How They Got the Nickname: Little Potato
February 23rd, 2012 by slangon

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think a fascinating book would be one which chronicles professional athletes with cool nicknames and explains how or why they got that nickname. Maybe this won’t end up as a book, but I can sure as hell do a series of blog posts on the subject, right? […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXIV
February 19th, 2012 by slangon

Picking up where I left off the other day, here’s the rest of the 1960 Topps cards that I picked up on Sportlots for less than a quarter a pop. #281 Ray Boone I don’t know why, but I always find it vaguely humorous when, on these Topps designs that feature a smaller, black and […]

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas…
December 24th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Eleven League Leaders, Ten Rookie Cards, Nine Team Cards, Eight Crusty Skippers, Seven TTM Autos, Six 1960 High Numbers, Five Checked Up Checklists, Four Mini Cards, Three Jersey Relics, Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!