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, March 18, 2010

A Random Week of Cards

It has been a sparse week in cards with little consistency with what I received. My TTM requests have ground to a halt with very little success from spring training this year so trades are helping to grow my collection.

Tim Byrdak 2006 Orioles Postcard

Byrdak has had an eight year career but there have only been 20 baseball cards produced for him. All but three of them have been as a minor leaguer, making an Orioles card slightly difficult to find. Lucky for me he was a signer at FanFest in 2006. This card was acquired from another Baltimore sports fan for a Boog Powell autograph.

David Hernandez 2009 Topps 206

David Hernandez 2009 Topps Update & Highlights #UH-4

Hernandez made a splash last year in his rookie season leaving me hopeful for this year. It may be coincidence, or just that pitchers have more time between starts, but almost all of my spring training successes have been from pitchers. I like both autographs immensely and am not sure which to hold on to and which to trade, Any suggestions?

John Wasdin 1997 Fleer #574

My trading focus recently has been on players with little time in Baltimore and few or no cards as an Oriole. Wasdin is my latest card in exchange for a 1980 Topps Al Bumbry. Wasdin was signed mid-season 2001 then traded after the season. All told, he was a serviceable reliever in his 26 games, striking out nearly one batter an inning.

Adam Jones 2009 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatches

I was bored on a trading site and decided to pick up this card. I don't have a real need for it, but Jones is a star on the rise, I'll keep him.


  1. Kirk,
    Who did you get that Byrdak from? I only have an auto on a Lynx card and could use one of those for an upgrade.

  2. I got it from a collector on, are you on the site? If so I can give you his name.