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

Monday, June 21, 2010

If You Pay Them, They Will Sign

Five envelopes were waiting for me on the counter when I came home today and I knew my collecting woes were in the rear view mirror. Finally players were responding. I started to realize what was really happening when the first envelope contained Clay Dalrymple, costing me $5.
$$$ = quick signature
I held out hope that the next envelope would contain a "free" autograph. I was let down, four consecutive times.

All-in-all it's still five great additions to the collection, just not as pure or inexpensive.

Clay Dalrymple 1991 Orioles Crown #93

Lee Lacy 1991 Orioles Crown #252

I actually didn't mind sending money to Lacy because the proceeds go to his baseball academy. I wonder if I can write it off on my taxes this year?

Hobie Landrith 1991 Orioles Crown #253

Dave Philley 1991 Orioles Crown #360

Mike Torrez 1991 Orioles Crown #460

For each player this was my second attempt, the first being when I was eager to send to any player with a listed address. I have learned to do a little more research and save as many stamps as possible.

Thank you gentlemen, I truly do appreciate the quick responses.


  1. Congrats! I dunno why but that Dave Philley made me laugh. Why would he choose to sign it that way?

  2. I agree about the Philley. I think he is either the oldest living Oriole, or oldest something or other, so maybe he's just trying to get creative in his old age. Congrats on all the nice successes.