Tuesday, February 28, 2012
When I attended Orioles FanFest in late January, I was able to add/upgrade a bunch of my autographs to these Orioles team-produced player postcards. But there were a few guys I missed out on: and now things are once again right with the world, as I was able to add the two players I missed out on to my collection.
Oriole #907 Zach Phillips and #908 Pedro Strop
After Fanfest, I also discovered that postcards had been created for hitting coach, Jim Presley, and pitching coach, Rick Adair, so I was forced to swing another trade to add them to the fold.
The fact that Presley never had a postcard produced last season always confused me, since first base coach Wayne Kirby, and third base/bench coaches John Russell and Willie Randolph were all featured on postcards. Adair had started the season as the bullpen coach, a staff member who is rarely included, before moving to the pitching coach position vacated mid-season by Mark Connor.
At this point, I'm happy to have my collection fairly updated with all the 2011 players/coaches before the scramble begins to add all the new 2012 additions to my collection.