Monday, June 24, 2019

Padrographs #11 and #866

I didn't actually start keeping track of what number order I got my Padrographs until somewhere fairly high up, so I had to go back and retroactively number the cards I already had.  The sub title of this blog is and always has been "From Abner to Zimmer".  I named it that because Shawn Abner came first alphabetically and Zim was last.  Amazingly in 11 years that hasn't changed although there has been much added in between.  Shawn Abner was drafted by the Mets in 1984 and came to the Padres in a big trade in 1986. He made his major league debut in 1986 and played with the Padres until part way through the 1991 season to the Angels.  He played in 1992 with the White Sox.  His son, Seth "Scrump" Abner is a professional Call of Duty player.  
Don Zimmer was with the Padres at the beginning of their major league existence, managing their A league team in 1969 and the AAA Salt Lake City Bees in 1970. He was the Padres third base coach for 11 games in 1972 and then was asked to replace Preston Gomez, who managed the Padres for their first three and a half seasons.  Zim managed through 1973 finishing last both seasons.  When Ray Kroc bought the team before the 1974 season he let Zim and most of the coaches go.  He then went on to coach and manage several other teams.  He passed away in 2014.
I have the signatures of all the other coaches on the 1973 card on other cards.  Shawn Abner is #11 and Zim is #866.  

Saturday, June 22, 2019

1999 Roster Mosaic

Looks like I have 39 of 41 players on the roster in 1999.  There are two Hall of Famers on the roster this year.  One custom card in this bunch, Matt Whiteside.  Roberto Rivera has not had a successful TTM signing since 2001.  Carlos Garcia has had some this year so I guess I need to make a custom of him and send it out.  I sent the Garcia card out on Thursday.  

No frankenset  update yesterday cause I didn't have any new cards for it.  Yesterday afternoon I received 80 2013 Bowman autographed cards, I can only use 29 of them.  What am I going to do with all of these extras?  Suggest something, please.  All ideas will be considered.

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Last Tuesday evening I went to a Portland Pickles game to pick up a set of baseball cards.  The Pickles are part of a college wood bat league that plays in the Pacific Northwest.  I got free tickets to the game for being a veteran and we got to sit in a special section.  That section is right next to the visiting teams dugout.  The Pickles were playing the Ridgefield Raptors who were being managed by Chris Cota.  Before the game he came over and talked to me and throughout the game we talked and I asked him for a game ball and he got me one.  When I got home I did some research and found out that he had been drafted by the White Sox in the third round of the 1986 draft.  He was drafted from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, where he is currently the head baseball coach.  He played two seasons in the minor leagues.  I have picked up those two cards and will send them to him to sign along with this custom.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

What I am Listening to

Blues On The Bayou by B.B. King

Someone at work gave me this.  I love it.  I am enthralled by the interplay between BB's guitar and the other instruments.  And then when BB starts to growl lyrics I am transported to another time and place.  

Yesterday evening my wife and I went to Lloyd Center to kill some time before going to see Field of Dreams on the big screen.  We went into Suncoast Video and they have records from $1.99 and up, Buy 2 get a third for a dollar.  I picked up Julian Lennon, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, The Monkees, Lynyrd Skynyrd and U2.  Looking forward to listening to all of them.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What I Am Reading

Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen

I just started this on Friday, but am totally engrossed.  So far an ex-con, a rescue dog, a female Marine with PTSD and a corrupt deputy have come into play.  The author paints a great picture of each of his characters and what they are going through physically, emotionally and mentally.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Padrographs #1156-#1158

 #1156, Steve Simpson, Steve appeared in 9 games for the Padres in 1972.  He had been drafted by the Padres in 1970.  Those nine games were the extent of his major league career.  He passed away in 1989 at just 41.  I found a signature of him on eBay and made this custom card of him.  #1157, Dick Kelly, Dick appeared in 75 games for the Padres in 1969 and 1971.  He started his major league career in 1964 with the Milwaukee Braves and stayed with them when they moved to Atlanta.  He was the 28th pick in the expansion draft by the Padres.  He passed away in 1991 so I picked up a signed index card and sandwiched it between two 1972 Topps cards.  #1158, Xavier Edwards, Xavier was drafted by the Padres in the first round in 2018 and is currently playing at A Fort Wayne.  This card definitely needs an update.  His signature is too big for that small space. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

1989 Roster Mosaic

Several of these I got in person when the guys were playing for Las Vegas.  I am only missing one, Don Schulze and I just made the card shown and will send it out early this week.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Frankenset Update

This week's update contains a bunch of cards I got for a dollar, a few TTM autos and one person signature.
#10 Cory Snyder

#15 Brian Rowe, keeper for Orlando.  Brian and I went to the same high school a couple of decades apart.
#44 Rodney Stuckey
#64 Chuck Barris, was at a book festival I was part of many years ago and this is one of my very first custom cards.  
#77 Jon Leurer
#78 Doug Davis
#79 Hakim Warrick
#85 Andrew Miller
#90 Keenan Lewis, first OSU Beaver in the set
#109 Dennis Dixon reappears this time as a Steeler
#129 Edward Encarcnaion
#130 Kyuji Fujiwaka
#135 Janoris Jenkins
#150 Kris Adams
#151 Andrew Miller
#170 Brian Ellington
#171 Chris Stewart, custom that I got back the day after he opted out of his minor league deal with the Padres.
#180 Don Orsillo

#181 Mark Grant, Padres color commentator
#182 Jonathan Pettibone
#188 Alex Burnett
#193 Nick Toon
#194 Cesar Valdez, the only card in the Frankenset signed on both the front and the back.
#200 Lance Thomas
#203 Jordan Taylor
#209 Demetrius Williams
#214 Nick Maronde
#221 Zoilo Almonte
#234 Jurickson Profar
#241 Rob Brantly
#242 Andrew Bailey
#265 Kenny Williams
#274 Davis Tull
#318 Kent Tekulve, one of the goofiest baseball cards of all time
#342 Brandin Cooks, great player from Oregon State University
#407 Michael Campanaro
#581 Mark Davis

The Frankenset page is updated.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Football Customs cards

For about the past ten years or so on Sundays during the fall and winter you can find my best friend, Greg Rowlett, and I on couches either at his place or our place (although for the past two years he and his wife come over here as they are remodeling).  We will be watching the Seahawks and Greg will be complaining about how they are going to lose and I am enjoying the game with another fan.  
I just made this card a week or so ago and sent it off to Coach Carroll and am hoping to get it back soon.  I really like the 1970 baseball design, it is good for almost any sport or person.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Warren Zevon-Excitable Boy

My wife went on a trip to see some of her family in Eugene, one of my cousins in Roseburg and her aunt in Coos Bay before coming home.  While she was in Eugene she and one of her brothers went thrift store shopping and she picked up some albums for me.  They were 99¢ each.  To me this was the cream of the crop.  It has Werewolves of London, Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner and Send Lawyers, Guns and Money along with the title track.  It is one of my all time favorite albums.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What I Am Reading

 Spearhead, An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collison of Lives in WWII by Adam Makos.  
The true story of a tank gunner from World War II who fought at the Battle of the Bulge.  Adam Makos and his team interviewed numerous people on both sides it is a compelling read and intensely intimate.  

You can read reviews of what I read on my other blog,  From June 2005 to May of this year I reviewed books and journaled over at  It got too expensive since I wasn't making any money from it, so now I have switched to blogspot.   

Monday, June 10, 2019

Padrographs #1153, #1154 and #1155

 I got this duo back on the same day.  I sent them out on the same day also care of the El Paso Chihuahuas.  They were out for 15 days.  
                                             #1153 Chris Stewart.  This is one of two customs that I sent Chris.  The other one will show up in the Frankenset eventually.  This is from his first time with the Padres in 2009.  I got the day back just two days after he opted out of his minor league deal with the Padres.
#1154, Boog Powell.  Hershel Mack Powell has the same name as his Great Grandfather,Granddad and his Dad, so they called him Boog to differentiate him.   He was originally drafted by the A's back in 2012.  He has played in the majors with the Mariners and A's.  He is currently playing at AAA El Paso.  

#1155 Don Orsillo.  I get to watch the Padres on at bat and so I have heard a lot of Don Orsillo and Mark Grant and enjoy listening to them.  If you want to see the Mark Grant companion to this card, check out yesterdays post.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

#Throwback Thursday but on a Sunday

Remember those Fleer Cards that were two cards put when you put them next to each other they made one picture.  Well recently I found a picture of Padres broadcasters Don Orsillo and Mark Grant and made a couple of cards of them.  I got them back last week.  Orsillo signed his and sent them back.  It took an extra day to get Mark Grants back.  I sent it to his home but evidently he took it to work with him and had Don Orsillo sign the combined card.  

 On the left is the card Don Orsillo signed and sent back.  On the right is the one Mud signed back and below is the one that came back with a nice note from Mark Grant thanking me for the cards.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

1979 Roster Mosaic

I have 94% of the 1979 Roster signed.  I am missing Brian Greer and Mike Hargrove.  I can't find anything signed by Greer or an address for him.  I have a signed card of Hargrove coming, it is a Panini product so it doesn't a logo on it.  I think I can do something with to make it a Padrograph.  If you know Brian Greer please let me know.  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Frankenset Update

I bought a lot of Lakers autographs and found an old Yankee and discovered I had two signatures in one pocket  in my Padrographs binder.  
#35 Irv Noren, I found a 1953 signed Archive card.  I like the look of the '53's and this one is standard size.
#57 Eddie Jones
#96 Kareem Rush
#162 Nick Van Exel, this was the only one of the Lakers whose name I recognized.
#211 Corrie Blount
#542 Chris Young, I was moving some cards around and found I had two Chris Young cards in the same pocket.  This one was one I got signed through the mail and the other one was a gift from another collector.   

I am now at 28% of the 585 card set.

The Frankenset page is now updated.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


From 1990-1995 I worked at Baseball Cards and More full time.  For a couple of years  before that I had worked for Randy part time especially around the holidays.   In 1996 I decided to move to the other card shop on the East Side of Portland, Portland Sports Cards. After two years there I went back to college and had to change jobs because the I couldn't work my schedule at the shop around my classes.  We bought a house a couple of miles  away from Baseball Cards and More in 2007, so I started going in and seeing Randy.  It was always fun to go and try and find things in the exceptionally cluttered store.  Randy seemed to know where everything was though.  He was always willing to try and find something, he wasn't a computer user much, so I would tell him about products I had heard about and he would try and get them.  He predicted back in the late 90's that Topps was going to try and market and sell directly to consumers.  He was right.  
On December 30 some one went into the shop and Randy was sitting in his chair where he sometimes fell asleep and he had passed away.  I made these and gave most of them to Randy's family and then we had a second run that we sold at card shows in Portland to raise money for Randy's family.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Album of the Week

 I have always liked the music from the movie Fiddler on the Roof, so I picked up this Broadway Cast Recording thinking it would be similar.  Well I was wrong and will be passing this on and trying to find the movie soundtrack which I hope is better than this.  I really like Topol and the rest of the movie cast.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What I am Reading

I have read a couple of other books by Michael Koryta and really enjoyed them.  Tara Beckley is escorting a visiting lecturer when a van slams into them.  Leaving the lecturer dead and Tara locked in (conscious but unable to communicate or move).  As she is fighting that battle there are others moving in on her.  For reasons both good and bad.  It is an exciting read.  I lost track of time last night when I was reading it.  Looking forward to the climax.  

Monday, June 3, 2019

Brett Alan please contact the blog.

Brett you are the next person to choose in the contest winnings.  You get to choose two items that are not marked Gone.  Let me know your email and address so I can send you your winnings.  

Padrographs #1151 and #1152

 #1151, Roberto Pena.  Roberto was drafted from the Phillies in the 1968 expansion draft.  He was traded to the A's for Ramon Webster in 1970.  He is one of the last two players I need from the 1969 roster.  I got this from eBay.  

#1152, Colin Young.  Colin Young is the left handed batting practice pitcher for the Padres starting just before the season started.  He previously played in the Rockies system from 1999-2007.  I had read an article about him and two friends in the Athletic.  We went to Seattle the end of March to see a couple of exhibition games against the Padres.  Seems Colin was having his tryout for the job at those two games.  Then there was another article about him in the Athletic.  I made this card and sent it to him c/o of the Padres and got it back in a couple of weeks, I sent it when they were on the road. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Contest Results

I had a contest the other day in which I busted 14 blasters and sorted cards.  The object was to guess the number of autographs, relics and serial numbered cards and be closest without going over, (what can I say I channeling Bob Barker).
There where a total of 18 cards which met the criteria.  There were 12 entrants and the winner is DHoff of Coot Veale and the Vealtones.    DHoff will get the first pick and pick three items.  Then the other eleven people will be randomized and the first person on that list can pick two items.  Then you can each pick in turn and the last person can have the last two items, if I mathed correctly.  Here is the order of picking after DHoff.  The items are on the Contest Winning page of Padrographs, each item will be marked gone and the name of the person who picked it will be in the caption also.  I will Update the Blog each time something is picked and try and notify the next person they are up.  You can email me your address at padrographsatlivedotcom.

1. Brett Alan (2 items)
2. Jeremy
3. Johnny's Trading Spot
4. Gavin
5. Hockey Kazi
6. Lost Collector
7. Bbcardz
8. Jeff Laws
9. Bull Dog
10. Fuji
11. John Sharp

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Frankenset Update

This weeks update consists almost exclusively of Padres and one of the funniest men ever to walk on the planet. 
#31 Tim Flannery
#64 Gene Harris
#66 Tim Conway, a gifted actor, McHales Navy and the man most likely to crack Harvey Korman up.
#76 Steve Lyons
#114 Bip Roberts
#134 Quilvio Veras
#148 Carmelo Martinez
#287 Carmelo Martinez
#300 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
#304 Mark Davis
#305 Mark Grant
#311 Carmelo Martinez
#314 Dennis Rasmussen
#315 Randy Ready
#322 Marvell Wynne
#328 Tim Flannery
#463 Joey Hamilton
#482 Mark Davis
#568 Andy Benes
#583 Bill Greif

The Frankenset page is updated

Friday, May 31, 2019

Bookmarked heroes

This is a series I started last year that I call Bookmarked Heroes.  I have two of the cards signed.  I have made multiple copies of each card and hand numbered on the back.  I typically ask the author to sign one and give them the rest of the cards.
Gregg Hurwitz, is the author of the best selling Orphan X series.  Evan Smoak is a former covert assassin who now helps those who have nowhere else to go.  He has also written for both Marvel and DC, writing both Batman and Wolverine.  He was a student of Jordan B. Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, and incorporated some of the rules into the Orphan X series.  I got him to sign a card at an event at the Coos Bay Public Library last year.  
Marilyn Weisenburg is a friend of ours who wrote a book about her experience dealing with her grief upon the death of her son David in Iraq.  I wrote about David on Memorial Day.  For me this was a difficult book to read because he were friends and experience most of the aftermath.  I felt like I was unable to breath as I read the beginning of the book.  I had to put it down to regain my composure before I I could pick it back up.  I don't have a  copy of this signed because it feels strange to ask a friend to sign something.  
John Larison is the author of Whiskey When We Are Dry.  It is his third novel, although he thinks of the first two as practice.  He was a former fly fishing guide and the first two books are about fly fishing.   He is currently a professor at Oregon State University in the writing program.  I emailed and asked him to sign my copy of Whiskey When We're Dry, he agreed and I sent him the book and some cards and asked him to sign one and he did and sent them back.
Carla Hayden is the current head of the Library of Congress.  She was nominated by President Obama and is the first woman and first African American to hold the position.  These are currently in the mail.  
Here is what the back of the John Larison card looks like.  I use the book icon to number the cards.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Padrographs, What I am Reading and Album of the Week

#1150, Henry Henry was signed by the Padres in 2016 at the age of 17.  He is currently playing at A Fort Wayne.  
I finally finished 12 Rules for Life on Thursday and picked up Marvel Comics, The Untold Story by Sean Howe.  He interviewed lots of people involved in the history of Marvel, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Frank Miller and more.  It is very comprehensive.  My first exposure to comics was in 1968 in Norfolk, Virginia when I would bike to the 7-11 and buy comics for 10 cents or 3 for a quarter.  

This album came in the mail yesterday, it is the soundtrack from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  It is an Awesome Mix of songs from the 1970's here on earth. 

Now I am caught up for the week.  Check out yesterdays post for details of a contest going on right now here on the blog.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

It's A Contest

My wife went on vacation for a week and took the car, so I took some time off of work and sorted cards yesterday and today.  I sorted by teams so if there is a team you are interested in please let me know.  A few teams are already spoken for, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dodgers, A's, Cardinals and Padres.  Any other team I will be happy to send you the cards I have.  There is a wide variety of years and products mainly from the last ten years or so.  
So here is the contest portion of the post.  As I sorted all those cards by team I pulled out the autographs, relics and serial numbered items.  Then I thought well I have some blasters around why not open those and sort them by team.  
So the way to enter the contest is to guess how many autographs, relics and serial numbered cards I end up with including what I already opened.  The person who comes closest without going over will be the grand prize winner.  The Grand Prize winner will get to choose first as to what of the relics, autographs and serial numbered cards.  Everyone else will be randomized into a draft order.  The Grand Prize winner will get to choose multiple cards in the first round and then will pick first in each subsequent round.  It will depend on the number of items available and the number of entrants how many rounds there will be and how many cards the grand prize winner can choose in the first round.  
The contest will be open until I get all the blasters opened and sorted and then the draft will be once I get everything scanned.  
Hope to hear from many of you.  
Now I am off to open blasters and watch the Padres and Yankees.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Some Gave All

Normally on Mondays I would write about new Padrographs but on this Memorial Day I would like to share the story of David Weisenburg.  David would be 41 this year.  I knew David from Church, he was in high school and I was on high school staff.  David and his friends, Emily and John, liked my wife and I for some reason.  Once when we came home to a new place there was a birthday cake for me inside.  We never did figure out how they got inside.  They later told me that they thought about TPing the inside of the house but decided not to.  They once forked our front lawn and TPed the tried in front of our house.  Our oldest son had a Tony Gwynn growth chart in his room and the high school kids used to come over for game nights.  I know David and John both marked their heights on it.  We still have it somewhere.  We would play cards at our table and David would cheat.  Everyone knew and David knew everyone knew.  One night he laughed and threw his head back and hit the wall, a little later, still sitting in the same place he did it again.  
David graduated from high school and a little while later he enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard.  They were deployed to Iraq.  In August of 2004 David, a Sergeant,  came home for his sisters wedding and talked about going back.  When he was asked why he was going back, he said it was because his guys needed him.  David returned to his unit.
On September 13, 2004 David Weisenburg and Ben Isenberg were killed by an improvised explosive device.  My oldest son, Daniel, found out and came and told me as I was getting ready for bed.  I did not sleep well that night.  This is the closest person to me to have been killed in wartime.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of David and what his family goes through daily.  His birthday, the day of his death, Memorial Day and so many other days are constant reminders of the price that some pay for the actions of others.  On this day remember those who have paid the ultimate price. 
Don’t tell me you know how I feel

Cause only I know how I feel

And I’m not sure

Don’t tell me they’re in a better place

A better place to me

Would be with me still

Don’t tell me there is a reason

If there is tell me what it is

I need to know

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Roster Mosaics

On Saturdays I will be featuring my roster mosaics.  I did these to see whose signature I was missing from each years active rosters.  This will take almost a year as there are 50 seasons of Padres to cover.  In 1969, The Padres inaugural year, there were four-two different players on the roster.  I have all but two signatures for 1969, Dick Kelley and Roberto Pena.  Dick Kelly I have a signed index card and will be customizing the 1972 card to insert that.  The Roberto Pena card has a signed version on eBay for $135, an amount I have never paid for a card, signed or unsigned.   There are six customs that I made and one that I found on eBay.  The Francisco Libran card was on eBay and the design is from the Topps website.  Joe Niekro, John Sipin and Sonny Ruberto are customs I made and inserted cuts into.  Chris Krug and Leon Everitt I got signed through private signings and the Van Kelly card I tracked him down in North Carolina and sent it to him. 

Well after I wrote this I made an offer on the Roberto Pena card and it was accepted.  I still haven't spent over a hundred dollars on a  card.  

Question for you:  Should I bounce around through the years or just do them in order?

Friday, May 24, 2019

Frankenset update

This week just two additions to the Frankenset. #75 James Lofton of the Green Bay Packers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. This is one of my favorite Topps football sets, 1985.  I purchased this card on Facebook from a member of a through the mail autograph group.
#284 Mark Grant, this picture is Mud being Mud and clowning around.  Can you believe that Mark Grant was drafted in the first round of the same draft that Tony Gwynn was drafted in the third round.
Mark is currently a member of the Padres TV broadcast team, teaming with Don Orsillo on the broadcast on Fox Sports San Diego.    
I had forgotten that Fleer put the members of a team all together, so now I am looking for more 1988 Fleer Padres cards for the end of the set.  

The Frankenset page is updated

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Customs, the early years

These are some of my very first customs when I discovered what I could do with publisher.  The four in the center were my very first attempts and you can see changes here as I changed sizes of the signing area and the transparency, (very evident in the Cedric Hunter card).  I got those four cards in the center signed at a game in Portland when the Portland Beavers were the AAA club of the Padres.  It was real easy to get autographs because you saw the players multiple times. 
Colt Hynes was the next style of custom cards I did.  I discovered Getty Images and the ability to find photos from the Padres media days.  I got the Colt Hymes card signed through the mail.  When I send cards through the mail, I usually ask the player to sign just one and include a copy for them to keep.  I also include a sharpie (I tell them to keep the Sharpie), and a self addressed stamped envelope.  When I made a set of the Padres A club, the Eugene Emeralds back in 2014 I also gave each player a copy of the card to keep.  
One day I saw that an autograph dealer had done a signing with Leon Everitt and I tried making a card that looked like a 1969 card.   I made this and the autograph dealer liked it and so did Leon, I got a signed card through that dealer and we have made over 500 cards of obscure players over the years.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Albums of the Week

On Monday I received the album on the left in the mail. All three albums are by Larry Norman.  These three albums are a trilogy, there are various versions of all three of them, there are the ones the record companies released and then ones that were changed when Larry got the rights to them and reissued them on his Phydeaux label.  I have listened to each of them individually and hopefully soon I will listened to them in toto.  I hope to be able to find the Phydeaux reissues.  I saw Larry in concert many times, in Oakland, California, Portland and Salem, Oregon.  I got to take my sons to see him in Salem not long before he passed away.  We got to talk with him and present him with a piece of artwork that my son had done.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

What I am Reading

I am still reading 12 Rules For Life, this should be the last week you see it here.  I am in the middle of Rule 12.  
I am usually a one book at a time reader but right now I am reading multiple books at the same time although one of them I am reading in bite size portions.  
Every morning when I get up I read the daily reading in The One Year Bible, so each morning I get some from the Old Testament, some from the New Testament, a Psalm and a snippet from Proverbs.  I like this particular book because it has wide lined margins so I can write easily in it.  
After I am done with that I read some in When I Don't Desire God by John Piper.  I typically read a page or less, because John Piper is so deep that I usually have to read things twice before I understand them. 
I am still reading 12 Rules for Life twice a day, at lunch time and before I go to sleep at night.  I think I should finish it tomorrow and have something new to read by Friday.  

Monday, May 20, 2019


I haven't received or picked up any new Padrographs since last week, so I thought I would take you back to where it all began.  Sometime in 1986 when Topps cards came out I started sending cards to the members of the Padres asking for signatures on their cards.  Out of the 29 cards that made up a team set in 1986 I would guess that I had 20 of them signed. I have made roster mosaics of every year of the Padres which are made of every signed card.  These are only the players that actually played in 1986.  Since I only keep one card of each player some of the cards from the '86 Topps set have been traded away.  1986 is one of the few years that I have everyone who played that year on a signed card.  The Mark Wasinger card is a custom that I did a couple of years ago.  There are two members of this team that are no longer with us.  Tony Gwynn and Eric Show.