A Late Entrance to the Christmas Party (Part 1)

 First off, I wanted to thank the people who left comments on my last post. When I wrote that, it was in the moment, and I wasn't very happy. I think I have now realized that keeping up with the cards or blogging is still very important and I should spend my time with them both, even if things have changed. I'm feeling a lot better about everything, and I know that then I really wasn't feeling doing anything, but I'm ready to get back into it all, as I think it's best for me at the moment. Thanks again.

Anyway, on to the post.

It's well after the Christmas season and here I am posting all about the stuff I got. Between a COMC order, a $40 LCS gift card, (that turned into a 60 dollar gift card,) and TCDb trades and Secret Santa acquisition, the year has started off well for the collection. This'll be broken up into 2 separate posts.

I'll start with the trades. Members twinscollecter34 and a PIF from Hawthorne61 gained me my official 200th Joe Mauer and 100th Justin Morneau. The 2 Kevin Tapani cards were from Hawthorne61 and puts me in sole possession of 6th place on the rankings with 129 different cards. The Carlos Correa, (who has officially returned where he belongs,) is my first card of him in a Twins uniform. I got this from an, "old fashion trade", with a friend from school. All I had to give him was an easily disposable Packers card.

Next up my COMC order. I'm at the point where I just want money for Christmas and I can buy my own stuff, so I put it towards a $70 COMC order filled with variety. I placed the order on the 17th of December, and it got to me the 5th of January. Overall not bad, compared to my last order which took around 5 months. I'll just show some of the highlights of this order. (Apologizes for the scans being all small, doesn't normally do this.)

Some vintage. My 2nd 1952 Topps card, and 30th (Only if they did that today,) 1959 Topps Senator card. The Killebrew puts me 6 cards away from his Topps run. Rich Rollins' damage is ignored as it is my first 1960's O-Pee-Chee card.

5 Kevin Tapanis, along with 3 Kirby Pucketts. I've never seen for trade a 1993 Topps with the inaugural stamps on them, but happy to get mine here. The Bowman card is Tiffany, (or collectors edition, if you will,) my first Twin for the set. I placed my order with the plan of getting trio of cards for each person so instead of showing all the cards, here's just a list of all the people:

  • Harmon Killebrew (I got 4)
  • Kevin Tapani (I got 5)
  • Kirby Puckett
  • Justin Morneau (I got 6 to get me to 100)
  • Frank Viola
  • Chuck Knoblauch
  • Jim Kaat
  • Jose Berrios (I ended up owning 1, due to the LCS gift card)
  • Johan Santana
  • Brian Dozier
  • Max Kepler
  • Rod Carew
  • Kent Hrbek
  • Byron Buxton

And the final part of the order was the 3 MEM/AU cards. I haven't been interested in these lately unless it's something I must have. I don't have any relics of these 3 and unfortunately, although the card says Twins, the Jack Morris jersey is a GW Tigers jersey. My fault for not looking for Upper Deck's mischievous actions. Tom Quinlan is my 3rd person for the Twins with a last name starting with Q. Just waiting for an I to come along... Tier 1 is always a great looking set and a HOF jersey for the Twins is even better.

The next half of my purchases and gifts will be shown soon, with more then I promised as hopefully the mail has some more goodies. Thanks for reading.


  1. I like your first paragraph a lot. It shows a lot of sense and maturity. Those same rough times happened in our family when I was in high school. Somehow we slowly adjust and get through it. The hobby can be very therapeutic.

    That '86 Leaf caught my eye. I remember Mark Salas playing in Little League in West Covina in the same division as my younger brother. Mark also went to my high school. Crazy thing, I bought a little box of cards at the Rose Bowl flea market last year and got a Mark Salas autographed card (it was either in-person or TTM).

  2. I wish card companies would take the extra time and effort into matching the game used swatches with the photo on the card. That's one of my card pet peeves.


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