Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upgrading Marty Brown

One year ago, I didn't have a Marty Brown signed Orioles card in my collection. Within the span of a year, I've gotten my hands on three of them.

The first card I obtained was a signed Crown card that I received in a trade. I ended up re-trading that card, sending it to Kirk from Eutaw Street Cardboard, for this awesome orange uni card. Since I don't particularly collect the Crown set and Kirk doesn't care about orange uniform cards, it was a great trade for both of us.

I don't remember if I've ever seen a card from this 1990 Donruss The Rookies set before, but that green border is pretty hideous. Luckily the card is saved by Marty's wearing that outstanding orange t-shirt jersey.

In a post about Marty that I wrote almost two years ago, I mentioned that he was managing in Japan and there weren't any TTM successes listed for him since 2006. Well, that all changed this season when Marty returned state-side to manage the Las Vegas 51s, the Blue Jays AAA affiliate. I noticed that he had returned a few collectors' TTM requests, so I decided to give it a shot too. And bam, 12 days after I sent my request, I had a personalized Crown card back. Thanks for signing Marty! And thanks for the trade, Kirk!


zman40 said...

I always like getting the quirky Donruss cards signed. They may not look as good as the base set, but it is always fun to get something different signed.

Orioles Magic said...

Zach- I'll agree with you on that one. It's certainly a unique autograph for my collection.