Unfortunately, the mere thought of a post like that jinxed the Friars, who got shutout at home by the Reds, 6-0.
Oh well, can't win 'em all. Or in the Padres case, can't win that many. However, they are out of the NL West cellar, so I'll take my silver linings when I can get them.
I considered posting six '86 Topps Padres in a row, since that phrase seems to roll off the tongue better, but since these are a little cooler (you know my fondness for the brown and yellow unis), here they go!
Don't feel like adding a whole lot more to this post (although later I'll show the rest of the goods that Mark sent over), because sometimes, it's just nice to look at pictures instead of reading words. Although I will say that Willie Davis was Tony Gwynn's idol. Since Gwynn grew up a Dodgers fan (ugh), I never thought that he played for the Padres. He did in 1976, but not in '77, when these cards came out; he was in Japan, playing for the Chunichi Dragons, and later for the Crown Lighter Lions.
And there's a joke about fancy "Rich Folk(ers)" somewhere in there, but my brain isn't coming up with it.