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, September 6, 2010

Karim Garcia Trade

Although he spent two different seasons with the Orioles, Karim Garcia never appeared on an Oriole card. I was forced to stray from the orange and black to add a little Dodger blue to my collection.

Karim Garcia 1996 Score #383

Garcia was first traded to the Orioles in 2000 as part of a conditional deal from the Detroit Tigers. In eight games he failed to record a hit before being sent down and released following the season. He resurrected his career with the Cleveland Indians before playing for both New York franchises. The Mets dealt Garcia back to the Orioles in 2004 for Mike Dejean. Apparently Baltimore was not a good place for Garcia, he hit .212 in his 23 games here that year. His last major league game was in August of 2004, but he re-emerged in the Mexican league in 2007, hitting .374. Not a bad comeback.

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