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Collection Highlight: 2004 Bowman Philip Rivers Autographed Card

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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 »

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Collection Highlight: 1984 Donruss Eric Show

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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 »

Collection Highlight: 2007 Topps Heritage Ben Sheets Error Card

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I just took a look at tonight’s piching matchup for the Padres.  Probably a low scoring affair tonight as Jake Peavy goes up against Brewer’s righthander Ben Sheets.  Peavy was simply amazing in his last start, shutting down the Rockies through 8 innings.  Jakkkkkkkkkkkkke only gave up one hit and had 13 K’s.  Here’s hoping for a … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: Matt Bush, Billy Killian, Daryl Jones 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autographed card

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If you’ve ever wondered what risks are involved with rookie card speculation, I present to you Exhibit A.  An autographed card featuring the Padres top 3 picks from the 2004 amateur draft, courtesy of the 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition set.  The Elite Extra Edition set is primarily made up of guys from the 2004 … Continue reading »

Collection Highight: 1997 Donruss Signature Autographs Andy Ashby

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A great autographed card featuring one of my all-time favorite Padres, Andy Ashby. His best season was the magical 1998 season where he won 17 games with a 3.34 ERA. He was later dealt to the Phillies in a trade which netted the Padres Adam Eaton. After Tommy John surgery in 2003, Ashby would attempt … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 2000 Donruss Signature Series Jermaine Fazande

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Charger fans, you remember Jermaine Fazande don’t you? In 1999, with no first round draft pick, General Manager Bobby Beathard decided to use the team’s second round pick on Oklahoma FB Jermaine Fazande. At the time, a lot of draft experts said he was no better than a 6th-7th round pick. Unfortunately for Bobby Beathard, … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 2004 Topps Retired Autograph Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage

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In honor of Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage’s Hall of Fame induction this weekend, I wanted to share my only Goose Gossage Autograph card in my collection. This came from the very popular 2004 Topps Retired set. This is one of the very few Goose Gossage Autograph cards available with him in a Padres uniform. The card … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: SGC Graded 1961 Fleer Chargers Team Set

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One of the sets that I am trying to complete is the 1961 Fleer Football Chargers Team Set.  I’m trying to collect the team set with every card graded by SGC.  I really like the SGC slabs.  The black background makes the cards really stand out.  At first I never intended to collect the entire … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 1968 Topps Lance Alworth – Graded GAI 7.5

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One of the favorite cards of my entire collection is my GAI graded 1968 Topps Lance Alworth card. It only graded as a 7.5 on the GAI scale (Near Mint+), so it’s not terribly valuable. However I just think this is one of the most visually appealing in my entire collection. It’s a well designed … Continue reading »

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