Tag Archives: COMC

Jonesing The New Manager

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Day! In the interim between the announcing of a new Twins manager and the arrival of my annual big COMC Black Friday raid, I thought I’d show the latest pickup in celebration of Mollie’s new job:

2005 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Signature Memorabilia #53 Paul Molitor [14/15] (auto/jersey)

A HOF’er deserves a quality card in the collection. And the jonesing? That’d be Jacque Jonesing, along with a couple cards of partner in crime Cristian Guzman.

auto-relic 77
clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Absolute Ink #AI-118 Jacque Jones [027/100] (auto); 2004 Donruss Leaf Limited Monikers Material #46 Jacque Jones [22/25] (auto/jersey); 2004 Donruss Leaf Certified Materials Mirror White Fabric #79 Jacque Jones [012/200] (jersey); 2004 Donruss Diamond Kings DK Materials #142 Jacque Jones [050/100] (jersey/bat); 2003 Topps Pristine Pristine Borders #PB-CG Cristian Guzman (bat); 2002 Donruss Playoff Piece of the Game Silver #POG-17 Cristian Guzman [099/100] (jersey); 2004 Donruss World Series #WS-104 Jacque Jones [066/250] (jersey); 2005 Donruss Prime Patches Portraits #P-47 Jacque Jones [24/55] (dual jersey)

Dug Out Of The Dugout (+ Black Friday Summary)

Not long ago, Kyle from Nolan’s Dugout reached out to me regarding a trade, followed by some serious searching through our respective trade piles. When the smoke cleared, we each had ~30 cards for each other, and put some good hurt on our wantlists. Here’s a good example of the type of cards that crossed paths in the mail:

clockwise, from top left: 1997 Donruss Press Proof Silver #148 Greg Myers; 1998 Pacific Invincible #45 Marty Cordova; 2000 Bowman Retro #257 Matt LeCroy; 1998 Pinnacle Inside #29 Chuck Knoblauch; 1996 Upper Deck #109 Paul Molitor; 1996 Flair Gold #121 Brad Radke

Thanks for taking the time to dig through your dugout, Kyle! Let’s do it again sometime.

‘Tis the time of year for Black Friday as well, and so I made my annual online pilgrimage to COMC. I selected 77 Twins cards, satisfying these criteria:

  • AU: 23 (1st’s: Scott Aldred, Erik Bennett, Travis Bowyer, Matthew Fox)
  • GU: 2
  • Lewwwww Ford!: 3 (1 AU, 2 GU)
  • vintage: 2 (’63, ’67)
  • oddball: 6 (’74 stamps, ’76 O-Pee-Chee, ’79 comic, ’82 sticker, ’90 O-Pee-Chee)
  • s#’d: 14
  • parallels: 23
  • Pucketts: 12 (4 proofs, 1 1st day)
  • UD Documentary Gold: 5

A sampling:

clockwise, from top left: 2005 Donruss Signature Series Silver #67 Travis Bowyer (auto); 2004 Upper Deck SP Prospects #314 Matthew Fox [308/600] (auto); 1996 Donruss Leaf Signature Extended Erik Bennett (auto); 2005 Donruss Classics Team Colors #TC-23 Lew Ford [045/100] (bat/jersey); 2005 Donruss Leaf Century Post Marks Silver #198 Jacque Jones [032/100] (auto); 2004 Fleer National Pastime Signature Swings #SSA-LF Lew Ford [024/183] (auto); 2005 Donruss Leaf Century Position #71 Lew Ford [171/250] (jersey); 1996 Donruss Leaf Signature Extended Scott Aldred (auto)