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I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the Topps base card has evolved since San Diego joined the major leagues in 1969. I went through my collection and picked one Padres card from each year without repeating any players.
In an infamous trade, the Padres traded Ozzie and others for a package consisting most notably of Garry Templeton.
Tony's 1993 Upper Deck SP card depicts him batting wearing pitcher Scott Sanders's jersey. What's that all about? Was it a practical joke or something much more sinister? Or maybe somewhere in between? Probably that last one, huh?
Jerry Coleman was featured on a handful of Topps cards as a Yankee during his playing days but only one from his tenure managing the Padres. I just scratched that card off of my want list.
Pat Scanlon spent the last season of his four year career in Padres brown and yellow. After playing 2 games in 1974, 60 in '75 and 11 in '76 for the Expos, the original Scan-man got into 47 games for the '77 Padres, batting a paltry .190 with a lone