Monthly Archives: November 2013

Another Trade With The Acronym Dude

The other day gcrl (no, not the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory) tried to slip a cold trade past my outer defenses, but I thwarted him from unwittingly adding to my piles of Twins dupes sprawled across my work desk. Undaunted, he hit my wantlists with a package of cards that I happily added to my inventory. And in exchange for Dodgers cards, even! Besides almost all the Twins base from this year’s Topps Updates, here are a few of the other goodies:

clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Opening Day Superstar Celebrations #SC18 Josh Willingham; 2005 Donruss Prime Patches All-Star Materials #ASM-1 Johan Santana [190/277] (jersey); 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams #6 Jim Kaat; 1999 Pacific Omega #142 Cristian Guzman / Jacque Jones; 2001 Pacific Private Stock #68 Jacque Jones; 2001 Donruss Classics #70 Jacque Jones; 2002 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #81 Jacque Jones; 1998 Topps National Pastime #173 Ron Coomer

Lotsa Jacques there, gcrl — thanks again for the swap!

And a few GU acquired through trade and purchase:

clockwise, from top left: 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Black #101 Joe Mauer [077/125] (jersey); 2012 Topps Update All-Star Stitches #AS-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2013 Topps Update League Leader Commemorative Pins #LLP-RC Rod Carew; 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Destination Stardom #DSM-DS Denard Span (jersey); 2001 Topps Fusion Feature #F16 Matt Lawton (bat); 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Divisional Artifacts Limited #DA-MO Justin Morneau [072/130] (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Destination Stardom #DSM-JM Joe Mauer (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Swatches Gold #SSW-FL Francisco Liriano [19/75] (jersey)


Et Tu, AU/GU?

Been taking advantage of buying and trading (too much buying, not enough trading) to bolster my Twins AU and GU collection. Over the past few weeks, I’ve managed to add another eight ballplayers to my autograph cards list, which is up to 150 different Twins players. I could probably have added more, but I’ve decided not to pursue any Donruss or Panini issues after 2005.

new ones
clockwise, from top left: 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCA-JC J.T. Chargois (auto); 2013 Bowman Inception Prospect #PA-JB Jose Berrios (auto); 2013 Topps Update Chasing History #CHA-RP Ryan Pressly (auto); 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic #143 Luis Rodriguez [183/185] (auto); 2013 Topps Finest Refractor Xfractor #RA-KG Kyle Gibson [063/149] (auto); 2001 Topps Team Topps Legends #TT-GN Graig Nettles (auto)

Please browse my trade bait page for anything you might need — I’d be happy to work out a trade with you. Meanwhile, more after the break…
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