Saturday, December 28, 2019

Roster Mosaic 1981


  • Living in Portland 
  • Work at Mall 205 Cinemas and Saylers' Old Country Kitchen
  • Padres draft OF Tony Gwynn in the 3rd Round 
  • Padres draft Kevin McReynolds, Frank Castro and Bill Long ahead of Tony Gwynn.
  • Gwynn plays for the Walla Walla Padres and the Amarillo Gold Sox.  
  • The Padres go 41-69 under Manager Frank Howard in the strike shortened season.
  • Padres finish last in both halves of the season.
  • Missing Mike Phillips, can't even find a picture of him in a Padres uniform.
  • 33 of 34 players 

Friday, December 27, 2019

Frankenset update, 12.27.19

No new cards for the Frankenset today.  Christmas spending kinda of slowed things down on the Frankenset spending.  I still have the following teams available for gifting.  I am not looking to trade.  I have 50 or more of each of these teams, stars included.  I wish to clear my box of teams at the end of the year.  If you want one of the teams or know of some one who might, drop me a line and I will send them to you after the start of 2020.  Thank you for your help.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

My Musicards #8, John Fischer

John Fischer was a well known artist at the beginning of contemporary Christian music.  Sometimes he is credited with having the first CCM album released.  In the late 70's I helped promote a concert of his in Oakland, CA.  He was a nice guy and I was really into his music for awhile.  He seems to have more of an author later in his career.  

Friday, December 13, 2019

Frankenset update 12.13.19

Just one card added to the Frankenset this week.  I didn't have a card from Renata Galasso in the Frankenset so I found this one, which fills spot #223.  Tony Cuccinello  played from 1930-1945 for a variety of teams in both leagues.  

The Frankenset page and the want list are both updated.  

Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Musicards #7

The Judds were one of the biggest attractions in country music in the eighties and nineties.  They won five Grammy's and  eight Country Music Association awards.  They conducted a farewell tour in 1991 shortly after Naomi (Mom, with the hat on the card) was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.  Wynonna continued on our her own for years, never really achieving the success they had as a duo.  The third member of the family is actress Ashley Judd.  
My wife and I went to see the Judds in their farewell concert at Portland's Memorial Coliseum.  Pirates of the Mississippi opened and then T.G. Shepard, both of which we missed.  We got to our seats as they were setting the stage for the third act, a newcomer named Garth Brooks.  Wow, what a performance.  I remember him giggling all the way through Friends in Low Places as the entire crowd sang along.  The Judds were almost a let down after the high energy of Garth's set.    

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Giving Stack 12.11.19

Today there is  no trade stack.  I have several teams that I don't collect that I have fifty or more cards of and I would like to find a good home for them.  This is a gift from me to you.  If you are interested in any of the following teams please comment and email me with your address and I will send you the cards.  Thank you for stopping by.

Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim
The Houston Astros
The Blue Jays
The Milwaukee Brewers
The Arizona Diamondbacks
The Cleveland Indians
The Miami or Florida Marlins
The Washington Nationals
The Baltimore Orioles
The Philadelphia Phillies
The Texas Rangers
The Boston Red Sox
The Colorado Rockies
The Kansas City Royals
The Minnesota Twins
and finally, 
The New York Yankees

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Gubernatorial Return #11,Utah

 Utah  Governor Gary Herbert only took nine days to respond to my request.  Unfortunately he is one of the Governors whose staff did not read the directions.  I chose this photo because the Governor is wearing a jersey and hat of the minor league Salt Lake City Bees, a team that used to be the Portland Beavers.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Padrographs #1186 & #1187

The last weeks have been absolutely crazy and so I have been slow in posting.  This weeks Padrographs a couple of through the mail custom cards.  Jeremy of Topps Cards That Never Were created a set of 1995 Padres replacement players and I found an address for (Padrograph #1186) Jim Campanis Jr. and sent him this card. He never "officially" played in the majors, but he was a replacement player for the Padres.  It only took thirty eight days to get to him and return. 
Padrograph #1187, Dan Serafini, took a little longer to return to me.  I sent the cards to Dan in January of this year and received them back on December 15, so three hundred and forty two days.  Dan had a seven year major league career, but only played in three games for the Padres in 2000.  He also appeared in eleven games for the Pirates in 2000.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Trade Stack, 12.4.19

The newest addition to the trade stack is this 1976 Topps Rookie Card of Phoenix Suns center Alvan Adams.  Alvan was the NBA rookie of the year and played until 1988.  He is currently the VP of Facility Maintenance for the Suns Arena.  Someone gave me this in the early 80's.

If you are interested in this card or any of the leftovers below, let me know and I will send it to you.  Then send me anything and we will call it good.  Surprise me.