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, January 17, 2012

Nicely Done Upper Deck!

Why isn't there a sarcasm font? A few of you probably thought I had a major hit from an Upper Deck product. Or maybe the company fixed an issue. Nope, they blew it.

Exhibit A:
Luis Aparicio 2007 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Gold Stitch Black Ink /99 #LA

Yes, that is actually a signature on there. And no, it was no signed during his rookie campaign in 1956. According to the card back, it was "signed in the presence of a company representative and/or sent from, and certified as to its authenticity by, Luis Aparicio". Black ink? Not sure about that one either. In person the gold stitches match the signature. I don't have too many Sweet Spot Autos in my collection anymore, is this fading common?

But I am the one to blame for its addition to the collection. I just swapped autographs with William, mastermind behind Foul Bunt. He reached out because he couldn't stand the sight of this card anymore and I was happy to take it. I hadn't picked up an Aparicio yet, his Oriole versions are more scarce and all it took was Nolan Reimold. I did trade my personal collection Reimold for it, but I had a backup. Anyway, with my season tickets I am hoping to coax a signature out of Mr. Reimold sometime this season.

William, thanks again for the trade. Hope to see you at FanFest.


  1. I'm glad you like the card. You are right, it makes me mad about how they crapped the bed on the sig. My Ripken/Boggs dual signature from the same product looks equally as bad, and it was a redemption... I'll send you a scan of that one sometime if you remind me...

    I definitely hope to trade again with you in the future.

  2. From what I've seen they all are doing it I have a Tony Perez in my HOFer collection that looks like s#$&.