Monday, October 25, 2010

Omar and Akinori

Omar Ortiz was drafted in the 1st round in 1999 by the Padres.  He never made it past AA in the Padres organization.  After two years with San Diego he played in the Florida and  Texas organizations.  I believe I  obtained this through the mail.  Akinori Otsuka played 7 years in Japan for Kinetsu and Chunichi, before being signed by the Padres.  He played for two seasons for the Padres before being packaged as part of a trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Terrmel Sledge and Chris Young to San Diego.  I obtained this and a couple of other signed cards of him through the mail.

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