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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Bowman

Target is a wonderful place, it truly is. It allows one to get birthday shopping done for 6 year olds, 30 somethings, buy groceries and of course feel like a kid again looking for baseball cards. The target I went to had been scavenged like a scene from "The Road" but I had to see if any scraps remained.

At first it didn't seem like I would be lucky. A dad and two young boys were scouring the cardboard keeping me away. They finally decided on 2010 Football something and allowed me to persue in peace. I found a ton of junk and a few blasters of Topps Series I and Topps Heritage, but no Bowman. The pack cartridge with Bowman actually had dust built up on it, long empty. But then I looked up, and there it was, a blister pack. There are no witnesses to attest to it, but I swear there was a glow around the package when I saw it.

Naturally I couldn't let it go. Who could?

2011 Bowman 68 Justin Upton Diamondbacks
2011 Bowman 84 Travis Wood Reds
2011 Bowman 90 Manny Ramirez Rays
2011 Bowman 96 Chris Carpenter Cardinals
2011 Bowman 103 Alexei Ramirez White Sox
2011 Bowman 114 David Wright Mets
2011 Bowman 156 Pedro Alvarez Pirates
2011 Bowman 163 Roy Oswalt Phillies
2011 Bowman 175 Ryan Braun Brewers
2011 Bowman 211 Gregory Infante White Sox
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-32 Albert Cartwright Astros
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-39 Aaron Baker Pirates
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-45 Brandon Guyer Rays
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-95 Addison Reed White Sox
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-59 Ronald Bermudez Red Sox
2011 Bowman Prospects BP-108 Carlos Perez Braves
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-34 Ben Paulsen Rockies
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-40 Deryk Hooker Cardinals
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-48 Adam Warren Yankees
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-54 Gabriel Jacobo Angels
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-61 Matt Magill Dodgers
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BP-103 Brian Fletcher Royals
2011 Bowman Gold 31 Carlos Quentin White Sox
2011 Bowman Gold 176 Justin Morneau Twins
2011 Bowman Gold 86 Jake Peavy White Sox
2011 Bowman International 165 Jaime Garcia Cardinals
2011 Bowman Finest Futures FF-5 Mike Stanton Marlins
2011 Bowman Bowman's Brightest BBR-4 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks
2011 Bowman Topps 100 TP-89 Mike Moustakas Royals
2011 Bowman Prospects Purple BP-64 Cody Puckett Reds
2011 Bowman Prospects Purple BP-50 Mychal Givens Orioles


2011 Bowman Prospects Purple BP-1 Bryce Harper Nationals

Not too bad for $9. The Givens is not available and the Harper is up for sale on eBay. Everything else is available for trade. I also grabbed some Topps Series I and Opening Day to be posted at a later date.

My scanner is still broken, so the Harper image is not of the exact card.

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