For those of you that read this blog, you know that the primary focus of my collection is sports cards. However, I was given an opportunity by someone I follow on Twitter (thanks, @batcavelv!!) to get my hands on some San Diego Padres programs from 1984. Given a chance to add to my Padres memorabilia, I thought, why not.
The program on the left is from the 1984 LCS against the Cubbies and has the Friar in all his brown glory. The center program is the World Series program. The one on the right, I believe is the first program of the year and features former owner Ray Kroc who passed away in 1984.
The World Series program and the LCS program both have stamps on them. There’s a Babe Ruth stamp on the WS program and a Roberto Clement stamp on the LCS program. I have no idea if this affects the value at all. Both stamps are for a whopping 20 cents. I’ll let that sink in for a minute.
And here is the inside of the World Series program – the only one of the three with color photographs. Check out the svelte Tony Gwynn and the LCS hero Steve Garvey. Both looking dapper in the home white. Who doesn’t love the brown stirrups with the yellow socks?
1984 was ceratinly a good year for the Friars. Don’t believe me? Please allow me to jog your memory: