Monday, April 30, 2018
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
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
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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.