Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take from the Troll

A long time ago, just the other day the Collective Troll had a Hall of Fame Contest and I won.  Thanks to the Troll and the legendary Esther Gin N Juice I got all kinds of cool stuff.  Cards and everything, the cards have already been sorted, but there was great stuff that wasn't cards that I thought I would share it with you.  It includes stamps, programs, big cards, breakfast cereal and an autograph of one of my favorite authors. 

Three autographed index cards of a Tiger, an Indian and a Padres Manager.

Michael Jack Schmidt one of my all time favorite players, who played his AAA ball in the same baseball stadium in which I graduated.

This is a page from the program for the 1988 Hall of Fame induction, in which Willie "Pops" Stargell was the only inductee.  This page combines one of my favorite artist, Leroy Nieman with one of my favorite players of my youth.

Theodore Samuel Williams one of the all time greats of the San Diego Padres.

Things that make you go Huh?

Two of the greatest hitters of all time and they were both San Diego Padres.

An autograph of one of the best signers of all times who will sign almost anything you send him, but better do it quick.  The story is the Red Sox went to San Diego to scout Bobby Doerr and saw Ted Williams and the rest is history.  I wish I could find a card or picture of him in a Padres uniform. Or maybe one of the talented photoshop/MS paint bloggers out there could make one.  I think this is a challenge.
And lastly but not leastly, the Troll included an autographed index card of the author of  a book that combines two of my very favorite things, baseball and laughing out loud.  The author of the book Baseball is a Funny Game, Joe Gargiola.

Thank you Troll and Esther.  Watch this space at the end of the month for a contest celebrating one year of Padrographs.


Collective Troll said...

Thanks Rod! I am so glad that you got everything safely and you liked the Joe G auto that I included... Hope you didn't mind the random stamp thing. I had a few of them with my autos. My great uncle Julius is the postmaster on there and I thought you might appreciate it... Hope you are enjoying your week off! Glad to see you posting regularly again! Oh, I really appreciate you thanking Esther Gin, too. So many people forget that she is behind this blog, too.

zman40 said...

You graduated in a AAA baseball stadium? That is awesome!

Rod (Padrographs) said...

actually by the time I graduated it was a short season A league team. The class of 1975