David Wayne Roberts is one of the reasons I am a Padres fan. On June 7,1972 Dave Roberts was drafted by the Padres, Dave made his major league debut that same day. While Dave was making his major league debut, I was attending South Eugene High School with Dave's' sister Jill. That is when I started following the Padres, and then in 1975 I got to attend my first Padres game while I was going through Navy boot camp in San Diego. I know Willie McCovey was playing and think Dave was also playing. He played for the Padres through 1978, then played 2 years in Texas and a year each in Houston and Philadelphia. I have met Dave at a couple of local card shows and he is a very nice man. I got this signed at one of those card shows. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Cards from Summer of '74
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