Through various venues, I’ve managed to pick up several GU and AU Twins cards recently. I’m always on the lookout for reasonably priced (or available trade) autographs that I don’t have, and in the past few months, I’ve been more on the prowl for ballplayers I don’t have yet.
clockwise, from top left: 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-TB Tom Brunansky (auto); 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitch Blue Ink Autograph #S-GP Glen Perkins [076/199] (auto); 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Special Endorsements #SE-JK Jason Kubel (auto); 2006 Topps Chrome Refractor #347 Willie Eyre [135/500] (auto); 2005 Fleer National Pastime Signature Swings Silver #SS-SS Shannon Stewart (auto); 2007 Bowman Best Prospects #BBP56 Chris Parmelee (auto); 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects #BDPP113 Carlos Gutierrez (auto); 2004 Fleer Inscribed Silver #BR Brad Radke (auto)
As of right now, I have (certified) autos of 137 different players on Twins cards. I’ve tried to avoid post-2005 Donruss and other post-Topps-monopoly “blank cap” products — within a limited budget, of course. At this point, the autograph search is for obscure Bowman minor leaguers, Heritage buyback vintage, and hopefully someday the hard-to-get like Mauer, Blyleven, Puckett, Oliva (and Sano, Buxton). Here’s the list, with the count of the number of unique autographed cards for each player: