Welcome to The Electric Friar, a site dedicated to my three passions: Sports Card Collecting, the San Diego Padres, and the San Diego Chargers!! Despite my fairly limited amount of time (I am currently in the US Navy), I will try to post as often as possible about my obsessions.

My Collection

As you may have already guessed, my collection is primarily of San Diego Padres & Chargers, both past and present. If the card shows them in a Padre or Charger uniform, I collect it. I have team sets and individual player collections. I will be highlighting my collection through this blog.

In addition, I have also started collected Autographs Through The Mail (TTM). I have found this to be a fun way to deal with all the extra cards I have picked up over the years. If your not familiar with TTM collecting, basically, I send cards to various players and hope to get an autograph in return. For the price of a postage stamp, an autograph isn’t a bad return!

What’s In A Name?

If you haven’t guessed yet, the pseudonym Electric Friar refers to the logos of my favorite franchises – the Charger Lightning Bolt and the Padres’ Swinging Friar. Quite possibly the two greatest logos in all of sport!

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