Sunday, January 28, 2018

Turning Over A New (To Me) Leaf

No, I haven't started a new P.C. - but any time you see a Bieber card on this blog, you know there was a Transatlantic Triple Break from France!

Kevin busted a box of 2002 Leaf, and I think the design is pretty tame for the early 2000's. It's a clean look, and the photos on the back are a nice touch.

I'm not sure what the "Lineage" series was supposed to accomplish, I guess there was a gap in Leaf sets and they decided to do some extra designs.

Had to show off the Twins from the break - The late 90s buyback was part of the extra cards that Kevin included.

The offer still stands, Royals fans - e-mail me your address and I'll send you a ton of cards, can't seem to find any takers for Royals.

Here was the hit! The great Tim Hudson, part of the early 2000s A's rotation with Zito and Mulder that gave lots of teams fits.

Kevin also sent along a stack of Twins

Including this nice serial numbered Mauer.

And this great Aaron hologram card- the scanner actually did a good job capturing the image!

Bartlett got away from the Twins in the Delmon Young trade with Tampa, and the Twins have been searching for stability at short stop ever since!

These A&G relics are nice to look at - Sano is going to some work to do the rest of this off-season to get back in fans' good graces. I won't get into the whole thing here, but I will say it won't be easy to earn back my fandom.

On to more pleasant matters, Kevin also sent over this beautiful Minnie Minoso 1954 Bowman. Well loved, but still has bright colors and is well centered despite the wear and tear of 60 plus years of various people's collections.

Thanks again for the break Kevin!


  1. This was an ugly box break ! beware the early 2000s...Still fun to open packs and to share the Tim Hudsons of the world !

    1. I dunno Kevin, if it was 2002, I'd be stoked to get a Tim Hudson relic!

  2. Congratulations on getting a Huddy! Loved the Big 3 back in the day.