Sunday, April 8, 2012

1973 Topps Curt Blefary

Curt Blefary fielded right handed but hit from the left side of the plate, and he could hit with power. In order to keep that bat in the line up he was shuffled around the field. He felt that this shuffling led to his decline. He ended his MLB career in 1972 with the Padres. In 1973 he was picked up by the Braves but never left the minors. He passed away in 2001 and his ashes were scattered at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Memorial Stadium was last used by the Orioles in 1991 and last used by the Ravens in 1997. Memorial Stadium was in the process of being demolished when his family scattered his ashes.  


  1. This is a great looking card! He actually was playing more as a catcher by this time, tho.

  2. Actually he was mostly used as a pinch hitter. Of his 82 appearances in a 1972 he only played defense in 30, with 12 as a catcher. He is listed as Catcher-OF on his 1972 card and he is in his catcher's gear on the 1972 "In Action" card. So I can see your point.