How They Got the Nickname: Squirrel
June 11th, 2012 by slangon

Roy Sievers obtained his nickname of “Squirrel” as a boy playing basketball. “When you’re in high school at that age, you’re a little goofy anyway,” Sievers said. “I played basketball, baseball, and ran a little track. In basketball one day, a kid said, ‘You know what? You’re really squirrelly, you know that?!’ From that day […]

On The Second Day of Christmas…
December 15th, 2011 by slangon

…my collection gave to me Two 56’s, And a Cardboard Zeppelin!

Back to The Sportlots Salt Mines
June 25th, 2011 by slangon

So the other day I showed off a handful of 1960’s Topps cards that I needed for my set that I got off of Sportlots. Well, that wasn’t all that was in that there envelope. There was also a small pile of other, assorted, banged-up, vintage goodness. Let’s investigate, shall we. 1960 Fleer #33 Wilbert […]

On The Ninth Day of Christmas…
December 22nd, 2010 by slangon

… my collection gave to me 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!

Some More Sportlots
February 15th, 2010 by slangon

Since Topps is apparently taking its sweet-ass time activating the Million Card Giveaway, I thought I’d showcase some old cards that I got recently from Sportlots. Dollars to donuts they’re probably much cooler than anything I’m going to get from that giveaway anyways. I ended up with 39 cards for around $20 with shipping. Not […]

The First TTM Success of the New Year
January 4th, 2010 by slangon

2009 SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond Roy Sievers Roy “Squirrel” Sievers played in the majors from 1949 through 1965. Sievers played for the St. Louis Browns (1949-53), the original Washington Senators (1954-59), Chicago White Sox (1960-61) , Philadelphia Phillies (1962-64), and finally the new Senators (1964-65). He won the American League Rookie of the Year […]