Happy Opening Day!
March 31st, 2014 by slangon

After a long and particularly brutal winter, it’s finally here – Opening Day 2014. It just rolls off the tongue. A day of renewal. A day of hope. A day when your team is undefeated. In honor of this happiest of days, I’ve created some custom cards of the Mets 2014 Opening Day lineup in […]

March 17th, 2014 by slangon

As you no doubt know, today is the feast of St. Patrick. What you might not know is that “Saint” Patrick is not actually a saint, at least not in the canonized sense. Regardless, every year on the anniversary of his death, millions of pints of green beer and countless shots of Irish whiskey are […]

That Ball is Gone…
February 7th, 2014 by slangon

Having grown up a Mets fan, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Ralph Kiner talk about baseball. Strike that. I’ve been fortunate enough to listen to Ralph Kiner talk about baseball. Every fan has those special days during the baseball season that they look forward to. Opening Day. That big series with a […]

110 Years Ago
December 17th, 2013 by slangon

As everyone knows, on this day 100 years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the skies in their Wright Flyer. Also, most everyone has at one point or another seen the iconic photo of the plane, piloted by Orville, at the point of liftoff with Wilbur standing off to the right. But how many […]

Happy Turkey Day!
November 28th, 2013 by slangon

Today’s the day that millions of us Americans get together with our families and sit around and stuff obscene amounts of turkey and stuffing and potatoes and candied yams and green bean casserole and biscuits and gravy and pumpkin pie and turnips and glazed carrots and peas and whatever other traditional Thanksgiving dish your family […]

50 Years
November 22nd, 2013 by slangon

The president of the United States was shot at 12:30pm on this day 50 years ago.   Unfortunately, the president was not the only victim that day. Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit was also fatally shot when he confronted Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination.

Oooooooh… Artsy.
August 7th, 2012 by slangon

I’ve made mention in the past that I work as a graphic designer for a living. One perk of that is that I have access to a lot of cool programs and materials that can be utilized in making custom cards. One new program that we recently got at my job can be used to […]

Happy All-Hallows Eve
October 31st, 2011 by slangon

Being that it’s Halloween, and being that baseball season is over, and being that it’s Monday, and being that outside of Sunday, Monday is associated with football, I thought I’d make a custom Halloween-themed football card. No, not that kind of Halloween-themed custom card. Just a regular old Halloween-themed custom card. What does the Louisiana […]

I’ve Heard of Ripping Packs, But This is Ridiculous
June 21st, 2011 by slangon

I’m not sure if anyone has seen this post on Project 1962, but a while back Chris had approached me with a very novel custom card project. Last year, he was lucky enough to pull a Rogers Hornsby bat relic from a jumbo box of the Topps flagship set. If you don’t know, Chris bleed […]

Ooooh No!
May 21st, 2011 by slangon

The Macho Man Randy Savage passed away yesterday in Flordia. Apparently, he suffered a heart attack while driving and crashed his vehicle. He was 58 years old. I’m not sure how many people were aware of this, but Macho Man, whose real name was Randy Poffo actually played minor league baseball in the Reds and […]