Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2016 Twins Fest Prep

        Its never too early to start thinking about Twins Fest! 

         I just bought a 2013 Topps Heritage complete set of Twins minor leaguers. There are Rock Cats, Miracle, Snappers, and more. In the set there is Max Kepler, Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano, Nick Gordon, and many more. I'll get all of these signed at Twins Fest in January.

          I am also going to get Kyle Gibson on his Twins magazine cover from last summer. I couldn't get him to sign during pre-game. If Torii decides to go to TF, I'll get him to sign my bobble head of him with the Twins. Oddly enough, I don't have Dozier on a ball yet... just a minor league card. If I go Saturday and Sunday, I'll get him on a ball and a heritage. As for Mauer, I've got him on balls and cards, but not a bobble head or photo. I'll get him to sign an 8x10 this year and maybe a bobble head if i can find a reasonably priced one. 

           I have already pre-ordered my Star Wars tickets for December. They sold out in 15 minutes! I was lucky to get them for opening night and on Christmas day. I'm extremely excited and I've already gotten some TFA shirts and lightsaber! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Danny Salazar Return

            I received a return from Indians young pitcher Danny Salazar. A great return because he was a big prospect a few years ago and he is now a great pitcher. 
             I was at Minnesota Comic Con on Saturday and picked up a S.T.A.R Labs hoodie from The Flash, a 1997 Flash comic book, a 1978 Amazing Spider-man crossover with the Hulk comic book, and a 1974 Fantastic Four "Two Things are Deadlier Than One" comic book. I like seeing as many Ben Grimms as possible!

              I know this is a baseball blog, but I do have other interests! Season 2 episode 1 of the Flash was last Tuesday and episode 2 is tonight! We'll see more Jay Garrick now interacting with Team Flash. The Crimson Comet and the Scarlet Speedster in an episode! Don't miss it!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Conor Gillaspie Return

               On Friday I received a return from Angels infielder Conor Gillaspie. He also spent time with the White Sox and Giants. Great return!

               I'm going to Minnesota Comic Con at the MN State Fair Education Building in a couple weeks. Probably won't have any cash left over for baseball cards!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

First Return In a While

               Today I received a return from Norichika Aoki of the San Francisco Giants. He was part of a batch of cards I sent out in mid-August and he's the first one back! I have slown down a bit since school has started back up. Aoki is one of my favorite players and I'm very pleased with the return!

               On Saturday the 19th, I'm going to the Twins game against the Angels. This is a huge series for us if we are going to make the wild card spot and with two losses already, we need a win tomorrow! I'll bring my 2015 yearbook and try to get some autos before game-time during BP.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mart Cordova Return and Bobble head Giveaway

               About a week or so ago the Twins were giving out 1965 looking bobble heads prior to the game in honor of the '65 pennant winning Twins. We got there in time and were able to get some. It went right into my new glass display case I got from IKEA. 

                I also recently got a return from the most recent Twins Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova. He signed a 1996 Fleer Ultra. I have a bunch of cards still in the mail. I hope to get a few more returns before school starts and things slow down. 
Bobble head giveaway

1996 Fleer Ultra

New Display Case

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brian Dozier Bobblehead

               On Saturday the Twins were giving out Brian Dozier bobble heads before the game against the Yankees. My uncle was nice enough to go for me as I had a baseball tournament and couldn't go. He got there VERY early and was able to get the bobble heads. Unfortunately, there is no good space on it to get Dozier's autograph. His helmet "flew off" and the legs may be too skinny. On the base of it might work or maybe across the forehead but i'm not sure. 

               I have a few cards out now including a 1986 Ron Gardenhire. Hope to get some returns soon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Unlucky Return

                Today I received a return from former White Sox/Reds/Mariners/Mets/Padres/Brewers/Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron. Unfortunately, the card was returned with a bit of a smudged autograph in blue sharpie. The card wasn't placed back into its protective holder and it rubbed off some of the signature on the plastic holder. I'm still happy I got a return from a quality player though! 

                I sent out cards to a few other players as well today. I hope to see them in the mailbox in the next few days...or weeks!