Ebay Win: Chris Young and Craig Davis Autographed Cards

A couple more wins off Ebay to announce.  The first was a Chris Young 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Autograph.  A real steal at $3.00 total, including shipping.  An All-Star last season, he has been on the injured list this season, a possible reason that his cards are currently selling at great prices.  The second … Continue reading »

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Collection Highlight: SGC Graded 1961 Fleer Chargers Team Set


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 »

Luis Castillo Signs Contract Extension With Chargers


For Charger fans, great news from Chargers Park today. DE Luis Castillo signed a 5 year contract extension. Despite missing some time the past couple of years because of ankle problems, he has been able to put up great numbers. In the 3-4 defense the Chargers utilize, the Defensive Ends are primarily run stuffers. Their … Continue reading »

Mailday: 2007 Adrian Gonzalez Bowman’s Best Autograph Card


After a long day at work, I got a cool surprise waiting for me in the mailbox – the Bowman’s Best Adrian Gonzalez Autograph Card I won from Ebay. Really nice card to look at, the scan doesn’t do it justice. Also, pretty fast shipping from the seller which is always a big plus. This … Continue reading »

Ebay Win: Assorted Lot of Padres Cards

Another Ebay win to report. I won a lot of 50+ assorted Padres cards. According to the item description there will be no duplicate cards in the lot. Some of the cards include a Khalil Greene Jersey card, a Jon Knott Autograph card, and various inserts and rookie cards. Can’t wait to see the cards … Continue reading »

Ebay Win: 2007 Adrian Gonzalez SP Authentic ‘By The Letter’ Patch/Autograph

Won another Adrian Gonzalez autograph!! I lost out on a couple of similar auctions so I’m pretty glad I hit on this one. My total price was $9.86, including shipping. There were 3 previous auctions in the last 5 days for Adrian Gonzalez ‘By the Letter’ Patch cards and this one was the lowest price, … Continue reading »

Card Collecting 101: NPN Basics

After opening up 3 packs of Upper Deck Draft Edition, I decided to enter the set’s NPN drawing.  What are NPN’s, you ask?  NPN stands for No Purchase Necessary.  Look closely at the fine print of card packs and boxes.   Usually, you’ll find a listing of insert cards for that set and the odds of getting those … Continue reading »

Collection Highlight: 1968 Topps Lance Alworth – Graded GAI 7.5


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 »

Pack Break: 2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition Football


Just wrapped up another busy workweek, so I decided to stop by Target to pick up a few packs. I grabbed 3 packs of 2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition Football. There are 6 cards per pack. Each pack contained 3 rookie cards, 1 rookie insert card, and 2 veteran cards. In typical Upper Deck fashion, … Continue reading »

Ebay Win: 2007 Bowman’s Best Adrian Gonzalez Autograph

Just won my first Ebay auction since I’ve been back from deployment. A 2007 Bowman’s Best Autograph card of Adrian Gonzalez. The total price, including shipping was $5.15. Not bad for an up and coming young slugger. I guess that’s one of the benefits of the Padres being under the national radar. Most of their … Continue reading »

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