Sunday, February 7, 2010

1985 Fleer, Steve Farr

#446 Steve Farr

Here is the first of four autographs that I got from Steve Farr at Fanfest. I knew going in to it that this is the worst possible card to get signed because of the dark jersey. But, it is the only card of Farr that I could find where he wasn't a Royal or Yankee. That is why I took it.

Steve played parts of two seasons with the Indians-1984 and 1994. In '84, he appeared in 31 games and started about half of them. He finished the season 3-11 with a 4.58 ERA. The Indians released him during Spring Training the following season and the Royals signed him a couple of months later.

In 1994, Steve signed with the Indians and appeared in 19 games before being dealt to the Red Sox. Prior to the trade, Steve had only pitched 15.1 innings and he had an ERA of 5.28. He didn't do any better in Boston and he retired after that season.

This is another Night Owl dollar store card. It took me about a year to get some cards from the lot signed.


Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

That is a strange looking card. Not much going on with it.

Anonymous said...

If that photo was cropped a little closer, I'd swear it was a mugshot.

I don't think I'd be very happy to see this one if I were Mr. Farr.

night owl said...

Fleer had all kinds of wacky photos like that in the early-to-mid '80s.

It's so cool that you're getting those cards signed.

zman40 said...

After eight seasons in the minors, I'm sure Steve was just happy to be there.