Back in June, David K held one of his incredible autographed card giveaways. Just as incredible…I was the winner! Here was the prize:
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Black Autographs #47 Ken Griffey Jr. [07/25]
I decided that my goal would be to sell it and use the proceeds to acquire one or more autograph cards of the Twins players I didn’t currently have yet. My LCS owner posted on eBay for a few months, but only with so-so inquiries. Eventually, he worked out a good deal with one of his in-store customers — one that included cards and cash. The cards in the deal were these below:
clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Triple Threads Unity Relic Sepia #TTUFR-PM2 Paul Molitor [24/27] (bat); 2013 Topps Tier One Double Relic #TODR-JM Joe Mauer [05/50] (jersey); 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-JM Justin Morneau (bat); 2013 Topps Update All-Star Stitches #ASR-GP Glen Perkins (jersey)
Aren’t those borderless high end Topps GU a treat? I already had the A&G Morneau, so that went to my trade bait page.
With the cash from the deal, I purchased these four beauties, all my first AU cards for these players:
clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Tribute #TA-PM Paul Molitor [19/99] (auto); 2013 Bowman Platinum Prospects Green #BPAP-MS Miguel Sano [205/399] (auto); 2005 Donruss Greats #5 Bert Blyleven (auto); 2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Shining Star #SS-JM Joe Mauer [30/99] (auto)
We have a winner!
Here are some other recent acquisitions, including first AU of Rosario, Allen, Swarzak, and scout Mark Wilson:
clockwise, from top left: 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP9 Eddie Rosario (auto); 2009 Bowman Scouts #SC-MW Mark Wilson (auto); 2000 Fleer Skybox Autographics Chad Allen (auto); 2004 Donruss Studio Game Day Souvenirs #GD-51 Torii Hunter (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck UD Jersey First Edition #UDFE-MO Justin Morneau (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitch Blue Ink #JK Jason Kubel [194/300] (auto); 2004 Donruss Studio Game Day Souvenirs #GD-49 Doug Mientkiewicz (jersey); 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #332 Anthony Swarzak [209/370] (auto)