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The Twins, In No Particular Order

About the beginning of this year I approached Tom at The Angels, In Order about a Twins/Angels swap, and probably against his better judgement, he took me up on it anyway. Once we finally dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s, I’m not sure how Tom sits with his end of the trade, but I’m tickled pink with all the nooks and crannies of my wantlists that he was able to fill in.

clockwise, from top left: 2004 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion #364 Colby Miller [036/100]; 2008 Topps Bowman Signs of the Future #SOF-JM Jose Mijares auto; 2008 Topps Gold #117 Boof Bonser [0421/2008]; 1998 Topps Stars Gold #83 Brad Radke [1848/2299]

Included were several 2003 MLB Showdown cards, Bowman, … really, a little of everything.
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L.A. Flashback III – Rod Carew’s 3000th Hit

One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles for 5+ years is that Twins’ games (when they were in town) were 3½ hours closer than where I lived in MN, so I was able to catch several of their games against the Angels. And one of the most memorable I attended at The Big A was on Sunday, August 4th, 1985.

Starting for the Twins that day was ace Frank Viola, against future Twins minor league pitching coach Stew Cliburn. Even though both teams were already several games back in the AL West, there was a definite buzz in the air in that crowd of 41,000+, and in the bottom of the 3rd inning, those fans were rewarded.

Rod Carew's 3000th hit
the moment is captured in brilliant 110mm

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