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Killer Cards

The blog posts are getting further apart, so here’s an update on the collection to fill the space while we wait then next few games for the Twins to lock down a playoff spot — it’s been a while!

I finally have all of my backlog of autographed and game used cards scanned and posted. Some are newly acquired, including the two Harmon Killebrew cards and my first autograph of Twins player and one-time manager John Goryl (the 210th different Twins player in my autographed card collection), plus another manufactured patch letter, a Boof Bonser “N”.

clockwise, from top left: 2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic By The Letter Signatures “N” #BL-13 Boof Bonser [33/75] (manu-patch/auto); 2004 Fleer Greats #GBA-HK Harmon Killebrew (auto); 2003 Fleer Fall Classics Series Contenders Harmon Killebrew (bat); 2003 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Star Rookie #P46 Matt Moses (auto); 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Ultimate Future Signatures #FS-JK Jason Kubel [03/25] (auto); 2013 Topps Heritage Real One #ROA-JG John Goryl (auto); 2003 Upper Deck UD Patch Collection Rookie Innovation #160 Willie Eyre (manu-patch); 2003 Donruss Champions Rookie #157 Rob Bowen [352/375] (auto)

The Memory Is The First To Go; I Forget What’s Next

While down in the basement the other day, I stumbled across the tupperware tub where I have my (what was) most valuable cards in snap-cases; you know: early Killebrew, Carew, and Blyleven cards, vintage high numbered SPs, and Puckett first year Fleer/Donruss/Leaf/Topps/Topps Tiffany cards, among others. They’d been secluded down there for probably about a decade now, and I’d barely remembered what was there. Here are some of the better ones:

clockwise, from top left: 1962 Topps #53 AL Home Run Leaders Harmon Killebrew (w/Maris, Mantle, Gentile); 1968 Topps #490 Super Stars Harmon Killebrew (w/Mays, Mantle); 1963 Topps SP #500 Harmon Killebrew; 1962 Topps #592 Rookie Parade Joe Bonikowski (w/Pfister, Belinsky, Bouton, and Stenhouse)

But the treat was this baby; I totally forgot I had it, and I can’t for the life of me remember even how I got it.

1991 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball #H1 Harmon Killebrew [1358/3000]

I also found several trade bait cards that I’ll post in a couple days. I’m hoping I’ve forgotten even more cool stuff in other boxes, too!