I have some stuff to give away. If you see something you want claim it in the comments. First come, first served. Send me your address at my email and I will send it out as soon as I can. Which may be as soon as I get your address since I am setting at home. We are all off work right now.
In 2014 my wife, I and our 2 and a half year old granddaughter drove from Portland to Keizer to watch the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play the Eugene Emeralds. That is the Giants vs. the Padres in short season rookie league ball. I took pictures that night and made them into cards. I got the majority of the team to sign them. One of the players on that team was Travis Radke. I got him to sign that card and then started following his career. He disappeared in 2016 and reappeared in 2017 in the same league I first saw him in. The team had relocated to Washington and he had missed a year due to Tommy John surgery. We talked and I took some pictures but didn't make a card set that year. This year Travis got invited to big league camp as a non roster invitee. I made a 2020 card for him and sent it to him. Came back in just nine days. I will make an update card if he makes the team, I may make an update anyway since I have found a couple of better photos since I made this. He is Padrograph #1195
I got on Fuji's hit list and he sent me a few cards for my Frankenset and the Cramer card. I got to meet Mike at least once at a card show here in Portland. I was able to use all the other cards in my autograph Frankenset. I am down to needing just 119 cards. I just updated the want list.
My family and I hosted exchanges students from Japan for many years. Our very first student was Norimasa Ogi from Fujinomiya. He was here from March of 1999 to March of 2000. He knew I was a baseball fan so he gifted me with these. The problem is that I can't remember who the players was. I am hoping that someone out there can tell me what these say. Thank you for your help.
I made cards of all 50 governors and sent them out asking them to sign them. I mailed them out in August and September of 2019. These are all the governors that signed the cards I sent out. Several governors signed the back of the cards, even though I specifically asked them to sign the front. Governor Kate Brown of Oregon sent the cards back unsigned and Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia sent me a 8X10 with a pre printed signature.
I sent three cards to the front office of the Padres and got them all back. The longest one took eighteen days to come back. I shared the Ron Fowler card last week. #1193, Erik Greupner has worked his way up the Padres corporate ladder. He started as senior Vice President, General Counsel in 2010 and has held several positions before becoming President of Business Operations. #1194, Peter Seidler is the lead investor in the Padres ownership group. He is on at least one MLB committee and is committed to helping with the unhoused population in San Diego. With pitchers and catchers reporting today, hopefully I will start getting some mail soon.
#1189, CJ Abrams. CJ was the Padres first round draft pick in 2019, going sixth overall. This is an ebay pick up. #1190, Ron Fowler. Ron Fowler is the Executive Chairman of the Padres ownership group. This is a custom I made and the first through the mail response of 2020 for me. It only took eleven days for it to go to San Diego and back. #1191, Adam Warren. Adam pitched in 25 games for the Padres in 2019. This picture is from a game on April 12. Warren had just watched Manny make a play from behind third base and get the runner at first by several steps. I saw his reaction and thought that needs to be on a card. I was able to get the picture off of a video and made the card. It took 288 days to come back to me, but it was was worth the wait being the cool card I think it is. I like the way the back of the Fowler and Warren cards came out.
The top eight cards are from ebay, Kylessportscards and filled in numbers. Look at the really young Randy Wolf. The card at left is my first through the mail card of 2020, Ron Fowler is the executive chairman of the Padres ownership group.
I received three of the five cards ordered to update the Frankenset. At this point I don't have anything to say about the cards other than they fit in number wise. The frankenset page and want list have been updated.
In 1985 local Portland band Nu Shooz released their second album That's Right which included the single I Can't Wait. That year the single went to the Netherlands and came back with a dance remix. The song was ubiquitous in Portland, it hit the Top 40 and was number on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1986. Nu Shooz was a freestyle/R&B group with between seven and twelve members. It was fronted by Valerie Day and her husband John Smith. They are still in Portland and appear around town in various incarnations.
Choose one, two or as many as you like. Each week now I will be adding nine cards to the trade stack. Trade me anything, cards, books, albums. Don't tell me what you are sending me. I want to be surprised.
The Governor of Maryland only took 13 days to sign and return my cards. Governor Hogan was elected in 2014 and again in 2018. His father served in Congress from 1968-1975 and was the first Republican to call for Richard Nixon's impeachment.
Both of these are from 2019 Bowman Draft Picks. There is a third draft pick, but CJ Abrams is currently outside my price range.
#1188, Logan Driscoll. Logan was drafted in the second round out of George Mason. He played with the Tri City Dust Devils in 2019. I got to see him in several games against the Salem Keizer Volcanoes last summer. I got him to sign a custom I made of him as part of a team set I made of the Dust Devils.
#1189, Joshua Mears. Josh was also drafted in the second round of the drafted out of Federal Way High School in Washington. He played with the Arizona Padres last summer.
I participated in the blogging community Secret Santa this year. Thanks to The Lost Collector for sending me some really cool stuff. It started with a cool bookmark made of a 1989 Topps wax pack wrapper, it has already found a home. Then there was the 1989 cello pack, and an assortment of Padres cards. To top it all off there were two autographed Padres cards.
A very cool auto of former Padre Luis Urias numbered out of 250.
A Nick Margevicius RC from a Topps product. Nick only pitched in 17 games for the Padres in 2019, but I have 51 cards of him. I will do a post on all of them.
No new cards this week. It has been hectic around the house. Our eight year old granddaughter has been staying with us for about a month and just before Christmas her parents moved in with us also. All three of them and my wife and I have had bad colds for several days each. Plus things were strange with the holidays in the middle of the week. I just ordered some more cards for the set today, so hopefully they will be here by next Friday.