AK-Mal and His Wonderous Mauer Time Machine

Since meeting AK-Mal years ago on when I was a regular at StreamingSoundtracks (that is, when my work laptop could properly stream their audio), we’ve met regularly for lunch and a laugh when I’m in Omaha on business trips.

When we got together this last time, we were able to exchange our belated Christmas gifts; me the 2010 Union Pacific company calendar and a 1995 SP John Elway card (AK’s a Broncos fan), and AK three Joe Mauer cards!  Not just any three; two of them were 2002 rookie cards, back when Chairman Mauer’s sideburns were just a glimmer of what they are today.  Schhweet!

clockwise, from top left: 2002 Topps 206 #271 Joe Mauer; 2002 Topps #622 Joe Mauer; 2009 Topps Unique #65 Joe Mauer 

The third was a Topps Unique from last fall, showing the more mature, post-MVP-All-Star-Three-Batting-Title catcher. Thanks, dude!


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