The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXIII
February 15th, 2012 by slangon

I recently hit up that wondrous Virtual Quarter Bin that is Sportlots in search of some cards that I needed for my 1960 Topps set. I was able to knock off the equivalent of 3 nickel packs and with no doubles to boot. Of course, that would’ve run me 15¢ back in 1960, whereas I […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXII
December 31st, 2011 by slangon

Here’s the remainder of the 1960 Topps cards that Reader Jim traded me. #81 Russ Snyder Russ Snyder looks to be a pretty, um, shall we say, unexcitable fellow. He played 12 seasons of unflappable ball for 5 teams, including the A’s, the O’s, the White Sox, the Indians and the Brewers. During that time […]

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 […]

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…
December 19th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXX
November 19th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Greg at the always excellent Night Owl Cards had posted a certain card of a certain Dodger from a certain 1960 Topps baseball card set that happened to be not only a card that I needed, but one that I had especially wanted for quite a while. In said post, he mentioned that […]

Cards for Customs, Part 3
October 17th, 2011 by slangon

Today, we’re going to take a look at the last batch of cards that reader Michael sent me in exchange for doing up a custom set of 1938 Cubs cards. First off is a second year Gibby, which I guess is a little appropriate since the Cards won their 18th National League Pennant clinched another […]

Another Manilla One Bites the Dust
October 6th, 2011 by slangon

Once upon a time, long ago, The Night Owl held a fun little contest where he cobbled together a ransom note-style message made up of different letters from various card fronts and your job was to match the letters with the card it was pulled from. Being a graphic designer who deals with fonts all […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXIX
September 30th, 2011 by slangon

Today is a small step in the Quest for the 1960 Topps Set. Just one card. #349 Moe Drabowsky Myron Walter Drabowsky played for 8 teams over the course of his 17 year career. He spent time in Chicago with both the Cubs and the White Sox, in Milwaukee with the Bravos, in Kansas City […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXVIII
September 14th, 2011 by slangon

I was recently able to cross off another card from the 1960 Topps set. It’s not a Hall of Famer, but it is one of those kind of in between guys who was really good and is a little bit of tough card to get none the less. #365 Minnoe Minoso The Cuban born Saturnino […]

The Fastest Trade in the East
August 10th, 2011 by slangon

For the last month or so, this blog has been clogged up with all the cards that I scored during the month of June. That doesn’t mean that things weren’t happening, and happening quickly. Last week, AJ from The Lost Collector had contacted me about a card that he had for me from the 1960 […]