Cardboard Corner

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

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...

Birthday Card: The Trade Heard 'Round The World


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

Birthday Card: Eric Cyr Turns 35


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

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...

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...

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