Sunday, April 26, 2009

More Fun from Padrographs

I received a nice package from Padrographs last week. I've been going through my stuff to find some interesting Padres to send back over, but for now I'll take a look at some of the cards I got. With poker being so popular these days, I'm fairly surprised that I haven't run across more product like the Bob Gibson ace of hearts above.

Mark Mulder still has baseball cards in 2009? I did not expect him to be in any sets this year, despite his pre-2006 track record. I heard during a baseball broadcast recently that Mulder could be ready in a couple of weeks for any interested team. It sounds like his agent just really wants that commission.

I have very few cards that were made prior to 1979, so this 1977 Topps Keith Hernandez was nice to see. (Insert Seinfeld reference here.)

I wonder what will eventually happen to all of the unsold Upper Deck Documentary packs and boxes. I'm guessing they will be destined for repack rebirth. Here's a card from a game that the Cards lost, no thanks to Adam Wainwright as he, of course, did not pitch.

Here's a Bob Gibson card straight out of the '60s. Oddly enough, it looks like it was cut off of a cereal box or something, but I love it anyway.

More Gibby! Those sideburns are timeless.

I continue to be confused by the fact that Jay Witasick was once in the Cardinals organization. I think I have another card of his that I posted on this blog in which I expressed similar sentiment.

Can anyone tell me what this card is supposed to be? I couldn't find it in Beckett (I know, I know, that's not too surprising.) Despite the appearance of the scan, it's actually see-through and seems to be made of plastic. A search for "Mark McGwire 2000 Tek" did not give me anything that looked right. I like getting McGwire cards, though, because I know there's about 347,325 of them and I have very few.

Thanks again to Rod of Padrographs. He will get a package sent his way in the coming week.

Big Blazers game tonight - a chance to even the series heading back home to Portland. Check it out on TNT if you're into that sort of thing.


  1. There are twenty different variations on each card of 2000 Topps Tek. There may be a number (10) to tell you which card it is in the set and there may be another number telling you what pattern it is.

  2. Thanks for the info. The card is numbered 10-5, so I guess it's pattern #5? What an annoying concept.


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