Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mumphrey and Mura

 Jerry Wayne Mumphrey made a season long stop in San Diego in the middle of his 15 year major league career.  The Cardinals traded him to Cleveland, who basically turned right around and traded him to San Diego.  The day before the 1981 season started the Padres traded him to the Yankees. During the 1980 season the Padres were the first team to have 3 players steal 50 or more bases in a season, Mumphrey, Gene Richards and Ozzie Smith. I got this signed 1981 Topps card from eBay.  Stephen Andrew Mura is the player that I probably have, every time I buy a lot of Padres autos, there are usually multiple of Mura.  Mura was drafted by the Padres in 1976 and made his debut in 1978.  He pitched for 4 seasons for San Diego before being traded to the Cardinals.  I got this card signed through the mail.

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