Today's binder? The very descriptive Non-Padres Binder. As you can assume from the title, there are 29 different clubs (or more, I guess, since you've got teams like the Expos and Senators as well) represented in this binder, but none of them are from San Diego This binder happens to be divided into a few different sections; it starts out with some non-Padre player collections, then some of my favorite former Padres (in other uniforms) and then onto cards of miscellaneous players.
Onto the cards!
First up, Wally Joyner from 1990 Topps. Joyner is a player that I collect. Super nice guy who's career peaked early, but still had a bunch of productive seasons, including his time with the Padres. Even though I love his Padres cards, I think I almost prefer his cards from his Angels days even more. I've said before that I'm not a huge fan of the design of '90 Topps, but the blue borders look good here.
I had never heard of Cecilio Guante before I busted open a repack a while back. I still don't know a whole lot about him, but I still liked the card for a few different reasons. First, look at that smile! I'll assume that he loves the game so much that he'd play it for free and is just happy to be doing something that he enjoys every day (okay, maybe I'm going out on a limb here). Second, how can you not dig those Pirates hats? Third, his last name is Guante, which is Spanish for glove. If your last name means "glove", you were born to play baseball, right?
For some reason, this card photographed kind of yellow. It's has really white borders, though, trust me. George Foster makes the binder because I'm always on the lookout for cards with my son's name on them (hint; it's not George). The only Foster cards that I have are from his Mets days, unfortunately, so I've got a long way to go on that collection. This is from the Topps traded set, I believe.
Okay, I guess I kinda cheated a bit on this last one. The only cards from 1972 that I have are all Padres, so I had to dig through my Paul Konerko pages to find a '72 design that wasn't from this year's Archives set (Paulie is in this year's Archives set, but his card has the '82 design). This card is a mini card from this year's flagship set, and not a bad looking one at that.
Anyways, thanks for looking through the Non-Padres binder with me. I'd be interested to see some similar posts by my fellow bloggers out there, since I'm sure they have a more extensive "Non-Padre" collection of these sets than I do. Share 'em if ya got 'em!