about how awesome the cards that Chris sent me for doing that custom card 7,000,000 years ago, I need to finish this out. So here’s the final push, and it should be no great surprise that I saved the best for last. 1957 Topps #39 Al […]

Closing the Deal: Charlie Williams
May 12th, 2011 by slangon

Yesterday, I made a very brief mention of how May 11 was the anniversary of the Mets bringing Willie Mays back to New York to finish out his career. The Giants traded the legendary slugger for Mets pitching prospect Charlie Williams plus a bag of cash equalling $50,000. After looking up 1972 Mets ticket stubs […]

39 Years Ago Today…
May 11th, 2011 by slangon

The San Francisco Giants traded The Say Hey Kid to the New York Mets for Charlie Williams and $50,000.

On The Third Day of Christmas…
December 16th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

Well, Well…
October 28th, 2010 by slangon

I feel as though I owe an apology to the San Francisco Giants and their fans. I was aware that they had a pretty darn good pitching staff, but it would seem that I have grossly underestimated their bats. I’m actually pretty impressed that they were able to achieve something that other, more impressive (at […]

Recent eBay Scores, Part 4
August 14th, 2010 by slangon

Don’t worry, we’re almost done with the recent eBay scores, for now. Also, don’t forget that there’s only another day or two to sign up for the Offical Condition: Poor First Anniversary Giveaway Contest. So here’s the deal with this particular eBay purchase. It’s actually one of the stranger eBay experiences that I’ve had so […]

Happy Decoration Day, Everybody.
May 31st, 2010 by slangon

I know Memorial Day is supposed to honor the memory of those who died in service to their country, but how’s about we also give a hearty thanks to those who didn’t die. Here’s to you folks. Summer is unofficially here.

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part II
April 1st, 2010 by slangon

Initially I was going to pull an April Fools prank on you guys by claiming that I was going to switch my collecting focus to fishing lures, but someone beat me to that punch. So instead, I’ll catch up a little bit and post about a few more 1960 Topps cards that I was able […]

The 6-for-5 Bin Strikes Back
February 10th, 2010 by slangon

I know my part of Jersey hasn’t seen as much snow as some of our neighbors to the south, but my back is still a-barkin’ from shoveling on Saturday and now we’re expecting to get another 12-18″. What do you do when it seems like Mother Nature has it out for you? Write about some […]

Cards I Would Like to Own: The Home Run King Edition
December 14th, 2009 by slangon

1973 Topps #1 All Time Home Run Leaders: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays I’ve always loved cards that depict more than one player. Classic Combo cards, team cards, league leader cards, you name it, I love it. I find leader cards to be especially nice because if a player is on a leader card, […]