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

One of a kind: Alexi Amarista Printing Plate

3 more Alexi cards that don't exist (but should)

Because the thing your life was missing was Alexi Amarista on baseball card designs from your childhood.

Gwynnpointing the play

Gwynn did that happen?

Padres all-time HR leader Nate Colbert turns 70

Tony Gwynn Birthday Card: A detective story

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

Searching for Padres in 2016 Topps

Cora Chronicles: Mystery of the Mismatched Hat

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

Who is really pictured on this Callix Crabbe card?

In a glaring case of mistaken identity, another 2008 rookie was pictured on Callix Crabbe's Topps card.

Hey, wanna see these Padres cards I got yesterday?

Former Padres share both a card and a birthday

Charlie Sheen is on a baseball card as a Padre now

Like the Manziel one wasn't bad enough.

Tito Fuentes had style to spare

Bob Owchinko birthday cards: A lefty looks at 60

The late Joe Pittman was born this day in 1953

The former Padres infielder passed away this summer, just three days before his former teammate Tony Gwynn.

Padres traded Nate Colbert 40 years ago

Padres released Archi Cianfrocco this day in 1998

The versatile Cianfrocco spent six seasons with the Padres.

Johnny Manziel has a Padres baseball card now

This guy is a different age than he was yesterday

The former Padres shortstop turns 42 today.

Fernando and fine print

Michael Barrett holds a unique home run record

Bud Black: The Royals years

Bud Black: The Giants years


The expansion draft took place this date in 1968

Of the 30 players selected by the Padres, four went on to play in All-Star games, including Nate Colbert who played in three.

Kouz thinks this is a "sick card, bro"

And who can argue with him?

75 Padres cards I didn't have yesterday

Tommy Medica's 2014 Finest Rookie Autograph card

It's a striking card, not to mention the autograph, but the back is where it gets interesting.

Two former Padres closers share a birthday today

Former Friar turns 27

What was Trevor taking pictures of?

In honor of the number he wore, here are 51 guesses.

Whose glove is Bud Black wearing on this card?

Hey, Buddy Black never wore 21! Was that a new teammate's glove borrowed for the photo shoot? Nope. I kept digging and found out who the original owner was.

Birthday Cards: Mickey Lolich turns 74

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