Saturday, July 14, 2018

Card Show Pickup

I went to the card show today and ran into Gavin of Baseball Card  Breakdown.  I didn't find any Padrographs I needed.  I did pick up several packs of cards so I will present them over the next few days.   Today's pack is Topps 2001 Series 2.
 Doug Glanville, played in the majors from 1996-2004.  Since 2008 he has been writing for the New York Times.  He wrote a book in 2010.
 Delino DeShields, played from 1990 to 2002.  His son has been playing in the majors since 2015.
Tom Lampkin is a local player who played from 1988-2002.  He played for the Padres in 2002.
Shane Spencer was once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The pack also featured:
Mike Myers, Rockies
Tino Martinez, Yankees
Pete Schourek, Red Sox
Mitch Meluskey, Tigers
Kip Wells, White Sox
A.J. Hinch, Royals
Garreet Stephenson, Cardinals
Esteban Loaiza, Blue Jays
Billy Wagner, Astros
There was a draft picks card and a Pirates team card that seems to be missing something (upon further review it is not).
The Draft picks are Josh Axelson and Carmen Cali.
 Josh Axelson was drafted in the 5th round of the 2000 draft.  He played in the Cardinals system until 2005.  He played in an independent league in 2006 and then seems to have disappeared.
Carmen Cali was drafted by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 2000 draft.  He made it to the majors with the Cards in 2004 and 2005, and with the Twins in 2007.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Padrograph #1101 and a upgrade

 Padrograph #1101, Freddy Galvis, Freddy was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent at age 16 in 2006.  He played for the Phillies from 2012 to 2017 and then was traded to the Padres in 2017 for a minor league player.  Has played in 93 games for the Padres this year.  I sent him a custom card earlier this year and it has not come back yet.  I hope it does I like the picture better than this one.  I got this one on eBay.

Padrograph #668, Dave Robinson.  I had a 1970 multi player card signed by Dave, but I found this picture and made a custom 1971 card. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Padrograph #1100

Juan Moreno, Juan was signed by the A's as an amateur free agent in 1993.  He was signed by the Rangers as a free agent in 1998 and 2000.  He pitched in 45 games for the Rangers in 2001, then he was traded to the Padres in April 2002 for Jason Moore.  He pitched in 4 games for the Padres in 2002.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Padrograph #1099

Matt Strahm, Matt came to the Padres in a trade with the Royals that also brought Travis Woods and Esteury Ruiz to San Diego and sent Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill to Kansas City.  Matt has pitched in five games for the Padres in 2018 and pitching 25.2 innings with a 2-2 record and a 2.45 ERA.  I picked up this on eBay.

Who will be Padrograph #1100.  I have about 20 customs out to members of this years team and I have a card coming from Venzuela. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Celebrity Jersey Card #1

WWE Superstar Bill Goldberg threw out the first pitch for a Padres game.  I wish I could figure out how to get him to sign this.  I just made it today.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Padrograph #1098

Christian Villanueva, was signed by the Rangers as an amateur free agent in 2008.  He was traded to the Cubs in 2012 with Kyle Hendricks for Ryan Dempster.  In December of 2016 the Cubs granted him free agency and he signed a free agent contract with the Padres.  He played in 12 games for the Padres in 2017 and has played in 64 games this year and has hit 16 Home Runs.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Padrographs #1096 & #1097

Michel  Baez, 6'8", 220 pounds, 22 years old, signed  out of Cuba.  He has been pitching in the Padres system for the last two years.  He is the number forty two prospect in the list of MLB top one hundred.  Got this 2018 mega box signed refractor on eBay.   Padrograph #1097

Trevor Cahill, spent part of the 2017 season pitching for the Padres before being traded to the Royals in July 2017. Padrograph #1096

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Padrograph #1095

Roberto Ramirez, had a two year major league career.  Playing for the Padres in 1998 and the Rockies in 1999.
He pitched in 21 games for the Padres.  I made this card and got it signed through PastPros.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Padrograph #1094 and now I have vintage

 Since this is my collection I get to decide what fits in it.  In the Padres 2018 their is a article about an artist whose work often features Padres themes in his artwork.  Most of us know him as Travis Peterson or the mind behind PunkRockPaint.  I decided to make a card of him.  He became a Padres fan through a meeting with the San Diego Chicken so when I found this picture of Travis with the Chicken and Travis' son, I used that picture to make a card of him.  I sent him the card and found that Travis signs through the mail.  He son liked the card so much that he sent me a piece of his artwork of a penguin as a thank you.

This morning at 7 AM I was at Portland International Airport to pick up my sister-in-law as she flew in from Seward, Alaska. She came bearing fresh Alaska salmon and fresh Topps vintage cards.  The cards had belonged to her husbands brother growing up in New Jersey.  The cards are a mixture ranging from 1965 to 1981.  There are just a few cards prior to 1973, there is a small group of '72 but they had all been stapled to something and one actually still had the staple in it. There are many of many of the other years including a large number of '74 Topps Traded cards.  The biggest group is 1981 Topps.  There were even some 78-79 hockey cards, those hold no interest for me, so I will be trading or selling them. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Padrographs #1090-#1093

 There are times I hate blogspot and today is one of them.  I can't get this to format so I don't know how this will look when I publish it.  So here I go,

Padrograph #1090, Duaner Sanchez; pitched in twelve games for the Padres in 2009.  Baseball Card Breakdown made this fantastic overlay to go over a Rockies certified card.  Got the original card on eBay. 
Padrograph #1091, Pedro Avila; Pedro is currently pitching at A+ Lake Elsinore. Picked this up on eBay.
Padrograph #1092, Tony Clark; Tony played in seventy games for the Padres in 2008. This is another awesome of overlay by Baseball Card Breakdown.
Padrograph #1093, Brad Wieck; Brad is playing at AA San Antonio.  This is a custom that I made and sent to Brad during Spring Training and got it back in the mail. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Padrographs #1088 & 1089, Authorgraph #1

Padrograph #1088, Tirso Ornelas, is an 18 year playing for the A Ft. Wayne Wizards, who played last year for the Arizona League Padres.
Padrograph #1089, Jeisson Rosario, is another 18 year old who is playing for the A Ft. Wayne Wizards, who played last year for the Arizona League Padres.

My wife and                                                  I were vacationing on the Oregon Coast last week and we went to Coos Bay, Oregon for a book reading and signing.  I have been reading Gregg's books since the Tower (his first book) in 1999.  It was a good event.  I made these customs for the event and had Gregg sign one for me and gave him the other forty four.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Joys of a completed vintage set

 In January of this year I decided that I was going to complete a vintage set this year.  I decided that since I was raised in a Navy family and am a Navy veteran I decided on the 1954 Bowman U.S. Navy Victories set.  It is a 48 card set that goes back to the earliest days of the Navy up to the Korean Conflict.  I would buy a couple of cards each payday (of course now I have duplicates of three cards) to complete.  The fronts have painted scenes of Naval History on them and the back have a description of the scene.  The back also has a picture of a Naval Insignia and the question of what the insignia represents.  Between January and now I have been able to complete the set. This John Paul Jones card is the final card in the set. 

Now I am deciding what 1950's non-sport set to work on next.  I am choosing between the following sets:

1950 Topps Freedom's War
1951 Bowman Red Menace
1952 Bowman U.S. Presidents
1953 Topps Who-Z-At Star
                                                                                    1955 Topps Rails & Sails
                                                                                    1956 Topps Flags of the World
                                                                                    1957 Topps Hit Stars
                                                                                    1958 Topps Zorro
                                                                                    1959 Nu  Card Rock and Roll

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Padrograph #1087

Padrograph #1087, Mason House was drafted in the third round of the 2017 Draft by the Padres.  He played for the Arizona League Padres in 2017.  I  can't find where he is assigned this year.  I am thinking that I might get to see him this year with the Tri City Dust Devils. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Padrographs #732 and #1084-1086

Fernando Tatis, Jr, Padrograph #1084; Fernando is just nineteen years old and has been in the Padres system for three years.  He is often referred to as the number one prospect in baseball.  I got this on ebay, it was $30, but I made an offer of $16 and it was accepted. 
Miguel Dilone, Padrograph #1086; Miguel played from 1974-1985 in the Major Leagues, ending his major league career with the Padres in 1985.  The card is a custom that I made, with an assist from Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown.  He changed Miguel from being in an Expos uniform to the Padres.
Kirby Yates, Padrograph #1085; Kirby came to the Padres as a free agent last season and has pitched in four games already this year.  This is a custom that I made and sent to Kirby at Spring Training.  It took 3 weeks to come back.
Matt Stairs, Padrograph #732; Matt is the new hitting coach for the Padres this year.  He also played for the Padres in 2010.  I had previously gotten his signature on a custom I made, but it was before I started making the customs look like actual cards.  I made this card and sent it to Matt at Spring Training, I don't know what happened to that upper right corner. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Padrograph #1083

Craig Stammen, Padrograph #1083. Craig signed as a free agent with the Padres before the 2017 season and he pitched in sixty games in 2017.  This is the third of fourteen custom cards I sent out on February 10.  I just need seventeen more signatures to get to 1,100 Padrographs.