Monday, January 30, 2012

Floyd Chiffer

Sent: 1/18/12
Received: 1/25/12
Time: 7 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1983 Fleer, 1983 Topps, 1987 TCMA Richmond Braves
Item Received: 1983 Fleer, 1983 Topps, 1987 TCMA Richmond Braves.  All signed in black Sharpie.

Floyd Chiffer pitched for three seasons for the San Diego Padres, including 15 games for the 1984 National League Champions (though he was not on the post-season roster).  His spot in my collection, though, was earned by logging time in the Twins' minor league system in 1985.  I figure that if I'm going to collect autographed Twins minor league cards, I should also include guys who played in the Twins system even if they didn't have a card depicting them as a member of the organization.  I'm actually pretty surprised that Chiffer didn't get a call-up to the Twins.  He had a great year at Toledo in 1985 with 9 wins, 13 saves, and a 2.49 ERA.  As brutal as the Twins bullpen was in the mid '80s, he couldn't have been any worse!

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