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, June 8, 2011

Why Do I Love Cal Ripken?

I have been looking at information about the 2011 National Convention and was struck by one thing, players have a lot of rules.

Robin Yount $99- will not inscribe "The Kid" or "Rockin' Robin"

Bo Jackson $79- will not sign Tampa Bay Buc items. He will NOT inscribe "Bo Knows" or "Bo Don't Know Didley"

Roberto Alomar $69- will NOT sign any items from the spitting incident.
OK, this one makes sense.

Jim Taylor $99- will not sign Packer lithographs, artwork or limited edtion prints. Jim reserves the right to reject any item at his discretion. Photo Opportunity not available for Jim Taylor.

John Riggins $109- will not sign original artwork or limited edition prints

Randy Johnson $179- Randy will not sign a jersey unless there are 5 or more signatures already on the jersey

Reggie Jackson $99- Reggie will NOT sign Reginald Martinez Jackson

Rickey Henderson $109- Rickey will not sign any size or type of base including home plate

Ted Hendricks $49- will NOT sign jerseys or jersey numbers

Cal Ripken and Kerry Wood are the only players with something positive added as a note. Wood is appearing for his charitable foundation and Cal is about the fans.

Cal's note- Bring your own camera as Cal will take a photo with each person who purchases an autograph at no extra charge!

That is simply awesome. A man who gets it. He appreciates the fans, the people who shell out their hard earned cash for 10 seconds of ink. And that's why I love Cal Ripken.


  1. Cal is awesome and a great representative of the Orioles.

  2. Do you have interest in a 1998 Cal Ripken Bamm-Beanos Christmas bear? I posted it on my website this week.