Friday, September 20, 2013

How To Make A Red Sox Fan Enjoy Padres Cards

Some time ago, Marcus from All The Way To The Backstop held a Padres draft, and I was able to snag some pretty cool cards. He threw in some others as well, so I'm going to show you some of the highlights.

My first 1969 Topps cards.

One of the best card backs I've ever seen.

I don't normally get excited over Padres cards, but you can see why I'm making an exception.

I don't have many 1971 Topps. I'll have to rectify that at some point.

A 1976 Topps airbruhed Willie Davis.

One of the few non-Padres Marcus sent, but a card I need.

A card from my first year of collecting that I do not have.

I also got a few 1978 Topps. Most of these I already have (although these are probalby all upgrades).

I love the manager cards from this set.

The Padres team card....

...and the back looks just like the one I have. Not completed.

Some very cool 1979 Topps Padre cards.

For some reason every time I go to a show I buy this card because I think I don't have it.

I've seen this card countless time on other blogs, but never owned one...until now.

But as much as I enjoyed the 60's and 70's cards Marcus sent (or I drafted), these were the best of the package/draft.


I had only read about these cards. I had never even seen them, much less held them. I've never been so happy to see San Diego Padres cards in my life.

The card backs are equally as cool.

Thanks Marcus for one of the best card packages I've ever received.

And it didn't include a single Red Sox!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked 'em Bert! Gotta say, I think you made out pretty well in that draft. You're right, those Mother's Cookies cards are some of my favorites, wish they'd bring 'em back at some point. There are some other team sets that MC did, kinda wish I had some of those as well.