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

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have a bunch of trades coming through this week, mainly for players who haven't appeared on any cards as an Oriole. Today I received three players with a combined total of 59 games in Baltimore. I have always fancied myself a knowledgable Orioles fan but always seem to learn more about the team and players as I grow the collection. These additions are no different.

Jim Corsi 1990 Topps #623

Corsi finished a solid 10 year career following the 1999 season as a member of the Orioles. He was released by the Red Sox mid season and acquired by the O's for the stretch run. He continued his solid career while he was here, posting a sub 3.00 ERA in 13 relief appearances.

John DeSilva 1991 Bowman #148

You don't know who John DeSilva is? Probably because he only appeared in six games, for three teams over three years. He is epitomy of a player who was up for "a drink of water." He recorded his lone win in Baltimore on June 27th, 1995 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Needless to say his image was never immortalized in card form as an Oriole.

Tike Redman 2005 Fleer #212

Redman started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and patrolled their outfield from 2000-2005. He was a starter for the Bucs but never became a star before being bought by the New York Mets. He bounced from New York, to Detroit, to Houston, and to Boston before finding a spot in Baltimore. In 2007 he played 40 games for us, and played well in the outfield, but was released after the season. Not much to say about his career here but I question his choice of where to sign on this card. Black on black works for Regis, not for autographs.

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