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.