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

Friday, February 3, 2012

Orioles Collectors Unite

With the teams ineptitude over the last 25 years, I am always amazed at how many Orioles collectors there are. We haven't sniffed the playoffs since 1997. No World Series appearances since 1983. I thought most of the die-hard fans would have grown too old for collecting or died. I am proven wrong each day I am in the blog-o-sphere.

Billy is one of those collectors. I have been eying up a bunch of his cards on SCN over the years but it was my blog that caught his attention. His exploits can be found here. I sent a bunch of my duplicate birds to him and I received a bunch of upgrades and additions.

Don Baylor 1991 Orioles Crown #24

Keith Moreland 1991 Orioles Crown #315

Jim Northrup 1991 Orioles Crown #335

Both Baylor and Northrup are upgrades to the Crown card. I was about to ship a TTM request to spring training. I didn't have to. The Northrup upgrade is pretty sweet. He passed away in June of 2011 so any Crown card would have needed to be traded for or bought. Another name was able to be crossed from the list. Moreland is a visible figure in Texas, but I hadn't bebeen able to sign for me. Another check.

Javy Lopez 2005 Topps Heritage #101

Jesse Orosco 2000 MLB Showdown #58

Heathcliff Slocumb 1996 Fleer Update #U-17

1 comment:

  1. It is cool that you Oriole collectors stick together. There are a lot of you guys in the blog world. I have a feeling of togetherness with Dodger bloggers online and the ones that I meet in person. I like how other fan bases also bond over cards and baseball. Long live the blog world!