Sunday Football Cards
October 18th, 2009 by slangon

I’m really enjoying this getting some football cards to bust along with watching a football game thing. I guess when it’s only 16 games, it’s do-able. Although I’m sure I end up opening 162 packs of cars over the course of the baseball season. I wonder. Anyway, I went and got a blaster of 09 […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #5
August 25th, 2009 by slangon

Last one. Go. Pack #5: 2009 Topps Series 2 #397 Carlos Ruiz #353 Derek Jeter – I’ll admit it. I sort of hate Jeter. Mostly because he’s so good, and not a Met. #527 Jason Isringhausen – Once park of “Generation K”. I guess just goes to prove, snappy nicknames do not make good ballplayers. […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #4
August 21st, 2009 by slangon

Off the Ginter. Go. Pack #4: 2009 Topps Series 2 #512 Steve Pearce – 1 Pirate. #458 Jeremy Bonderman #435 Carlos Lee – This guy again? Oh, brother. #606 Nick Johnson – I really like Johnson even though he plays for a bad team. #LGCB-RH Rogers Hornsby Career Best Legends – Not my favorite of […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #3
August 19th, 2009 by slangon

Last Ginter pack. Go. Pack #3: 2009 Allen & Ginter #69 James Loney – You know what I like about the Dodgers? That the number on the front of their uniform is red. That’s called a pop color. #137 Mark Teixiera – Although I’m not a fan of the Evil Empire, this is a pretty […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #2
August 18th, 2009 by slangon

Let’s keep it moving, people. Go. Pack #2: 2009 Allen & Ginter #167 Jim Thome – This dudes career numbers are incredible. For some reason though, I always forget he exists. The Forgettable Super-Star. #75 David Wright – I was watching the Mets pre-game yesterday, and they were talking to D. Wright about the beaning […]

5 Retail Packs: Pack #1
August 16th, 2009 by slangon

Long story short. Needed TP. Was at Target. Picked up 5 packs of cards. Go. Pack #1: 2009 Allen & Ginter #169 Kazuo Matsui – Congrats to Kaz on joining the Meikyukai Golden Player’s Club. #72 Carlos Lee – I think Carlos Lee is my anti-SP this year. This is like the 92nd copy I […]

The Second Ginter Blaster
August 10th, 2009 by slangon

This is the second 09 Ginter blaster that I picked up at Target the other day. I was pretty disappointed by the first one and was fighting with myself on whether to get another one or not. On one hand, I was thinking “Frig that. I’ll just try to finish out my sets through trades.” […]

I Can’t Stay Mad at You, Allen & Ginter
August 6th, 2009 by slangon

So despite the crappy blaster I picked up and busted over the weekend, I was at Target on the way home tonight, and decided to swing by the card aisle I immediately looked around for a Ginter blaster but did not see one. I then moved onto the loose packs to grab something to crack […]

Card Replacement from Upper Deck
August 4th, 2009 by slangon

So it turned out that one of the three packages that I got in the mail the other day was from Upper Deck. A few months ago, I bought a blaster of 09 Goudey from the local Target and a mini blue back of James Shields that I pulled was all gnarled up on the […]