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. 

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Congratulations on finding the Simpson and Kelley signatures. It must be tough finding autographs of some of these guys who passed away almost 30 years ago.