Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Padrographs

I already had Chris Rearick on a card, but now I have Cory Mazzoni also. Cory pitched in 8 games last year for the Padres and is pitching at AAA El Paso this year.

Rudy Giron was signed by the Padres in 2014  and is currently playing at AA Ft Wayne.

Aaron Northcraft was drafted by the Braves in 2009 and joined the Padres organization last year and is currently pitching at El Paso.

Drew Pomeranz came to the Padres last year and is one of the bright spots in this Padres dismal season.

Don Wengert pitched in 10 games for the Padres in 1998.  

Craig Colbert was the Padres bench coach in 2007 and 2008.

Dan Radison was a coach for the Padres in 1993 and 1994.

Logan Allen is pitching at Ft. Wayne this year.  
I currently have 974 Padrographs.





Tuesday, April 26, 2016

new cards and an upgrade

Zach Eflin, was drafted by the Padres in 2012 and is now in the Phillies system.
Chip Ambres, Chip played in 24 games for the Padres 2008.
Justin Upton, Justin played in 150 games for the Padres last year and is currently with the Tigers.
Trevor Megill, Trevor was drafted by the Padres in 2014.
Eddie Rodriguez, Eddie is the first base coach for the Padres after two seasons as a minor league coordinator.
James Shields, this is an upgrade card.
With the five cards I now have 966 different Padres signatures.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ebay Haul


Found a couple of dealers who had just returned from spring training and picked up a few more current, former and future Padres.
Brandon Morrow, pitched for the Padres last year and is expected back from shoulder surgery soon.
Austin Allen, drafted by the Padres in 2015 and is currently catching at Ft. Wayne.
Marc "Scrabble" Rzepczynski, pitched for the Padres in 2015 and then was traded to the A's.
Alex Dickerson, played in a few games for the Padres in 2015 and is currently at AAA El Paso.
Colin Rea, pitched last year for the Padres and is currently pitching for the Padres.
Christian Bethancourt, came to the Padres in December 2015 and just hit a homerun for the Padres today.

I have cards in the mail for all of these guys put it has been over a month and they were fairly cheap on ebay.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1957 Padres and Customs

 I picked some more 1957 Padres and got some customs back.
Bill Moran-Bill Moran played in San Diego in 1957 and 1959.  He went on to have a 7 year MLB career.
Bill Harrell-Bill Harrell played in San Diego in 1957 and would play in the majors for 4 seasons.
Gary Bell-Gary Wiese played in San Diego in 1957 and 1958 and would play in the majors for 12 seasons.
Earl Averill Jr.-Earl Averill Jr. played in San Diego in 1957 and 1958 and played in the majors for 7 seasons.
Jim "Mudcat" Grant-the orginial Mudcat Grant pitched in San Diego in 1957 and then played for 14 years in the majors.
Brian Dorsett-Brian played in 11 games for the Padres in 1991 in the middle of an 8 year major league career.
Mandy Romero-Mandy played in 27 games in San Diego in 1997 and 1998 before playing in Boston and Colorado.
Paul Doyle-Paul split 1970 between California and San Diego, starting 9 games for the Padres.
Steve Rosenberg-Steve appeared in 10 games for the Padres in 1991 finishing his major league career after three seasons with the White Sox.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

1957 and 2015 vintage

Bill Werle (Whirl) played for the PCL Padres from 1957 to 1960 when the Padres were affiliated with the Cleveland and White Sox organizations.

Will Middlebrooks played in 83 games for the Padres last year and is with the Brewers this year.

I now have 946 unique Padres autographs.  I am hoping to get to 1000 this year.

Friday, March 25, 2016

your source for Andy Green and Tarrik Brock autographed cards



Rocky Gale, Rocky made his major league debut last year with the Padres. He was resigned by the Padres as a minor league free agent and invited to camp as a non roster free agent this year.  I made this card and used the 1988 template because that was the year he was born.  The card came back in about two weeks.

Andy Green is the Padres manager this year.  I used the 1967 template because I knew that would be this years Heritage.  I asked him to sign one card and keep the rest.  He signed and returned them all.  I have given all the extras away.

Tarrik Brock is the first base coach for the Padres this year.  Same story as with Andy Green, sign one and keep the rest.     But he signed them all.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

upgrades and additions

These are a combination of customs that I got signed through an autograph dealer, a custom from Gavin at BCB  that I got signed through the  mail, and some through the mail big league request that came back quickly.

Bob Patterson, pitched in three games in September of 1985.  One of my customs, that I got signed through a dealer.

Sam Perlozzo, played in two games in September of 1979, playing in his final major league game on my 22nd birthday. Another of my customs signed through the dealer.

Horace Clarke, played in 42 games for the Padres in 1974.  He and Lowell Palmer were purchased from the Yankees in May of 1974.  I don't know why Horace signed the card twice.  Another of my customs, an upgrade from a previous custom.

Ken Reynolds, pitched in 19 games for the Padres in 1976.  This is an upgrade of a previous custom I had done. I think I will keep the previous custom in  the collection.

I have decided to add signatures from 1936-1968 Padres to my collection if I happen across them,  maybe I can find a Pete Rose card with the Padres.

George "Catfish" Metkovich, appeared in 24 games for the Padres in 1957.  This card and the other two PCL Padres were purchased from a dealer on ebay.

Dolan Nichols, pitched in 41 games for the PCL Padres in 1957.  He also played for the Cubs and Portland in 1957.

Don Dillard played in 95 games for the Padres in 1959.

Matt Kemp is currently playing for the Padres.  The 2015 & 16 took about a week and a half to come back from Peoria.

Melvin Upton, Jr. is also currently playing for the Padres, both of his cards also took about a week and a half to come back.

I currently have 941 different Padres cards signed.





Saturday, February 6, 2016

upgrades and new Padrographs

My numbering is out of whack and I need to check it out.
George Stablein, this replaces his 81 Rookie card he shares with Craig Stimac and Tom Tellman.
Lowell Palmer, I found this color picture and made another 74 of Palmer with the Padres.
Jack Bloomfield and Phil Roof were coaches with the Padres.
I have looked for a Sandy Sr. card for my collection.
I now have somewhere north of 930 different signatures.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Padrographs #933-#934

#933, Wally Moon was the Padres hitting coach in 1969
#934, Pat Murphy was the Padres Manager in 2015

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Padrographs #929-#932

#929-Austin Smith was drafted in the second round of 2015.
#930-Jim McAndrew pitched in fifteen games for the Padres in 1974 and is the father of former major leaguer Jamie McAndrew
#931-Dennis Sommers was a coach for the Padres from 1988-1990
#932-Chuck Estrada was a coach for the Padres from 1978-1981

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Padrographs #922-#925

#922, Jack Maloof was a coach for the Padres in 1990.
#923,Mike Couchee pitched in 8 games for the Padres in 1983.
#924, Fred Kuhaulua pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 1981.
#924, Jacob Nix was drafted by the Padres in 2014.

Padrographs #913-#921

#913, James Shields pitched in 33 games for the Padres last year and is scheduled to be in the rotation this year.  Found this on ebay.
#914, Desi Relaford played in 45 games for the Padres in 2000.   Didn't know I needed him til I know this on ebay.
#915, Lowell Palmer pitched in 22 games for the Padres in 1974.
#916, Jerry Moses played in 13 games for the Padres in 1975.
#917, Tony Castillo played in 5 games for the Padres in 1978.
#918, Jeff Francoeur played in 10 games for the Padres in 2014.  I sent this to Jeff at Phillies spring training and got it back after the season.
#919, Danny Frisella pitched in 65 games for the Padres in 1975. Found this on ebay.
#920, Chris Rearick pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 2015.
#921, Dick Sharon played in 91 games for the Padres in 1975.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Padrographs #909-#912

#909- Mark Wiley, Mark pitched in 4 games for the Padres in 1978, before moving on to Toronto.
#910-Mike Kilkenny, in 1972 Mike pitched in 5 games for the Padres.  In 1972 Mike pitched in the majors for Detroit, Oakland, Cleveland and San Diego.
#911-Chris Krug, Chris played in 8 games for the Padres.  After baseball he became a landscape architect and designed the field for Field of Dreams.
#912-Don Williams, Don was a coach for the Padres from 1977-1980.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Padrographs #905-#908

#905 Andrew Lockett has played in the Padres system since 2012
#906 Mason Smith has played in the Padres system since 2013
#907 Adrian DeHorta has played in the Padres system since 2013
#908 Odrisamer Despaigne has pitched in 50 games in the last two years.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Padrographs #897-#904

#897-Rene Rivera, played in 126 games in 2013 & 2014.
#898-Dee Fondy played for the minor league Padres in 1959.  It was his last year in professional ball.
#898-Mark Schaeffer pitched in 41 games in 1972.
#899-Jody Lansford played in 25 games in 1982 & 1983.
#900-Frank Snook pitched in 18 games in 1973.
#901-Rusty Gerhardt pitched in 23 games in 1974.
#902-Bill Laxton pitched in 43 games in 1971 & 1974.
#903-Fred Stanley played in 39 games for the Padres in 1972.
#904-Johnny Jeter played in 128 games in 1971 & 1972.