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1990 Upper Deck – Carlos Quentin

This is where things start to get a bit harder. I have always loved watching Carlos play. No matter what his at bats are usually exciting. He doesn’t get cheated, and rarely watches a third strike. You get your money’s worth when he steps in. He may hit a towering home run, or just simply let a 95 mph fastball hit him in the chin. He was fun to watch, but if you want to watch him from now on you have to watch the Padres. We share the same birthday as well. It will be interesting to see what Carlos does in the National League. I have seen one of the pitchers that the Sox got in return when he was in Single A. Simon Castro was a beast for For Wayne of the Midwest League. Hopefully he can show that form in the bigs. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Trevor Hoffman

I thought that since one of the best closers ever is going to retire that is no reason why he can’t have a card in this set. I took this picture in 2007 when I saw the Padres playing the Cubs. I knew that Trevor was good, but at the time I had no idea that the picture would end up on a card. I decided that since he doesn’t have a team that it wouldn’t matter that I made a Padres card for him. One of my all-time favorite cards was the 1989 Fleer card of Mike Schmidt where they honor his career. For some reason I have always liked that. I thought that a card showing him on the team where he did the most damage was the best course of action. If you notice I did change one thing on the front. Instead of a dash in between the players name and position I placed a diamond there. I thought that it looked good as well as being the surface that the game is played on. (more…)