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, July 5, 2010

A Week of "Loes"

Last week was an extremely slow week, with only a single success, Billy Loes. It took three weeks for this bad boy to come back to me. It seems my monetary incentive paid off for my new addition.

Billy Loes 1991 Orioles Crown #265

Loes was an 11-year veteran playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and our hometown Orioles. He pitched in three different World Series', all against the New York Yankees, finally earning a ring in 1955. His first season in Baltimore brought personal accolades as he was voted to his first and only All-Star game. He, as well as Gus Triandos and Hall of Famer George Kell, were the three representatives for the Birds in the Mid-summer classic. His stint in town lasted nearly four years posting some of the best numbers of his career. His tenure ended following the 1959 season when he was tradded with Billy O'Dell to the Giants for Jackie Brandt, Gordon Jones and Roger McCardell.

Hopefully players can sense that I just turned 30 and the requests will just flow in this week.


  1. Hey I see you have David Hernandez. Do you have any extras at all?

  2. Billy Loes just died in hospice care on July 15th .... He was supposedly suffering from diabetes for many years and his health was failing rapidly over the past 12 months. This might be the last card he ever signed.