On The First Day of Christmas…
December 14th, 2012 by slangon

For the third year in a row, I’m highlighting some of my favorite cardboard acquisitions from the past 366 days (2012 was a Leap Year, after all). If I lived in an other part of the world, I might start this series on Christmas Day and run it straight through January 5th, a period known […]

A Trade to Prove That I’m Still Alive
June 8th, 2012 by slangon

Yes I know that I’ve been terribly slackerish lately. It’s summer time. What can I say? Anyway, today we’re going to look at a pretty sweet trade that I pulled off a week or 2 or 3 ago. Who can remember at this point? Besides, I could just tell you that I made this trade […]

Card of the Moment #26, and I’m Back
April 27th, 2010 by slangon

Well, technically I’ve been back for 3 days now, but I had a spot of trouble getting out of vacation mode and back into posting mode. I was actually a little surprised about that. I generally try to post once a day, 6 times a week at the least. It’s never really a chore for […]

Major Leaguers, Negro Leaguers, and Barnstorming in the House of David
August 6th, 2009 by slangon

While looking into the checklist of known Moe Berg cards, I came across the 2005 Helmar set. Honestly, the only reason I ended up really looking into it was because when I did a search for Moe Berg on the Beckett site, his card from this set had an asterix next to it (Which I […]

Cards I Would Like to Own: Morris Berg, Catcher, Intellectual, Spy.
August 5th, 2009 by slangon

I recently finished up the very excellent book The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff. For those unaware, Moe Berg was a mostly second or third string catcher that played in the Majors from 1923-1939. He played for quite a few teams, including the Brooklyn Robins, the Chicago […]