Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Another Giles Autograph

So, a week after I got my first Brian Giles autographed card, I got another one. Oddly, it came from the same person as the first one, although this time it was through Listia, not a trade. I really didn't think that I'd win it when I bid on it but, hey, I'll take it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cards From Sam, Pt. II

These are those other two autographed cards I mentioned yesterday. I was a fan of both of these guys during their playing days. Of course, that pretty much goes without saying because there have been very few Padres who I've actively disliked while they were part of the team. Now, though, I have an active disdain toward Giles and I think we all know why.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cards From Sam, Pt. I

Recently I gathered up a bunch of my Padres doubles, some other cool Padres cards and some Yankees cards and mailed them off my pal and yours Sam. In return, he sent me a whole slew of cards, including a ton of Padres and some non-Padres cards of favorite players of mine such as Joey Cora, John Kruk, Jay Buhner and Scott Radinsky along with some one-time Padres pictured with other teams. [side note: Sheesh, I have used the word "some" so much already.] Also included were four autographed cards, two of which are pictured above and the other two which will lead of tomorrow's Pt. II.
That's the whole batch. On the left are the Padres and the others are on the right. We'll dig a little deeper into the left stack tomorrow and I guess I'll write about the ones on the right over at NotPadres.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Oh, You Know...

How rad is that card? I usually just collect turdy, bottom-of-the-barrel base cards from cheap sets because, yeah, I'm not going to bother finishing that sentence. You get it, I'm poor. But, you know, because this post follows the same theme as the three-or-I-don't-even-care-enough-to-count before it; it was a Listia pick. As for Sampson himself- well, you know the axiom that there is no such thing as a pitching prospect. I mean, he doesn't look lost like Steve Blass or anything but he did get dinged up and is still a work in progress. I think he'll be a productive Major Leaguer but that's just because I'm a blind optimist- only when it comes to the Padres, though. Life in general is a different story...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another Score Santiago

Another day, another card of Benito Santiago by Score that I got from Listia. This one is a 1988 issue and it commemorates Santiago's rookie record 34 game hitting streak. From the back: "He's a rookie catcher whose mind isn't on hitting all the time," said teammate Tony Gwynn. "He's got catching duties, he's calling pitches and he's trying to throw out runners. That's what makes it so amazing."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dream Team

Here's another recent Listia pickup of a card I used to have but lost somewhere along the line; it's nice to welcome a new copy. Back when they came out, I thought all of the shots in the Dream Team sets were pretty awesome but this one was a personal favorite for obvious reasons.

On a side note, I'll try to start posting more frequently again- even if it is just a few sentences like this one.