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

Monday, January 13, 2014

Blogger Hated Me, Then It Didn't

I went to my first and only Orioles game of 2013 on Tuesday September 23.  I took a vacation day from work to get to the stadium early and try and make the most of my day.  I was rewarded with one of the worst autographing days I have had.  Now I did walk away with six autographs but the day was brutal. 

Then I wrote all about it and Blogger deleted my post, then proceeded to not work for two months.  It works now so I guess I have been forgiven.

Back to my day.

This day must have been National "Catch Me Inside the Stadium Day" because that was the go to denial.  All day.  Whether it was two graphers or five (the most of the day) we were stonewalled by all but Scott McGregor and Chris Snyder (separate post for the guy).  Chris Davis told us he would be back and kept his word.  It was to show fellow Texans Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day his new Ford F250 not sign an autograph.

I grabbed some food and went inside the stadium to try my luck there.  I had a little with Rick Dempsey and Buck Showalter behind home plate, neither of which I need.

Rick Dempsey 1991 Orioles Crown #102
Buck Showalter Orioles Autograph Card
All of the "Catch me inside" guys ducked every attempt to pay up.  I figured I would try my luck with the Blue Jays.

I was only on their side for ten minutes and was able to get a Cy Young Winner and an Oriole upgrade.

Sal Fasano Orioles Autograph Card
 I was ill prepared for this game and didn't know Fasano was a coach for the Jays.  I saw him walk into the stadium as I was being shunned by my team and was pissed I didn't have a blank ready.  At least I atoned for my mistake inside the stadium. 

R.A. Dickey 2013 Gypsy Queen Dealing Aces #RD
Before the game I had not planned on grabbing a Dickey, but when he started signing I couldn't pass up the opportunity (Sorry I had to go there, I couldn't help myself).  I was the last of a long line trying to get at Dickey and I think my signature suffered for it (Again, that was unavoidable).

Anything but the Fasano is available.

Note to Blogger-Whatever I did to you I am sorry.  I will be on my best behavior moving forward, I promise.  Just please don't hate me any more.  It is good to be back.


  1. Sal Fasano goes to my church. During the winter, see him there every week.

  2. Would he sign after service? Cause that would be an awesome Sunday afternoon.