Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Florie to Folkers

Bryce Bettancourt Florie was drafted by the Padres in 1988 and made his major league debut in 1994.  He pitched for three seasons before beginning a tour of the major leagues.  He may be best remembered for taking a line drive off the face when he was pitching for the Red Sox in 2000.  He made a comeback and played a couple of more seasons, he is currently the pitching coach for the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League.  I bought the card at Heaven Sent Sports Cards in Tualatin, Oregon.

Richard Nevin Folkers played for four teams in his 7 year major league career.  His best time was with the Cardinals, after he came over from the Mets.  The Cards traded him to the Padres as part of a three team deal between the Tigers, Cardinals and Padres.  He played two seasons for the Pads before the Brewers claimed him off waivers.  He played his final game in 1977.  I got this card signed through the mail in 2005, the only other person that I have ever gotten a signature from who date it was Frank Shorter on a photograph.

John Logan Forsythe was drafted by the Padres in 2008 and finished last season at AA San Antonio.  The way things seem to be headed in SD I expect to see him starting at Petco this season.  I obtained the card from the bay earlier this year.
Alan Benton Foster was drafted by the denizens of Chavez Ravine in 1965 and made his major league debut in 1967.  During his career he played for the Dodgers, Padres, Cardinals, Indians and Angels, completing the SoCal Trifecta.  He played two seasons for the Padres at the end of his career.  I am not sure how I got this card.


zman40 said...

So that is what the '05 is from. I was always wondering on the card you sent to me.

gcrl said...

tim belcher added the month/date to a ttm success of mine a while back.