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

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dos Mas

I am keeping true to my word, pairing up my most recent trade. Tonight's coupling is of Spanish speaking ballplayers with minimal exposure as an Oriole.

Bobby Munoz 1995 Pacific #335
First up is Puerto Rican born Bobby Munoz. He started his career in Yankee pinstripes in 1993 before being dealt to the Phillies for Terry Mulholland. He found himself in Philadelphia over the next four seasons, gaining the most exposure of his career. When he came to Baltimore he didn't have his best stuff. Or decent stuff for that matter. His ERA almost topped 10.00 in 9 games and earned a 3 year hiatus from the majors. His swan song came in 2001 as an Expo, lasting only 15 games.

Jesus Tavarez 1994 Upper Deck Minors #114

Tavarez has more in common with Munoz than originally thought. He also appeared in less than 10 games as an Oriole and didn't make much of his opportunity. He was unable to crest the Mendoza line and unfortunately was quite forgettable.

I for one, forgot all about him.

With a combined 17 games between them it's easy to see why no Orioles cards exist. Two more names crossed off the list.

1 comment:

  1. That Bobby Muñoz card is schweet!!! the blue eally pops against the red and white of his Philies uniform.