Crutchfield Dermatology Sponsors Baseball Card Giveaway at Target Field

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Charles E. Crutchfield III M.D., A devoted Minnesota Twins fan, honors an American pastime.

Bert Byleven

The Twins organization is proud to partner with Dr. Crutchfield to provide our valued fans with these premium cards honoring the best our organization and Major League Baseball have had to offer.

A lifelong Minnesota Twins fan, renowned dermatologist Charles Crutchfield III, MD, was an avid baseball-card collector growing up. That is, “until I went to college and my mother threw away all my cards – like the mothers of thousands of card collectors across the country,” he says. Now, he is reviving that great American pastime.

The first offering from Crutchfield Card Company, this limited-run series of high-quality, retro-style art cards includes eight distinct designs featuring Twins players and staff whose numbers have been retired. The handcrafted collectibles are individually created using giclée reproductions of oil paintings then printed on heavy, high-quality stock.

“The Twins organization is proud to partner with Dr. Crutchfield to provide our valued fans with these premium cards honoring the best our organization and Major League Baseball have had to offer,” says Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins. “They have already become heirlooms among the Twins family.”

“I can think of no higher honor in sports than to have your jersey number permanently retired for the history of that team,” muses Crutchfield. Except, perhaps, also being featured in this exclusive series.

“These cards are awesome,” quips Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Byleven. “If they were alive, I’d circle them!”

“It’s great to be appreciated by today’s fans,” says the legendary Tony Oliva. “Being on a card with these Twins greats is like getting together with old friends.”

How can fans get their hands on one of the relics? They’ll have to line up at the gates of Target Field on Wednesday, September 16, the day a limited number of the iconic cards will be given away. Crutchfield’s advice? “Get to the game early for the best chance of getting a piece of Minnesota baseball history.”

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