Tag Archives: 1971 Topps


Way too long between posts, but during down time it looks like an opportunity to post some new cards. In contrast with the “noobs” in the last post, these feature some “vets”.

1971 was when we first started collecting Topps in earnest as kids, so this year’s Heritage set paying homage to that year got me going to see about filling in some of the autographed Twins Heritage card gaps that I had. I didn’t do too badly.

clockwise, from top left: 2016 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-DSI Dwight Siebler (auto); 2016 Topps Heritage Real One Red Ink #ROA-DSI Dwight Siebler [62/67] (auto); 2013 Topps Heritage Real One Red Ink #ROA-SD Scott Diamond [38/64] (auto); 2012 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-FS Frank Sullivan (auto); 2014 Topps Heritage Real One Red Ink #ROA-KR Ken Retzer [33/65] (auto); 2020 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-SC Sal Campisi (auto); 2020 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-TT Tom Tischinski (auto); 2013 Topps Heritage Real One Red Ink #ROA-JG John Goryl [59/64] (auto)

I picked up some additional GU cards and a few first-autos and current team AU/GU cards as well. Everyone stay safe!

clockwise, from top left: 2020 Topps Heritage Real One Red Ink #ROA-SC Sal Campisi [48/71] (auto); 2006 Upper Deck SP Authentic By The Letter “N” #BL-JN Joe Nathan [148/200] (manu-patch/auto); 2018 Topps Fire Magenta #FR-ZG Zack Granite [14/25] (jersey); 2015 Topps Pro Debut Pennant Patches #PP-NG Nick Gordon (manu-patch); 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Sweet Threads Gold #ST-JS Johan Santana [66/75] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Past Materials #PA-HR Kent Hrbek [15/99] (jersey); 2018 Topps Update All-Star Stitches #AST-JE Jose Berrios (jersey); 2015 Topps Heritage Minors Clubhouse Collection Gold #CCR-BB Byron Buxton [24/50] (jersey)

Continue reading

Night Owl Cards

Monday’s mail brought a package from Night Owl over at Night Owl Cards, the latest trade over the web – this time Twins for mostly 1971 cards from my childhood.  Night Owl whacked a few cards from my wantlist, plus a few that hadn’t made it onto the list yet.

Night Owl cards
clockwise, from upper left: 2009 Topps Toppstown Blue #TTT26 Joe Mauer; 2007 Bowman’s Best #6 Joe Mauer; 2006 Topps Gold #78 Nick Punto [359/2006] – not often you see “Punto” and “gold” together; 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection swatch #SM-FL Francisco Liriano

It turns out that there is a Toppstown Blue parallel, too.

Night Owl cards
clockwise, from upper left: 2008 Tristar #110 Ben Revere – my first Revere card?; 2009 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary #2221 Joe Mauer; 2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve #101 Brad Radke, I’ll take any excuse to post Brad; 2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #129 Carlos Gomez – GoGo, sad to see you go

Night Owl has a whole lot going on at his website — check it out, and make a trade with him, while you’re at it.  He has the Runner Seal of Approval (whatever that is).  Thanks again, N.O.