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, June 22, 2010

A Couple of New Guys

Yet another trade from Aaron came through today and again, no issues. If it wasn't for my need for instant gratification we should probably hold cards for each other, making one trade a month. Who knows we may save a little money? Nah. I need to cross names off my list.

Garrett Atkins 2010 Orioles Topps #BAL-15

Is it safe to say the Garrett Atkins experiment is over, and not a success. Atkins is definitely not the same player he used to be. Already he has been relegated to the bench with the strong power numbers put up by Ty Wigginton. When Wiggy made the transition over to first, no first baseman had hit a home run, not what you need from a power position. But alas, Atkins has changed that, depositing one ball over the outfield fence.

Frank Mata 2009 O-Pee-Chee Team Card

Although Mata was signed by the Minnesota Twins in 2002, this season marked his foray into major league baseball. His debut came during a May 26th loss to the Oakland Athletics, not allowing a run in his 1.1 innings of work. Having only appeared in nine games this season an Orioles card has yet to happen. This auto is just a temporary fix.

On a side note: Aaron, any idea where to pick up some Orioles Topps cards?


  1. Here is the best price I have found on eBay for 2010 Orioles Topps team sets:

  2. It's probably good to add Atkins to your O's collection now. I think it's only a matter of days before he becomes a former Oriole.