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Anything about Padres baseball cards, baseball cards and various paper products can be found here.

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...

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?

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.

Birthday Card: 10 Facts About Dave Edwards


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

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