Mets Through the Years: Second Base
June 22nd, 2012 by slangon

This is the fifth post in this series. We’ve already covered the men who’ve serve as managers, opening day starters, catchers and first basemen for the Mets over their 50 year history. Today, we’ll take a gander at the guys who’ve manned second for the Metropolitans over the years, in cardboard form, of course. Charlie […]

Some Weirdo Mets Cards Revisited
November 15th, 2010 by slangon

Many, many moons ago, I had written a post about some oddball Mets cards that I had acquired sometime during my first foray into card collection back when I was a youngster. That post elicited one comment from a mysterious “MrHaverkamp”. Mr. Haverkamp wrote: Do some searches on cards from the era called “Broders”. They […]

A Steaming Pile of Stuff To Do, Part V
November 11th, 2009 by slangon

We’re getting down to it folks. This is the start of the box of cards that Mark from Stats on the Back sent me. To break it down, the box contained exactly 206 cards, 1 of which was a double and 5 of which I happen to have. For all you calculator jockeys out there, […]

eBay Score: The Overhyped Mets Prospect Edition
October 1st, 2009 by slangon

Thanks to the generosity of Beardy, I got the Obak bug. Well, maybe not that bad. I still don’t think I’m going to collect the set, but good ole Beardy sent me 3 out of the 4 Mets cards from the set, so I figured I might as well at least try and track down […]

Thanks to the Generosity of Others… (The Conclusion)
September 28th, 2009 by slangon

So the second envelope came to me courtesy of everyone’s favorite Orioles fan, Beardy. A while back, Beardy had slapped a post up on his blog saying that since he wasn’t collecting the set, he waould be giving away base cards from the box of 2009 Tristar Obak that he busted. So I left a […]