Monday, July 27, 2015

My Twins FrankenSet - Page 4

 HEY! Are you planning on attending the national? We should hang out, check out some cards, maybe make a trade or two in person? Send me an e-mail so I know which day(s) you'll be there!

I've seen a few FrankenSets out there - John has a Braves set, Tom has a Cubs set, Nick has the Dime Box FrankenSet, Robert has a serial numbered card set. Jeff's got a White Sox FrankenSet. I'm sure there are many others. Tell me about yours in the comments!

I decided this would be a good way to at least start organizing my Twins cards.

My own "rules" for the set are pretty simple -
1. Each card should be a Twins player in a Twins uniform (and exclude multi-team cards)
2. If at all possible, each page should have 9 unique players and 9 unique sets
3. Have Fun (Mandatory)

Here's Page 4:
 and the backs:

28 - Frank Viola 1984 Topps (signed - Thanks again Tony!)
29 - Rod Carew 1968 Topps Game Insert
30 - Bob Allison 1969 Topps
31 - Doug Mientkiewicz 2002 Upper Deck Plus
32 - Justin Morneau 2009 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection (#114/599)
33 - Brad Radke 2002 Topps Gallery
34 - Bert Blyleven 2001 Upper Deck Decades
35 - Johan Santana 2007 Bowman Chrome
36 - Kennys Vargas 2015 Donruss

This page had a little bit of everything, but no Kirby Puckett! I tried to challenge myself to fill a page without him. The first appearance of Kennys Vargas! He's hanging out with Doug Mientkiewicz right now in AA Chattanooga.


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    1. Hmm - That give me an idea to do a "Former Twins" Frankenset of players that used to be Twins in different uniforms... It would result in a little more variety on the page...

  2. That's one groovy Blyleven.

  3. I like the Viola auto, but the Radke Gallery card is way cool. Nice page!

  4. Nice to see Bobby Allison make an appearance. Him, Oliva and Hall made up a pretty darn good outfield for the Twins back in the day.

    1. I never had the chance to see him play in person, but he's one of those players that long time Twins fans rave about. I wanted to get some vintage in the Franken Set when possible.