Monday, April 30, 2018

Padrographs #1088 & 1089, Authorgraph #1

Padrograph #1088, Tirso Ornelas, is an 18 year playing for the A Ft. Wayne Wizards, who played last year for the Arizona League Padres.
Padrograph #1089, Jeisson Rosario, is another 18 year old who is playing for the A Ft. Wayne Wizards, who played last year for the Arizona League Padres.

My wife and                                                  I were vacationing on the Oregon Coast last week and we went to Coos Bay, Oregon for a book reading and signing.  I have been reading Gregg's books since the Tower (his first book) in 1999.  It was a good event.  I made these customs for the event and had Gregg sign one for me and gave him the other forty four.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Joys of a completed vintage set

 In January of this year I decided that I was going to complete a vintage set this year.  I decided that since I was raised in a Navy family and am a Navy veteran I decided on the 1954 Bowman U.S. Navy Victories set.  It is a 48 card set that goes back to the earliest days of the Navy up to the Korean Conflict.  I would buy a couple of cards each payday (of course now I have duplicates of three cards) to complete.  The fronts have painted scenes of Naval History on them and the back have a description of the scene.  The back also has a picture of a Naval Insignia and the question of what the insignia represents.  Between January and now I have been able to complete the set. This John Paul Jones card is the final card in the set. 

Now I am deciding what 1950's non-sport set to work on next.  I am choosing between the following sets:

1950 Topps Freedom's War
1951 Bowman Red Menace
1952 Bowman U.S. Presidents
1953 Topps Who-Z-At Star
                                                                                    1955 Topps Rails & Sails
                                                                                    1956 Topps Flags of the World
                                                                                    1957 Topps Hit Stars
                                                                                    1958 Topps Zorro
                                                                                    1959 Nu  Card Rock and Roll

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Padrograph #1087

Padrograph #1087, Mason House was drafted in the third round of the 2017 Draft by the Padres.  He played for the Arizona League Padres in 2017.  I  can't find where he is assigned this year.  I am thinking that I might get to see him this year with the Tri City Dust Devils. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Padrographs #732 and #1084-1086

Fernando Tatis, Jr, Padrograph #1084; Fernando is just nineteen years old and has been in the Padres system for three years.  He is often referred to as the number one prospect in baseball.  I got this on ebay, it was $30, but I made an offer of $16 and it was accepted. 
Miguel Dilone, Padrograph #1086; Miguel played from 1974-1985 in the Major Leagues, ending his major league career with the Padres in 1985.  The card is a custom that I made, with an assist from Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown.  He changed Miguel from being in an Expos uniform to the Padres.
Kirby Yates, Padrograph #1085; Kirby came to the Padres as a free agent last season and has pitched in four games already this year.  This is a custom that I made and sent to Kirby at Spring Training.  It took 3 weeks to come back.
Matt Stairs, Padrograph #732; Matt is the new hitting coach for the Padres this year.  He also played for the Padres in 2010.  I had previously gotten his signature on a custom I made, but it was before I started making the customs look like actual cards.  I made this card and sent it to Matt at Spring Training, I don't know what happened to that upper right corner.