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.
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
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.
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.