Let’s face it, it has been a long time since the Baltimore Orioles enjoyed the glory days. If you are old enough to remember them they were from 1966 to 1983. The World Championship seasons: 1966, 1970 and 1983.
It’s been forty years since the Baltimore Orioles behind Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer and Frank Robinson won the 1970 World Series by defeating the Cincinnati Red’s Big Red Machine in five games.
On Saturday, June 26, the Baltimore Orioles will host an exclusive luncheon on the sixth floor of the Warehouse at Camden Yards to celebrate the 40th anniversary of winning the 1970 World Series. Many players from that team are scheduled to attend, including Brooks, Palmer, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Paul Blair, Don Buford, Davey Johnson, Boog Powell, Andy Etchebarren, Bobby Grich, Dick Hall, Bobby Floyd, Merv Rettenmund, Pete Richert, Eddie Watt, Bill Hunter, Dave Leonhard and Fred Beene.
This luncheon is open to the general public and will be a great opportunity to meet and greet some of Baltimore’s real champions. Each paid guest will receive an official MLB baseball signed by all the attending 1970 World Championship team members. In addition, you will be able to receive a photo of you with your favorite player posing next to the 1970 World Championship trophy.
Fans and collectors get excited when milestone event anniversaries are celebrated. The attention and exposure reinforces the significance of the milestone. For the fan it is that special memory and for the collector it validates the value associated with vintage memorabilia from that event. It usually leads to manufacturing new team and/or individual creative licensed collectibles which the former 70’s team players can autograph.
It has been a long time since Orioles fans had reason to celebrate and collectors had reason to collect Orioles memorabilia. That is why we cherish the Orioles glory days. A team signed baseball from the 1966 World Championship Baltimore Orioles, an original scorecard from the 1970 World Series or a game-used player jersey from the 1983 World Series will always be sought out by serious collectors. Today, collecting player signatures from the 1970 Orioles team on a 16 x20 photo of the 1970 World Series trophy or MLB baseball is what collecting is all about.
We should celebrate the 1970 World Series Champions and hope the glory days will make it back to Baltimore soon. Plan on attending the Orioles luncheon between 11am – 2pm on Saturday, June 26th. Seating is limited to the first 100 fans so call 888 848- BIRD or visit www.orioles.com/1970reunion. The cost to attend the luncheon is $250 per person and includes parking in Lot B/C for the event. The Orioles will also honor the 1970 team members prior to the game on June 26th against the Washington Nationals.
Baltimore Orioles Day at the 31st National
The National Sports Collectors Convention is pleased to join with the Baltimore Orioles in a series of promotions for the National to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, August 4-8, 2010.
The 31st National opens with the traditional “Sneak Peek” on Wednesday, August 4 at 4-8 PM. Dealer and Corporate booths will be set up and open for business. All attendees entering the show with a single day general admission ticket for the Sneak Peek will also receive a ticket to the Orioles Wednesday evening game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Camden Yards. Game time is 7:05. Thursday August 5th has been designated “Baltimore Orioles Day at the National.” There will be special on-field ceremonies honoring the National’s first appearance in Baltimore as well.
The Orioles will be promoting the National during their homestands during the month of July. In addition flyers will be distributed at the fan assistance counters at Camden Yards.
Visit www.nsccshow.com to purchase tickets (open to the public) and/or learn more about the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention.