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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A "Merv"elous Success

Sorry for the cheesy title, but it was the only thing I could come up with. It is however, very fitting.

My success from Merv Rettenmund took only seven days to go to San Diego and back, and that's with a pesky Federal holiday in the way. I am usually pretty good at sending to the consistent signers but had overlooked Merv until recently. I traded for a 1972 Topps card 2 years ago and it is now looking for a good home.

Anyone who has tried Merv TTM can attest that he is a great signer. He is signing at a 98% clip, on over 157 attempts according to SCN. The man is a machine. In 11 years on SCN he has never had a request out longer than 49 days, and that doesn't account for lazy people like myself not updating the site. Even the one failure on the site, the person never actually sent a card. He has even returned up to 9 signed cards at a time and the autograph community should bow down and thank him.

Merv Rettenmund 1991 Orioles Crown #377

Merv Rettenmund 1972 Topps #171

Thank you Merv.

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