In 1975, I was 6 years old and so were the San Diego Padres. They were a young team with no major stars — except Dave Winfield.
As a kid growing up in San Diego, Dave Winfield was the San Diego Padres. Really the first Padre to be considered a superstar.
Sure the Padres had Nate Colbert and later Ozzie Smith and even later Tony Gwynn.
But it was Winfield that I remember growing up.
As far as I was concerned, this was the card to pull in 1975. It was either Winfield or Willie McCovey or Randy Jones.
Even though McCovey spent 2 1/2 seasons as a Padres I always remember him more as a Giant.
Jones is the first Padre to win a Cy Young award. He did so as a member of a terrible team in 1976.