Monday, October 1, 2018

Padrographs 1106, 1107 and 1108

Larry Colton,#1106  played for the 1967 and 1968 Padres when they were a AAA affiliate of the Phillies.  He pitched 2 innings for the Phillies in 1968 and then got injured.  He pitched for the Portland Mavericks (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) in 1975.  He taught English in High School and has written several books on a variety of subjects.  According to Keith Olbermann he is the only major leaguer to  be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  He founded a book festival in Portland called Wordstock which ran for about 10 years.  Over the years we have become friends.  I made this custom from a 1968 team photo and had him sign it for me.

Kyle McGrath, #1107 was drafted by the Padres in 2014 and made his major league debut in 2017 and pitched in 4 games this year.  I picked this up on eBay last week. 

Brett Kennedy, #1108 was drafted by the Padres in 2015.  He made his major league debut in 2018. I made this card and sent it to him it took him  54 days to sign it and send it back. 


defgav said...

Good stuff. Interesting story on Larry Colton.

Fuji said...

That Colton is cool. Love his signature.

Bo said...

Hey I just interviewed Colton for my blog! Awesome guy.

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