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Jedd Gyorko: Error Magnet

No, not that kind of errors; the kind on baseball cards. For some reason Topps tends toward typos on our Mountaineer's cards.

Birthday Card: 10 Facts About Dave Edwards

It's great to learn 'cause knowledge is power!

Birthday Card: Eric Cyr Turns 35

He pitched poorly in five games, but that isn't the worst part.

Former Friar Freddy Guzman Turns 33

Former Padres outfielder Freddy Guzman turns 33 today, a distinction he shares with recent backstop John Baker. Guzman signed with the Padres as a 19-year-old amateur free agent in 2000, and made...

John Baker Turns 33 Today

Recent Padres backup catcher John Baker is one of four former Friars born on this date, and one out of two of those four who is turning 33 today. This is normally when I would post a card of him...

An Envelope Full of Haikus

All 5/7/5, all the time.

Happy Birthday, Aki!

It seems hard to believe that Akinori Otsuka is already 42 years old. Then again, it has somehow already been eight years (and a week) since the Padres traded him to Texas, and he wasn't exactly a...

Happy 64th Birthday to Randy Jones!

I have several Randy Jones cards, but this is both my oldest and my favorite. It's from the iconic 1975 Topps set; he was previously featured in the 1974 Topps set following his rookie season. In...

Former Journeyman Jorge Velandia Turns 39

Jorge Velandia is very fascinating to me. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another player who was so fringe for so long. I'm sure there are at least two or three guys who could give him...

Birthday Card: Dick Kelley

Inaugural Padre Dick Kelley was born on this day in 1940. He's pictured here on his penultimate baseball card, 1970 Topps #474. After years of being on cards as a member of the Braves, Kelley also...

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