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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trade With Ryan G.

Ryan is the genius behind The Cardboard Zoo or This Card is Cool. You won't be disappointed following either one, but should just follow both. The zoo is his insane attempt to collect a card from every set ever produced. EVER. Completely certifiable. Completely awesome.

Anyway, he tracked me down for some Topps II cards he needed and we worked out a sweet little trade. The only picture I have is for the gem of the trade, to me at least.

Joe Gaines 1964 Topps #364

So far, Joe is the lone '64 in my collection, looking all sad and lonely in his nine pocket sheet. He would like some company. Anyone have some of his teammates looking for a change of scenery?

To round out the deal Ryan sent along current O's, some new additions, retired players, HOFers and a few inserts for good measure. A very eclectic trade package. Here is the breakdown.

Benny Ayala (1)
Kevin Bass (1)
Daniel Cabrera (1)
JJ Hardy (1)
Adam Jones (2)
Derrek Lee (1)
Mark Lewis (1)
Chad Moeller (1)
Eddie Murray (1)
Russ Ortiz (3) Yes he was an Oriole for a hot second.
Felix Pie (2)
Mark Reynolds (2)
Brooks Robinson (1)
Frank Robinson (1)
Miguel Tejada (1)
Justin Turner (1)
Koji Uehara (1)
Mike Young (1)

The current players will make their way to the In Person box to try and have signed this year. Hardy and Lee Gypsy Queens will be on the top of the list. Russ Ortiz will hopefully sign TTM for me and I am working on tracking down Mark Lewis.

I appreciate the time to make the trade and that you follow the blog. Anyone else interested in trading? Let's do this thing.

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