Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday Auto Mania Free Stuff

I have lots of extra autographs from trying to build my Frankenset.  So here are some more.  First come, first served.  
Brett I need your address to send you the cards you have requested.  

If we haven't traded before email me your address at Padrographsatlivedotcom

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sunday Stuff for Free

Here is today's selection of free stuff.  Claim in the comments.  first come, first served.  HockeyKazi and Brett Alan I need your addresses.  After claiming email me at Padrographsatlivedotcom.   

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday Free Stuff

Here are todays give aways.  First come first served.  Email with your address if we haven't traded before.  More stuff that doesn't fit in my collection.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Free Stuff Friday

Todays give away is all autographs.  First come first served.  These will be up until tomorrow morning.  Email your address if we haven't traded before at Padrographsatlivedotcom.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Free Stuff Thursday

As I was cleaning up I found some more stuff to give away.  I will probably be able to give away stuff until I run out of PWE to send them in.  I have the punched trade card for the Shaq and the Pele has no text on the back.  First come, first served.  Send me your address at Padrographsatlivedotcom if we haven't traded before.  These will be live until tomorrow morning and then I will put up nine more.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What could have been?

Phil Niekro could have been a San Diego legend.  In 1969 while still building the Padres C. Arnholt Smith conferred with his management team Eddie Leishman and Buzzie Bavasi in trying to strengthen the team.  They decided that they needed to strengthen the pitching staff with some veteran arms.  They decided to trade Dick Selma to the Braves for Phil, the Braves agreed to the trade.  Buzzie told some unknown low level executive to make the deal.  That executive, whose name has been lost in the annals of history erroneously traded Dick Selma to the Cubs for the trio of Gary Ross, Frankie Libran and JOE NIEKRO.  The commissioners office ratified the trade.  The Padres protested the trade but Commissioner Bowie Kuhn in his first year in the job wanted to prove his command of the job insisted that everything was in order and the trade must be consummated.   Phil Niekro went 23-13 with a ERA of 2.56 and an All Star berth while Joe went 8-17 for the Padres and was traded in December of 1969 to the Tigers for Pat Dobson, Dave Campbell and Syd Finch.

Friday, March 27, 2020

I have some stuff to give away.  If you see something you want claim it in the comments.  First come, first served.  Send me your address at my email and I will send it out as soon as I can.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Free Stuff Friday

I have some stuff to give away.  If you see something you want claim it in the comments.  First come, first served.  Send me your address at my email and I will send it out as soon as I can.  Which may be as soon as I get your address since I am setting at home.  We are all off work right now. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Padrograph ##1195


In 2014 my wife, I and our 2 and a half year old granddaughter drove from Portland to Keizer to watch the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play the Eugene Emeralds.  That is the Giants vs. the Padres in short season rookie league ball.   I took pictures that night and made them into cards.  I got the majority of the team to sign them.  One of the players on that team was Travis Radke.  I got him to sign that card and then started following his career.  He disappeared in 2016 and reappeared in 2017 in the same league I first saw him in.  The team had relocated to Washington and he had missed a year due to Tommy John surgery.  We talked and I took some pictures but didn't make a card set that year.  This year Travis got invited to big league camp as a non roster invitee.  I made a 2020 card for him and sent it to him.  Came back in just nine days.  I will make an update card if he makes the team, I may make an update anyway since I have found a couple of better photos since I made this.  He is Padrograph #1195

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Cards From Fuji

I got on Fuji's hit list and he sent me a few cards for my Frankenset and the Cramer card.  I got to meet Mike at least once at a card show here in Portland.  I was able to use all the other cards in my autograph Frankenset.  I am down to needing just 119 cards.  I just updated the want list.  

Friday, March 6, 2020

Giving stuff away

I have stuff that doesn't fit into my collection.  So I am going to offer them up ten at a time.  FREE FROM  ME TO YOU.

Send me your address at Padrographsatlivedotcom.  Claim your card in the comments first come, first served.  

Friday, February 14, 2020

Needed some translation help.

 My family and I hosted exchanges students from Japan for many years.  Our very first student was Norimasa Ogi from Fujinomiya.  He was here from March of 1999 to March of 2000.  He knew I was a baseball fan so he gifted me with these.  The problem is that I can't remember who the players was.  I am hoping that someone out there can tell me what these say.  Thank you for your help.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

All the Governors

 I made cards of all 50 governors and sent them out asking them to sign them.  I mailed them out in August and September of 2019. These are all the governors that signed the cards I sent out.  Several governors signed the back of the cards, even though I specifically asked them to sign the front.  Governor Kate Brown of Oregon sent the cards back unsigned and Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia sent me a 8X10 with a pre printed signature.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Padrographs #1193-#1194

 I sent three cards to the front office of the Padres and got them all back.  The longest one took eighteen days to come back.  I shared the Ron Fowler card last week.  #1193, Erik Greupner has worked his way up the Padres corporate ladder.  He started as senior Vice President, General Counsel in 2010 and has held several positions before becoming President of Business Operations.  
#1194, Peter Seidler is the lead investor in the Padres ownership group.  He is on at least one MLB committee and is committed to helping with the unhoused population in San Diego.  
With pitchers and catchers reporting today, hopefully I will start getting some mail soon.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Padrographs #1190-#1192

#1189, CJ Abrams.  CJ was the Padres first round draft pick in 2019, going sixth overall.  This is an ebay pick up.  
#1190, Ron Fowler. Ron Fowler is the Executive Chairman of the Padres ownership group.  This is a custom I made and the first through the mail response of 2020 for me.  It only took eleven days for it to go to San Diego and back.  
#1191, Adam Warren.  Adam pitched in 25 games for the Padres in 2019. This picture is from a game on April 12.   Warren had just watched Manny make a play from behind third base and get the runner at first by several steps.  I saw his reaction and thought that needs to be on a card.  I was able to get the picture off of a video and made the card.  It took 288 days to come back to me, but it was was worth the wait being the cool card I think it is.  
I like the way the back of the Fowler and Warren cards came out.