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Happy New Year…See you In February!!

I am starting my holiday leave today.  My wife and I are heading to Las Vegas to spend the New Year.  After I get back, my ship will be getting underway once again.  I should be back sometime in February, so this will probably be my last post for a while.  The bad news is … Continue reading »

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Charger Fans, Send a Prayer to Alex Spanos

Today, the focus of my day will be at the upcoming rematch between the Broncos and Chargers.  A playoff atmosphere is expected tonight at Qualcomm, since the loser gets an early start to the offseason.  After the disappointing Padres season and after the 4-8 Chargers start, it looked like 2008 would be another depressing San … Continue reading »

Mailday: 2008 Topps Padres Team Set


Just put the finishing touches on the 2008 Topps Padres Team Set.  This features all the Padres cards from Topps Series 1, Series 2, and Updates & Highlights.  A total of 27 cards in all.  I wasn’t a big fan of this year’s design.  I think the graphics took too much away from the photos.  … Continue reading »

Set Building: 2008 Upper Deck Football – Update 3


As a mini-Christmas present to myself, I just purchased a retail blaster of 2008 Upper Deck Football from Walmart.  In addition I stopped by the hobby shop and bought 4 more hobby packs of Upper Deck.  Hopefully, I can move a little bit closer to completing this set.  Here’s how I’m looking so far: Rookies … Continue reading »

The Links: The Post Christmas Edition

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  I certainly did.  I am on the ship right now, another duty day for me.  Here’s what I’ve been perusing on the world wide web: Over at they have an interesting discussion going on right now – You’re the GM! San Diego Padres Edition.    A lot … Continue reading »

Mailday: 2008 Topps Heritage Padres Set


I just received this in time for the holidays.   The Padres team set from the recently released Topps Heritage High Numbers baseball set.  This should complete my 2008 Topps Heritage Padres set.  A total of 24 cards.  I have the red back and black back versions of the following players – Chris Young, Trevor Hoffman, … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 1998 Topps Gold Label Class 2 Greg Vaughn


I was browsing the web for some Padres related news when I came across the story that Greg Vaughn was on the Hall of Fame ballot.  Despite my appreciation of Vaughn during his tenure in Friarland, I am under no illusion that he will come close to enshrinement.  His .242 career batting average and 355 … Continue reading »

Ebay Win: 2006 SP Authentics Autograph Antonio Gates


Just received an Antonio Gates autographed card that I recently won on Ebay.  It’s his 2006 SP Authentics card.  The great thing about this card is that the autograph is actually on the card – not on a sticker.  I really wish more sets utilized actual on card autographs.  Not only do the cards look … Continue reading »

Set Building: 2008 Upper Deck Football – Trades and New Packs


While my ship was out at sea, I was able to complete a trade via email for some cards I needed.  Special thanks to Stephen out in North Carolina for the cards.  For my personal collection, I received a LaDainian Tomlinson 05 Playoff prestige base card, an 08 Philip Rivers jersey card, and an 08 … Continue reading »

Khalil Greene Traded to St. Louis


Well, the Padres made a move to shake up their roster and shed some payroll.  However the move did not involve Jake Peavy, the subject of many trade rumors the past several days.  Instead the Padres traded shortstop Khalil Greene to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for two pitchers.  One of the pitchers apparently … Continue reading »

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