Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 Chachi Transactions #15 Pete Orr

Infielder Pete Orr joined the ranks of former Phillies when he was outrighted off the team's 40-man roster in the week following the 2013 season.  He's since landed with the Brewers, where he'll go to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Orr played in parts of three seasons for the Phillies, accumulating a .247 average over 96 games.  He made the team's opening day rosters in both 2011 and 2012, but spent the majority of last season playing for the Triple-A IronPigs.  His sole Phillies card can be found in the team's second postcard set from 2011, although I have four IronPigs cards of his in my collection.

4 comments:

14kphillies said...

I know you don't consider them cards, but Orr also made an appearance in the 2011 Phillies Phan Photo set. I need to somehow get checklists for a number of late '00s sets that I am missing, but it would be interesting to see if there are any Phillies whose only appearance on a "card" is thanks to the Phan Photo sets.

Jim said...

That would be interesting . . .

One of these years, I'm going to pull the trigger on buying a complete set of those Phan Photos - especially during one of the offseason clearance sales.

Steve F. said...

Have you seen those sets at the off-season clearance sales? I have all of them going back to 2005, plus 2000 and 2002. Of course I paid full-price for them, either $35 or $40. It will irk me if it turns out I could have bought them for $10 or so....

I am the proud owner of a signed Pete Orr 2011 team photocard. I attended the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Meet the Phillies event and Pete was there greeting fans. Had I realized that would be his only Phillies card other than the Phan Photos and Chachi cards, well, I suppose I wouldn't have done anything differently, so never mind.

Joe Savery was greeting fans as well and I asked him to sign his 2012 Topps Heritage "Rookie Stars" card. That's one of the cards where it shows 4 rookies' faces arranged in a square (a replica of the Pete Rose rookie card from 1963). Joe must have assumed I was going to get the other four guys on the card to sign, because he signed it completely over his own face so that he is essentially invisible behind his signature. Nice. A psychiatrist might read into it that he is a mild-mannered fellow, perhaps with low self esteem.

Jim said...

I've seen them a few different years, but I don't think they were ever any lower than $35 per set. So they probably don't discount them at all.