Monday, November 15, 2010

Have I Mentioned That I Like Signed HOF Plaque Cards?

It's definitely a secondary collection to my Orioles autographs, but as it's becoming increasingly harder to find new Orioles autographs that I don't already have and/or can afford, I occasionally turn my attention to these signed HOF plaques. I don't have a lot of financial resources that I can use for my collecting to begin with, so I don't think I will ever have them all, especially the more famous players or those who have been dead for many years, but I will pick up a cheap signed HOF plaque card here and there when the price is right. 

Recently, I added two deceased former Orioles who didn't enter the Hall as Orioles, but were tied to the team nonetheless. 

I picked this Wilhelm up from a trusted dealer at a local flea market last weekend. He's got a number of other signed plaque cards, and the prices are all reasonable, but I added Hoyt this time around since he played for the O's. He chose to wear a Giants cap on his plaque although he played for the White Sox for more years; in my opinion, the best stretch of his career came during his five season stint with the O's.

I came across this Kell autograph on ebay, and at only five bucks for a PSA encapsulated signature, the price was most definitely right. George spent the final two seasons of his Hall of Fame career playing for the Orioles, but the seven seasons he spent with the Tigers were certainly the best stretch of his career, so it makes sense that he chose to wear a Tigers cap. 

If anyone has any of these plaque cards to trade, let me know and I hope we can work something out!


zman40 said...

I didn't know that you collected those. That is pretty cool. If I were trying to get those signed by former Royals, I would only need three- Brett, Killebrew, and Cepeda.

Anonymous said...

I have around 20-30 of those HOF postcards signed. I used to collect them back when there was a baseball card show every other weekend & most of them had autograph guests.

I don't keep up with it any more because the Hall of Famers have pretty much priced themselves out of a range I am comfortable spending for a secondary collection.

Orioles Magic said...

My collection is pretty small so far, I think I have 5 or 6, but I will pick away at it over time.

Paul-Any chance that you have some doubles that I could possibly trade for? Overall though, I agree with you about many of these being out of my price range.