Friday, August 10, 2018

Sweet Treats

Nick from the fantastic Dime Boxes Blog sent over a package of Twins including this sweet Saint Paul, MN native Tom Johnson. Johnson didn't reach the heights of other Saint Paulites like Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Jack Morris, or even Joe Mauer - - but he was a decent relief pitcher. In 1977 he won 16 games and didn't start a single one! He also notched 15 saves, so he ranked in the top 10 in the AL in both categories.

Nothing wrong with some high quality reprints!

The genuine article is pretty great as well! Tony O is looking good here, making yet another All-Star squad.

Jim Perry, less famous than his HOF brother, still managed to win 20+ games in two straight seasons for the Twins, winning the AL Cy Young in 1970 for his efforts.

A healthy dose of Big League came through too!

The 90s are alive and well in Minneapolis!

Nick also provided a hit! "Pronk" and Morneau were the AL Central's heavy hitters for several years in the 2000s.

Thanks so much, Nick!


  1. Jim Perry started for the Twins in the first post-season game I ever witnessed in person, Game One of the '69 AL Playoff in Baltimore. It was quite a day...O's won in 12 (sorry), I almost caught a Tony Oliva dinger and I was on a surprise date with a pretty girl (and big-time Orioles fan!) set up my my conspiring mother and aunt. She was the daughter of my aunt's best friend and she and I are still friends today.

    Probably more than you wanted to know but seeing a Jim Perry card always reminds me of that day.

  2. That 69T Oliva is gorgeous. One of my favorite Topps all-star issues of all-time. But you had my attention at Hostess. Such a great food issue. Right up there with Kellogg's.

  3. Glad you enjoyed everything! That Pronk/Morneau came out of a Walgreens repack, oddly enough.