Saturday, October 14, 2017

Padrograph #1052

Tony Hawk was born and raised in San Diego.   This is his second appearance on a card as a fan of the Padres. Someone in St. Louis got this signed when Tony was there for the opening of a skatepark. This is the second first pitch card in my collection, the other is Agness Mckee.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Padrographs #1049-#1051

Jorge Ona is a 20 year old Cuban outfielder who signed with the Padres in 2016.  He spent this year at Ft. Wayne.  I got the card in a case break of Bowman Chrome.
Duanel Jones was signed by the Padres in 2010, he was released after 2017. I got this 2011 Elite Extra edition on Ebay.
Chris Paddack was drafted by the Marlins in 2015 and was traded to the Padres for Fernando Rodney.  He underwent Tommy John surgery on August 15, 2016. He is expected back at the start of the 2018 season. I also got this card from the case break of Bowman Chrome.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Padrograph #1048

Allen Cordoba was a Rule 5 draftee from the St. Louis Cardinals who made the Padres opening day roster and played in 100 games this year.  I got this 2017 Heritage Hi Number Rookie card on ebay.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Padrograph #1047

Adam Russell pitched in 27 games for the Padres in 2009 and 2010. This is a custom I made and then got signed through an autograph dealer I know.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Padrograph #1046

Matt Szczur, Matt was obtained in a trade with the Cubs earlier this year.  The Cubs got minor leaguer Justin Hancock.  Matt has played in 102 games for the Padres this year.  This is a custom I made and sent to Matt earlier this year and got back yesterday.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Padrograph #1045

Jose Pirela was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2006.  The Yankees traded him to the Padres in 2015.  He has played in 98 games for the Padres in 2016 and 2017.  I got the card from a dealer from Venezuela on eBay.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Padrographs #1041-1044

 #1041-Sean Henn, Sean pitched in four games for the Padres in 2008.
#1042-Glendon Rusch, Glendon pitched in 12 games for the Padres in 2008.
#1043-Matt Palmer, Matt pitched in 3 games for the Padres in 2012.

#1044-Von Joshua, Von played in 53 games for the Padres in 1980.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Padrograph #1040

Dennis Blair pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 1980 to finish his major league career.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Padrograph #1039

Jon Jay, Jon played in 90 games for the Padres in 2016.  The Padres granted him free agency in November and he is currently playing with the defending World Champion Cubs.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Padrograph #1038

Doug Dascenczo played in 21 games for the Padres in 1996 at the end of his career.  He was a roving minor league instructor for the Padres, and coached at various levels in the Padres organization and managed in the minors for the Padres.  He was named Texas league Manager of the Year in 2011.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Padrograph #1037

Carlos Asuaje played in seven games for the Padres last year and has played in twenty six games this years.  Got this off Ebay.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Padrographs #1035 & #1036

Angel Bravo is Padrograph #1035. I found a dealer in Venezuela who has signed cards of various players from that country.  Angel Bravo played in fifty two game for the Padres in 1971.
From the same dealer in Venezuela comes Padrograph #1036, Jose Rondon played in 8 games for the Padres in 2016 and is currently playing in their minor leagues system.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

an upgrade and two new Padrographs

I had a photo of Josh Spence that was card sizedbut I made a card of him and got it signed at a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game.  They were playing the TriCity Dust Devils, the Padres short season rookie team. Josh is the pitching coach for TriCity.  He was quite friendly, told me to let him know if the bullpen misbehaved.  He signed the card and I gave him a copy of it.  Josh pitched in 51 games for the Padres in 2011 and 2012.  Josh is Padrograph #989.  

At that same game I got Oscar Salazar, the hitting coach to sign the card I made for him.  He was pleased that I had a card of him and even more pleased when I gave him a copy.  Oscar played in 140 games for the Padres in 2009 and 2010.  Oscar is Padrograph #1033.

I went to the game mainly to get this 2017 Bowman card signed.  Adrian wasn't in the bullpen with the rest of the pitchers.  I thought I had missed him after the game, but someone else had stopped him to get a bunch of 8X10 photos signed (wonder when they will show up on ebay) so I was able to get my one card signed.  Adrian is an 18 year old from Cuba that the Padres signed.  I gave him some extra cards that I had of him.  I had to use my rudimentary Spanish to let him know that the cards were for him, I didn't need them signed.  I only needed one signed.  Adrian is Padrograph #1034.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Padrograph #1032b

#1032 (you may notice that the number is repeated.  That's cause I had doubles of someone).
Edwin Jackson, pitched in 13 games for the Padres last year.  He is with the Orioles this year.

Friday, May 26, 2017