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Old 01-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone on the boards heading down to TwinsFest this year?

I went last year and had fantastic success on getting the players I wanted (including Mauer and Morneau) and got quite a few former players as well! If I remember correctly, I left with 40+ different signatures!

This year I'll be trying to get Willingham, Mauer, and Morneau for bigger name current players and then the minor leaguers/lower tier since they will be the ones playing in the Majors this year! Then I'll obviously go for the legends like Carew, Olivia, Hrbek, Blyleven, Gladden, ect.

Even though they have quite a few unknowns, it should be a great time down there again, as it was last year!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll be going this year. Looking to pick up a few PC autos and spend too much on memorabilia... Looking forward to it!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, some things are pricey but it's always fun to get baseballs, 8x10s, bats, ect. signed. I'm thinking of drawing a picture or two and have them get signed and then frame them! It's always a good time though!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm going this year. I haven't been in years. I'm going to try and get Morneau and Sano. Anybody know how much it is for Morneau if you are lucky enough to get selected?
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$25 this year for morneau
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Only $25 this year? I haven't been able to find prices for the signings. I was just expecting them to be the same as last year. Last season Mauer and Morneau were $35 a pop, same with Blyleven and I think Carew.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea I'm going but staying away from the Majors/Retired lines and will be standing in the free line for the most part. Some of those prices are just way too high imo, plus to get Sano, Arcia, Gibson, Hicks, May and Meyer for free?!! Yea I'll stand in those lines all day!!
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I am going all 3 days again, like every year, Usually I get Mauer every day he is there but this year I just need him one day. The rest of the time, I am bringing 2 dozen baseballs to hopefully load up on Sano and Arcia.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Got 3 Game worn Beloit jerseys of Sano to get signed, 1 Potomac Alex Meyer jersey to get signed, and hopefully a Mauer
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Got 3 Game worn Beloit jerseys of Sano to get signed, 1 Potomac Alex Meyer jersey to get signed, and hopefully a Mauer
you want to sell one of those jerseys!?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea I'm going but staying away from the Majors/Retired lines and will be standing in the free line for the most part. Some of those prices are just way too high imo, plus to get Sano, Arcia, Gibson, Hicks, May and Meyer for free?!! Yea I'll stand in those lines all day!!
Yeah, I'll find myself in those lines as well, but I enjoy getting the Majors/Legends players as well if I can, so I am willing to spend the $ for them! I think some of the prices are cheaper this year. Last year it was $35 for Mauer, Morneau, and Blyleven a piece (And of course I got all 3), but it all goes towards a good cause as well, so I don't mind doing that

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Got 3 Game worn Beloit jerseys of Sano to get signed, 1 Potomac Alex Meyer jersey to get signed, and hopefully a Mauer
Yeah, I'd love to get one of those Sano jerseys too! Are you looking to sell one possibly?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Less then a week away from the first day! Who else is going?
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Im going! Gonna wait in that hour line for Sano!
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Yeah, the free lines will probably be crazy this year, but that's okay. May shorten some other lines I'll be in!
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I won't be, but my brother will. I'm having him get a bat I bought signed by Sano for my birthday.
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I've never been but am planning to go this year. What can I expect for wait times for the free line (I'd like to get Arcia and Sano on Friday)? Are all those guys at same table or do they each have a line?

And what about wait times for the pay lines?
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Is anyone (preferrably with a decent intruder) willing to take a mauer photofile for me. I would be paying for shipping there and back, plus the price of the ticket
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I've never been but am planning to go this year. What can I expect for wait times for the free line (I'd like to get Arcia and Sano on Friday)? Are all those guys at same table or do they each have a line?

And what about wait times for the pay lines?
The free lines this year are going to be more hectic then some of the pay lines. There is a schedule online that shows who is signing together and what times they are signing. Some of the pay lines you'll be through in 10 minutes and others you'll he in the line 1-2 hours. It all depends who it is really.
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Picked up 3 mini-helmets @ $10 a piece and bought 1 ROMLB for $17 (They only had one, wanted 3-4 though). I'll have to look at a couple of other places for OMLB before heading down Friday afternoon, but I am excited for the mini-helmets!
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Picked up 3 mini-helmets @ $10 a piece and bought 1 ROMLB for $17 (They only had one, wanted 3-4 though). I'll have to look at a couple of other places for OMLB before heading down Friday afternoon, but I am excited for the mini-helmets!
If you don't need the OMLB right away on Friday dealers will usually be selling them for about $13-15 a piece. You can also buy some UV protected cubes for around $2.
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If you don't need the OMLB right away on Friday dealers will usually be selling them for about $13-15 a piece. You can also buy some UV protected cubes for around $2.
Yeah, last year the OMLB were EXPENSIVE! The UV cubes were $5 a piece as well. But I think I'm getting a baseball shadow box from Michaels for $40. Fits 12 balls I believe.
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Was thinking about going, but probably won't.
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Even though the Twins don't have as many "big names" as last season, I know it'll be a blast...and that the free lines will be nuts!
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Does anyone have any tips for an out of towner? I'm from NJ, but I'm in MN because my mother-in-law died. I would really like to take my 12yr old nephew to take his mind off things. Should I get there early? Any tips would be greatly appreciate.
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Even though the Twins don't have as many "big names" as last season, I know it'll be a blast...and that the free lines will be nuts!
I honestly dont think the free lines are going to be any worse than normal. I have gone every year for God knows how long and the more the losing seasons pile up the less the attendance. The Twins have been pretty bad so that takes some people away. And then there is the fact that outside of our little community here not a lot of people know who the big prospects are.

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Does anyone have any tips for an out of towner? I'm from NJ, but I'm in MN because my mother-in-law died. I would really like to take my 12yr old nephew to take his mind off things. Should I get there early? Any tips would be greatly appreciate.
Depends on what you want to accomplish. If you want big name autos and such then yes will have to get there early. They are doing wrist bands for Mauer and Morneau so in all honesty that is a wonderful opportunity to get a Mauer and/or Morneau auto for $25 without having to stand in lines for hours on end. If you just want to take him to see things and fart around then no need to be early.
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