Continuing with my card show haul from last weekend, here's the vintage cards I picked up for my One Card of Every Oriole collection. I started this collection for 3 reasons:
1.) Obviously to collect a card of every Oriole to play in a game.
2.) Not all of the players that suited up for the O's had and Orioles card issued. The collection gives me the chance to broaden my horizons past just Orioles cards and collect cards of the players on other teams.
3.) It gives me a way to collect some awesome vintage cards even before the Orioles were the Orioles.
The card on the left is Oriole #10 Dick Kokos. He debuted in Charm City in the Orioles 1st game as a pinch hitter.
The card on the right is Oriole #28 Dave Koslo. He's pictured here as a New York Giant. Dave also pitched for the Orioles in 1954 but his debut came on May 6th.
I already had Mike Blyzka's card but I picked this one because it was Mike's only appearance as an Oriole on cardboard. I really like the 1954 Topps set and I picked up both of these on the cheap. I think one thing that jumps out at me from Ray Murray's card is the awesome Athletics logo. A White Elephant!