Attack of the 25¢ Bin
March 2nd, 2011 by slangon

Another trip to the 25¢ bin, and another $3.00 in the pocket of the local card shop guy. As usual, I’m pretty satisfied with that trade off. One thing I did do differently during this particular trip is that I started in the middle of the box. Normally, when I search through the box, I […]

What Were They Thinking: The Marie Antoinette Edition
February 15th, 2011 by slangon

Ever since I started this blog, and began to really take a good look at Topps card designs over the years, I’ve encountered numerous details of those designs that would sort of leave me scratching my head. I’m not sure if I puzzled over these specific things because graphic design is what I do for […]

It Came from the 6-for-5 Bin
June 12th, 2010 by slangon

A couple of weekends ago I was playing poker with some buddies and ended up with $50 more than I started out with. I needed some binder pages from the card shop, so I perused the 6-for-5 bin while I was there. I was able to hit a few cards from the ’73 set this […]

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 […]

The 6 for $5 Bin
February 4th, 2010 by slangon

More and more around the interwebs we’ve been seeing the first crop of 2010 Topps popping up. To be honest, despite my proclamations that 2010 is The Year of Vintage, seeing all those new cards has given me an awful itch to crack some packs. Nothing big deal, mind you. Just a couple of packs […]

I Told You It Was The Year of Vintage
January 23rd, 2010 by slangon

I did not decide that it was the Year of Vintage. It is apparently just fated that way. Yesterday, after I had gotten done mentioning that I was declaring this The Year of Vintage, I had to run out a do a couple of errands. I was heading over by the local Target, so I […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part V
January 8th, 2010 by slangon

Part of my Christmas card haul included a little spree at Check Out My Cards. I had browsed through there on many occasions, and I often use it as a reference tool, both in researching cards and in making customs. This is the first time that I bought anything there, though. If you haven’t used […]

Card of the Moment #13
December 26th, 2009 by slangon

1975 Topps #321 Rudy May Rudy May had been traded to the Yankees from the Angels mid-way through the 1974 season. He had be mostly a relief pitcher and spot starter over on the left coast, but went onto a respectable 8 and 4 record and a 2.28 ERA for the Bronx Bombers after the […]

The First Card I Would Like to Own That I Actually Ended Up Owning
October 28th, 2009 by slangon

One of the reoccurring features on this blog so far is me writing about cards that I would love to someday own. Usually, however, they’re more like pipe dreams. They’re usually cards that are either so rare or so expensive that unless I end up winning the lottery or some rich uncle I didn’t know […]

Cards I Would Like to Own: The Super-Realistic Version
August 22nd, 2009 by slangon

1975 Topps Keith Hernandez Rookie I’ve wanted this card for as long as I can remember. I mean going back to when I as 10 years old. I’ve wanted this card more than twice as long as I haven’t wanted it, if that makes any sense. For as long as I’ve liked baseball, Keith Hernandez […]