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My ship just got back in this afternoon. We went on a 25 hour underway which was both a) a nasty surprise to the crew and b) very tiring. Out of 25 total hours at sea, I stood over 16 hours on watch so I am rather exhausted. We had no internet available to us … Continue reading »
I got my hand on a hobby box of 2008 Sweet Spot and one of those Sweet Spot retail tins from Target. It’s been a while since I opened a box so I’ve been getting the itch to bust something. I’ll start off with the retail tin. These sell for about $30 at target and … Continue reading »
It’s been awhile since I’ve won anything from Ebay, so a few days ago I started bidding and won these two cards. This year’s Goudey design has pretty much been destroyed in the blogosphere, but I’m still a fan of anything with on-card autographs. Especially anything with Padres autographs. Some good news for Matt Antonelli … Continue reading »
I’m in a 90′s kind of mood right now. So I figure I’d spotlight a card that exemplified the craziness of the 90′s insert era. Here’s Joey Hamilton’s card from the 1994 Flair ‘Wave of the Future” insert set. This was a 20 card insert set that highlighted some of the game’s hottest young stars. … Continue reading »
I completely forgot today’s significance, but 30 Year Old Cardboard was on point. Tony Gwynn, aka Mr. Padre, turns 49 today. Happy Birthday to a class act and the greatest to ever wear a Padres uniform.
Ryan Klesko’s Topps Finest Refractor. So very shiny: I first became aware of Ryan Klesko back during the Padres fire sale of 1993. (Wow, that’s over 15 years ago….I’m feeling older.) Back then the team was being gutted and the likes of Gary Sheffield and Fred McGriff were being shopped around. The Atlanta Braves were … Continue reading »
Remember back in 2004 when Padre fans naively thought that we were set for the next 15 years at SS and 3B? It was a euphoric period for the Padres. They were in the midst of moving into their new downtown ballpark and they had a nucleus of solid young talent – Burroughs and Greene … Continue reading »