Mailday: More Mailbox Goodies

My shopping spree has picked up in earnest.  Today I got nine more cards in the mail, which was a nice respite from a very long day at work.

2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #185 Jacob Hester Autograph
2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #185 Jacob Hester Autograph

First up, a 2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia card autographed by Chargers running back Jacob Hester.  I was kind of disappointed in his overrall production this season.  After trading away the 2009 2nd round pick, I expected a bit more from Hester.  Yes he showed some flashes catching the ball out of the backfield, but he didn’t quite cut it as a backup to Tomlinson.  I’m still expecting some more development in his second season.

2005 Topps Finest Darren Sproles Autograph
2005 Topps Finest Darren Sproles Autograph

Here is Darren Sproles’ rookie Topps Finest card.  What a year the little man had!  I’m thankful the Chargers franchised him.  While he may never be an every-down running back, he is very valuable as both a backup running back and as a special teams returner.  He even looks small in his own card!

2008 SP Rookie Threads Antoine Cason Autograph
2008 SP Rookie Threads Antoine Cason Autograph
2008 Upper Deck Premier Rookie Signatures #140 Antoine Cason
2008 Upper Deck Premier Rookie Signatures #140 Antoine Cason

Another pair of Antoine Cason autographed cards.  I think that eventually, he will be the one to take over Quentin Jammer’s role as the Charger’s top cornerback.  He did a great job in his first year as the nickelback, and hopefully he continues to get better.

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks and Prospects #BCP263 Matt Latos Autograph
2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks and Prospects #BCP263 Matt Latos Autograph

Here is a 2008 Bowman Chrome Autographed card featuring Matt Latos.  Out of all the Padre’s pitching prospects, he’s the one causing the most excitement. This is mainly due the fact that he probably has the best fastball in the organization.  He’s currently in Arizona, getting some valuable time with the big club.  I would be amazed if he were able to make the leap from single-A to the majors right away.  If he shows some promise this year, he might get a chance at a September call up.

2008 Bowman Chrome #BDPP120 Corey Luebke Autograph
2008 Bowman Chrome #BDPP120 Corey Luebke Autograph

Another Bowman Chrome autographed card, this one featuring Padres prospect Cory Luebke.  I don’t know much about him, other than he’s a lefthander who will probably start the season in Ft. Wayne.

2003 Topps Traded Signature Moves Khalil Greene Autograph
2003 Topps Traded Signature Moves Khalil Greene Autograph

Here is Khalil Green’s 2003 Topps Traded “Signature Moves” Autographed card.  Why do I get the feeling that he will rebound nicely in St’ Louis?  Yes, I know he drove Padres fans crazy with his inability to lay off the 0-2 slider in the dirt.  But I really think that more than anyone, he was psyched out by the Petco factor.  A move to Busch Stadium and the reduced expectations might serve hime well.

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #TMHO Trevor Hoffman Jersey
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #TMHO Trevor Hoffman Jersey

Here is a 2008 Upper Deck Timeline card featuring Trevor Hoffman and a jersey swatch.  I am vowing not to watch any Brewers games this season (at least in the 9th inning).  The thought of Hell’s Bells being played with the alcoholic Bernie Brewer diving frantically into a vat of Miller Urine and all those sausages running around makes me want to jab a rusted spoon into my eye socket.

2008 Topps 2007 Highlights #HRJP Jake Peavy Jersey
2008 Topps 2007 Highlights #HRJP Jake Peavy Jersey

Another jersey swatch card, this one a 2008 Topps card featuring Jake Peavy.  So far, despite all the trade runors, Jake’s saying all the right things regarding the Padres.  Hopefully with him and a healthy Chris Young, the Padres might actually surprise some teams this year.  I know, probably just wishful thinking on my part.

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  1. Donny Raybon
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