2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Florida Marlins Team Set
I keep building up inventory of Florida and Miami Marlins team sets. And I have to say that my binder is filling up rather nicely.
The latest addition to my Marlins team set collection is from the 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter set. The set features 9 cards in total, and while I am not a big fan of the A&G brand, I will admit that a full sheet of these cards looks pretty nice.
Here is the complete set:
With just 9 players being featured, I thought it would be fun to provide a quick update on the players included in the set. You’re going to see just how hard it is to stay ‘on top of’ the Marlins as a team…
Chris Coghlan – stuck in the minors leagues rehabbing injuries
Scott Cousins – most famous for ending Buster Posey’s 2011 season. Recently released by the team
Josh Johnson – Back from injury, Johnson went 8-14 in 2012
Omar Infante - Last seen playing 2B for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series
Logan Morrison – Rehabbing another knee surgery. More famous for his Twitter account than anything he has done on the baseball field as of yet
Brett Sinkbeil – Appeared in just 3 major league games, back in 2010. Has not played in the majors since
Hanley Ramirez – traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2012 baseball season
Ozzie Martinez – traded for manager Ozzie Guillen prior to the start of the 2012 season. Guillen was fired after one year with the team
Javier Vazquez – Retired at the end of the 2011 baseball season
So, in a nutshell, there are just two players in this 9-card set of Marlins that are still on the team. Some of the players included by Topps with this team set are very questionable – Sinkbeil, Martinez, Cousins, and more… These guys don’t conjure up any good Marlins memories for this fan!!!
I’ve told you before, it is very tough to be a Marlins fan!!!!