Double Mail Day!

Posted: September 3, 2014 by Crackin' Wax in Mail Day
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It’s very rare that I get a mail day. That’s what happens when you’re a breaker that always buys your own team and has a very specific personal collection. If you didn’t know already, I generally only PC Twins prospect/rookie autograph cards. Even more rare is a double or multi-mail day—a day in which I receive more than one package containing something brand new for my collection.

Mail days for me typically only come when I’ve purchased something because I keep getting skunked in my own breaks. Now is the time of year when I begin to break down and gobble up the pieces that I’ve missed out on throughout the beginning of the collecting year. Admittedly, I’m still a bit behind (I still haven’t found the strength and courage to spend the cash necessary for that 2013 Bowman Chrome Byron Buxton auto), and I usually like to wait until my Twins prospect auto cards hover around the $1 mark, but sometimes I just gotsta have a mail day, and that’s when I pay premium prices to friends for fresh product.

pinto_auto

One of the most dependable card collecting friends in the biz is Brent Williams of brentandbecca on ebay and any time I just have to have a brand new Twins prospect or rookie auto, he almost always has it. He’s a super friendly guy and ridiculously fast on shipping. If you’ve gotta buy on ebay, don’t buy with anyone else.

Now, about that card. What a sweet card! I think this may be my first shaving cream pie auto card. The photo was taken September 24 2013 when Pedro Florimon greeted his teammate with a pie in the face in celebration of Pinto’s walk-off single, leading the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Tigers in 11 innings at Target Field. Josmil has been thought of as Joe Mauer’s eventual successor behind the plate, but his overall development has, unfortunately, been lacking. That’s okay. We still have Suzuki.

thorpe_auto

The second card I got today comes from Marissa (@marissafriedcj on Twitter). She happened to have the only Twins prospect auto in this year’s Bowman. I had actually busted a case of Bowman this year and, of course, got skunked on my Twins. So, when a card collecting friend of mine says they’ve got a 2014 Bowman Lewis Thorpe 1st Bowman Chrome auto for sale, I snatch that up faster than a free bag of dark chocolate peanut M&Ms.

This Thorpe auto is now the second Thorpe auto I own (I received my first just a little over a week ago). His signature on this card is slightly more complex than the two loops on either side of a straight line that he used on his Bowman Platinum cards. I’m guessing he signed this card before his Platinum card.

FINAL VERDICT
Like I said last time, it’s nice to have friends in the hobby, especially when they think of you when they come across something you PC. It’s also great having a resource like brentandbecca any time I need a Twins fix.

DO YOU HAS?
I am always looking for just about any Twins FC/RC/Prospect AUs. If you have any that you’re willing to give up, PLEASE let me know! Thanks!


REMINDER
2014 Bowman Chrome comes out in 3 weeks and I’m hosting a random team group case break! It sounds like this product is going to be absolutely HOT this year. In fact, Blowout Cards (where I got my case) is all sold out! I currently have 18 spots left, so get your spot(s) now while you can!

A clue! A clue!

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