I collect baseball cards. I know I'm a dork but I have lived with that fact for quite some time.
But I am a dork with goals. I am trying to acquire an autograph of every person to play an inning for my favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles. I will be sharing the trials and tribulations of card collecting, stories from players and my thoughts on the hobby. I will try to be as entertaining as possible and hopefully you can watch me attain my goal.
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.
Total Players 877/977 = 89.25% 1991 Orioles Crown Set Total Players 309/465 = 66.45% Alive Players 274/369 = 74.25
Monday, July 30, 2012
Being Called Out
Everyone knows Fuji and his contest. When he asks for participation, the blog-o-sphere answers. When he asked for a question I thought I had a quick way to earn a point in his contest. I didn't think he would put me on the spot, forcing my own question back at me.
No one card came to mind. I had to rack my brain and my collection to come up with a response.
Then I saw it, a card I am actually trying to sell.
The odd thing is that I was a huge Cal Ripken collector, forever. Yet I bought this card when I was collecting anything and everything Rick Dempsey. I paid $75 for it on eBay a bunch of years ago. Probably why my asking price had been refused a few times. It is still available if anyone is interested, check it all out here.