Sunday, January 31, 2021

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

I took all 556 entries and laboriously typed them each into, Nah.  I copied them all from the spreadsheet and pasted them into and randomized the list eleven times.  

The more times you commented the better your chances were.  So here is the list of winners.

Just in case you can't read the screenshot here are the winners in order.  
2. Diamond King
3. BBCardz
4. Ptown Tom
5. Fuji
6. Brett Alan
7. Fuji
8.Angels in Order

So GCRL gets to pick five items from the prize page. 
Then the Diamond King picks three items from the prize page.
Next BBCardz picks two items from the prize page.
Then Tom picks an item, Then Fuji picks an item, then BrettAlan picks an item, Fuji then gets to pick another item, then Angels in Order picks an item and then GCRL picks two more items.  

Thank you so much for all your help.  

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Updating the contest, updating Padrographs and astronauts and a box of 2020 Topps Holiday

 It seems you can't randomize a list of 556 names ninety nine times in a day on  I ran out of data bits, so once I can get back in I will randomize the list eleven times, since that is the number Tim Flannery wore after Steve Garvey showed up.  

I have picked up a bunch of Padrographs since the last one I featured.  Padrograph #1232, Chad Gaudin.  I just got this custom card back from a private signing.  He was signed as a free agent, pitched twenty games for the Padres in 2009 and then the Yankees purchased his contract.  

Padrograph #1230, Mike Clevinger.  Clevinger was supposed to be a key part of the playoff run last year after he came from Cleveland in a big trade, but then he got hurt.  He will miss the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.  I picked up this card off eBay, it is from some Topps subscription set.  

Padrograph #1229, Austin Nola.  One of my granddaughter Nola favorite players.  Austin came over from the Mariners in a late season trade and seemed to me to be an upgrade at the position.  I picked this card up on eBay and it is from the same set as the Clevinger card.
Padrograph #1228, Steve Delabar.  Steve was drafted by the Padres in 2003 and played four years in their minor league system before being released in 2008.  I thought I had this card in my Padrographs but I did not and picked it up from the bay.
Padrograph #1227, Zach Davies. Zach is now a Cub but pitched in twelve games for the Padres last year.  This exceptionally thick card was purchased on the aforementioned auction web site. 
Padrograph #1226, Owen Caissie. Was the first Canadian drafted in the 2020 draft in the second round.  He was traded to the Cubs as part of the Yu Darvish trade.  He was included in the Bowman Draft cards in 2020.  I didn't pull this card but bought it somewhere.  

Padrograph #1231, Ripken Reyes.  Ripken was drafted by the Padres in the 30th round of the 2019 draft.  He played at Ft. Wayne that year.  He was part of the great layoff in 2020.

I picked up the last card in the 1963 Astronauts set.  Usually the checklist has been the most expensive card I have seen.  I managed to find this one for just ten dollars.  I now have five of the fifty-five card set.  

I managed to snag a box of 2020 Topps Holiday cards through a connection in retail.  I opened the box yesterday.  I got more Padres than I think I have in any other modern Topps box. I got Hosmer, Myers, Grisham, Machado and Tatis.  These are the hits I got.  Robles and Rogers are metallic snowflakes, Trout and Alonso are SPs.  I got a Rowdy relic and a Soto ornament.  All of the below are available for trade purposes.

See you tomorrow with the results of the contest.  

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Weekend

 This post has nothing to do with the SuperBowl halftime show.  There were a total of 556 entries in the Phrankeset contest to this point.  The plan is to randomize the list ninety-nine times, since you helped me choose the first ninety-nine cards.  Then the top ten will win prizes.  Number one will be able to pick five items, number two three items, number three two items and four through ten will each get to choose one item.  If anyone is repeated they will wait until the people in front of them choose their items.  I will announce the winners sometime Saturday (if I am done stacking the cord of firewood that is coming tomorrow) otherwise it will be Sunday.  Here are two of the prizes that will be available.  

Friday, January 22, 2021

Remembering the Home Run King

 I just read that Hank Aaron passed away at age eighty-six.  I remember the first time I became aware of him.  In 1969 I lived in La Palma, California.  We were attending a church in Cerritos and I was active in the AWANA program there.  One summer day for an outing we went to my first ever baseball game.  We went to Chavez Ravine to see the Dodgers play the Braves.  Just being in those hallowed spaces was amazing, all that green.  We sat in the right field bleachers and right in front of us was number 44.  We watched the game and at one point Hammerin' Hank hit a home run and it landed in my scorecard.  Alas I don't have it as I was mobbed and someone took it.  I never saw who it was.  Being a twelve year old who had never seen a baseball game in person before and whose father preferred basketball and track and field to baseball I didn't know anything about any of the players.  I do know that even know at age sixty-three I will always remember that day.  Goodbye, So Long and Farewell to the All Time Home Run King.  Barry may have a few more but to me Henry Aaron will always be the home run king.  

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Little Ninja kicked butt

 Alexi Amarista ran away with that battle with eleven votes, Wil had two, Kemp had two and Ready was shut out.  Now for the final battle of the first ninety-nine cards.  Tim Mauser vs Hunter Renfroe.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

El Nino is triumphant

Tatis won convincingly, eleven to two.  Up next is a fatal four battle between the well traveled Matt Kemp, the Wil they trade him this year Wil Myers, Eveready Randy Ready and the Little Ninja, Alexi Amarista. This is for spot ninety-seven.  There is only one more battle after this one.  

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Margot Makes it.

 My numbering was off and the last battle was for spot ninety-four.  Manny Margot won with eight votes, Schmipf got six and Logan Forsythe got shut out.  Up next is the actual battle for spot number ninety-five between two current teammates and the future of the Padres.  Manny Machado vs. El Nino. 

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hall of Famer Hoffman

 I can't sleep so we get a post in the middle of the night, unless Jon is reading this in Wales.  

Well Franmil didn't even get a vote, Clayton got three because he is a Michigan Wolverine and Trevor got ten votes.

Up now is spot number ninety-five.  Logan Forysthe is a free agent who played some for the Marlins last year.  It looks like Ryan Schimpf has retired, he last played in 2018.  Manny Margot is a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

1986 beats custom

 Gary Templeton won eight votes to three.  Up next is spot number ninety-two.  

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Red Sox beats Retired

 It was close but Hunter Renfroe won that battle, eking out the victory by two votes.  It was eight to six.

Up next is a card collector and a shortstop that moved from St. Louis to San Diego.  I got Phil to sign this card through the mail, he said he usually didn't sign at that address, but since I made the card he would sign it for me.  

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

DJ wins

 Darren Jackson won handily with seven votes.  Inman had two and Scrabble only got one vote.  

I received my Heritage High Number set of Padres and boy howdy was I disappointed.  Still haven't seen a Jake Croenenworth card with the Padres but got cards of Franchy Cordero, Brian Dozier, Seth Mejias-Brean and Trey Wingenter who combined played ZERO games for the Padres in 2020.  Topps can make cards NOW but they can't put players with the right teams in a product they had planned for who knows how long.  Rant over.

Todays battle is between two pretty cool cards.  I got to see Vaughn play for the Padres in 1998 against the Giants and Hunter in 2013 when he played for Eugene.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

the newest member of the Boston Red Sox wins

 Hunter Renfroe ran away with the balloting.  He had five votes to Margot's three, Wil Meyers and Ryan Klesko each received two votes. 

Will Inman had a long minor league career playing from 2005-2013 in the Brewers, Padres, Red Sox and Rays systems.  He was with the Padres from 2007-2011.

Darrin Jackson had a twelve year major league career, spending 1989-1992 with the Padres.  

Marc "Scrabble" Rzepczynski played for the Padres in 2015.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The double dip wins

 The 1993 Topps Kurt Stillwell wins in a run away.  Adrian and Trevor each got one vote and Stillwell wins with eight.  

Up next is a fatal four way battle between a retired player, a current Padre and two players who were with Tampa Bay in the playoffs. This is for spot number eighty-seven.  Only 12 more cards to go before the end of the contest.  Only nine more battles before we get there.
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