Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Padrographs, Non Cards on Cards, BFG consolation

 It has been a productive few but sad few days for me.  On Friday morning I got the word that the bookstore I have managed for the last nineteen years would be closing.  Monday I spent calling my sixty five volunteers and letting them know there was not going to be a return to work for them once the library reopens.  Then today I had to work remotely from home because of the fear of rioting near the building where I am currently working. 
I did get a lot done in our yard this weekend.  I move six wheelbarrows of dirt twice a week from the front yard to the back.  We are deconstructing a berm in the front yard and building up a garden in the back yard.  
But over the past week I have  picked up three new Padrographs. #1201 Joey Cantillo, drafted by the Padres in the 16th round in 2017.  Has played up to Fort Wayne. The card is from 2020 Bowman and I picked it up on eBay.
#1202 Mike Phillips, came from St. Louis in a trade that saw him, Terry Kennedy, John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea for Rollie Fingers, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and Bob Geren.  Mike played in fourteen games for the Padres in 1981 before being bought by the Expos in May.  Kudos to Punk Rock Paint for the uni transformation and help from Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown. I got the signature through PastPros.
#1203, George Hinshaw, was drafted by the Padres in the eleventh round of the 1980 draft.  He played in thirteen games for the Padres in 1982 and 1983.  Someone had the signature on an index card on Ebay so I bought that and designed the card around it.  I had attempted to send him a custom 1982 card a couple of times but it never came back.
I would like to thank Kerry at Cards on Cards for sending me some Padres, a black Alan & Ginter Gwynn and some top of the class Wil Meyers.  I got consolation prizes from Johnny's Trading Spot for the BFG.  In the sadness over Friday morning news I forgot to play.


Jeremya1um said...

Glad you were able to find a way to work Phillips into a Padres uni.

Jon said...

Title Wave is closing?!?! Damn, that place has been there forever, or at least it feels like it has. Did they tell you why?

P.S. I'm sorry to hear of your impending job loss, but I suspect that if you want/need to find another one, that someone like yourself will have very little difficulty in getting hired on somewhere else :)

defgav said...

Bummer about the bookstore. That sucks.

acrackedbat said...

Rod, working in a bookstore is my kind of dream job; to be surrounded by books and knowledge all day long. Sorry to hear this. I hope the library is able to work something out in the future. I do wish you the best in the days ahead!

Matt said...

My heart breaks every time a bookstore closes. Sorry for the news.

Fuji said...

Sorry to hear about the bookstore. Can't imagine it was easy to break the bad news to all of those volunteers. I'm not looking forward to telling my friend... she really liked the store.