Friday, October 24, 2014

The Letter W, Sheet 6 and just one more page and we are done then we will start differently

Bryan Wolff, 1999 Topps; Bryan played in the Padres system from 1993 to 1999.

Cumulative Count
Cards-803
Players-740
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-39
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-131
Letters done-22
Letters left-4

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Padrographs in The World Series- Tim Flannery and friends are up one game to none

Joe Amalfitano, 1977 Padres schedule, Joe coached for the Padres in 1976 and 1977.  Joe played for the New York and San Francisco Giants and has been with the Giants this time since 2004.
Bruce Bochy, Bruce played for the Padres from 1983 to 1987.  Bruce was player coach for the Padres AAA club in 1988.  He was a coach for the Padres in 1993 and 1994.  He managed the Padres from 1995 to 2006 and has managed the Giants since 2007.
Jim Davenport, Jim was a coach for the Padres in 1974 and 1975.  He played for the Giants from 1958 to 1970.  He has been a special assistant coach for the Giants since 2000.
Tim Flannery, Tim played for the Padres from 1979 to 1989, he was a coach for the Padres from 1996 to 2002 after managing at various levels in the Padres system.  Tim is an outstanding musician who has released several CD's of music.  He has been responsible for raising a lot of money for Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was severely beaten by some Dodgers' fan.
Joe Lefebvre, Joe played for the Padres from 1981 to 1983.   Joe has been in the Giants organization for the last 20 years and has been the assistant hitting coach since 2001.
Jake Peavy, Jake played for the Padres from 2002 to 2009, he was reunited with Bochy and Flannery this year when the Giants acquired him from the Red Sox.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Padrographs in the World Series-The Royal Blue

Taking a break today from the alphabetical presentation to acknowledge the World Series.  Next year is the Padres year.  But for today the Royals take the field.

Dave Eiland is the lone Padrograph represented on the Royals roster.  There are no players currently playing for the Royals that I have signed Padres cards of.  Dave pitched in 17 games for the Padres in 1992 and 1993.  He was the Yankees pitching coach for 2 years from 2008 to 2010, he was then in an advisory role for the Rays for a year before being named pitching coach of the Royals in October of 2011.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Letter W, Sheet 5 and the end is near

Woody Williams, 2000 Topps; Woody pitched in 132 games for the Padres from 1999 to 2001 and 2005 & 2006.
Scott Williamson, 2006 Topps Update; Scott pitched in 11 games for the Padres in 2006.
Earl Wilson, 1971 Topps; Earl pitched in 15 games in 1970.
Dave Winfield, 1978 Topps; Dave played in 1117 games for the Padres from 1973 to 1980.
Rick Wise, 1981 Donruss; Rick pitched in 46 games for the Padres from 1980 to 1982.
Matt Wisler, 2013 Bowman Chrome; Matt has pitched in the Padres system since 2011.
Jay Witasick, 2003 Keelber; Jay pitched in 132 games for the Padres in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.
Ed Wojna, 1986 Topps; Ed pitched in 27 games for the Padres from 1985 to 1987.
Randy Wolf, 2008 Topps Heritage; Randy pitched in 21 games for the Padres in 2008.

Cumulative Count
Cards-802
Players-739
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-39
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-131
Letters done-22
Letters left-4




Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Letter W, Sheet 4 and what is an off day

Joe Wieland, 2012 Topps; Joe pitched in 9 games for the Padres in 2012 and 2014.
Whitey  Wietelman, 1976 SSPC; Whitey was a coach for the Padres from 1969 to 1979.
Alan Wiggins, 1984 Donruss; Alan played in 399 games from 1981 to 1985.
Jim Wilhelm, 1980 Topps; Jim played in 49 games for the Padres in 1978 and 1979.
Brian Williams, 1995 Fleer; Brian pitched in 44 games for the Padres in 1995.
Dick Williams, 1985 Topps; Dick managed 649 games for the Padres from 1982 to 1985.
Eddie Williams, 1995 Fleer Ultra; Eddie played in 177 games for the Padres in 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1998.
Everett Williams, 2010 Topps Pro Debut; Everett has played in the Padres system since 2009.
Jim Williams, 1971 Topps; Jim played in 24 games for the Padres in 1969 and 1970.

Cumulative Count
Cards-793
Players-730
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-39
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-131
Letters done-22
Letters left-4

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Letter W, Sheet 3 and the Giants win the Pennant, (repeat 3 times for historical moment)

Matt Whisenant, MLB Showdown 2000; Matt played in 43 games for the Padres in 1999 and 2000.
Rondell White, 2003 Topps Total; Rondell played in 115 games for the Padres in 2003.
Wally Whitehurst, 1994 Mother's Cookies; Wally pitched in 84 games for the Padres in 1993 and 1994.
Matt Whiteside, 2011 Padrographs; Matt pitched in 38 games for the Padres in 1999 and 2000.
Ed Whitson, 1990 Score; Ed pitched in 227 games for the Padres in 1983 and 984 and from 1986 to 1991.

Cumulative Count
Cards-787
Players-723
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-37
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-131
Letters done-22
Letters left-4





Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Letter W, Sheet 2 and the Royals are going to the Series

Dan Walters, 1992 Score Select; Dan played in 84 games for the Padres in 1992 and 1993.
Kevin Ward, 1992 Fleer; Kevin played in 125 games for the Padres in 1991 and 1992.
Dan Warthen, 1997 Mother's Cookies; Dan was a coach for the Padres in 1996 and 1996.
Sean Watkins, 1996 Bowman; Sean played in the Padres system from 1995 to 1997.
Ryan Webb, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks; Ryan pitched in 82 games for the Padres in 2009 and 2010.
Beamer Weems, 2009 Bowman Chrome; Beamer played in the Padres system from 2008 to 2012.
David Wells, 2007 Topps Heritage; Boomer pitched in 58 games for the Padres in 2004 and 2006 & 2007.
Jared Wells, 2004 Bowman; Jared pitched in 2 games for the Padres in 2008.
Chris Welsh, 1983 Topps; Chris pitched in 57 games for the Padres from 1981 to 1983.
Cumulative Count
Cards-782
Players-718
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-37
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-131
Letters done-22
Letters left-4




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Letter W, sheet 1 and the Giants are the team with the most Padres connections


Kevin Walker, 2000 Keebler; Kevin pitched in 108 games for the Padres from 2000 to 2003.
Todd Walker, 2007 Upper Deck; Todd played in 44 games for the Padres in 2006.
Donne Wall, 1999 Keebler; Donne pitched in 145 games for the Padres from 1998 to 2000.
Tye Waller, 1995 Mother's Cookies; Tye was a coach for the Padres in 1995 and 2006.
Gene Walter, 1987 Topps; Gene pitched in 72 games for the Padres in 1985 and 1986.

Cumulative Count
Cards-773
Players-710
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-36
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-129
Letters done-22
Letters left-4

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Letter V, Sheet 3 and the song still remains the same in San Diego

Dario Veras, 1997 Bowman; Dario pitched in 46 games for the Padres in 1996 and 1997.
Quilvio Veras, 1998 Topps Finest; Quilvio played in 415 games for the Padres from 1997 to 1999.
Zoilo Versalles, 1969 Topps; Zoilo never played for the Padres after he was chosen in the expansion draft.
Shane Victorino, 2003 Donruss Studio; Shane played in 36 games for the Padres in 2003.
Brandon Villafuerte, 2003 Keebler; Brandon played in 62 games for the Padres in 2002 and 2003.
Ron Villone, 1996 Bowman; Ron pitched in 40 games  in 1995 and 1996.
Edinson Volquez, 2013 Topps; Edinson pitched in 59 games for the Padres in 2012 and 2013.
Ed Vosberg, 1999 Keebler; Ed pitched in 20 games for the Padres in 1986 and 1999.



Cumulative Count
Cards-768
Players-705
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-129
Letters done-22
Letters left-4




Monday, October 13, 2014

The Letter V, Sheet 2 and the NLCS is tied

Geoff Vandel, 2006 Bowman Chrome; Geoff played in the Padres system from 2005 to 2008.
John Vander Wal, 1999 Keebler; John played in 152 games for the Padres in 1998 and 1999.
Jim Vatcher, 1992 Donruss, Jim played in 30 games for the Padres in 1991 and 1992.
Greg Vaughn, 1997 Mother's Cookies; Greg played in 321 games for the Padres from 1996 to 1998.
Kelvin Vazquez, 2004 Bowman; Kelvin played in the Padres system in 2004 and 2005.
Ramon Vazquez, 2002 Keebler; Ramon played in 296 games for the Padres from 2002 to 2004.
Jorge Velandia, 1998 Fleer; Jorge played in 17 games for the Padres in 1997.
Guillermo Velasquez, 1993 Topps played in 94 games for the Padres in 1993.
Will Venable, 2006 Bowman; Will has played in 820 games from 2008 to 2014.

Cumulative Count
Cards-760
Players-697
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-128
Letters done-21
Letters left-5





Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Letter V Sheet 1 and the Giants are winners of game 1

Ismael Valdez, 2004 Upper Deck; Ismael pitched in 23 games for the Padres in 2004.
Jeudy Valdez, 2008 Bowman; Jeudy has played in the Padres system since 2006.
Rafael Valdez, 1990 Score; Rafael pitched in 3 games for the Padres in 1990.
Wilson Valdez, 2005 Donruss Champions; Wilson played in 9 games for the Padres in 2005.
Bobby Valentine, 1976 Topps; Bobby played in 66 games for the Padres from 1975 to 1977.
Fernando Valenzuela, 1996 Upper Deck; Fernando pitched in 75 games for the Padres from 1995 to 1997.

Cumulative Count
Cards-751
Players-688
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-126
Letters done-21
Letters left-5

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Letter T, Sheet 4 and I am hopeful for next season

Alan Trammell, 2002 Keebler; Alan coached for the Padres from 2000 to 2002.
Bubba Trammell, 2002 Topps; Bubba played in 275 games for the Padres in 2001 and 2002.
Nick Trzesniak, 2003 Bowman; Nick played in the Padres system from 1999 to 2005.
Rich Troedson, 1974 Topps; Rich pitched in 18 games for the Padres in 1973 and 1 game in 1974.
J.J. Trujillo, 2002 Topps Heritage; J.J. Trujillo pitched in 4 games for the Padres in 2002.
Peter Tucci, 1999 Skybox; Peter played in the Padres system from 1999 to 2001.
Rusty Tucker, 2004 SP Authentic; Rusty played in the Padres system from 2001 to 2005.
Jerry Turner, 1981 Donruss; Jerry played in 638 games for the Padres from 1974 to 1981 and 1983.
John Urrea, 1982 Fleer; John pitched in 38 games for the Padres in 1981.

Cumulative Count
Cards-745
Players-682
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-125
Letters done-21
Letters left-5



Friday, October 10, 2014

The Letter T, Sheet 3 and I am rooting for the Giants

Dickie Thon, 1989 Donruss; Dickie played in 95 games for the Padres in 1988.
Mark Thurmond, 1985 Donruss; Mark pitched in 106 games for the Padres from 1983 to 1986.
Yorvit Torrealba, 2011 Topps; Yorvit played in 95 games for the Padres in 2010.
Bob Tolan, 1980 Topps; Bobby played in 264 games for the Padres in 1974, 1975 and 1979.
Fred Toliver, 1990 Topps; Fred pitched in 9 games for the Padres in 1989.
Brian Tollberg, 2000 Bowman; Brian pitched in 53 games for the Padres from 2000 to 2003.
Brett Tomko, 2003 Fleer; Brett pitched in 45 games for the Padres in 2002, 2007 and 2008.
Dave Tomlin, 1978 Topps; Dave pitched in 239 games for the Padres from 1974 to 1977.
Hector Torres, 1976 SSPC; Hector played in 186 games for the Padres in 1975 and 1976.

Cumulative Count
Cards-736
Players-673
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-122
Letters done-19
Letters left-7


Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Letter T, Sheet 2 and nothing has changed with the Pads yet

Walt Terrell, 1989 Upper Deck; Walt pitched in 19 games for the Padres in 1989.
Tim Teufel, 1992 Upper Deck; Tim played in 294 games for the Padres from 1991 to 1993.
Bob Tewksbury, 1996 Fleer; Bob pitched in 36 games for the Padres in 1996.
Joe Thatcher, 2010 Upper Deck; Joe pitched in 287 games for the Padres from 2007 to 2013.
Dale Thayer, 2006 Bowman; Dale pitched in 203 games for the Padres from 2012 to 2014.
Derrel Thomas, 1973 Topps; Derrell played in 512 games for the Padres in 1972, 1973 and 1978.
Jason Thompson, 1996 Bowman's Best; Jason  played in 13 games for the Padres in 1996.
Mike Thompson, 2006 Bowman; Mike played in 26 games for the Padres in 2006 and 2007.
Sean Thompson, 2005 Donruss Elite; Sean played in the Padres system from 2002 to 2007.
Cumulative Count
Cards-727
Players-664
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-122
Letters done-19
Letters left-7

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Letter T, Sheet 1 and I should have posted this morning

Jeff Tabaka, 1995 Fleer; Jeff pitched in 44 games for the Padres in 1994 &1995.
Dennis Tankersley, 2001 Bowman; Dennis pitched in 27 games for the Padres from 2002 to 2004.
Donavan Tate, 2010 Bowman Chrome; Donavan has played in the Padres system since 2010.
Kerry Taylor,  1994 Donruss; Kerry pitched in 36 games for the Padres in 1993 and 1 in 1994.
Miguel Tejada, 2011 Topps; Miguel played in 59 games for the Padres in 2010.
Blake Tekottte, 2008 Bowman; Blake played in 30 games for the Padres in 2011 and 2012.
Tom Tellmann, 1981 Topps; Tom pitched in 7 games for the Padres in 1979 and 1980.
Garry Templeton, 1987 Topps; Garry played in 1286 games for the Padres from 1982 to 1991.
Gene Tenace, 1982 Fleer; Gene played in 573 games for the Padres from 1978 to 1980.
Cumulative Count
Cards-718
Players-655
Executives-8
Hall of Famers-8
Coaches-35
Sets of Brothers-9
Father/Son Combo-1
Trainer-1
Didn't play for the Padres-121
Letters done-19
Letters left-7