Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jamie Quirk Joins the Collection, Thanks to Zman

Zach aka zman40, who writes the blog Autographed Cards, surprised me by getting Jamie Quirk's autograph for me at the Royals' Fan Fest just over a week ago. And not only did he get this card signed, but he had Jamie personalize the card to me too. That part really blew me away. I always prefer that my autographs are personalized because it makes them mean a little bit more to me, and the fact that Zach knew that and had Jamie do it without my asking is amazing. Zach had tried to get Jamie's Crown card signed for me last year, but it didn't work out. This year he did it on his own and I can't thank him enough for helping me to scratch another player off of my list. He has one of the best blogs out there and he has so many autographed cards to show off that you never know what you might see next.

He was also nice enough to send me some Bowman Orioles cards. The Manny Machado card is definitely my favorite of the bunch. I'm hoping that he turns out to be the real deal.

Thanks for everything Zach!


zman40 said...

I'm always happy to help out another autograph collector.

It was kind of funny when I got the card signed. I set it down in front of Jamie and he started signing it right away. By the time I asked him to personalize it, he already had signed his first name. He then stopped, made sure he heard Ryan correctly, then personalized it, and finished it up by signing his last name. It was an unusual sequence of events, but it came out looking just fine.

Orioles Magic said...

Jamie's autograph turned out really well considering he signed it that way. Thanks for the story and thanks again for the autograph!

Matthew said...

Awesome. I really enjoy reading the background story of how you obtained some of these cards. Thanks to both you and zman40 for all the great details.

Kirk Jacobson said...

Congrats on the Quirk. I had a connection out there this year fail. I'm just hoping he is around again next year. Any idea what he does in the off season or where he can be tracked down?

Orioles Magic said...

Matthew- Thanks, I know that sometimes the story about how an autograph was obtained is more interesting than anything I have to say about a player!

Kirk- I believe I saw that someone on SCN posted that Quirk is supposedly going to be a coach (maybe bullpen)for the Astros. There are a few people on SCN who are graphing the Astros in Spring Training, so you might be able to get him that way.