Monday, May 2, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 CURT BLEFARY

Here’s a “missing” 1973 card for former 1965 American League Rookie of the Year Curt Blefary, who wrapped up an eight-year career split between the Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres in 1972:


Blefary played in 82 games during his final season, hitting .221 with three homers and 10 runs batted in over 134 plate appearances.
After having three straight productive seasons with the Orioles between 1965 and 1967, he fell off and bounced from the O’s to the Astros, Yankees, A’s and Padres between 1968 and ‘72.
He would finish with a .237 average along with 112 homers and 382 runs batted in, with 699 hits over 2947 at-bats, with his inaugural season easily being his best.

3 comments:

  1. It has always fascinated me about the whereabouts of a player after the fallout of a fine season or accomplishment. This is an outstanding card of a former Rookie of the Year turned journeyman.

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  2. What has fascinated me is why someone as defensively-challenged as "Clank" (Blefary) would be moved to the all-important position of catcher.

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  3. This card gives rise to another missing card from the '72 Padres/'73 set, Gerry Jestadt

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