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Dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III M.D.
A devoted Minnesota Twins fan honors an American pastime.
Minneapolis-St. Paul- Eagan---June 2 2015. 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.”
Charles E. Crutchfield III MD is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed a transitional internship at the Gundersen Clinic. An annual selection as a “Top Doctor” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Dr. Crutchfield has been named one of “America’s 10 Leading Dermatologists” (Black Enterprise) “America’s Top Doctors” (Castle Connolly Guide) “America’s Top Dermatologists” (Consumers’ Research Council of America) and is the only dermatologist to selected as a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly every year since the inception of the survey. Dr. Crutchfield has also been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” an honor awarded to only 4% of all practicing physicians.
Dr. Crutchfield has appeared on the cover of multiple national medical publications that focus on the business side of medical practice. He authors a weekly newspaper column on skin care hosts of a monthly radio program on skin issues and appears quarterly as a skin expert guest on a local award-winning cable television program. Dr. Crutchfield is the co-author of a children’s book on sun protection a dermatology textbook and recently published a smart phone application for primary care physicians. Dr. Crutchfield has won numerous University of Minnesota Medical School teaching awards including ‘Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year’. Dr. Crutchfield is also a Professor of Biology at Carleton College. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN Health he has received the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology the “Physician Health Care Hero Award” from Medica/KARE11 and is a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.
In local and national surveys Dr. Crutchfield has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on skin of color. An active member of the community Dr. Crutchfield was recently recognized by NBC News’ TheGrio.com as one of the “Top 100 Newsmakers Making History in the United States.” He is also a founding member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine (safeandethicaldoctors.org) a nonprofit organization.
An avid sports enthusiast Dr. Crutchfield is the team dermatologist for several professional sports teams in Minnesota including the Twins Vikings Wild and Timberwolves.
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