Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cooperstown 2020

For the third year I have made my own HOF cards.  I was amazed that Derek was not a unanimous pick.  Larry Walker deserved to be in with Tony Gwynn.  

Friday, January 10, 2020

Frankenset update .1.10.2020

I received three of the five cards ordered to update the Frankenset.  At this point I don't have anything to say about the cards other than they fit in number wise.  The frankenset page and want list have been updated.  

Thursday, January 9, 2020

My Musicstars, #9, Nu Shooz

In 1985 local Portland band Nu Shooz released their second album That's Right which included the single I Can't WaitThat year the single went to the Netherlands and came back with a dance remix.  The song was ubiquitous in Portland, it hit the Top 40 and was number on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1986.  Nu Shooz was a freestyle/R&B group with between seven and twelve members.  It was fronted by Valerie Day and her husband John Smith.  They are still in Portland and appear around town in various incarnations.  

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Trade Stack, 1.8.2020

Choose one, two or as many as you like.  Each week now I will be adding nine cards to the trade stack.  Trade me anything, cards, books, albums.  Don't tell me what you are sending me.  I want to be surprised.  
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Gubernatorial Return #12

The Governor of Maryland only took 13 days to sign and return my cards.  Governor Hogan was elected in 2014 and again in 2018.  His father served in Congress from 1968-1975 and was the first Republican to call for Richard Nixon's impeachment.  

Monday, January 6, 2020

Padrographs #1188 & #1189

Both of these are from 2019 Bowman Draft Picks.  There is a third draft pick, but CJ Abrams is currently outside my price range.  
#1188, Logan Driscoll. Logan was drafted in the second round out of George Mason.  He played with the Tri City Dust Devils in 2019.  I got to see him in several games against the Salem Keizer Volcanoes last summer.  I got him to sign a custom I made of him as part of a team set I made of the Dust Devils.
#1189, Joshua Mears.  Josh was also drafted in the second round of the drafted out of Federal Way High School in Washington.  He played with the Arizona Padres last summer.  
Only eleven more to get to 1200 Padrographs.  

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Secret Santa nailed it.

I participated in the blogging community Secret Santa this year.  Thanks to The Lost Collector for sending me some really cool stuff.  It started with a cool bookmark made of a 1989 Topps wax pack wrapper, it has already found a home.  Then there was the 1989 cello pack, and an assortment of Padres cards.
To top it all off there were two autographed Padres cards.  

A very cool auto of former Padre Luis Urias numbered out of 250.
A Nick Margevicius RC from a Topps product.  Nick only pitched in 17 games for the Padres in 2019, but I have 51 cards of him.  I will do a post on all of them.  
Thank you Santa.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Roster Mosaic, 1982

  • Worked at a camp somewhere, can't remember if it was The Firs in Bellingham or for Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.  
  • Cooked at Crabbie's Restaurant in Portland
  • Tony Gwynn made his major league debut, July 19 in center field against the Phillies.  He went 2 for 4 with an RBI.  He hit a sac fly off of Mike Krukow to score Tim Flannery in  his first at bat.
  • The Padres went 81-81 under new manager Dick Williams
  • I turned 25
  • The Padres drafted Jimmy Jones in the first round.  
  • Tony Gwynn, Jr is born.  

Friday, January 3, 2020

Frankenset update, 1.3.2020

No new cards this week.  It has been hectic around the house. Our eight year old granddaughter has been staying with us for about a month and just before Christmas her parents moved in with us also.  All three of them and my wife and I have had bad colds for several days each.  Plus things were strange with the holidays in the middle of the week.  I just ordered some more cards for the set today, so hopefully they will be here by next Friday.  

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Roster Mosaic 1981


  • Living in Portland 
  • Work at Mall 205 Cinemas and Saylers' Old Country Kitchen
  • Padres draft OF Tony Gwynn in the 3rd Round 
  • Padres draft Kevin McReynolds, Frank Castro and Bill Long ahead of Tony Gwynn.
  • Gwynn plays for the Walla Walla Padres and the Amarillo Gold Sox.  
  • The Padres go 41-69 under Manager Frank Howard in the strike shortened season.
  • Padres finish last in both halves of the season.
  • Missing Mike Phillips, can't even find a picture of him in a Padres uniform.
  • 33 of 34 players 

Friday, December 27, 2019

Frankenset update, 12.27.19

No new cards for the Frankenset today.  Christmas spending kinda of slowed things down on the Frankenset spending.  I still have the following teams available for gifting.  I am not looking to trade.  I have 50 or more of each of these teams, stars included.  I wish to clear my box of teams at the end of the year.  If you want one of the teams or know of some one who might, drop me a line and I will send them to you after the start of 2020.  Thank you for your help.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

My Musicards #8, John Fischer

John Fischer was a well known artist at the beginning of contemporary Christian music.  Sometimes he is credited with having the first CCM album released.  In the late 70's I helped promote a concert of his in Oakland, CA.  He was a nice guy and I was really into his music for awhile.  He seems to have more of an author later in his career.  

Friday, December 13, 2019

Frankenset update 12.13.19

Just one card added to the Frankenset this week.  I didn't have a card from Renata Galasso in the Frankenset so I found this one, which fills spot #223.  Tony Cuccinello  played from 1930-1945 for a variety of teams in both leagues.  

The Frankenset page and the want list are both updated.  

Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Musicards #7

The Judds were one of the biggest attractions in country music in the eighties and nineties.  They won five Grammy's and  eight Country Music Association awards.  They conducted a farewell tour in 1991 shortly after Naomi (Mom, with the hat on the card) was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.  Wynonna continued on our her own for years, never really achieving the success they had as a duo.  The third member of the family is actress Ashley Judd.  
My wife and I went to see the Judds in their farewell concert at Portland's Memorial Coliseum.  Pirates of the Mississippi opened and then T.G. Shepard, both of which we missed.  We got to our seats as they were setting the stage for the third act, a newcomer named Garth Brooks.  Wow, what a performance.  I remember him giggling all the way through Friends in Low Places as the entire crowd sang along.  The Judds were almost a let down after the high energy of Garth's set.    

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Giving Stack 12.11.19

Today there is  no trade stack.  I have several teams that I don't collect that I have fifty or more cards of and I would like to find a good home for them.  This is a gift from me to you.  If you are interested in any of the following teams please comment and email me with your address and I will send you the cards.  Thank you for stopping by.

Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim
The Houston Astros
The Blue Jays
The Milwaukee Brewers
The Arizona Diamondbacks
The Cleveland Indians
The Miami or Florida Marlins
The Washington Nationals
The Baltimore Orioles
The Philadelphia Phillies
The Texas Rangers
The Boston Red Sox
The Colorado Rockies
The Kansas City Royals
The Minnesota Twins
and finally, 
The New York Yankees