Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1990 Upper Deck, Garry Templeton



#288 Garry Templeton

Here is another great autograph that Rod sent me. This one features long time Padre, Garry Templeton. Garry spent about 10 seasons in San Diego after 6 seasons in St. Louis. In Garry's last season, he was traded to the Mets for Tim Tuefel. He retired after that season.

Garry had over 2,000 hits in his career and had a lifetime average .271. He was a three-time All Star (two with the Cards, once with the Padres) and won two Sliver Sluggers (one with each team). After retirement, he went into coaching. He managed at the AAA level before heading over to the independent leagues. This year, he is supposedly managing the Arizona Winter League's Palm Springs Chill.

4 comments:

paulsrandomstuff said...

I never really appreciated how good a career Templeton had. (Of course, my strongest memories of him are from his final season in New York... we just never see the West Coast players that much.)

zman40 said...

It's been fun to go back and look at the stats of these new Padre autographs that I have gotten. I didn't know (or remember) that he finished his career as a Met.

Dave said...

That is a really phenomenal card and autograph. Seeing all these '90 Upper Deck cards is really making me want to buy a factory set.

zman40 said...

Have some fun and hand collect the set. You have a blog; I wouldn't think that it would be too hard to get some assistance on it, but that is just my opinion.