Day 14: A Favorite Card From the 2000s
Taking the lead from Tony at Off-Hiatus Baseball Cards this will be the fourteenth of 30 posts, using the prompts provided. I won't necessarily post one every day, but I will do one for each card, toss in a few "insights" (as insightful as I can be, anyway), and usually include an honorable mention or two, just because I'm like that.
Here's my pick - Had to go with Joe! I mentioned yesterday that I don't have many cards from this era, I wasn't collecting at all in the 2000s, though I did buy a pack or two on rare instances when I was feeling the itch. This card, along with the vast majority of cards in my collection from this decade, was picked up as a single. I purchased this one at a local card show, which is probably the least cost effective place to get Joe Mauer cards on the planet. Mauer was effectively "the most popular Twin" from the day he was drafted until he started to have injury issues, at which point his contract became the target of every armchair GM and bleacher bum in the state. Nevermind that he won 3 batting titles and an MVP while still earning his rookie contract... Kennys Vargas is currently my favorite Twin, but Joe has always been near the top of my list.
How about some honorable mentions?
cards as i see them - complete with a glorious view of the Metrodome from the visitor's dugout. Never knew this card existed, and I nearly re-wrote the whole blog to make this one the "winner" instead of Joe.