I collect baseball cards. I know I'm a dork but I have lived with that fact for quite some time.
But I am a dork with goals. I am trying to acquire an autograph of every person to play an inning for my favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles. I will be sharing the trials and tribulations of card collecting, stories from players and my thoughts on the hobby. I will try to be as entertaining as possible and hopefully you can watch me attain my goal.
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.
Total Players 877/977 = 89.25% 1991 Orioles Crown Set Total Players 309/465 = 66.45% Alive Players 274/369 = 74.25
Monday, May 13, 2013
Subtraction By Addition, or Something Like That
My opportunities to get in front of the coming wave of Orioles happens rally only at FanFest. I haven't graphed at a minor league game since the AA All-Star Game in Trenton NJ, 1999. I also haven't picked up minor league team sets online. About once a year I snag a lot full of new "Oriole prospects" and send some TTM requests.
Last week marked the second time this year a player debuted, then was summarily crossed from my needs list.
Thanks Zach Clark.
I wish he would have signed a little larger, but overall a nice legible autograph.
Hopefully this week will mark another autograph I can take off my list by adding it to the collection.
Fellow Oriole Blogger Ryan has discussed Clark's current pitching project here.