Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dick "Turk" Farrell: Houston's 1st All-Star

I received several new signed cards yesterday, but I'll hold off posting those for now. Instead, I wanted to show a card that I already had. I was putting some cards I recently bought into my binders. I picked up some Bob Gibson and Larry Dierker rookies, Rusty Staub cards, and a few others from '67-67. As I was looking at my 1966 cards I noticed that I had two Dick Farrell cards. I noticed that the second card was signed. Now, I don' remember if I realized that when I bought a huge lot of older Colt .45s and Astros cards about 10 years ago that this card was signed or if I overlooked it and stored it away.

Turk was killed in a car wreck in 1977 in England. Sending Turk a card TTM is impossible, and I really wanted his sig. Looks like I might have it.

Turk was quite the practical jokester; he once slipped a baby alligator into a whirlpool at the Colts' clubhouse.

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