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

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Trade With McGilicutty

He is not a blogger just a fellow collector. We made the trade on one of my favorite sites, The Bench. I added a few Nationals autographs to give to my nephew, who is almost 6. I am not sure he cares, but I pick up autographs for him when there is nothing else I need from people. Hopefully he does.

In the midst of getting cards for him, I found one for me as well.

Damian Moss 1996 Best #55

Moss' career started off well with the Braves, finishing fifth in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting. He had 12 wins in his rookie campaign but it was all downhill from there. His next 3 major league seasons only brought 10 total wins. When Moss played for the Orioles in 2003 he pulled in only one win in 9 starts. 2004 marked his last Major League season as he has been toiling in the minors ever since.

His career hit its low point in 2005 as he was suspended 15 games in the minors for a positive steroids test. He has bounced around since then, never cracking a major league roster again. I sent a request to him last season c/o the Colorado Springs SkySox of the Colorado Rockies organization, no avail. I have heard rumors he has retired, but nothing definitive. Anyone have any idea where he is hiding these days? I still need to upgrade to his 2004 Bazooka card, the only one depicting him as an Oriole.

1 comment:

  1. I had an in person contact trying to get him with Colorado last year and he is apparently a very gruff person. He seems to be a really tough guy to get. Moss actually also is pictured in an O's uniform on his 04 Topps Heritage SP and 04 UD Vintage cards. The Vintage card has him in an orange uni, so that's the one that I'm hoping to get signed one day.