Every now and then, some fine Twins cards fall in my lap that have sane prices or are obtainable via trade. More often than not, though, they pop up at Baseball Plus, my LCS here, either from box breaks or other collectors bringing them by to sell or trade. Mark, the owner, knows to keep an eye out for Twins cards that I’m not likely to have, and he sells them to me at ridiculously reasonable prices.
Just this week he had a nice pile he’d set aside for me, and it was a microcosm of what I’m talking about. There were a few of this year’s Heritage singles I needed, a few Bowman doubles, Topps series 2, and these:
clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Chasing History #CHA-SD Scott Diamond (auto); 2012 Topps printing plate black #512 Josh Willingham [1/1] (plate); 2013 Topps Museum Collection Copper #52 Paul Molitor [066/424]; 2013 Bowman Cream of the Crop mini #CC-MT4 Alex Meyer; 2013 Topps Gold #590 Liam Hendriks [1641/2013]; 2013 Topps Cut to the Chase #CTC-32 Harmon Killebrew; 2013 Topps Heritage 1964 Buyback #34 Jim Perry; 2013 Topps Museum Collection Green #36 Joe Mauer [017/199]
A buyback card! An AU! Serial #’d premium cards! A printing plate (my 4th), for God’s sake! How cool is that?!
Oh, and a few GU from recent trades/bidding:
clockwise, from top left: 2003 Topps Gallery Originals #GO-JM Joe Mauer (bat); 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Super Sweet Swatch #SW-JJ Jacque Jones [077/299] (jersey); 2004 Donruss Leather & Lumber #80 Jacque Jones [178/250] (jersey); 2004 Upper Deck Reflections #150 Jacque Jones (jersey); 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Captured on Canvas #CC-JM Joe Mauer (jersey)