Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1968
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

1968 marked the first time in their existence that the Mets would send multiple players to the Mid-Summer Classic. Jerry Grote was named to his first All-Star Team, thanks in part to his .291 average at the break. He was the starting backstop for the Senior Circuit and went 0 for 2 with a strikeout. […]

Happy Beer Drinking Day!
March 17th, 2012 by slangon

I can’t believe this is the 3rd Annual Condition: Poor St. Patricks Day Parade of Cardboard. Geez. How long have I been here? On to the parade. This year, the Grand Marshal of the parade is the Mets’ own “Irish Hammer”, Daniel Murphy. Have a great St. Paddy’s day everyone. Don’t eat too much Lucky […]

I Actually Finished a Vintage Set, Sort Of
January 11th, 2012 by slangon

Yesterday, I had showed off a 1969 Topps Deckle Edge card of Hall of Famer Ron Santo that I got from Reader Jim. Considering how easy it was for me to track down some other cards from that set, I was always a little surprised at how hard it was for me to finally acquire […]

No More Paying $19.50 for Admission
January 10th, 2012 by slangon

I almost wasn’t going to make this post, just because one or two other people throughout the interwebs have already beat me to the punch, but f’ that noise. I’ve been chomping at the bit to show this awesome Ron Santo card that Reader Jim sent to me along with a pile of 1960 Topps […]

Even I Kind of Forgot I Was Collecting This Set
November 29th, 2011 by slangon

It’s been a really long time since I got any cards from the 1969 Topps Deckle Edge set. I’m not sure why. I’m so close to killing it off you would think that I would put a little focus into it and just polish it off, but noooooo. I think before these 2, the last […]

February 12th, 2011 by slangon

Days Until And

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…
December 19th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

52 Cards from 62 (The Project, Not the Year [Although One is from 1962])
April 3rd, 2010 by slangon

This is the finale in the 3 blockbuster trades I made over the last week or two that did extensive damage to various wantlists. Chris from Project ’62 had contacted me letting me know that he recently came across a box of beat up vintage cards and offered me some Mets from the box along […]

The 6-for-5 Bin Attacks!
March 14th, 2010 by slangon

Here’s another pack worth of cards that I picked up at the old 6-4-5 bin. 1965 Topps #77 Doug Camilli Every now and again a baseball card comes along that just looks so appealing that I wish I were in it. This is one of those cards. The blue sky, the green grass, the palm […]

Some Non-Mets Sportlots Gets
March 5th, 2010 by slangon

I snagged another mini-haul from good old Sportlots. This one started with one specific card that I had wanted for a spell that someone was selling for a nice price so I decided to jump on it. I couldn’t very well buy just one card though. That would make no sense. I saw a few […]