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)
Nice pickups! I had to ask myself “Why don’t I have any Baseball Bucks?” I didn’t have an answer for that, I guess I’ll need to keep an eye out for some.
So many great quotes in RoboCop; “Dollar” is a favorite, along with “I LIKE IT!” and “Come quietly or there will be… trouble.”
I use “I LIKE IT!” all the time — good call. And of course, “You’re fired!”