Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1987 Donruss, Steve Farr

#301 Steve Farr

Here is the second Steve Farr card. This one features him as a Royal. Why he thought it would be a good idea to sign it with a silver Sharpie is beyond me. He signed the first card with the blue Sharpie that I provided the guy in front of me with to get the '85 Fleer card signed. He gave the Sharpie back to that guy and I placed my book in front of him. He picked up the silver and signed this card. I thanked him and moved to the next signer. My dad was behind me, and he placed his book in front of him and Steve signed both of the cards in black. I thought that it was a little strange, but oh well. Now I have something that is a little different (and hard to see).

After the Indians released Steve at the end of their 1985 Spring Training, Steve was a free agent. The Royals signed him five weeks later and he spent most of the time pitching in Omaha. Though he only pitched in 16 games for the Royals that season, he was on the ALCS roster and he pitched 6.1 innings against the Blue Jays while only allowing one run. However, he did not pitch at all in the Series and I suspect that Joe Beckwith took his spot on the roster.

Steve pitched for five more seasons with the Royals. In 1990, he pitched in 127 innings while posting a 1.98 ERA. He became a free agent after the season was over and he headed over to the Yankees where they gave him a hefty pay raise.


kasliwi said...

"Now you've got Spencer, a righty with no speed, against Farr and his palm ball...which means...double play."

Name that movie. Or...

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Haha, that was nice!

And Zach-I've had similar problems with silver sharpie autographs. Sometimes they turn out well, but often they are underwhelming.

zman40 said...

I gave up on silver last April. I haven't seen anything great from it on a baseball card yet.

Dave said...

1992 Pinnacle? That could be fun. Trying to think of other black sets.