Sunday, June 25, 2017

Minnesota Twins TTM Update for Mid-2017

Halfway through 2017 and I now have signed cards from 592 different Twins players. I am working more on the minor leaguers in hopes that it will pay dividends in the years to come.

There have been only two free in-person signings so far this year. Both were on the same day at Cub Foods stores that were luckily only 10 minutes apart. I got two signed cards from Robbie Grossman and two more signed cards from Hector Santiago.

Below are my successes via TTM (through the mail):   

Kelvin Torve
Mike Durant
Al Newman
Geoff Zahn
Adalberto Mejia
Justin Haley
Chris Gimenez
Hector Santiago
Pat Neshek
Drew Rucinski
ByungHo Park
Bob Tewsbuy (2655 days or over 7 years 3 months which is my longest wait for a return)
Bob Tewsbury (1590 days - I had thought the first one had not gotten through)
Logan Schaeffer
Andy MacPhail
Ehire Adrianza

Minor leaguers I have gotten so far this year:

Daniel Palka
Travis Blankenhorn
Engelb Vielma
Tyler Wells – added a card of his own
Aaron Whitefield
Jermaine Palacios
Jaylin Davis

Trevor Hilgenberger – he was promoted to the Twins after he signed my cards H Dog which does makes his autograph unique

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Twinsfest 2017

I made the decision to take it a bit easier at this year’s Twinsfest which turned out to be a good thing for me. Below are the players and coaches who signed baseball cards for me:

Buddy Boshers
Jason Castro
Taylor Rogers
Jeff Pickler
Paul Molitor
Tom Kelly
Miguel Sano – 2 cards
Neil Allen
Gene Glynn 

Not as long as a list as in past years, but still productive. I needed Boshers and Castro for my collection giving me signed cards from 575 different Twins players. It was also good to get signed cards from Molitor and Sano. We will see what next year brings, but this year’s Twinfest turned out good. I even got a free Twins stocking hat for attending!