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#Winning!

Back in June, David K held one of his incredible autographed card giveaways. Just as incredible…I was the winner! Here was the prize:

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2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Black Autographs #47 Ken Griffey Jr. [07/25]

Sweet!!

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:

first wave
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:

second wave
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!
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Autographic For The People

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.

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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:
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