Friday, April 19, 2013

Minnesota Twins and TTM (Autographs Through the Mail)

I went to the Twins game on Wed. April 17th via my employer. We were up on the Budweiser Roof Deck. Free Twins baseball, free food, and interesting people. I thought it would be a good time. Instead it was cold, raining, and the game was postponed at 7 just minutes before it was supposed to start.

The Twins themselves are about where I thought they would be. Joe Mauer is a superstar, but the rest of the team is ordinary.

I am more intrigued with minor prospects Bryon Buxton, Miguel Sano, Oswaldo Arcia, Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer, Eddie Rosario, Trevor May, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler, and Jose Berrios. All have the look of stars with Buxton, Sano, Arcia, Rosario, and Meyer looking like potential superstars.

I now have signed baseball cards from 466 current and former Minnesota Twins. I also have signed cards from all the top prospects except for Buxton. I have signed cards from all 25 current Twins including Aaron Hicks, Pedro Hernandez, and Eduardo Escobar all of three which I got as minor leaguers.

Since my last post here is what I have gotten via TTM (names highlighted in bold are first-time successes).

Current Twins

Wilkin Ramirez

Ryan Pressly

Samuel Deduno

Liam Hendriks

Oswaldo Arcia – Please to get a response for the first time in 3 years from this future All-Star

Twins Minor Leaguers

Michael Tonkin

Caleb Theilbar

Kyle Gibson

Alex Meyer

Trevor May

Mason Melotakis

Daniel Santana

Former Twins

Al Worthington

Matt Guerrier

Ron Washington

George Mittewald

Eric Soderholm

Bob Gorinski

Orlando Merced

Damian Miller

Gary Serum

Paul Thormosgard

Jeff Cirillo

John Smiley

Tom Burgmeier

Kevin Campbell  

Riccardo Ingram

Steve Brye

Pat Neshek

Phil Nevin

John Butcher – It only 4 years, 1 month, and 12 days

Private Signings via Chris Potter Sports

Steve Bedrosian

Bill Singer

In – Person signing at the show

Willie Banks – Willie was really friendly, and talked with people for several minutes which made spending the money to get his autograph more worthwhile.

My thanks for all the players who responded via TTM!