I’ve taken the post-Christmas time frame to make a few card exchanges, pick up some more difficult to find cards, look for any eBay finds, hit a free card show, and spend my gift certificate from “Santa” ;)
This batch includes my first autograph cards of Twins HOFer Jim “Mudcat” Grant and of Levi Michael.
clockwise, from top left: 2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams #8 “Mudcat” Grant (auto); 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History Franchise Members Quad #FM4-16 Joe Mauer w/Rodriquez,Varitek,Posada [13/99] (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck Elements Clear-Cut Elements Bronze #CCE-FL Francisco Liriano [279/350] (auto/jersey); 2010 Topps T-206 Piedmont #TR-GP Glen Perkins (auto); 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Graphs #GG-GP Glen Perkins (auto); 2012 Bowman Platinum Prospects #AP-LM Levi Michael (auto)
I picked up a whole scad of low s#’d Twins cards, many like these below.
clockwise, from top left: 2004 Donruss Classics Team Colors #TC-47 Bert Blyleven [027/100] (jersey); 2003 Fleer Mystique Ink Appeal Gold #IP-MR Mike Ryan [13/54] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants Gold #3 Bert Blyleven [17/50]; 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Antiquity Artifacts Gold #AA-HU Torii Hunter (jersey); 2004 Playoff Honors Credits Gold #118 Torii Hunter [09/25]; 2003 Donruss Champions Statistical Champs #SC27 Rod Carew [04/50]
And of course, a few of Lew!
clockwise, from top left: 2005 Fleer Authentix Mezzanine #68 Lew Ford [10/75]; 2005 Donruss Zenith Museum #183 Lew Ford; 2005 Topps Chrome Black Refractor #192 Lew Ford [172/225]; 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Status #36 Johan Santana [07/56]
So what have you been up to? Don’t forget to check out my trade bait page and see if there’s something there for you!