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Cora Card Chronicles: 1987 Donruss Opening Day

This is the first major league card of Joey Cora, and the only one of him issued by a major manufacturer in 1987. Joey showed up on some oddball cards that year, such as his Bohemian Hearth Bread...

Cora Card Chronicles: 1987 Donruss Opening Day

This is the first major league card of Joey Cora, and the only one of him issued by a major manufacturer in 1987. Joey showed up on some oddball cards that year, such as his Bohemian Hearth Bread...

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Birthday Cards: "Alexia" Amarista

Don't worry, Topps finally figured out how to spell his name.

Birthday Cards: "Alexia" Amarista

Don't worry, Topps finally figured out how to spell his name.

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Birthday Card: The Trade Heard 'Round The World

One of the players involved in the famed 12-player trade turns 45 today.

Birthday Card: The Trade Heard 'Round The World

One of the players involved in the famed 12-player trade turns 45 today.

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Cards That Don't Exist: Alex Torres on 1993 Topps

As the newest member of the Padres, Alex Torres will have to wait a while before a card is issued featuring him with the team. So, to tide us over until this fall when Topps Update comes out, I've...

Cards That Don't Exist: Alex Torres on 1993 Topps

As the newest member of the Padres, Alex Torres will have to wait a while before a card is issued featuring him with the team. So, to tide us over until this fall when Topps Update comes out, I've...

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Minors

Padres Release '09 Second-Rounder Everett Williams

After parts of five seasons in the low minors, 2009 second-round pick Everett Williams has been cut loose by the Padres organization.

Padres Release '09 Second-Rounder Everett Williams

After parts of five seasons in the low minors, 2009 second-round pick Everett Williams has been cut loose by the Padres organization.

Cora Chronicles: Mystery of the Mismatched Hat

A Stars jersey and a Padres hat... What's that all about?

Petco Park History: The First Hit

The first game at Petco Park was played nearly a month before the Padres' 2004 home opener.

Birthday Cards: Josh Bard

It does not feel like Josh Bard should be 36 years old already, and it definitely doesn't feel like these cards have been around for five years. Life goes by so fast. One day you're pulling...

Blast From The Past: Fall 1992 Topps Magazine

Gary Sheffield, John Kruk, and bad jokes dominate this two-decade-old Topps Magazine.

Birthday Card: Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders is best remembered by some (myself included) as the guy whose jersey Tony Gwynn once wore in a spring training game, but since today is his forty-fifth birthday he deserves to have...

Birthday Cards: Tim Lollar, Professional Hitter

Never mind all of Tim Lollar's work on the mound for a second; the man could swing a mean shillelagh. Lollar spent four years in San Diego, and went deep in each of them. In fact, Lollar had at...

Three Tony Gwynn Cards- Complete With Cameos!

Tony Gwynn had three '88 Fleer issues- pictured alone, with Tim Raines and with Vince Coleman.

Ed Wojna ('87 Topps #88)

Ed Wojna appeared sparingly over three seasons in the mid-'80s with the Padres; the 1987 Topps design is much more memorable.

12 Cards of #12 - Steve Finley Turns 49

Today is Steve Finley's forty-ninth birthday, and you know how I observe birthdays: with baseball cards. I'm not much of a Steve Finley collector, so I only have 12 Padres cards of him. Lucky for...

Birthday Card: Ed Acosta turns 69 or 70

Former Padres pitcher Ed Acosta was born on this day in 1944... or was it 1945?

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Random Cool Card: Jason Thompson and His Surfboard

Upper Deck had such great and offbeat photography back in the 1990s; this Jason Thompson card is a prime example. In a shot reminiscent of Tim Flannery's 1988 Fleer and Ryan Klesko's 1996 Pinnacle,...

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.

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