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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Little Joe Orsulak to Brighten Up Your Day

The beauty about working a mile from home is being able to go home for lunch and blog. I can save money on lunches and gas but can also do a little posting during the other 45 minutes.

Last night was my second in-person signing session of the year. Same place, Hightopps. Different player, Joe Orsulak. I was a huge fan of our "Joltin" Joe and even at a young age I loved his hustle.

My Hightopps excursion lasted a total of five minutes, which was pretty sweet. There wasn't a line of people so I walked right up to him and started talking to him. He signed the Fanfest postcard and told me to lay out anything else I had. He signed everything I brought and had I known it would be that easy, I would have brought my other 15 cards. At least I got the Crown card signed.

While signing his 93 Score card he commented on breaking the rules. It's a little hard to see but he is rocking a beard on a team with a no beard policy. He said some times you just have to do what you want. I mentioned it was good to see a big turn-out, because the Larry Sheets event was less than full. He shrugged his shoulders and smirked as if it was to be expected.

Three minutes with a pro ballplayer. Two minutes parking. Seven signatures. Good score.

Joe Orsulak 1991 Orioles Crown # 345


Joe Orsulak 1989 Topps #287


Joe Orsulak 1992 Stadium Club #135


Joe Orsulak 1992 Topps #325


Joe Orsulak 1993 Score #590


Joe Orsulak 1993 Topps #28


Joe Orsulak 2010 Orioles FanFest Postcards

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