Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I'm trying not to smirk

I mentioned in this post a few weeks back how I was getting close to finishing my Orioles yearbook run and the only one I lacked was the 2008 edition. I discussed the guy on eBay who had one for sale for the exorbitant sum of $18 which I was willing to pay to finish my collection. Turned out he had me blocked as a buyer. Why he blocked me I'll never know because I had no records of what he claims was bad feedback I left for him. Whatever.

So with a bit of patience I found another one. As you can see my 2008 Orioles yearbook arrived yesterday. Cost me $6 delivered. Six bucks. Meanwhile Mr. Smug (I ought to post his emails here...but that would be chickensh*t) has re-listed his $18 book over and over.

But the important thing is that I'm done. From 1954 through 2013 I have all the yearbooks the Orioles have published. They skipped some years during the last few decades but if they issued a yearbook, I have it. I've been working on this collection since I returned to collecting a few years ago and had to play 'catch-up' with the ten books they published since 2002. Glad to have it done.

Just a handful of Orioles and Baltimore Colts publications remain on my want list. I'll get them soon enough.


  1. Congrats! That's awesome that you were able to get it for so much less!

  2. One last email. Thanks him for blocking you so you could get the book for 1/3 the price he wants.

  3. Congrats Bob. Getting that one for 1/3 of the price of the blocking seller is sweet icing on your yearbook collection cake.

  4. Congratulations . Impressive collection

  5. Congrats on your purchase. Hope you're able to pick up the other O's publications shortly.