Déjà Vu!

David K holds an awesome monthly giveaway on The Bench for cool AU or GU cards, and since a significant time had passed since my last win, I was eligible to play again. This past May I won once more!. Here was the prize:

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2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Light Blue Material Signature #16 Cal Ripken Jr. [18/35]

Excellent!!

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 several weeks, but only with so-so inquiries. Eventually he sold it to someone in-store, and with the cash from the deal, I purchased these beauties plus a few others I picked up on my own:

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clockwise, from top left: 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP205 Miguel Sano (auto); 2005 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Signature Red #54 Paul Molitor [44/49] (auto); 2016 Topps Stadium Club #SCA-MS Miguel Sano (auto); 2005 Fleer eX ConneXions #CDA-CK/JM Joe Mauer w/Casey Kotchman [22/50] (dual auto); 2011 Topps Triple Threads Unity Relics Gold #TTUSR-234 Justin Morneau [3/9] (jersey); 2015 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Gold #CCR-JMA Joe Mauer [36/99] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic #53 Joe Mauer [101/350] (auto); 2012 Topps Finest Refractor X-Fractor #AR-BD Brian Dozier [151/299] (auto)

I particularly wanted to procure the Sano RC AU, and the difficult Finest Dozier AU — his only certified one. Some other recent pickups below the break…


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clockwise, from top left: 2016 Topps Scouting Report #SRR-MSA Miguel Sano (jersey); 2014 Bowman Sterling Prospect Refractor #BSPA-MS Miguel Sano [038/150] (auto); 2016 Topps Stadium Club #SCA-BHP Byung-Ho Park (auto); 2015 Topps Museum Collection Archival Autograph #AA-KV Kennys Vargas [196/399] (auto); 2014 Bowman Sterling Prospect #BSPA-KV Kennys Vargas (auto); 2014 Bowman Sterling Prospect Refractor Purple #BSPA-KV Kennys Vargas [23/50] (auto); 2015 Topps Supreme Simply Supreme Green #SSA-KV Kennys Vargas [50/50] (auto); 2016 Topps Stadium Club #SCA-TMA Trevor May (auto)

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