Wild Card Wednesday – Minnesota Twins

If you ever put me under oath, I would most likely admit that the interlocked TC logo and the powder blue jerseys of the Minnesota Twins were pretty, pretty cool.

How many of these guys look like baseball players?

How many of these guys look like baseball players?

In his playing days, Jose Morales was known as Jose “Two Bats” Morales.

Roger Erickson had an odd feeling of deja vu when he posed for his Fleer card.

Roger Erickson had an odd feeling of deja vu when he posed for his Fleer card.

Glenn Adams was the hitting coordinator for the Seattle Mariners when the Timber Rattlers were affiliated with Seattle.  Geoff Zahn!

Come on, Glen! Smile!

Come on, Glenn Borgmann! Smile!

How cool is it that Darrell Jackson’s Fleer card featurs him holding a bat?  Eric Soderholm was the #1 overall pick of the draft that was held in January of 1968.

The 1975 season became known as "The Year Eric wore glasses".

The 1975 season became known as “The Year Eric started to wear glasses”.

I’ll be honest here.  I got Steve Braun and Steve Brye mixed up.  Braun never played for the Brewers.  Brye did.  You can see Brye’s 1975 card up in the top row of the first image.  Johnny Briggs played with the Brewers and went to the Twins during the 1975 season in a trade for Bobby Darwin.  Briggs did not play the 1976 season with the Twins.  Instead, he went to play part of 1976 in Japan.

Brewers represent!

Brewers represent!

Gene Mauch made sure that the 1978 Twins team picture looked perfect.  Ray Miller managed parts of two seasons with Minnesota before being replaced by Tom Kelly.  He has also managed and been a pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles.  Ron Washington!

Jerry Terrell was the manager of the Burlington Bees in 2000.

Jerry Terrell was the manager of the Burlington Bees in 2000.

That 1976 Dan Ford card is exactly what I was talking about when I said that “the interlocked TC logo and the powder blue jerseys of the Minnesota Twins were pretty, pretty cool.”

"Disco" Dan Ford may have had the most 1970's nickname ever.

“Disco” Dan Ford may have had the most 1970′s nickname ever.

Bert Blyleven with no facial hair looks weird.  Notice the patch on the sleeve of Rod Carew.  That’s the representation of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul shaking hands.  Seriously.

Both these players are in Cooperstown.

Both these players are in Cooperstown.

This is my new favorite baseball card…ever.

I love this card.

I love this card.

Past Wild Card Wednesdays:

New York Mets

Seattle Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays

Montreal Expos

Pittsburgh Pirates

New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox

St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago White Sox

Baltimore Orioles

Kansas City Royals

Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves

Oakland A’s

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