The Quest

The Baltimore Orioles have been in town since '54 and have had over 900 men don their uniform. My goal is to obtain a signed card of each player. If you have something I need, or see something you want, don't be shy, we can make a deal.

Collection Statistics

Total Players 877/977 = 89.25%
1991 Orioles Crown Set
Total Players 309/465 = 66.45%
Alive Players 274/369 = 74.25

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Halfway Home

I have met my first collection goal with yesterdays successes of David Segui, Al Bumbry and Paul Mitchell. Finally, I have 50% of all players from the 1991 Crown set that are still alive. It feels great to achieve a goal, but I still have a long way to go.

By the end of the 2010 baseball season I hope to eclipse the 50% marker in all other facets of the collection. I am only 33 cards away from halfway on the entire Crown set and by my calculations a mere 62 from the middle point of the all-time roster. Unfortunately with the season a few weeks away the all-time roster will slowly increase, pushing me further away.

For the first time in almost five years I truly love collecting again. My player collections had stalled and I was merely going through the motions. I haven't focused on my Brian Roberts collection in months and am pretty sure I will liquidate that collection during the season. The history of the team and learning more about each player is what has me hooked.

Bring on the next milestone.

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's always nice to reach a milestone.

    I'm working towards a similar goal of trying to collect autographs from everyone who ever played for the Mets.

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  2. Paul, anyone from my list you need for your collection? LMK

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  3. 錢,給你帶來歡愉的日子,但不給你帶來和平與幸福........................................

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  4. For those that don't speak Chinese "Dressing Up" said "Money, bring happiness days, but not to give you bring peace and happiness" according to freetranslation.com.

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