Periodically I monitor “The Bay” for any affordable Twins autographs or game used cards, and stumbled upon a lot of Twins cards up for auction that included a few AU cards that I needed, so I made mental tally and gixen’d an amount for them. Additional I noted the seller had another lot that included several other Twins AU and early Mauer cards, and I did the same. I thankfully won both.
A week later, the same seller had another lot for auction with a fair mix of Twins and thanks to the wonders of Gixen, I snagged that as well. Between the three card lots, my collection expanded with some nice stuff, and included several dupes worthy of future trades for other Twins cards that I don’t have.
Here’s the first sample, heavy on Chris Parmelee:
clockwise, from top left: 2011 Topps Triple Threads Future Phenoms #104 Danny Valencia [97/99] (auto/bat); 2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor #215 Joe Benson [141/250] (auto); 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Blue Refractor #BDPP88 Alex Wimmers [37/150] (auto); 2007 Bowman Prospects #BP121 Chris Parmelee (auto); 2001 Fleer Autographics Matt Lawton (auto); 2012 Topps Chrome Blue Refractor #162 Chris Parmelee [107/199] (auto); 2007 Bowman Prospects Orange #BP121 Chris Parmelee [104/250] (auto); 1999 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #DoM Doug Mientkiewicz (auto)
…and some more, including my 50th unique Glen Perkins AU:
clockwise, from top left: 2007 Bowman Signs of the Future #SOF-DS Denard Span (auto); 2005 Topps Finest Blue Refractor #143 Glen Perkins [103/299] (auto); 1996 Finest Refractor #261 Chuck Knoblauch; 2012 Topps Update Gold #US7 Joe Mauer [0577/2012]; 2006 Bowman White #164 Joe Mauer [114/120]; 2005 Bowman Chrome AFLAC Redemption #AFL6 Chris Parmelee; 2002 Upper Deck Minor League #228 Joe Mauer; 2002 Bowman Heritage black box variation #238 Joe Mauer
…and here some of the dupes, which are all available for trade:
clockwise, from top: 2006 Upper Deck Artifacts Auto-Facts #AF-JN Joe Nathan [633/800] (auto); 2002 Bowman Chrome Refractor #398 Ryan Doumit (auto); 2005 Topps Chrome #241 Glen Perkins (auto); 2013 Allen & Ginter Full-Size Relic #AGFR-JMA Joe Mauer (jersey); 1999 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #BR Brad Radke (auto); 2012 Topps Chrome Refractor #162 Chris Parmelee RC [173/499] (auto); 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP9 Eddie Rosario (auto)
…and some more dupes, also all available for trade:
clockwise, from top: 2011 Topps Lineage ’75 mini #75R-JMA Joe Mauer (jersey); 2002 Topps #622 Joe Mauer RC; 2003 Topps 206 #400 Joe Mauer; 1973 Visual Panographics #04 Tony Oliva; 1972 Topps #400 Tony Oliva; 2011 Topps Heritage Chrome #C167 Jim Thome [0925/1962]; 2011 Topps Diamond Die Cut #DDC-80 Joe Mauer
While I’m at it, here are some other nice recent pickups (several due to my friendly neighborhood LCS):
clockwise, from top left: 2014 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-JF Jerry Fosnow (auto); 2014 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-KR Ken Retzer (auto); 2013 Topps Chrome Rookie Variation Redemption #KG Kyle Gibson (auto); 2006 Topps ’52 Red Ink #52S-BB Boof Bonser [29/52] (auto); 2013 Topps Pro Debut Minor League Materials #MLM-AME Alex Meyer (jersey); 2000 Fleer Autographics Silver Brad Radke [004/250] (auto); 2011 Bowman Platinum Prospects Blue Refractor #BPA-AW Alex Wimmers [81/99] (auto); 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Refractor #BCA-RE Ryan Eades (auto)