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A Life at at Sea – Underway Again

How will you be spending the next month? I’ll be out to sea for the next few weeks, so no posts for a while. Just got finished watching the Chargers come from behind victory. Great win, and glad to see them keep up that winning streak over the Raiders. Next up for them is the … Continue reading »

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Collection Highlight: 1974 Topps Dave Winfield GAI Graded Rookie Card


Here’s a look at the rookie card for the Padres first real superstar. That of course is Dave Winfield. He was drafted 4th overall by the Padres in 1973 and went straight to the majors – he was one of the rare players who never played an inning in the minor leagues. Like Tony Gwynn, … Continue reading »

My Tradelist is Now Up and Running

I finally got around to creating my tradelist. I’ve listed some of my football and baseball cards that are available for trade. Now bear in mind, this is still a work in progress. Time permitting, I’ll be able to add more in the near future. You won’t find any of my base cards listed. Just … Continue reading »

Mailday: Gwynn, Kouzmanoff, Garvey, Morton, Peavy cards


This week was pretty good for me.  I was able to pick up some great Padres cards on Ebay for some really decent prices. I’ve been on a Kevin Kouzmanoff kick lately.  I was able to get five of his autographed rookie cards.  The sell price was between $4-$7 (including shipping) so his cards are … Continue reading »

Wally Joyner Resigns as Padres Hitting Coach


This is becoming a Friar tradition.  For the third time in as many years, the Padres will have to look for a new hitting coach.  Last year, Wally Joyner stepped in to replace the fired Merv Rettenmund.  Rettenmund replaced Dave Magadan as the Padres hitting coach in 2006.  Magadan, as some of you may know, … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 2004 Bowman Philip Rivers Autographed Card


In honor of Philip Rivers’ outstanding game last night, I decided to highlight one of his rookie cards.  In this case, his 2004 Bowman Autographed card.  A great rookie autograph, especially since the autograph is on the card itself and not on a sticker.  With the progress he has made this season, the current Beckett … Continue reading »

Set Building: 2008 Upper Deck Football


As a new project, I decided to see if I could complete the 2008 Upper Deck Football set.  I’ve always had an itch to complete a few sets to complement my collection.  However, I never could find a set to get started with.  Upper Deck’s sets have always caught my eye, so I decided to … Continue reading »

Mailday: Antoine Cason & Chase Headley Autographed Cards


I’ve been on a mini-spree at Ebay recently.  I am trying to build up my Antoine Cason, Chase Headley, and Kevin Kouzmanoff collection.  This past week, some of my newly won Antoine Cason & Chase Headley cards arrived in my mailbox. The 2007 Bowman Sterling is a refractor and serial numbered 067/199.  The 2007 Ultimate … Continue reading »

Kouzmanoff Breaks Record Held By Gene Tenace


Congratulations to Padres 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff for setting a new Padres team record.  He was hit by a pitch for the 14th time this season.  This broke the old Padre season record established way back in 1977 by Gene Tenace.  For those of you too young to remember Tenace, he was immortalized in a quote … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 1984 Donruss Eric Show


I decided to go old school and showcase a card from the 1984 Donruss set – Card# 406, featuring former Padres picher Eric Show.  He spent ten seasons with the Padres and his final year with the Oakland A’s.  He is still the Padres’ career leader in Wins (100) and ranks 4th in franchise history … Continue reading »

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