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, October 23, 2011

Chase to 755

This contest is an homage to a crappy insert set from 2003 Upper Deck, featuring the likes of Shawn Green and Lance Berkman. Night Owl referenced Green's pawltry 192 bombs at release date, but Berkman was barely over 100 when the set came out.

755 is also the untainted home run number, so I thought it was very fitting. But I digress.

I have just eclipsed a pretty large milestone, 700 Oriole autographs and I wanted to do a contest. In the spirit of the contest season in the blog-o-sphere, I am placing a bounty on number 755. The contest ends when the 755th different Orioles player autograph is in my possession. That leaves a good amount of time and 43 autographs from this point.

On with the contest details.

This could be a long contest, unless you guys move quickly and unload all those Orioles autographs you have laying around.

The rules to gain entry are simple:

1. Become a new follower to my blog. All you must do is post a comment that you are following anywhere on my blog. Sorry to those of you who already follow, you will have to work for it.

2. Referral bonus. Any new follower you refer can drop your name when posting their comment and you get an entry as well. I am not asking for pimpage just a little word of mouth.

3. One entry for every autograph for my collection.

4. Upgrades will count. Upgrades are new cards featuring an Oriole where I currently have one of a different team. An upgrade is also a new addition to the 1991 Orioles Crown set.

5. Grand Prize Winners The person who helps grow my collection the most will get first choice. The person who is responsible for the most new followers of my blog will win second choice. Other selections will then be randomed off to participants.

Because a lot depends on how many people enter the contest exact break down of prizes are yet to be determined.

Prizes thus far:
10 card lot of IP/TTM autographs (your choice)
8 card game used lot (your choice)
Cal Ripken 2007 SPx Iron Man Platinum IM64 #'d 1/1
Mickey Mantle 1995 Upper Deck Metallic Impressions 10 card set in tin

More prizes will be added in the future.

I appreciate everyone who currently follows or pays any mind to my drivel and for those in the future who can help me attain my goals.

Have no fear, I am not just relying upon the blog world, I will be working the crowds, trade sites and any avenue possible to get to 755, then 900.

Updates can be accessed by the link in my "Vault" on the right of the page, or here.

My Autographs available are here and my game used are here.

The entire Oriole Autograph list can be found here.

Quick reference for those players I need:
Abrams, Cal 
Adair, Jerry 
Adams, Bobby 
Adams, Ryan
Alexander, Bob 
Alexander, Doyle
Anderson, John
Angle, Matt
Aparicio, Luis
Avila, Bobby
Belanger, Mark 
Bell, Juan
Bertaina, Frank
Bickford, Vern 
Blefary, Curt 
Bowens, Sam 
Brideweser, Jim 
Brock, Chris
Brower, Jim
Brown, Kevin (1986-2005 P)
Brown, Mark
Brunet, George 
Byrd, Harry 
Carrasquel, Chico 
Carreon, Cam 
Castro, Bernie
Chakales, Bob
Charlton, Norm
Chevez, Tony
Coggins, Rich
Coleman, Rip 
Cook, Mike
Courtney, Clint 
Cox, Billy 
Cubillan, Darwin
Davis, Chris
Davis, Eric
de la Rosa, Francisco
Dedrick, Jim
Dorish, Harry 
Dyck, Jim 
Dykhoff, Radhames
Eyre, Willie
Finigan, Jim 
Fisher, Jack
Fisher, Tom
Flinn, John
Foster, Kris
Fox, Howie 
Freed, Roger 
Freel, Ryan
Freire, Alejandro
Gabino, Armando
Gallagher, Dave
Garcia, Chico 
Garcia, Luis (2002 Orioles)
Gastall, Tom 
Goodman, Billy 
Green, Gene 
Greene, Charlie
Grimsley, Jason
Guerrero, Vladimir
Guillen, Ozzie
Gutierrez, Jackie
Haddix, Harvey 
Hamric, Bert 
Hardin, Jim 
Hardy, J.J.
Harris, Gene
Harris, Lum 
Hartley, Mike
Havens, Brad
Hazewood, Drungo
Heard, Jay 
Hernandez, Leo
Hitchcock, Billy 
Hobgood, Matt
Houtteman, Art 
Hudson, Kyle
Huff, Aubrey
Hulett, Tim
Hunter, Tommy
Jackson, Lou 
Jackson, Reggie 
Jefferson, Jesse
Johns, Doug
Johnson, Darrell 
Johnson, Davey
Johnson, Mike (1997-2001)
Jones, Gordon 
Jones, Odell
Jones, Sam 
Jones, Stacy
Kellert, Frank 
Kerrigan, Joe
Kilgus, Paul
Kinnunen, Mike
Kirkland, Willie
Knight, Ray
Kokos, Dick 
Koslo, Dave 
Lau, Charlie 
Lee, Derrek
Lewis, Richie
Littlefield, Dick 
Lockman, Whitey 
Lopat, Ed 
Lopez, Carlos
Lopez, Javy (catcher)
Luebke, Dick 
Lugo, Julio
Mabe, Bob 
Machado, Robert
Majeski, Hank 
Marquis, Roger 
Mathews, Terry
May, Dave
McDonald, Jim
McElroy, Chuck
McGuire, Mickey
McNally, Dave 
Melendez, Francisco
Miksis, Eddie 
Millar, Kevin
Miller, Bill 
Miranda, Willy 
Molina, Izzy
Moore, Ray 
Mora, Andres
Moreland, Keith
Murray, Eddie 
Myers, Greg
Myers, Randy
Narum, Buster 
Nelson, Roger
Nieman, Bob 
Nixon, Donell
Nokes, Matt
O'Connor, Jack
Oertel, Chuck 
Orosco, Jesse
Osik, Keith
Palica, Erv 
Pardo, Al
Peterson, Buddy 
Phillips, Zach
Piniella, Lou
Pope, Dave 
Portocarrero, Arnie 
Powers, John 
Powis, Carl 
Reinbach, Mike 
Reyes, Al
Reyes, Jo-Jo
Reynolds, Mark
Rice, Del 
Richards, Paul 
Robles, Sergio
Rodriguez, Vic
Rogovin, Saul 
Rowdon, Wade
Royster, Willie
Rupe, Josh
Salmon, Chico 
Sanchez, Orlando
Santos, Victor
Schilling, Curt
Shelby, John
Shetrone, Barry 
Siebern, Norm
Slocumb, Heathcliff
Smith, Al 
Smith, Lee
Smith, Nate
Sosa, Sammy
Stephens, Vern 
Strop, Pedro
Stuart, Marlin 
Sundin, Gordie
Taylor, Joe 
Temple, Johnny 
Thomas, Valmy
Throneberry, Marv 
Tibbs, Jay
Trout, Dizzy 
Viola, Pedro
Virgil, Ozzie (1956-69)
Waitkus, Eddie 
Walker, Greg
Webster, Lenny
Wells, David
Werley, George
Wertz, Vic 
Wiggins, Alan 
Wight, Bill 
Wilhelm, Hoyt  
Wilson, Jim (1948-58) 
Young, Bobby 
Zambrano, Victor
Zaun, Gregg
Zupo, Frank 


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