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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What a Rip-Off!

I finally found out how to use Google Reader and actually READ the blogs I have been following and realize everyone is opening 2011 Topps. Maybe because it is 1 of only 2 baseball products on the market it is getting so much play, but I felt left out. So I am ripping everyone off and posting what I got.

I bought 12 packs over 2 different boxes and it wouldn't be Eutaw Street if I didn't start with my Birds.

My scanner software blows, so words are all you get today. I got 2 Koji Uehara, Brandon Snyder and Felix Pie base cards, coupled with a Koji Blingy Blingy one.
I am holding on to these fellas for IP Auto's when I get to the park this year.

Here is what is available:

Diamond Duos:
Reggie Jackson/Adam Jones (Orioles) #DD-JJ
Josh Hamilton/Vlad Guerrero (Rangers) #DD-HG
Justin Upton/Mike Stanton (D-Backs/Marlins) #DD-US

Kimball Champions:
Shin-Soo Choo (Indians) #KG-21
Mat Latos (Padres) #KG-23
Pablo Sandoval (Giants) #KG-41

Topps 60:
Mickey Mantle (Yankees) #T60-7
Carl Crawford (Rays) #T60-16
Shin-Soo Choo (Indians) #T60-41

60 Years of Topps:
Carl Yaztrzemski (Red Sox) #YOT-24 1975 Topps
Tony Gwynn (Padres) #YOY-33 1984 Topps
Vlad Guerrero (Expos) #YOT-51 2002 Topps
The Lost Cards:
Stan Musial (Cardinals) #YOTLC-5 1955 Topps

Have I mentioned that I hate Topps Town inserts? These are just awful to me, one per pack and pure garbage. Who wants em?
Topps Town:
Chris Young (D-Backs) #TT-11
David Wright (Mets) #TT-15
Starlin Castro (Cubs) #TT-21
David Ortiz (Red Sox) #TT-28
Ryan Braun (Brewers) #TT-30
Felix Hernandez (Mariners) #TT-34
Adrian Gonzalez (Padres) #TT-39
Carlos Santana (Indians) #TT-41
Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox) #TT-42
Hanley Ramirez (Marlins) #TT-45
Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox) #TT-47
CC Sabathia (Yankees) #TT-49

Bling Bling:
Zach Duke (Pirates) #96
Hernandez/Buchholz/Price (Mariners/Red Sox/Rays) #235

Gold Parallel #'d /2011:
Desmond Jennings (Rays) #80
Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers) #143

Black Parallel #'d /60:
Mariano Rivera (Yankees) #42

Joe Mauer (Twins) #340 2009 Topps
Why on earth would they reprint a card that is only 2 years old. This makes absolutely no sense to me. Zero.

Topps CMG Reprints:
Ty Cobb (Detroit) #CMGR-28

Base Cards:


  1. I never thought I'd see an Orioles card on your "For Trade" list.

  2. I lean toward ones I can get signed. Jackson costs too much. If no one wants it, I am would have Jones sign it and hope for Jackson to change at the core of his being.