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The coolest Tony Gwynn card I own

I've never really been drawn in by the allure of relics cards. Oh, sure, I think they're cooler than being cool (ice cold!), but I tend to look at the price tags, calculate how many Joey Cora cards...

The coolest Tony Gwynn card I own

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I've never really been drawn in by the allure of relics cards. Oh, sure, I think they're cooler than being cool (ice cold!), but I tend to look at the price tags, calculate how many Joey Cora cards...

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Pinpointing the moment this picture was taken

I did a little investigating and determined precisely when the photograph on this Steve Garvey card was taken.

Pinpointing the moment this picture was taken

I did a little investigating and determined precisely when the photograph on this Steve Garvey card was taken.

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One of a kind: Alexi Amarista Printing Plate

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently acquired my first 1-of-1 card. If you want to get technical, it's not actually a card; it's a printing plate that was used to make cards. For the last few...

One of a kind: Alexi Amarista Printing Plate

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As I mentioned yesterday, I recently acquired my first 1-of-1 card. If you want to get technical, it's not actually a card; it's a printing plate that was used to make cards. For the last few...

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19 cards of #19

I haven't even written this post yet, but I'm already thinking about the sequel. It was so difficult to select just 19 cards of Tony Gwynn to feature; each of the hundreds of cards I leafed through...

19 cards of #19

I haven't even written this post yet, but I'm already thinking about the sequel. It was so difficult to select just 19 cards of Tony Gwynn to feature; each of the hundreds of cards I leafed through...

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Gwynnpointing the play

Gwynn did that happen?

Gwynnpointing the play

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Gwynn did that happen?

Birthday Card: Ryan Klesko

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(get all clicky on it if you want to see it huge-ified) Today is Ryan Klesko's forty-third birthday, so I dug around for the coolest card I could find of him. In my meaningless opinion, the...

Tony Gwynn Birthday Card: A detective story

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What card is Tony Gwynn signing on the front of this other card?

Hey, that guy never played for the Padres!

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I have a real fascination with what my e-migo Nick, author of the incredible card blog Dime Boxes, calls "zero-year cards". The premise is simple: A zero-year card is one on which a player is...

Cora Chronicles: Mystery of the Mismatched Hat

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

Hard-hitting pitcher Mike Corkins turns 68

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Pitcher Mike Corkins, a career-long Friar, turns 68 today. The Riverside native and Mount Robidoux High graduate is pictured here on his 1974 Topps card. While that's a good photo on the front, the...

When exactly did that happen?

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I was organizing some cards and when I came across Kevin Higgins' 1994 Topps card I wondered, as I do sometimes, if I could pinpoint when the play depicted took place. I looked up his fielding game...

Kyle Blanks relic and autographed cards

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Since Kyle Blanks is today's hot topic due to being called up from El Paso, now seems like the perfect time to spotlight a couple of his cards. As I mentioned the other day, I'm not a big collector...

Two-Term Padre Chris Cannizzaro turns 76

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Not only was Chris Cannizzaro an original Padre, he was the team's first All-Star. It wasn't as much a celebration of his achievements as it was an indictment of the inaugural team as a whole,...

Eric Nolte Birthday Card: Second to one

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Eric Nolte and Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin both turn 50 today. Since you asked, as a matter of fact they have faced each other.

Luis "Oh No" Perdomo turns the big three-oh

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Former Padres reliever Luis Perdomo turns 30 today. I hate to bring it up since it's his birthday, but in his season with San Diego he became known as "Oh No Perdomo" due to his propensity to...

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Cashner on cardboard: The new stuff

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I finally got around to getting some 2014 baseball cards yesterday, albeit due to no effort on my part. A few showed up in my mailbox yesterday thanks to my pal Marcus. Along with four Joey Cora...

Birthday Cards: "Alexia" Amarista

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

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