Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Christmas Packs #28
With all that said let's dive into a Padre heavy pack of 1988 Fleer. This pack had nobody that I hadn't heard of. It had four Padres, one of whom is a Hall of Famer and one who is deceased. Mark Thurmond, played for the Padres for three years, including pitching in the World Series in 1984. I remember talking with him in the stands at a Portland Beavers game, when he was with the Las Vegas Stars. He told me that he had one leg that was shorter than the other due to a childhood bicycle accident. Mike Aldrete, played with the Padres in 1991 and is now the first base coach for the A's. I will make a card for him and send it to him care of the A's this year. Dave Winfield was the first player identified as Padre when he was inducted into the Hall Of Fame, he played for the Padres from 1973-1980 before joining the Yankees. He now serves as Assistant to the Director for the Players Association. Chris Brown played for the Padres in 1987 & 1988. After baseball he drove tankers in Iraq for Haliburton and came under fire. He passed away in 2006 due to burns he suffered at a vacant house he owned. This is the card I have signed for my Padrograph collection.