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, January 11, 2013

The Best Part About The Flu?

That's a very difficult question to answer.  It's a toss up really.

The vomiting?

The pain?

The disinfecting of the entire house?

The time off work?

Watching "Trouble With The Curve"?

A TTM success and time to blog?

Mark Brown 1991 Orioles Crown
Mark was a sixth round pick of the Orioles that only had a cup of coffee with the Birds in 1984.  In nine appearances out of the pen he managed a sole victory, in the final game of the 1984 season. He struck out Jim Rice to end the season and his career in Baltimore.  That off-season saw him traded to the Minnesota Twins for Brad Havens.  A second season in the big leagues was all Brown would get.  His professional career ended in the Twins organization in 1986.
I sent my request to Mark at least six months ago, and as with most of my requests, I had forgotten about it.  The request came with a religious bookelt from Mark but also a handwritten note from his daughter apologizing for the delay.  She has been trying to get him to sign more fan mail and my success is a byproduct of that.
Thanks Mark and Kristen

1 comment:

  1. You're lucky man (not about being sick) but getting a response from Mark. I've seen a few others receive a response, also apparently at the urging of his daughter, but my requests have sadly gone unanswered.