Mets Through the Years: The Managers
March 5th, 2012 by slangon

Later on tonight, I will be doing something that I haven’t done in a crow’s age. I will be sitting on a couch, drinking a beer and watching LIVE METS BASEBALL!!! Granted, it’s spring training baseball and granted I won’t be home until about a half an hour after the game starts so most likely […]

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…
December 21st, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me 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!

Fruits of the Greatest Month: The Also-Rans
July 17th, 2011 by slangon

I know I said I was only going to show my 5 favorite cards from the swag that I landed in my best my best month ever as a collector, but there was a massive write in campaign from my readers that caused me to reverse directions. Well, 2 people left comments saying I should […]

Yippee. It’s the Subway Series, Game 3
May 22nd, 2011 by slangon

Well, I guess you can’t win them all. The Yankees beat the Mets 7-3 thanks to 4 Yankees homers hit to the Little League-sized right field of Yankee Stadium. Of course, the Mets were playing in that same Little League-sized Stadium, so there’s no complaints from me. I’m just saying. Hopefully the Amazin’s can take […]

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas…
December 24th, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me Eleven vintage Mets, Ten Hall of Famers, Nine signed customs, Eight crusty skippers, Seven Keith Hernandezes, Six Deckle Edges, Five David Wrights, Four New York Giants, Three 58’s, Two vintage pugs, And a Red from Cincinnati!

Random eBay Goodness, 1964 Style
November 29th, 2010 by slangon

It seems that my new modus operandi when it comes to buying cards is finding specific cards that I want / need for one of my various want lists, be it on eBay or Sportlots. Then look over whatever seller’s other inventory for other cards I need, or cards that I don’t necessarily need, but […]

What You Can Get in Exchange for a Card of a Dude with Gunk All Over His Face
August 5th, 2010 by slangon

First off, I just want to remind everyone to go checkout the giveaway I’m doing to celebrate that this blog has turned a year old. Check it out. Okay, now onto the business at hand. I usually don’t seem to have too much luck pulling cool stuff from packs. Don’t get me wrong, I get […]

A Career Capping eBay Haul
June 22nd, 2010 by slangon

O.K. I admit it. Ever since I got that awesome haul of vintage cards from Chris over at Project ’62, I’ve been leaning on those Card of the Moment posts rather than writing about cards that I’ve obtained from other channels recently. That’s about to change right now. One of the challenges that I’ve found […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part V
April 12th, 2010 by slangon

I was able to knock off a few more cards thanks to some low bid wins on eBay. First up is Joe Nuxhall. Joe Nuxhall had a pretty good, if unspectacular career in the Majors. He posted a lifetime 135-177 record with a 3.90 ERA and 1372 strikeouts over 16 seasons. He made the All-Star […]

Check Out My Competition
January 15th, 2010 by slangon

It seems that Check Out My Cards has spread like wild fire amongst the blogging community as of late. As I mentioned in the post I wrote about my initial experience with it, I had been using the site as a research tool for quite a while, but only now had actually bought anything off […]