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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Erik Bedard Addition

Man I am naive. I thought that "Mr. Personality", Erik Bedard, may have changed since leaving Baltimore. I figured a devastating injury and lack-luster performance would have humbled the former Orioles pitcher. Humbled him enough to sign TTM at my requests. I of course was not correct.

I have tried him a multitude of ways: off season at a home address, pre-season in Spring Training and with the big club during the regular season. All with nothing to show for it. When looking at 50/50 requests he is almost always left off lists of Mariners players or has a hefty price tag attached. As mentioned in earlier posts, I don't like to pay for IP autographs to be done, so my collection lacked Mr. Bedard's presence. That is until now.

Before I get peppered with questions as to what address or which method paid off, I must tell you, it was a trade. I am a cheater, I know. But I had to do it. A shout out to Greg at Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle, for hunting me down and forcing this card into my collection. I also received a LaRon Landry Autograph for the Redskins collection.

Erik Bedard 2007 Bowman's Best Blue Autograph #46

For all you Orioles Blog fans out there, I am not ripping off Ryan from The Great Orioles Autograph Project. Mine is blue. And numbered. I can now cross Bedard off the list and use some stamps on guys that may actually sign.

But just you wait. I will have to eat my words and look like an ass when I have the sole Bedard TTM success of the last 3 years in my mailbox this Saturday. What are the odds?

LaRon Landry 2007 Finest Autographs #147
At least you can tell he is #30. Not a clue what the signature actually says. Too bad. I was hoping as a rookie he hadn't already forgotten how to sign his name.


  1. Glad I could help you out. Thanks again for the trade!

  2. You may be a Dork, but according to my wife, I am YOUR KING!! Welcome to my little blogger's world. I'll be keeping my eye on you as well.

  3. That Bedard card looks familiar (kidding). Nice cards.