Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Padres Lineup Card from the D-Backs Game

I got a text the other day from my niece. She had an extra ticket to a D-Backs game and wanted to know if I wanted to go with. She had gotten the tickets for my brother for his birthday. It was supposed to be my brother and his three kids, but an unfortunate accident (nothing life threatening) left my nephew unable to attend. So I got the invite and was delighted to attend and cheer on the D-Backs from just 5 rows behind the home dugout. I know it says Row 10, but it started at Row 6.

This was my view.

Aside from great seats, the game was entertaining as the D-Backs beat the Padres 6-3. Archie Bradley got his first home start of the year and had a career high 9 strikeouts. It was also nice to spend some time with my brother on his birthday and two of my nieces. 

My brother and nieces left as soon as the game ended, but I opted to stick around hoping to get something from the dugout. It wasn't looking good, and then one of the D-Backs staff members tossed up a batting glove to a little girl standing about 10 feet away from where I was standing. Nobody saw it there laying on the ground, so I walked over, picked it up and gave it to the little girl. I looked at the staff member to let him know I had given the glove to the girl. he acknowledged me and then went back into the dugout and came back quickly and tossed a piece of paper up on the roof of the dugout. I grabbed it, not knowing what it was. 

When i turned it over I saw this.

It's the Padres lineup card that they had given to the D-Backs. It's fairly small. Probably about 5 x 7. Not as cool as a glove, but still a cool memento from the game. 

What's the coolest game-used thing you've ever gotten from a baseball game? 


  1. I think that's cooler than the glove. How many people have game-used lineup cards?

  2. I think that's cooler than the glove. How many people have game-used lineup cards?

  3. Nice surprise! That's really cool!

  4. As a collector of lineup cards (mostly minor league), I think it is very cool! You could put the card and ticket stub in a frame and it would look awesome.


    1. I have thought about framing them or at least putting them in an 8 x 10 top loader together. Very cool site you have!