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Thursday, February 27, 2014

C2OD14: Echo

Here is today's installment of my Countdown to Opening Day 2014.  Each countdown post will feature a section of my Miscellaneous Padres binders.  Separate from my Team Set binder, Rad binder, Tony Gwynn binder, and Player Collection binder, are a pair of binders that hold all the rest of my beloved Padres.  I think they're awesome.

Adam Eaton – 1
David Eckstein – 5
Dave Edwards - 1
Juan Eichelberger – 5
Michael Ekstrom – 1
Donnie Elliott – 1
Todd Erdos – 1
Robbie Erlin – 1

Total cards - 16
Total players - 8
Most - Juan Eichelberger & David Eckstein (5)
Least - 5 are tied (1)
Oldest - Juan Eichelberger (1981 Topps)

Today is the Padres first spring training game!  I've been working all day, and now that I finally had time to check the progress of the game, the Padres are down 6-0, and they've only managed 4 hits.  Obviously, this is just spring training, so I'm not worried about anything, but it doesn't excite me about anything either.

Anyways, I suppose the important thing is that baseball is back, so let's get a move on with the alphabetical countdown.  It's a short one today, since there aren't a lot of cards that I'm a big fan of that start with "E" in the Miscellaneous Padres binder.  I mean they're all good, but these are the two most noteworthy

I'm not a big fan of Gypsy Queen, and the fact that there is a subset called "Sticky Fingers" kind of confuses me.  Maybe if it was a football set about wide receivers who always caught the ball, it'd make more sense.  Still, how can you not be a fan of David Eckstein?  Like the honeycomb background, along with a good action shot of Eck.

If you're familiar with the term used to describe the "sideburns connecting to a mustache" style of facial hair, please let me know in the comments.  While it's not a look that I'd be able to pull off with any success, Juan Eichelberger looks pretty bad ass.  I think my cousin Nathan takes/took pitching lessons from him at one point.  Either that, or it's a different Juan Eichelberger.  Man, I love those old Padres uniforms, but the design for the '81 Topps set is not a favorite of mine.

Like I said, short post today, but wait until we get to "H".  If you've checked the updated tabs on the left of the blog, I've added a "Misc. Padres" tab, which is a Google Drive spreadsheet of all the players in the Miscellaneous Padres binders.  Nothing too fancy like each and every card (ain't nobody got time for that), but just a list of the names of the players and the number of cards they have.

Speaking of E's, the Padres/Mariners game is finally in the books, and the Padres had 4 errors to go along with a 7-1 loss.  The Padres schedule says that it was a "charity game", and it seems like all proceeds went towards the Mariners' hitters batting averages.


  1. Another lost season, if you ask me! lol

  2. I've always called that "chopstache", but I'm not sure what the actual term is.