Dillon Overton, Padrograph #1081, Dillon pitched in two games in 2017. One each for the Mariners and Padres. Purchased on eBay
Brad Hand, Padrograph #1080, Brad has seven years in the majors, five with the Marlins and two with the Padres. He was selected for the All Star Game in 2017. Purchased on eBay
Jhoulys Chacin, Padrograph #1077, Jhoulys has nine years in the majors with the Rockies, Diamondbacks, Braves, Angels and the Padres. Purchased on eBay.
Jose Ruiz, Padrograph #1076. Jose pitched in one game for the Padres in 2017 and is in camp with the White Sox. I got this card from a company in Venezuela that makes cards for obscure players.
Mike Oquist, Padrograph #1079, Mike pitched in eight games for the 1996 Padres. The card is a custom card I made and got signed through an autograph dealer.
Phil Maton, Padrograph #1078, was drafted by the Padres in 2015 and pitched in forty six games for the Padres in 2017. This is a custom that I made and sent to Spring Training. Phil signed it and returned it.
I sent fourteen customs to Spring Training and so far the Phil Maton card is the only one I have gotten back.
Luis Torrens, Padrograph #1075 Luis played in 56 games for the Padres in 2017. This is another card I got from the Venezuelan company on eBay.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1. I would like to get 99 copies of this card with 11 signed copies. I have two signed copies already. So I need 88 unsigned copies of the card.
2. Complete a set from the 1950's (the decade of my birth) . The set I have decided to collect is the 1954 Bowman Naval Victories. The set is 48 cards and I have my first 19 on the way. Condition will not be important.
3. I would like to get to 1,100 Padrographs this year. I need 27 more signatures to reach the goal. I will start sending out request in February just before pitchers and catchers report.
4. I would like to support the Padres to an 80 win season.
5. Decide what 1950's set to collect in 2019.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Josh Naylor, Padrograph #1071, Josh was the 12th overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Marlins. In 2016 he was traded to the Padres as part of a six player trade. I got this 2017 Bowmans Best Card from Ebay.
Mark Wasinger, Padrograph # 1072, Mark was drafted by the Padres in the 3rd round in 1982. He was traded to the Giants in 1987 after playing 3 games for the Padres in 1986.
Luis Sardinas, Padrograph #1073, Luis played in 63 games for the Padres in 2016 & 2017 before being selected off waivers by the Orioles in May of 2017.
MacKenzie Gore, Padrograph #1070, MacKenzie was the 3rd overall pick in the 2017 for the Padres.
Blake Hunt, Parograph #1069, Blake was drafted by the Padres this year.
Luis Campusano, Padrograph #1068, was drafted in the second round in 2017.
I have decided to collect autographs of some of my favorite WWE Superstars. I already have a Daniel Bryan autograph and I have added Mick Foley and Braun Strowman.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is married to my officemates college roommate. I sent this to him at the Hayden Planetarium, it took about six months to come back.
Gavin has his 12/25 collection for his birthday. My birthday is September 13 and it is difficult to find cards that are 9/13 but I finally found one. Cool that it was a Padre to start the collection.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Padrograph #1067, Alex Torres pitched in 70 games for the Padres in 2014. He went 2-1 with an 3.33 ERA. He also played for the Rays and the Mets.
I had made a Carlos Baerga card and got it signed through PastPros, I made it to look an 1989 Donruss Rated Rookie. Then I saw that Topps had a card of Carlos in the Archives Snapshots. So now I have a certified auto of Carlos. I thought he was going to be the Padres third baseman for years before he got traded. I had watched him at AAA Las Vegas.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
I found an address for him and sent him several copies of the card and asked him to sign one for me. I have never heard back from him.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Leon pitched in 5 games for the Padres in 1969 going 0-1. That was the extent of Leon Everitt's major league career. He had been drafted by the Dodgers in 1965. He was traded to the Padres in 1969 with Tommy Dean for Al McBean. 1969 was his final year in organized baseball. After baseball he worked as a taxi driver, insurance agent and in construction in his home town of Marshall Texas, where he passed away in 2016. I got a copy of this signed through an autograph dealer.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
Last night the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series. First time in their 55-year history. Probably the first team to have played in more than one World Series and represented both the National and American Leagues.
A few former Padres played in the series Logan Forysthe, Luke Gregerson and Brandon Morrow. Astro pitching coach Brent Strom played for the Padres in the late 70’s and LA Manager Dave Roberts (the third Padres Dave Roberts) played for the Padres. Even the son of a former Padre was involved Lance McCullers, Jr, whose Dad played for the Padres from 1985-1988.
Today the Padres made several minor league transactions releasing two guys I have never heard of and assigning nineteen players to the various winter leagues.
In the past week the Padres have named a new hitting coach, Matt Stairs, who played with the Padres in 2010. They also named a new first base coach, Skip Schumacher, who never played with the Padres but has been in the front office for the last two years.
The big questions between now and April 2018 are will Brad Hand still be the closer, will Yangy still be a Padre and who will be playing shortstop? What will A.J. Preller do this offseason.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Paul Siebert is part of another set of brothers that played for the Padres. His brother Sonny played for the Padres in 1975 and Paul pitched in four games in 1977.
Mike Fiore finished his major league career in 1972 with 7 games in San Diego and 17 games in St. Louis.
Steve Fireovid made his major league debut in 1981 with the Padres against the Pirates.
Patrick Kivlehan made his major league debut with the Padres in 2016 before being waived. The Reds got him off the waiver wire and he played in 115 games for the Reds in 2017.
Evan Scribner pitched in 10 games for the Padres in 2011. He played for the Mariners in 2017.
David Lee pitched in 41 games for the Padres in 2001 between two years in Colorado and two years in Cleveland.
Cody Decker made his major league debut for the Padres in 2015, he played in the Mets organization in 2017.
Dusty Coleman played in 27 games for the Padres in 2017 after making his major league debut with the Royals in 2015.
Ricky Stone pitched in 27 games for the Padres in 2004.
Now here are the backs for the nine cards.