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, August 26, 2010

Trading Part Three

Hopefully this last group of cards won't be around for long. No hard feelings, but they both need to be upgraded to Orioles autographs. Anyone have Jeff Conine or Dwight Smith on an Oriole card.

Jeff Conine 1990 Score Hot Rookies #5

Conine the Barbarian spent six years in Baltimore in the middle of his career. He was a key cog in the middle of our lineup and at first base. He became a favorite with fans because of how dedicated he was to the game. It was nice to watch a veteran hustle on a team that wasn't very good. His best seasons were as a Marlin and that's how most people remember him. He currently works in the Marlins front office when he isn't training for triathalons.

Dwight Smith 1991 Fleer #432

I remember holding on to Dwight Smith cards like they were $20 bills when I started collecting. He and teammate Jerome Walton exploded on the baseball landscape as Chicago Cub rookies in 1989. Like many other nine year olds, I thought he was the next superstar. He was not, but he was an Oriole for 28 games in 1994. He was traded from the California Angels for a player to be named later, Bo Ortiz. Yeah I never heard of him either. He hit .311 as a member of the Birds, but his contract was never re-upped. He ended his major league career as an Atlanta Brave and World Series Champion in 1995.

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