Monthly Archives: May 2013

Coot D’Etat

I dropped by Coot Veal and the Vealtones for a trade bait post, and darned if it didn’t work — he sucked me in! I asked about a Kubel jersey card, and it expanded into several other cards as well (see some below). It included the last Heritage base card I needed from last year (I’m convinced it’s an SP), and gave me an excuse to shuffle some Tigers cards off to a better place.

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clockwise, from top: 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Update Sweet Beginnings #SW-JK Jason Kubel (jersey); 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic #170 Brent Hoard [1752/2003]; 2012 Topps Target Red #501 Matt Capps; 2012 Topps Heritage #158 Pedro Florimon (w/ Lombardozzi, Dominguez, Mesoraco); 2004 Upper Deck R-Class #178 Joe Mauer

I’m loading up my own trade bait page as we speak (LCS owner got in a crapton of cards and I’ve been sorting several 5,000-count boxes for him and cherry picking cards to offer in trade) — let me know if there’s anything you’re looking for, and I’ll make sure to look for you.

Thanks, dude! And in honor of the Vealtone trade, a Level 42 track:


The Storm Before The Calm

Until some trades come home to roost, here are some more pickups and swap booty. Still lots of trade material here.

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clockwise, from top left: 2004 Topps Retired Signatures #TA-TB Tom Brunansky (auto uncirculated); 2001 Fleer Autographics Corey Koskie (auto); 2004 Upper Deck Reflections Gold #102 Colby Miller [138/250] (auto); 2001 Fkeer Autographics Corey Koskie (auto); 1999 Upper Deck MVP ProSign #ML Mike Lincoln (auto); 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic #166 Scott Baker [055/185] (auto)

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I’d Buy That For A Dollar!

Thanks for the post title, Robocop! 😉 I’m always meaning to try to pick up vintage Twins stuff I still need, and when I saw this one on The Bay for a reasonable price, I was intrigued.

front: 1962 Topps Baseball Buck Lenny Green

I won it for an okay price (more than a buck), making it the first of the ’62 Baseball Bucks in my Twins collection. I was surprised at the size, though; the image here is the same scale as the cards below — it is small, narrow and longer than a standard baseball card, requiring a 6-pocket page to store it. The scans I’ve seen of them don’t look to be terribly well centered, either, and this was one of them.

back: 1962 Topps Baseball Buck Lenny Green

Still three more Twins bucks to get (including Killebrew). Meanwhile, here are a few additional AU/GU picked up in trades or auction, many of them of the Diamond King variety:

clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Signature Bronze #132 Lew Ford [35/100] (auto); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Materials Bronze B&W #132 Lew Ford [29/100] (jersey&bat); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Signature Framed Red #132 Lew Ford [10/50] (auto); 2005 Leaf Limited Monikers Bronze #88 Jacque Jones [27/50] (auto); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Gallery of Stars #14 Jacque Jones [26/50] (auto); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Signature Bronze #135 Jason Kubel [14/100] (auto)

Swap With “Sergio’s” Blog

A little while back I joked about “Sergio”, the proprietor of Brad’s Blog, working out a swap with me. Of course Brad is actually the owner of Brad’s Blog, and he had some great Twins cards to trade. I have a standing rule that I won’t post my end of any trades until the return package is at least in the mail, and I finally sent it off after I received this year’s Phillies team set to add to the other cards I had stockpiled for him.

Here are some of the great Twins pickups — a couple HOF’er GU and a Mauer variation among them:

clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Signature Series Stamps Materials #SST-5 Harmon Killebrew [13/70] (stamp/bat); 2013 Topps Out of Bounds variation #107 Joe Mauer; 2012 Topps Chrome Refractor Purple #94 Justin Morneau [055/199]; 2002 Topps Stadium Club World Champions #WC-BB Bert Blyleven (jersey); 2013 Panini Cooperstown #109 Bert Blyleven; 2013 Topps Toys ‘R Us Purple #102 Denard Span

Thanks again for the trade, “Sergio”!


Still working the trade wires, but meantime here are a few AU/GU from The Bay and elsewhere to tide you over (got any good Twins trade bait? well take a look here and let’s talk trade!)

Some newer Twins AU…and Pat Meares:

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clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen #GQA-SD Scott Diamond (auto); 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen #GQA-CD Cole DeVries (auto); 2010 Bowman Sterling Prospects #BSP-AW Alex Wimmers (auto); 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP183 Liam Hendriks (auto); 1996 Leaf Signature Series Silver Pat Meares (auto); 2013 Topps Turkey Red #TRA-SD Scott Diamond [666/689] (auto)

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