Friday, March 5, 2010

Huffman and Hundley Squared

Chad Daniel Huffman was drafted by the Padres in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft.  He has worked his way up to AAA and played all of last season here in Portland.  I got his signature through the mail last year because it is a pain to get signatures in person.

Nicholas John Hundley is no relation to two other catchers, Randy and Todd Hundley, but maybe there is something in Hundley genes.  Nick is expected to be the Padres starting catching, with Yorvit providing back up.  One of the things that strikes about a lot of the Padres Bowman cards is that the photos seem to have been taken at Eugenes' Civic Stadium, where the Padres rookie league team the Emeralds, or Ems, as they are known play.  The graduation ceremony for my high school class was held there.  We, the graduates sat in the first base box seats, a platform was built over the first base line for the dignitaries and for us to walk across to get our diplomas.  We walked up stairs at home and descended stairs at first, some kind of metaphor for life, perhaps.  I got this card signed through the mail as Nick was working his way up the minor leagues.

Cecil Randolph Hundley is supposedly not only the father of Todd Hundley, but the father of fantasy camps.  He played for the Padres for 74 games in 1975, he played mainly for the Cubs and that is how most people remember him.  I got this card off of eBay.


1 comment:

unclemoe said...

Is that orange Sharpie on the Huffman? Looks good.