Baseball is back in South Korea, as the KBO is playing games in empty stadiums. I recently received an awesome mailer from Jim of cards as i see them and gcrl fame. It arrived right as I would have been going to a monthly card show, so it was a very welcome sight indeed. Park Byung-ho has been one of the biggest stars of the KBO, and he briefly played for the Twins, but adjusting MLB pitching combined with a nagging wrist issue resulted in a short tenure for the prodigious slugger.
Jim also tossed in a Tiny Joe Mauer!
This Upper Deck Flyball set was a new one to me, it combines some of the game elements of the sets like Victory on the back and a more traditional card design on the front.
It's a Smalley World after all.
I didn't have this Shane Rawley O-Pee-Chee, but do I call it a Twins card, or a Red Sox card?
Fan Favorite Mickey Hatcher was well represented as well.
As I continue to work on the Topps Heritage set, these two were needs - and these two bat rack (or bat rack adjacent) cards will find a nice home in my collection.
Vintage Harmon Killebrew is always a welcome addition!
In Rod We Trust - This 1978 Gino's Disc was a new one to me!
All of these cards came packaged in a unique way - this lunchbox is branded with Target's name, but it predates Target Field. The players are all Metrodome-Era Twins stars.
Thanks very much Jim, hopefully we'll get to run into each other at a card show again sometime soon.
Thanks for reading!