Recently Fuji scored three Bip Roberts signed index cards and asked Gavin over at BaseballcardBreakdown to make them into 1 of 1's. This is the third of the trio. Thanks Fuji and Gavin. I really like this Bip card..
Ralph Garcia is Padrograph #285 and previously was represented by a 1973 Topps multi player rookie card. I found a photo of him online and made a 1974 style card and sent it to him. I got it back in eight days.
Adam Cimber, Padrograph #1111. This is not the first custom of Adam I made, back in 2013 I made a card of him with the Eugene Emeralds, the Padres Rookie League team at the time. I sent this to him in April during Spring Training and got it back after 210 days from his home in Seattle. He pitched in 42 games for the Padres before he and Brad Hand got traded to Cleveland. He pitched in 28 games for the Indians.
Joey Lucchesi, was the first pitcher from the 2016 major league draft to make his major league debut and just the second player from that draft to debut. Joey was drafted by the Padres out of Southeast Missouri State. He made his major league debut March 20, 2018 against the Brewers. He started 26 games and pitched 130 innings going 8-9 with a 4.08 ERA.
I made a card and sent it to him, but I ended up picking this up on eBay. Joey is Padrograph #1110.
Robert Stock, #1109, is a intelligent pitcher. He enrolled at the University of Southern California at age 16. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2009 draft as a catcher. In 2011 he was transitioned to pitcher. He was signed as a free agent by both the Astros and Pirates in 2015. In 2016 he played in a independent league and in 2017 he played in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The Padres signed him in November 2017 and he made his major league debut June 24, 2018 against the San Francisco Giants. This is a custom that I made and sent to him, it took ninety nine days to come back.
Larry Colton,#1106 played for the 1967 and 1968 Padres when they were a AAA affiliate of the Phillies. He pitched 2 innings for the Phillies in 1968 and then got injured. He pitched for the Portland Mavericks (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) in 1975. He taught English in High School and has written several books on a variety of subjects. According to Keith Olbermann he is the only major leaguer to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He founded a book festival in Portland called Wordstock which ran for about 10 years. Over the years we have become friends. I made this custom from a 1968 team photo and had him sign it for me.
Kyle McGrath, #1107 was drafted by the Padres in 2014 and made his major league debut in 2017 and pitched in 4 games this year. I picked this up on eBay last week.
Brett Kennedy, #1108 was drafted by the Padres in 2015. He made his major league debut in 2018. I made this card and sent it to him it took him 54 days to sign it and send it back.
Dave Stegman never actually played for the Padres. He played for the Tigers from 1978-1980. After the 1980 season he was traded to the Padres for pitcher Dennis Kinney. He started the 1981 season at AAA Hawaii, but just after 14 games he was traded to the Yankees for Byron Ballard. He played 2 games for the Yankees in 1982 before being granted free agency and signing with the Chicago White Sox. He finshed his career with the White Sox in 1983 and 1984. I found this picture and liked it so I made a card and sent it to him.
Tonight the Padres are expected to call up their newest prospect. They obtained Francisco Meija for Brad Hand. The already have AJ Ellis and Austin Hedges at catcher. He has played all over the outfield and at third in the minors. So who know where he will play when he makes his first Padres appearance.
The Padres placed Kirby Yates on the Bereavement List and called up Rowan Wick. He was selected off the Cardinals waiver wire back in February and started this season at San Antonio. He started as a catcher in the Cardinals system but was transitioned to pitcher after a poor season with the bat. He is the 47th player to appear with the Padres this year.
Eddy Rodriguez defected from Cuba with his family when he was just eight years old. His father was a fisherman and they left on the boat, which nearly capsized. They ran out of food and resorted to eating coffee beans. He played college ball at the University of Miami and played a season of independent ball before signing a minor league contract with the Padres in 2011. He was promoted to the Padres when the starting catcher was injured. He played in just two games for San Diego in 2012.
The Padres today called up their 46th player, SS Luis Urias. He will play mainly second base for the rest of this season. He is currently ranked #22 in the Top 100 Major League Prospects and the #4 prospect for the Padres. He is 21 years old and has been playing in the Padres system since 2014.
Last night the Padres called up their 45th player of the year, Jacob Nix. He pitched six scoreless innings and picked up the win in his major league debut. In the best farm system in the majors he was the number 14 prospect for the Padres. He was drafted by the Padres in the 3rd round in 2015.
Stealing an idea from Wrigley Wax I made a compilation of everyone who has played for the Padres this year. They are in alphabetical order, but from here on out the new guys will be added at the end. Almost all the unsigned cards have been sent to the players to sign, except for Colten Brewer, which will go out this weekend.
Jeff Fulchino, played in the majors from 2006 to 2011. He played for the Marlins, Royals, Astros and Padres. He was never traded moving from team to team via the waiver wire. He pitched in just three games for the Padres after being waived by Houston. He had pitched in 36 games for Houston for coming to San Diego. He finished his career with a 4.84 ERA. I sent this custom card to Jeff via an autograph dealer I know.