Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1966
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

Ron Hunt was back healthy in 1966 and once again was named the Mets representative in the Mid-Summer Classic. Although he had a down year from his 1964 season, his .288 average and .356 on-base percentage still led the team. Sadly, this would prove to be his final season in Queens, as well as his […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1964
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

1964 was the first time that the Mets had a player start the All-Star Game, and that player was Ron Hunt. Ron was coming off an excellent rookie year in 1963, when he came in second in Rookie of the Year voting to Pete Rose despite having very similar numbers. He followed it up was […]

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 […]

Happy Turkey Day
November 24th, 2011 by slangon

Thanksgiving is upon us, and I have to say, this is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It combines all the cool things (stuffing yourself on food and booze, watching foosball all day and hanging with family) but doesn’t have a lot of the stressful things involved in other holidays like Christmas (figuring […]

52 Cards from 62 (The Project, Not the Year [Although One is from 1962])
April 3rd, 2010 by slangon

This is the finale in the 3 blockbuster trades I made over the last week or two that did extensive damage to various wantlists. Chris from Project ’62 had contacted me letting me know that he recently came across a box of beat up vintage cards and offered me some Mets from the box along […]

More Check Out My Cards Cards
January 29th, 2010 by slangon

Back around the holidays I had made my first purchase. Shortly after that, I tried my luck with Then I wrote a post comparing and contrasting the two experiences. My initial verdict was that Check Out My Cards seemed a bit more suited to scoring relics and refractors and autographs and fancy cards […]