|Mauer is the cover boy for 2011 Topps Series 2|
There is one card Twins collectors might be looking for out of this set. The only rookie card to collect from the Twins is their new Japanese import, Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Topps was able to get the picture of Nishioka during the first series of the year in Toronto. The picture is eerily similar to the play that has come to encapsulate Nishioka's first season with the team. Take a look below:
|Nishioka's Topps Rookie Card|
|Swisher sliding into Nishioka at 2B|
The Twins are winning on a more consistent basis besides all of the injures that have been part of this season. Both Mauer and Nishioka are on pace to return to the Twins in the coming weeks. This can be a boost to a team that seems to have found a pulse.
Twins fans hope that the image on Nishioka's rookie card is not a microcosm of the 2011 season for the Twins. Hopefully it's a reminder of a wonderful second half when the Twins fought their way back into contention in the Central Division.