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, July 12, 2011

Private Sessions

I have been following Chris Potter Sports for a while, waiting for the opportunity to get involved. Then, a few months ago, three players aligned at one signing and I had to make a move.

Don Aase 1991 Orioles Crown #1

Aase has held a spot in my collection from the beginning. He was one of the first cards I traded for years ago and now that 1987 Topps card is available. Aase was once a consistent TTM signer but his habits have changed over the last few years. I felt cornered I needed to pay for his signature on a Crown card or never get it.

Mike Pagliarulo 1994 Score #489

Mike does not sign TTM. I could only find two recorded successes over the last decade. I definitely didn't want to waste stamps. I was expecting his cost to be a little higher, given his propensity to not sign. But his cost was reasonable and it was a no brainer.

Albie Pearson 1991 Orioles Crown #356

My history with Albie was documented here in a post about the 2010 National Convention. I had heard he wouldn't sign the Crown card but apparently when paid he is less discerning with the signing tastes. He was my main reason for getting involved in the signing. I think it was a $45 well spent, you?


  1. Guys who used to sign TTM like Aase make me think that Potter, or someone else in the business might have signed them to some sort of contract or something. It makes sense to me at least.
    Great autos!

  2. I concur with your assessment. It may not necessarily be a inked deal, but seeing that money can be made has stalled their pens.