Monday, September 21, 2015

My Twins Frankenset: Page 12

I've seen a few FrankenSets out there - for example John has a Braves set and a Uniform Number Set, Tom has a Cubs set, Nick has the Dime Box FrankenSet, Robert has a serial numbered card set, Night Owl has a night 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 12:

 and the backs

100: Kirby Puckett 1994 Topps Gold
101: Francisco Liriano 2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor
102: Denard Span 2013 Topps Red
103: Jack Morris 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Black Frame
104: Brad Radke 2002 Upper Deck Vintage
105: Rod Carew 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
106: David Ortiz 1999 Pacific Aurora
107: Joe Mauer 2013 Topps Photo Variation
108: Chuck Knoblauch 1997 Pinnacle Museum Collection

ooooook. I know I need to make a change on this page. I've got two 2013 Topps Cards, so I'm going to have to replace either Denard or Joe with something else. But in the meantime, I'm pretty happy with the way this page turned out. The Rod Carew Double Dip is a thing of beauty.


  1. I remember that video game commercial with Radke showing all the homeruns being hit off of him. At least he had a sense of humor. I didn't realize his career numbers were so strong. He didn't give up any walks. Only knock on his game was the homers.

    1. Radke was really good - he struggled early in games, but after the first inning or so he was tough to beat. He had a ridiculously good change up, and pinpoint control. I think if he had better run support in his first few years he would have won 20 games a season more than just once.
      His last game was a playoff game vs. Oakland - he gave the Twins his arm to pitch that game, burned up what was left of his shoulder and had to retire. I think if the Twins gave out retired numbers like the Yankees do, Radke's should be among them.