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Minnesota Twins

1976 Topps – Joe Mauer

76 topps joe mauerThis is another card that has been sitting in a folder for a while. For some reason I just hang on to certain cards. I was very big on finding cards to put onto this blog, and I was using pictures that I should not have been using to do that. This one of Joe Mauer is a good example. I really until last season did not have the equipment to get shots good enough inside of stadiums. That didn’t stop me from trying though as some of the shots would turn out. This one of Joe is a bit soft, but it is a good reminder of the game I saw him play in the final season of the Metrodome in 2008.  (more…)

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1989 Upper Deck – J.J. Hardy

Here is another of my ’89 Upper Deck cards that have just been sitting around. Early in 2010 I attended a White Sox game against the Twins. A group of players were warming up and I just snapped a shot of them. I think that that picture has been made into a couple of cards so far. (more…)


1990 Donruss – Justin Morneau

I have only made a couple of this card as I didn’t think that I had the template right at the time. I wanted to make one for my look at Donruss over the years. While I was making the card of Gordon Beckham I realized that on the same picture was a good shot of Justin Morneau. I just moved the picture over and changed type to get a new card from the same picture.  (more…)


1984 Topps – Joe Mauer

This is yet another card that has been sitting in a folder on my computer for a while. At one point I was not working, and the cards were being made at an incredible pace. This is one from that time period. I couldn’t possibly post them all so I decided to just slowly release them. When I stopped having the time to make them I should have just kept posting the cards, but for some reason I did not. Joe should not be one of my favorite players because he is a star for a rival team. For some reason though I really enjoy watching him play. This card has two pictures from two separate occasions that make it up. The main picture was taken as Joe was jogging out to the bullpen prior to a game against the White Sox in 2009. He didn’t look up so I had to make do with what I had. The inset picture is of him warming up in the Metrodome in 2008. I loved the old school Twins uniforms, but I didn’t know enough about photography yet to make the picture as sharp as it could have been. (more…)


1984 Topps – Jeff Manship

While looking at some of the ’84 Topps cards that I had already made today I saw one of former Notre Dame hurler Jeff Manship. I have been meaning to release the card, but for some reason I never did. Last night he was part of a combined no-hitter for the Twins Triple A team in Rochester. He started the game, and it is great that he gets some publicity. Jeff was part of the great staff in 2006 for the Irish that also included Tom Thornton and Jeff Samardzija. (more…)


1952 Topps – Joe Mauer

I have had some fun making the couple of 1952 Topps cards that I have so far. I will try and get some pictures this season that fit the mold a little better. Part of the fun is trying to get the signature on the card. To start off I have just found a picture of an autographed ball online, and just pasted it into the box. This will limit who I can make cards of to who I can find a good picture of an autograph. I have a few autographed ball here at home so I guess I can make that work. Before I make any more of these I may have to find a better template. (more…)


1976 Topps – R.A. Dickey

I saw R.A. Dickey pitch in 2009 when we were in Minnesota as part of our summer baseball trip. I have always enjoyed watching the knuckleballer work. I have been able to see a few over the years, and I was happy to see that Dickey was brought into the game in 2009 so that I could watch another one work. (more…)