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    clarkzac's Twins Autograph Collection

    So I decided to steal @MrMet's idea, which was to steal @dano7's idea and start a thread containing all of my Twins autos. As of the posting of this, I don't have all of them scanned yet. I downloaded what I had on Photobucket, but only to find out that I'm way, way behind on my scanning. My criteria for this collection is that it must be a TTM/IP auto (not necessarily obtained by me, but no pack issued autos), it must be a Twins card (Minnesota, if it's an unlicensed card), and the player must have played in at least one MLB game for the Twins. I have plenty of cards signed by prospects but they won't be added to this thread until they have played in an MLB game for the Twins. Once I get everything caught up (yeah right), I'll include cards signed by players who played for the Twins, but the card is not a Twins card. I'm also planning on posting my 8x10s, OMLBs, and other miscellaneous signed items with each player as I post the card I have signed of them.

    So to begin with we have not a player card, but a card of the "Hardest Working Mascot in all of Professional Baseball" T.C.

    I got this back when I was a kid, probably 15-17 years ago (can't believe I'm getting to be that old)
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    #1. Oswaldo Arcia- Had a lot of hope for this guy. Big, strong, and a lot of power potential. Just couldn't put it all together on the field for the Twins. Still young at 26, but playing in Japan. Hoping he can pull an Eric Thames and be successful overseas and return to MLB.


    #2. Scott Baker- Had a couple of 'decent' years. Decent is in quotes because it hasn't taken too much for a SP to have what is considered a decent year. Heck, the guy was the Opening Day pitcher at one point!


    #3. Brian Bass


    #4. Earl Battey- One of the best catchers in Twins history. Was a key player for the 1965 AL Champion Twins. Had a career that was a cut short due to health issues.


    #5. Billy Beane- Moneyball. Former first round pick of the Mets (@MrMet) but didn't quite pan out. I'd say he's done fairly well for himself after his playing career ended.


    #6. Juan Berenguer- "Seņor Smoke" Was the closer for the Twins during their run to the 1987 World Series championship


    #7. Nick Blackburn- Competed with Kevin Slowey and Scott Baker for a spot in the rotation. Pretty much sums up his career.


    #8. Tom Brunansky- Was a member of the 1987 World Series team. Was also the team's hitting coach for a short time in the 2010's.


    #9. Randy Bush- One of 7 players to play for both the 1987 and 1991 Twins World Series winning teams. Spent his entire career as a Twin (12 seasons)


    #10. Matt Capps- Traded to the Twins for Wilson Ramos. Nationals definitely sold high on him. His lone All-Star Game appearance came in 2010.
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    Great start! I think I can speak for both in saying we definitely don't mind being copied!! The attachment on the mascot didn't come up. Earl Battey is one I remember from my teen years and appreciated because I don't have an auto of him. Really love the fact that you are also commenting on the players, too. Looking forward to more!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    Great start! I think I can speak for both in saying we definitely don't mind being copied!! The attachment on the mascot didn't come up. Earl Battey is one I remember from my teen years and appreciated because I don't have an auto of him. Really love the fact that you are also commenting on the players, too. Looking forward to more!!!!!!
    +1

    Also, why only TTM/IP?


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    Nice stuff so far. I looking forward to seeing more.
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    Loving it so far. And like MrMet said, why only IP/TTM cards? I'd love to see everything. Pack pulled autos, game used, base/parallel/inserts, etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    +1

    Also, why only TTM/IP?


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    I'm not exactly sure why I gave myself that qualifier when I started the collection. Part of the reason is when I got back into collecting a few years ago I was trying to get anything and everything Twins related. By doing it this way, I won't be tempted just buy every single Twins auto or game used card when I see them. And, TTM/IP autos tend to be slightly cheaper than pack issued autos.


    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    Loving it so far. And like MrMet said, why only IP/TTM cards? I'd love to see everything. Pack pulled autos, game used, base/parallel/inserts, etc..
    Hoping to get a few more posted tonight. I've moved a little more into the memorabilia side of collecting, but still enjoy collecting cards. Don't have too much for the Twins PC in terms of cards, but last year I decided to do a Twins patch PC, but I haven't added much to it lately
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    #11. Jamey Carroll- Utility guy. Pitched an inning for the Twins, only took 9 pitches.


    #12. Alexi Casilla- Was always waiting for him to breakout. Never happened.


    #13. Luis Castillo- He was one that I enjoyed watching when I was younger. Didn't do too much in his 2 seasons with the Twins.


    #14. Chris Colabello- Unique story. Spent some years in the independent leagues before signing a minor league deal with the Twins. Had an incredible April with the Twins one year. Also got bust for PEDs while with the Blue Jays


    #15. Marty Cordova- 1995 AL ROY.


    #16. Mike Cubbage- Hit for the cycle. Fun fact- he got the double while trying to stretch out a triple but was thrown at 3rd, so he was credited with the double. Went on to hit a HR, single, and triple.


    #17. Logan Darnell- Pitched a total of 24 innings for the Twins in 2014


    #18. Willy Eyre- Drafted in the 23rd round in 1999


    #19. Pedro Florimon- Defensive specialist. Started quite a few games, but was putrid with the bat


    #20. Lew Ford- LLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Still remember hearing this at the Dome when he was up to bat. As of the 2017 season, was a player/coach for the Long Island Ducks
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    21. Paul Abbott- Pitched sporadically for the Twins for 3 seasons. Compiled a 5.03 ERA in his Twins career


    22. Glenn Adams- Played with the Twins over 5 seasons. His positions according to Baseball Reference- Designated Hitter, Pinch Hitter, and Outfielder.


    23. Rick Aguilera- Closer for the 1991 World Series team. 3 time all star, all with the Twins. 318 career saves. Member of the Twins Hall of Fame


    24. Bert Blyleven- Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Twins Hall of Fame. His number has been retired by the Twins. Finished his career with 3,701 strikeouts. Pitched a No-hitter with the Rangers. Had one of the nastiest curveballs.


    25. Larry Casian- spent parts of 5 seasons with the Twins in the early 90's


    26. J.T. Chargois- Appeared in 25 games for the Twins in 2016. Has the potential to be a decent bullpen arm with a good fastball


    27. Billy Consolo- Only played one season as a member of the Twins. Was a member of the Senators when they moved to Minnesota


    28. Ron Coomer- Made one all-star appearance while a member with the Twins


    29. Jesse Crain- Dependaple reliever for the Twins. His best season was his final season of his career with the White Sox, made his lone ASG appearance in 2013 at the age of 31


    30. Samuel Deduno- Needed to learn some control. Was a ground ball pitcher
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    31. Cole DeVries- Played for the University of Minnesota. Pitched for the Twins in 2012-2013 and retired after the 2013 season


    32. Scott Diamond- Had a decent year in 2012. Had an ERA of 3.54 for what was his 2nd season.


    33. Ryan Doumit- Didn't do too much with the Twins. Played with them for 2 seasons, serving as back up catcher, rightfielder, and DH


    34. Kyle Gibson- Jekyll and Hyde. When he's on, he is great. When he is off, he is terrible. First round pick back in 2009


    35. Dan Gladden- Dazzle Man. Was a member of both, the 1987 and 1991 World Series teams. Played one season in Japan, was teammates with Hideki Matsui that year.


    36. Jim "Mudcat" Grant- Was the Twins ace for the 1965 AL Pennant team. Wrote the book "Black Aces" and also recorded a few songs (I do actually have the CD somewhere)


    37. Robbie Grossman- Joined the team on a minor league deal in 2016. Has served as a capable 4th outfielder, and somehow had been slotted in as the everyday DH last year. Great on base skills.


    38. Eddie Guardado- Everyday Eddie. 2x All-Star. Pitched in 83 games in 1996. Currently the Twins bullpen coach. Member of the Twins Hall of Fame


    39. Cristian Guzman- Led the league in triples 3 times with the Twins. Made 2 ASG appearances, one with the Twins


    40. Gary Gaetti- G-Man/The Rat. Member of the 1991 World Series team. 2x All-Star, 4x GG winner. Just thought this would be nice little nugget of info. This is Gaetti's older auto, and @Greg Cleveland was nice enough to send one to me after he got a lot of them
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    Very nice! Loved the Donruss Champions for signatures!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    Very nice! Loved the Donruss Champions for signatures!!!
    There's so much room for a signature. I got the Bert signed at the Twins HOF Breakfast last summer. I didn't have anything in particular that I wanted him to sign so I went through my cards and picked out what I thought was the best looking one for an autograph. He was in a good mood that morning too, even for being 50 minutes late for the thing
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    41. Brian Harper- The original B. Harper. Catcher for the 1991 World Series. Never really got regular playing time until he was 29. Bill James thinks he should have and could have been much more. While playing in the minors in 1981, Harper hit .350 with 45 doubles, 28 homers, and 122 RBI's.


    42. Brendan Harris- Was a utility guy for the Twins for a few years. Fun fact- I own a game used bat of his.


    43. LaTroy Hawkins- Played for 11 teams over a 21 year career.


    44. Chris Heintz- Played in 34 games for the Twins over the course of 3 seasons.


    45. Greg Gagne- Was the starting SS for both, the 1987 and 1991 World Series teams. Hit 2 inside-the-park home runs in the same game.


    46. J.R. Graham- Was acquired from the Braves in the Rule 5 Draft prior to the 2015 season.


    47. Liam Hendriks- Was the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the 2011 season.


    48. Chris Herrmann- Served as the backup catcher during his time with the Twins


    49. Ron Gardenhire- Gardy. Served as the manager from 2002-2014. Won AL Manager of the year award in 2010, was runner up 5 times. Guided the Twins to 6 AL Central division titles. Was ejected 73 times during his 13 year tenure as Twins manager.


    50. Kent Hrbek- 1987/1991 World Series champion. His number is retired by the Twins and he is in the Twins Hall of Fame. "T-Rex Tag"
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    I'm loving your thread so far, especially the way you give a brief description of the players. The cards themselves are great as well. Keep posting man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    I'm loving your thread so far, especially the way you give a brief description of the players. The cards themselves are great as well. Keep posting man!!
    Glad somebody is liking this thread Some of these guys, it's tough to come up with a description. Either there's way too much info to try and put in a couple of sentences or not enough stuff to put a description haha. Most of these were actually posted while at work when the boss was gone
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