Monthly Archives: June 2012

An Excellent Heinie And Another Slew Of Lew

You never know what will happen when you simply drop a comment at a blog, but if the blog is Number 5 Type Collection, and it’s a contest post like Matthew’s Fourth Anniversary HOF Contest, well, you may already be a winner!

Not only did I win the Heinie Manush card below, but he included a nice upgrade for my ’73 Kaat!

1973 Topps #530 Jim Kaat; 1961 Fleer #57 Heinie Manush

Thanks, and congrats again on the four years!

I’m not a Lew Ford “supercollector” by any stretch, but I tend to be more on the lookout for his cards when I’m bored and I scan eBay in the evenings. Here are a few picked up at reasonable prices over the past couple weeks:

clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Signature Series INKcredible #IS-31 Lew Ford/Jason Kubel (dual auto); 2005 Fleer National Pastime Signature Swings Gold #SS-LF Lew Ford [104/190] (auto); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Bronze #132 Lew Ford [106/200] (jersey&bat), 2005 Fleer Playoff Prestige Xtra Bases Purple #90 Lew Ford [09/50] (auto)



Had my name on the Twins radio broadcast last Friday night for the second time this season with another correct answer emailed in to the trivia question of the game.
Q: Since 1961, players from the Twins and Reds have won 14 MVP awards — who were the players?
A: Bench, F. Robinson, Mauer, Morneau, Killebrew, Versalles, Rose, Morgan, Foster, Carew, Larkin, Votto

I haven’t been posting as much recently, because I’ve been “pounding the pavement” over at The Bench. I originally registered there in order to make a trade offer to someone, and while that person has never responded 😉 I have several cool trades in the works there.

Meanwhile, Astros trading buddy Daily Dimwit had some Twins cards picked up as his second team in a recent break, and he knew where to get rid of them. With the swap, I picked up these:

clockwise, from top: 2006 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Game-Used Apparel #MLB-SB Scott Baker [208/325] (jersey); 2008 Topps Co-Signers Silver Blue #26 Justin Morneau (w/Michael Cuddyer) [025/250]; 2008 Topps Co-Signers #16 Joe Mauer

Thanks Dimmy!

Quality Merchandise

I try not to dip into eBay much, as it could easily get in the way of my card collecting’s requisite spousal approval, but with some overtime here and there, I don’t mind browsing for something inexpensive. This past week or so, I lucked into some excellent cards at very reasonable prices. In addition, the bottom card was saved for me from my LCS owner, bless him.

clockwise, from top left: 2007 Upper Deck Premier Rare Remnants Triple Gold #RR3-SJZ Johan Santana w/Johnson,Zito [25/25] (jersey); 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Relics #FFR-RCA Rod Carew (bat); 2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot USA #USA-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2012 Topps Golden Moments #GMA-LH Liam Hendriks (auto); 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #305 Kyle Waldrop [102/823] (auto)

And speaking of Quality Merchandise, there are more and more teams being added to my TRADE BAIT page, so take a look and make a trade offer!

Astronomical Random Friday 10

I found it interesting when Zune pulled up three straight tracks with a decidedly astronomical feel to them.  Then I found it less interesting when I noticed that shuffle had been disabled and it was playing tracks in alphabetical order, so I eventually turned shuffle back on, but continued with the theme:

  1. Alien Hip Hop” – Planet X, Quantum
  2. “Alien Earth” – Synergy, The Jupiter Effect
  3. All About Satellites and Spaceships” – Seven Percent Solution, All About Satellites and Spaceships
  4. “All Around the World or Myth of Fingerprints” – Paul Simon, Graceland
  5. “All of the Above: Full Moon Rising/October Winds/Camouflaged in Blue/Half Alive/Undying Love/Full Moon Rising Reprise” – Transatlantic, SMPTe
  6. Edge of the World” – John Scott, Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan soundtrack
  7. “Oh Brother” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  8. The Great Gig in the Sky” – Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
  9. Under the Moon” – Camel, Harbour of Tears
  10. “Ride of Your Life” – Rick Wakeman, Return to the Centre of the Earth

Have an out-of-this-world weekend, and happy Father’s Day!

Interleague And Interdivisional Trades

I got to hear my name on the radio last night for the first time this season with the correct answer emailed in for the Twins’ trivia question of the game.
Q: Which former Twins players have had uniform number three on the Royals?
A: Harmon Killebrew, Steve Braun

I contacted Jeff at 2 by 3 Heroes about a trade, and he found a nice variety of Twins cards from my wantlists in exchange for a wide assortment of White Sox cards. It seems that my trades between the AL Central rival collectors have been the smoothest, and I certainly look forward to dealing with Jeff again in the future. Sometime, though, I need to show Jeff what a gold card from 2005 Topps looks like 😉

clockwise, from top left: 2012 Topps Heritage SP #470 Ben Revere; 2005 Topps Opening Day Target Exclusive #38 Torii Hunter (jersey); 2003 Upper Deck #519 Lew Ford; 2010 Topps Walmart Black #102 Minnesota Twins

A second trade was with PadresFan86 who’s a member at Sports Card Arena. He had several Tier One Blue cards for trade, and I had a couple Tony Gwynn Topps Sterling cards to trade. He threw in a couple cards, including the impressive s#’d Walker card below.

clockwise, from top left: 2011 Topps Tier One Blue #28 Bert Blyleven [057/199]; 2011 Topps Tier One Blue #97 Joe Mauer [058/199]; 1998 Pinnacle Plus Artist Proof Gold #AP27 Todd Walker [073/100]

Thanks for the trade, guys!

A Pair Of Deuces – Deal Me In!

With some more Braves cards from my trade bait page, I was able to snag these cards from clarkesk82 at Sports Card Arena:

clockwise, from top left: 2009 Topps Chrome Refractor #240 Brian Duensing [012/499] (auto); 2009 Topps Chrome #240 Brian Duensing (auto); 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Target Green Frame #31 Joe Mauer; 2011 Bowman Platinum Gold #59 Justin Morneau

Nice timing; “Dunce” got the win in last night’s ballgame. Thanks for the trade!

Building Up The Portfolio

I decided to hit up eBay for some reasonably priced items to build up my havelist of GU, AU, and printing plates, and it happens to include a couple of the new toast of the Mets, Johan Santana.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…acctingman69, from Sports Card Freaks. He threw a post on a forum there mentioning he had several eBay listings, and checking them out I found one with five Twins cards, three of which I needed. I made a reasonable max bid and let it go, and ended up taking it home. acctingman69 was also nice enough to throw in a Black Diamond card that I needed too, which is very much appreciated.

clockwise, from top left: 2001 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball #B-KP Kirby Puckett (bat); 2004 Upper Deck Etchings #BE-HU Torii Hunter [013/250] (bat); 2004 Donruss World Series #WS-105 Johan Santana [019/250] (jersey); 1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond #107 Eric Milton [0689/2500]

And from a couple of other eBay purchases:
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