Friday, October 28, 2011

TTM and Ebay autos

 Never heard of this guy until I saw this on eBay the other day.  He is 6 ft 9 in tall and weighs 280.  He was drafted by the Padres in 2009 and has made it to High A ball and spent some time in the major league camp in spring training.  It cost me $5.51 with free shipping.  It is somewhere in the high 700's for number of Padrographs I have.
I got this in the mail on Wednesday, I had mailed it to Kevin during Spring Training.  He was signed as a free agent before Spring Training and released by the Padres in March of this year.  He then signed with the Phillies and spent time at three different minor league levels. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

I have 24 of these

Jeff Pendergraph is my sons favorite NBA player and we were able to pick several of these up.  They are numbered out of 499.  We have managed to pick up 24 of them and are trying to get as many as we can.  If you have a line on one or more of these let me know and I will trade you for something you want.  I have found some really cheap on eBay and at check out my cards.   I have seen some really expensive ones on Beckett Marketplace.  There are also 25 Prime cards which we have one of us. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Joy of a Completed Page-1957 Topps

1957 Topps Hit Stars, that is.  This is an 88 card set of recording artists and movie stars.  I started with having 3 cards from the set, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster and Elizabeth Taylor.  This is the second time I have tried to build the set.  I have never gotten as far as I have this time, as of today I have 67 of the 88 cards.  There are two cards of many of the stars and there are four cards of James Dean, who died just two years before the set came out.  There are many people that I have never heard of such as Chris Conner, Vaughn Monroe, Charles Gracie and Warren Belinger.  I have three of the four James Dean cards.  I still need The Teenagers, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Little Richard, The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr., and one of the Jerry Lewis cards.    There is a want list on the want list page. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some New Padrographs

Anthony Rizzo was one of the most important parts of the trade of Adrian Gonzalez with the Red Sox.  He spent a little bit of time with the Padres this year, he spent 49 games with the big league team.  He spent the rest of the season at AAA Tucson.  I got this in the mail, I made it and sent it to him before he had any cards from Topps.
 Brian Guinn was drafted by the Padres in 2010 and spent this season at A Fort Wayne.  I got this signed Pro Debut card off of Ebay. 
Jose Dore was drafted by the Padres and spent 2010 with the AZL Padres.  He split 2011 between Ft.  Wayne and Eugene.  My wife and I went down to Salem, OR to see a game between the Volcanoes and Eugene Emeralds and get some autographs.  Dore was the only player for the Ems with a card in a Padres uniform.  I got a bunch of the other guys on cards that I made.