The San Diego Padres played their first season in Major League Baseball in 1969. Since their founding, the team has played in the National League West Division. In their history, the franchise has won five division titles and two NL Pennants. The Padres moved into Petco Park in 2004 and have called it their home ever since.
In the early days of the franchise the Padres had difficulty finding wins on the diamond. After drafting Dave Winfield with the fourth overall pick of the 1973 MLB Draft they managed to have one of the first stars in the franchise’s history. Winfield played for the organization from 1973-1980 until he signed with the New York Yankees, during his time with the Padres he won multiple Gold Glove Awards and was an All-Star numerous times. The Padres had their first winning season in 1978 and won their first NL Pennant in 1984. They defeated the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series before losing to the Detroit Tigers in five games in the World Series. In 1984 their right fielder Tony Gwynn led the NL in hits, batting average, and won a Silver Slugger Award, emerging as one of the best players in the game along the way. The organization did not qualify for the playoffs again until 1996 while playing under Manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy led the franchise to their second and most recent NL Championship and had a franchise high 98 wins during the 1998 season. The team struggled throughout the early-2000s before winning back-to-back division titles in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 Jake Peavy won the NL Cy Young Award, winning the NL Pitching Triple crown that year with a 2.54 ERA, 19 wins, and 240 strikeouts. In recent years the Padres have not found much success on the field but with the recent acquisitions of Eric Hosmer and Christian Villanueva, they are starting a new chapter in this organization’s history.
Signed San Diego Padres sports memorabilia makes great sports gifts for anybody that you know who is a sports memorabilia collector or San Diego Padres fan. Whoever receives our product offerings will love them and will not be able to wait to display them in their home or office. Do not miss your chance to purchase autographed sports collectibles for superstars Clayton Richard, Austin Hedges, Cory Spangenberg, and Tyson Ross.
Collecting San Diego Padres Memorabilia
Tony Gwynn Autographed Photos
: Tony Gwynn played for the Padres from 1982-2001, being named an All-Star 15 times and winning eight NL Batting Titles during his career. An autographed Gwynn photo is a valuable investment that will soon surge in worth. No sports memorabilia collection is complete without a signed photo by this Hall of Famer who is one of the greatest hitters in MLB history.
Eric Hosmer Autographed Jerseys
: One of our Eric Hosmer signed 2016 All-Star Game jerseys will look outstanding on display in your home or office. Our Hosmer autographed jerseys are crafted with high-quality materials and will leave you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This first baseman has been named an All-Star, winning the 2016 All-Star Game MVP Award and has won multiple Gold Glove Awards during his career.
Trevor Hoffman Autographed Baseballs
: An autographed Trevor Hoffman baseball is a rare and unique sports collectible. One of our Hoffman signed baseballs with an inscription commemorating his Hall of Fame induction will soon become one of your favorite possessions in your sports room or man cave. During his career this closer saved 601 games and won the NL Rolaids Relief Award twice.
Dave Winfield Autographed Bats
: This Hall of Fame outfielder was a twelve-time All-Star who won seven Gold Glove and six Silver Slugger Awards over the course of his career. A Dave Winfield signed Rawlings Big Stick bat is going to be a tremendous addition to any sports memorabilia collection, so shop for yours immediately. Our autographed Winfield bats are rare and unique sports collectibles that are always guaranteed to be authentic.