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, January 8, 2012

FanFest 2012

The bitter chill of winter has dissapated for a few days, allowing us baseball fans to think toward the slight chill of Opening Day. 2012 will most likely be another difficult year for us Orioles fans, but I have hope. I want progress, that is all. I don't need playoffs, championships, just progress.

That being said, FanFest will be my first opportunity to see these new look Birds. Autograph vouchers went on sale this morning at 10am and I picked up a total of five sessions for this year. The line-up is very suspect this year but for my needs, it will do just fine.

Jim Palmer, Brady Anderson and Rick Dempsey are the keynote signers of the alumni players that is not much deeper. I veteran players will be there as expected. Wieters, Markakis, Roberts? Check, Check and Check. It's the newbies and prospects that leave a bit to be desired.

Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy are the future of this franchise and they will be relaxing on January 21st. But we are able to pay $15 for the likes of Ryan Flaherty, Ryan Adams, Zach Phillips, Oliver Drake and Jai Miller. Really? New acquistion Tsuyoshi Wada would have been really nice. Hell, Endy Chavez would have worked as well.

In the end, for me, it doesn't matter. As long as the younger players, new acquisitions and roster hopefuls that I am paying for make it up, it will be worth it.

I still need some help with a few guys that I couldn't justify buying the vouchers for:
Ryan Adams
Matt Angle
Matt Antonelli
Chris Davis
Zach Phillips
Mark Reynolds

I can help out at Fanfest with these:
Mike Bordick
Zach Britton
Tommy Hunter
Adam Jones
Troy Patton
Chris Tillman
Matt Wieters

Let me know and we can work something out.


  1. Have fun. Hope it's not too cold outside that day.


  2. I was on the fence about going this year but when I saw that Brady was going to be there, I went ahead and bought tickets. I got the 4:40 with Brady, Andino, and Nick and also the 3:20 with Bordick, Hudson, Jones, and Matusz.

  3. Hey - I just send you an e-mail, but FYI, I can help you with Matt Angle and Matt Antonelli. Let me know how I can help you.

  4. I can hook you up with Davis, Angle and Antonelli. We'll talk to strategize, I might have gone overboard on the tickets

  5. I'll be there with Ryan. I would love Jones on a baseball. I can help with some of the other guys you might need...