In honor of the upcoming All-Star game I figured I would start showcasing some All-Star related items. This one is a 7-Up bottle from 1978. On the front is the logo for the All-Star game and on the back of the bottle is a list of all the scores of previous games. That was the year the game was held at then San Diego Stadium (now Qualcomm Stadium) and was the first time the event was held in San Diego. It has since come back to San Diego only once in 1992. Why it hasn’t come to Petco yet is beyond me. The only thing I can think of is they waived that right to have the WBC hosted here and being that it’s looking like the Red Sox will be getting the All-Star game in 2012, 2013 is the earliest they can hope for. Anyways Dave Winfield & Rollie Fingers were San Diego’s All-Star represenatives that year w/future Padres Goose Gossage, Craig Nettles, Jack Clark, Steve Garvey & Fred Lynn also playing. Also future Padres bench coach Ted Simmons, future manager Larry Bowa & future 1st base coach Davey Lopes were there, as well as future Padre fathers Jeff Burroughs (Sean) & Bob Boone (Bret). The game took place on July 11th 1978 with the National League winning 7-3.