Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Padrograph #1225, Another Vintage set and a new battle

Justin Lange was the thirty-fourth overall pick in the 2020 draft.  A nineteen year old out of Llano, Texas.  This card came from the 2020 Bowman Draft Pick set, picked it up on ebay.
I have decided to build another vintage set.  This is the 1963 Topps Astronaut set.  I was six the year this set came out and am still fascinated by the Mercury Seven.  I have been watching The Right Stuff series on Disney+.  I didn't even know that this set existed until Fuji wrote about it awhile back.  So far I have four of the fifty-five card set.  I don't really care about condition, I will take fair or good cards.  I have added the set to my wantlist page.  
Kevin Brown won the battle for spot number eighty-two.  Up next is a triple threat match for spot number eighty-five.  A rookie in the pandemic season, a Hall of Fame Closer and a Infielder card that GCRL must already own.  

Those of you who wanted to trade from the last post I will be reaching out to each of you soon.  

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

trade me something

 I got some packs for Christmas (because I bought them)  and opened them.  I got a few Padres cards and a bunch of other things.  I am open to trades for anything featured here.  I am looking for 2020 Bowman Draft autos of Robert Hassell or Owen Caissie or WWE autos.  But offer me something I might take it. 

2020 A&G Farm Inserts

The Robert Rude and Keston Hiura are numbered

The closest card to being standard size is the Stone Cold Steve Austin Die Cut card
A selection of players for you and a few of them are parallels

The Molina is from A&G Chrome and is numbered 2/5 and includes a relic of St. Louis Transit

The four Bowman cards are refractors and the other two are numbered

2020 A&G Reach for the Sky inserts
The Dave Stewart is a custom that was signed at a private signing.

2020 A&G Digging Deeper inserts, I have two of Garnet

The top two cards are lenticular cards and the rest are foil.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

the faceless card wins

The team leaders card eked out the win. Six votes to four for Ed Whitson.  After today's battle there will be no more battles until Saturday.  I am declaring a truce in battles until December 26, 2020. 

Up next is a battle between a starter, an outfielder and a closer for spot number eighty-two.  

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Monday, December 21, 2020

X marks the card

 Eric Hosmer and Robbie Alomar each got two votes and A-Gone ran away with it with eight votes.  Up next is 1987 versus 1988.  Eddie Whitson in mid delivery versus a mystery catcher and Andy Hawkins conferring with an umpire lurking.  

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

A squeaker of a win.

Clayton Richard won by one vote, seven to six.  Sorry posts have been so infrequent.  Working retail at a mall is tiring.  Next up is a triple threat match for spot number eighty.  A smiling Roberto Alomar, a die cut slugging Adrian Gonzalez and a very serious Eric Hosmer.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

It was a unanimous decision

 All seventeen votes in the last battle went to Archi Cianfrocco. 

Book recommendation:  I just finished "Big Hair and Plastic Grass".  A year by year review of the 1970's in Major League Baseball.  It is well written and a good luck back.

Two boring cards, so boring I couldn't decide which card to use in the number seventy-nine spot.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Padrograph #1224 and a narrow victory

In my mail yesterday I received a custom card back from a signing.  It was Antonio Osuna, who pitched in thirty-one games for the Padres in 2004.  

El Nino squeaked out a narrow victory over Terry Shumpert.  I think mostly it was a reaction against the overdone Turkey Red inserts than a referendum on the players.  Ian Kinsler managed to squeak out one vote, Terry Shumpert had five votes and Fernando Tatis, Jr won with just seven votes.  

Up next is spot number seventy-seven.  The card of Archi is a mystery to me.  Why is there an Astro right behind him with a glove on also.  Archi never was an All Star so I don't know what the context could be.  I hardly remember Dustin Moseley with the Padres but he pitched in twenty games in 2011 and one in 2012.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Pitchers neglected in the last battle

 McKenzie Gore and Adrian Morejon were ignored in the fatal four way battle for the spot seventy-three.  McKenzie received one vote and Adrian got none.  The other seventeen votes were split between Phil Nevin and Rickey Henderson.  The Hall of Famer triumphed over Phil Nevin by just two votes, Rickey received ten votes and Nevin received eight votes.  

I don't think that I will be going to any Padres minor league games anymore.  With the radical realignment of the minor leagues by Major League Baseball yesterday there are no Padres minor league teams within 1,000 miles of where I live.  The four Padres minor league teams will be in El Paso, San Antonio, Lake Elsinore and Ft. Wayne.  One of the three teams I used to go watch the Padres play against, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, is no longer affiliated with anyone.  They had been a Giants affiliate for over twenty years.  

Todays battle is for spot number seventy-six.  A couple of guys you forgot played for the Padres and a member of the 2020 All Major League Team and a Future All Star and hopefully a long term member of the Padres.  

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thanks for all the answers on yesterday's post and today's fatal four way

 Barry Evans won that spot with nine votes, while Khalil Greene had five votes and Keith Moreland only got three votes.  

Today's battle between the Padres future and its past.  McKenzie Gore who still hasn't made his major league debut, Adrian Morejon who made his debut in 2020 vs Rickey Henderson, vagabond and Phil Nevin sliding into second or third.  

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your assistance.  By now you should know what to do.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Battle Results, new battle, a big mail day and a question

 Tom Lampkin won the battle for the 70th spot in the binder.  All the cards in this post came in the mail in the last week.  First up are cards from Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown.  Gavin now only lives four miles away on a less busy street so it makes it easier to drop stuff off to him.  I had no cards for spot number seventy-two in the Phrankenset so he sent me three and here they are.  

Barry Evans vs Khalil Greene vs Keith Moreland in this triple threat match.  Remember your votes enter you in a contest.  The prizes are rolling in as 2020 draws to a close.  

Chris the Collector sent over some very nice cards for 2020 Cardmas.

Padrograph #1223 arrived today, a purchase from facebook.  A dealer who travels to Venezuela to get cards signed.  Enrique pitched in four games for the Padres in 2008.  

I received these two cards in a package the other day.  Nothing I ordered anywhere and no name on the envelope.  The return address is on 34 Mile Rd in Armada, Michigan.  Any ideas who might have sent them?

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Friday, December 4, 2020

the goose is loose

 Goose Gossage took it to the competition.  He had ten votes, while poor Carmelo only got one vote and the etopps card of Xavier Nady got six votes.  Up next is spot number seventy.  A three way battle between a reliever and a couple of catchers.  Brad Hand in mid delivery, Tom Lampkin digging for third at Wrigley Field and Benito Santiago getting a new ball from the Umpire against the Giants.  

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

after a while the battles resume

This is a battle for spot number sixty-seven.  A Hall of Famer in an Archives product, a member of the 1986 team set and Xavier Nady on the only remaining etopps card in my collection.

A vote for anyone of them gets you an entry into a contest to be held after just thirty-two more cards.  

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