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
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 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.