Wednesday, December 10, 2008

1988 Fleer, Randall Byers

#653 Randall Byers/King

Here is yet another Padrograph of a player that I never heard of. This one features Randall Byers who got into 21 games with the Padres between 1987 and '88. If you look at his minor league numbers, you can see that he got a cup of coffee with the Padres in his fourth professional season. He got another cup the next year. He spent his entire sixth year in AAA and then he was done. He spent six years in the minors, half of them with AAA teams, and then was out of baseball.

Does anyone know what Jeff King is up to these days? It would be cool to add his signature to this card.

The best part of this card is that it is 1988 Fleer. This is the only card from that set that I have signed.


night owl said...

I have interviewed Jeff King. But I have no idea where he is now.

Dave said...

night owl, you make it sound as though he has disappeared off the face of the earth!

Maybe King is one of those guys who just retires to a small town in Montana and quietly lives out his life. Or maybe I'm reading too much into the mustache he sported later in his career.

Were you a beat writer, night owl?