Autographic For The People

Through various venues, I’ve managed to pick up several GU and AU Twins cards recently. I’m always on the lookout for reasonably priced (or available trade) autographs that I don’t have, and in the past few months, I’ve been more on the prowl for ballplayers I don’t have yet.

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clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-TB Tom Brunansky (auto); 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitch Blue Ink Autograph #S-GP Glen Perkins [076/199] (auto); 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Special Endorsements #SE-JK Jason Kubel (auto); 2006 Topps Chrome Refractor #347 Willie Eyre [135/500] (auto); 2005 Fleer National Pastime Signature Swings Silver #SS-SS Shannon Stewart (auto); 2007 Bowman Best Prospects #BBP56 Chris Parmelee (auto); 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects #BDPP113 Carlos Gutierrez (auto); 2004 Fleer Inscribed Silver #BR Brad Radke (auto)

As of right now, I have (certified) autos of 137 different players on Twins cards. I’ve tried to avoid post-2005 Donruss and other post-Topps-monopoly “blank cap” products — within a limited budget, of course. At this point, the autograph search is for obscure Bowman minor leaguers, Heritage buyback vintage, and hopefully someday the hard-to-get like Mauer, Blyleven, Puckett, Oliva (and Sano, Buxton). Here’s the list, with the count of the number of unique autographed cards for each player:

Arcia, Oswaldo 1
Baker, Scott 4
Bard, Luke 1
Bartlett, Jason 10
Bashore, Matt 2
Bass, Brian 2
Becker, Rich 1
Benson, Joe 3
Blackburn, Nick 8
Bonser, Boof 6
Bowen, Rob 1
Breslow, Craig 1
Bromberg, David 2
Brunansky, Tom 1
Burnett, Alex 2
Butera, Drew 3
Carew, Rod 1
Casilla, Alex 6
Coomer, Ron 1
Cordova, Marty 3
Crain, Jesse 4
Cuddyer, Michael 1
DeVries, Cole 1
Diamond, Scott 3
Dinkleman, Brian 1
Duensing, Brian 4
Durbin, J.D. 5
Eyer, Willie 8
Ford, Lew 30
Frederick, Kevin 2
Gaetti, Gary 1
Garbe, B.J. 2
Garza, Matt 2
Gassner, Dave 7
Gomez, Carlos 1
Grant, Jim “Mudcat” 1
Guardado, Eddie 1
Guerra, Deolis 1
Gutierrez, Carlos 4
Guzman, Cristian 2
Hale, Chip 1
Harrison, Travis 1
Hawkins, Latroy 1
Heintz, Chris 1
Hendriks, Liam 5
Hollins, Dave 2
Hrbek, Kent 2
Hughes, Luke 3
Hunt, Shooter 1
Hunter, Torii 2
Johnson, Adam 5
Jones, Garrett 3
Jones, Jacques 9
Jones, Justin 2
Kaat, Jim 1
Kelly, Roberto 1
Kemp, Beau 3
Kepler, Max 1
Kielty, Bobby 1
Killebrew, Harmon 1
Korecky, Bobby 2
Koskie, Corey 3
Kubel, Jason 11
Lanigan, Bobby 3
Lawton, Matt 4
Lehmann, Danny 2
Lincoln, Mike 1
Liriano, Francisco 6
Lis, Erik 1
Mahomes, Pat 1
Manship, Jeff 2
Mauer, Jake 2
Mays, Joe 1
McCardell, Michael 1
Meares, Pat 2
Michael, Levi 1
Mientkiewicz, Doug 1
Mijares, Jose 3
Miller, Colby 4
Miller, Jason 1
Mills, Ryan 1
Milton, Eric 1
Mohr, Dustan 1
Monroe, Craig 2
Morales, Jose 6
Morban, Jose 1
Morlan, Eduardo 1
Morneau, Justin 1
Moses, Matt 3
Myers, Greg 1
Nakamura, Mike 1
Nathan, Joe 2
Naulty, Dan 1
Neshek, Pat 1
Ortiz, David 2
Parmelee, Chris 4
Perkins, Glen 31
Plouffe, Trevor 1
Punto, Nick 1
Quinlan, Tom 1
Radke, Brad 4
Rainville, Jay 3
Rams, Danny 3
Reboulet, Jeff 1
Restovich, Mike 1
Revere, Ben 4
Rincon, Juan 1
Rivas, Luis 1
Robertson, Rich 1
Robinson, Mark 1
Rodriguez, Frank 1
Romero, Alex 1
Romero, J.C. 2
Ryan, Mike 1
Salazar, Ruben 1
Sanchez, Henry 1
Santana, Johan 1
Slowey, Kevin 7
Sosa, Oswaldo 1
Span, Denard 5
Stahoviak, Scott 2
Stewart, Shannon 3
Tiffee, Terry 1
Tolbert, Matt 7
Tolleson, Steve 1
Tosoni, Rene 1
Tyler, Scott 1
Valencia, Danny 2
Valentin, Javier 1
Van Mil, Ludovicus 2
Walbeck, Matt 2
Waldrop, Kyle 1
Walker, Todd 5
Watts, Dakota 1
West, Kevin 2
Wimmers, Alex 4
Wolfe, Brian 1

Four players have double digit counts right now, lead by Glen Perkins and closely followed by Lew Ford. Names in bold are players in the Twins HOF.

2 responses to “Autographic For The People

  1. That’s a sweet Bruno, sir. Also, it’s fun for me to see when you’ve picked up cards that I have in my PC. It also makes me feel super jealous when you pick up things that I DON’T have!😛

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