On The Twelfth Day of Christmas…
December 25th, 2012 by slangon

…my collection gave to me… Twelve Vintage Met Cards, Eleven 1960’s, Ten Non-Sports Cards, Nine Crusty Skippers Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg! Merry Christmas, everyone.

Mets Through the Years: Right Field
October 3rd, 2012 by slangon

I’ve got to get this up before 4:10. Of course I had to leave right field for last. The Mets have had more right fielders in their history than any other position. Typical. Anyway… In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1963
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

For the second year of the Mets existence, the team was still very much composed of aging stars and cast-off journey men. The team did “improve” to a 51-111 record, though, so that’s something. Also much like the ’62 season, the Mets representative at the 1963 All-Star Game was probably there more for his legacy […]

2012 Heritage Look-Alikes
March 21st, 2012 by slangon

Well, the blogopolis (as opposed to the blogosphere, which I believe is a different country altogether) seems to have been gripped by Heritage Fever. Although I haven’t bought a pack of baseball cards in just about a year (when I bought a few packs of last years Heritage) I was a little curious and decided […]

Survey Says…
November 16th, 2011 by slangon

I know I’m a little behind the times on this, but I’d been meaning to do it for a while now. Getting that Craig Swan autograph in the mail a few days ago just reminded me of it. In case you missed it, a week or 2 ago, Nachos Grande posted a questionnaire for all […]

Happy 11-11-11 Day
November 11th, 2011 by slangon

In honor of today being 11/11/11, I thought I’d show 11 guys who have sported number 11 for throughout the years for the Mets. Ed Bouchee was the original #11 for the Metropolitains. He only ended up lasting half the season, though. The remained of 1962, number 11 was worn by this guy. Classic line […]

Some Random (and Not-So-Random) eBay Pickups
September 19th, 2011 by slangon

A few weeks ago, I ended up snatching up a bunch of cheap-o rookie cards of guys who have been pretty damn good over the last couple of decades. Some of the guys whose cards I got are pretty much sure-fire Hall of Famers, once they become eligible. Others probably won’t get into the Hall […]

R.I.P. Duke
February 27th, 2011 by slangon

Sadly, Hall of Famer Duke Snider has passed away earlier today at the age of 84. He played the majority of his career for the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, as well as the Mets and Giants. He was also part of a trio of quite possibly the greatest center fielders to play […]

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!

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XVIII
November 3rd, 2010 by slangon

Now that that pesky World Series is out of the way, let’s get on with the real business of collecting pieces of cardboard printed with images of baseball players on them. Recently, I was able to score 3 more cards from the 1960 set, all from the same eBay seller which meant combined shipping. What […]