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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Huge Mail Day

The Federal holiday must have backed up the mail because I received a hefty dose of Orioles graphs today. I'm not complaining. The mail-bag was full of Orioles Crown hits, Bobby Bo, extras and even a trade. Keeping me busy with the scans, but on with the goods.

1991 Orioles Crown
Tom Matchick 1991 Orioles Crown #282

Dyar Miller 1991 Orioles Crown #301

Bob Molinaro 1991 Orioles Crown #311

Bob Oliver 1991 Orioles Crown #342

Mike Parrott 1991 Orioles Crown #354

Orlando Pena 1991 Orioles Crown #357

It's pretty cool to get six cards from the 1991 Orioles Crown set back on the same day, making a full percent dent in the statistics. Mr. Miller is the only succes that wasn't original. It's kind of funny looking at my successess because you can tell I work in alphabetical order for the most part with all Crown successes being between M-P. Each of these were sent February 1, and received in just over two weeks. I really appreciate the fast responses.

Dyar Miller 2006 Memphis Redbirds #27

Dyar Miller 1975 Topps #614

Both of these cards were additions added by Mr. Miller as I only had his Crown card. He also responded to my letter wishing myself and the Orioles a good 2010. Unfortunately the cards were smudged when he returned them to me with the Crown card having ink remnants on the back.

Bobby Bonilla 1996 Topps #329

Bobby Bonilla 1996 Select #75

Bobby Bonilla 1996 Leaf #120

Bobby Bonilla 1996 Studio #27

I went 4 for 4 with Bobby Bo and was extremely excited to get them back so quickly. I received all four successes in two weeks. I was also surprised to receive all four cards back. I have a ton of his cards and figured what the hell and it paid off. I am disappointed in his signatures, just a "B O". Come on. I know you were called called Bobby Bo, but just a little effort in the signatures would be nice.

Brian Roberts 2008 Sweet Spot Signatures Red/Blue Stitching Red Ink #S-BR

Brian Roberts 2008 Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitching Blue Ink #S-BR

These two sweet cards are a by-product of a 2009 Travis Snider Finest Autograph redemption that I just traded away. Can't go wrong with two for one autograph trades especially since I need both for my Brian Roberts Collection. I am a huge fan of the Sweet Spot product, just wishing they were a little thinner so storage was easier. I can't have it all.


  1. Congrats on the successes! I got Bobby Bo at an Alumni Autograph day at the park last year. He was surprised that I had a card for him since it wasn't announce that he would be here. I got a full "Bobby Bonilla" signature as well which I was pretty happy about. I already had some of the "BO" autographs.

  2. Nice work man! I can't find you address to send you the Pie & Snell autos. Email it to me and I will send them out to you.