Cardboard Corner

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

An Envelope Full of Haikus

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All 5/7/5, all the time.

Happy Birthday, Aki!

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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!

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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

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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

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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...

Birthday Cards: Steve Garvey and Jason Lane

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The two former Padres pictured above share a birthday and not much else in common. One has his number retired by the team, and the other was hitless in his lone pair of at-bats with the club. ...

Cora Card Chronicles: 1987 Bohemian Hearth Bread

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Of the several-hundred cards I have of Joey Cora, this is the only one that refers to him as Jose instead of Joey. Although that is his given name, he had been going by Joey since at least back in...

An Abundance of Errors: Jake "Peavey" Rookie Card

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Jake Peavy's name is misspelled on his rookie card, but that's only the tip of the error iceberg.

Farewell Card: Anthony Bass, Autographed

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I only have a couple-dozen or so autographed Padres cards, and until yesterday just two of them were of current members of the team. Now Kyle Blanks stands alone as Anthony Bass moves to Houston...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Dan Spillner

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Is this just an excuse to talk about Henry Rollins? You be the judge.

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