Friday, January 31, 2020

Frankenset update 1.31.2020

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.   

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cooperstown 2020

For the third year I have made my own HOF cards.  I was amazed that Derek was not a unanimous pick.  Larry Walker deserved to be in with Tony Gwynn.  

Friday, January 10, 2020

Frankenset update .1.10.2020

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.  

Thursday, January 9, 2020

My Musicstars, #9, Nu Shooz

In 1985 local Portland band Nu Shooz released their second album That's Right which included the single I Can't WaitThat 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.  

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Trade Stack, 1.8.2020

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.  
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Gubernatorial Return #12

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.  

Monday, January 6, 2020

Padrographs #1188 & #1189

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.  
Only eleven more to get to 1200 Padrographs.  

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Secret Santa nailed it.

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.  
Thank you Santa.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Roster Mosaic, 1982

  • Worked at a camp somewhere, can't remember if it was The Firs in Bellingham or for Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.  
  • Cooked at Crabbie's Restaurant in Portland
  • Tony Gwynn made his major league debut, July 19 in center field against the Phillies.  He went 2 for 4 with an RBI.  He hit a sac fly off of Mike Krukow to score Tim Flannery in  his first at bat.
  • The Padres went 81-81 under new manager Dick Williams
  • I turned 25
  • The Padres drafted Jimmy Jones in the first round.  
  • Tony Gwynn, Jr is born.  

Friday, January 3, 2020

Frankenset update, 1.3.2020

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.