Category Archives: Marlins Team Sets

Miami Marlins 2014 Panini Prizm Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Panini Prizm Team Set

I have scored another 2014 Miami Marlins team set for my collection and I am really happy that I have been able to grab and haul in these sets as they are released so I do not fall behind.

This set is from the 2014 Panini Prizm baseball card set and is just 4 cards deep.

Have a look:

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Offering just four cards, I do have to say that I wish the player mix was a bit better…

I’m happy to see Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez in the set as they both deserve to be staples in all modern Marlins product.  But, Justin Rugguiano last played for the Marlins on September 29, 2013 and Brian Flynn has appeared in just 5 major league games to this point.  I would rather have seen Christian Yelich, Marcel Ozuna, Steve Cishek, or Adeiny Hechavarria get the nod over these two (no offense to these two meant).

 

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Series 2 Team Set – Base

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Series 2 Team Set – Base

Finally, the Miami Marlins Series 2 team set is mine.  The set features 12 cards, but has a pretty odd mix.  Neither this team set or the one from the Series 1 release gives us a true impression of what the team truly looks like.

Percentage-wise, almost half of the players in this team set are inactive, and they were that way well before the launch of Series 2…

Have a look:

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A quick review of the 12 card team set reveals that five of the 12 players featured on these cards are either injured or in the minor leagues.  Of the remaining 7 players – 1 is a starting pitcher, 2 are everyday players, 1 is a solid reliever, 1 is a recently demoted starter turned bullpen guy, and 2 are utility fill-ins.

Not the best mix in the world, but it could be worse.  We could be the Mets!!  :)

I am really happy to finally have a Marlins card of Casey McGehee in my collection (I’ll have to grab two more for my sons as they both really like cheering for him).

Florida Marlins 2009 Topps ‘Ticket To Stardom’ Team Set

Florida Marlins 2009 Topps ‘Ticket To Stardom’ Team Set

Man, I could really get behind Topps making this brand and annual product – or at least a subset featured within the flagship brand.

The 2009 ‘Ticket To Stardom’ product takes on the look of a ticket stub, and for a sports card, it works perfectly.

The colors are a perfect match to the Marlins’ old Black, Teal, and White color scheme.  And Topps did a great job inserting action images into this set.

The set is small, but it looks great:

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Imagine if Topps issued these today and somehow incorporated the date into the card’s design.  Commemorating the no-hitters of Kershaw, Beckett, and Lincecum.  Honoring the comeback of Aroldis Chapman.  Celebrating career hit #2,500 of Adrian Beltre and home run #500 of Albert Pujols.

This is definitely a set and theme that I can get behind.

Dear Topps, please consider a comeback for ‘Ticket To Stardom’.  Thank you.

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Archives Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Archives Team Set

Oh yeah, I am happy to announce that I have landed myself a 2014 Topps Archives team set of the Miami Marlins.

The set features just four cards, but they look great.

Check ‘em out:

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As you can see, the cards offer up the 1986, 1973, and 1980 Topps card designs.

And the best part of this set – not one of the players featured was born when any of these players were born!!  HAHAHA.

 

Florida Marlins 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

Florida Marlins 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

With the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter release occurring just days ago, I am trying to get my Florida/Miami Marlins team set collection up to speed.

While I am not a huge fan of this set, it has more to do with the non-baseball stuff than the actual baseball cards itself.

So, I just cherry-pick the cards I want: cards for my vintage player collections, cards for my modern player collections, and of course, my Marlins team sets.

Since the initial 2007 release of A&G, I have scored all but 2 team sets.

Until now that is – as I have landed the 2010 set.

Have a look:

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The set is nice – I especially like the two horizontal cards this time around as they add a nice, new look.

And now with this 2010 issue out of the way, I have just the 2012 set to grab.

Oh, and of course, the new 2014 too!!

Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Prizm Team Set

Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Prizm Team Set

The Panini Prizm brand of baseball cards takes my memory back to the ‘Metal’ cards that were issued in the 1990’s as a new baseball card gimmick.

And while I was not extremely active with my collection when these ‘Metal’ cards were launched back in the day, they are the first thing that I thought of when I saw this new release from Panini.

The Marlins team set from this set of cards features 9 cards.  I was able to piece the full set together by shopping with just one seller on Sportlots.com.  The Fernandez card set me back $0.50 cents and the remaining eight cards cost me just $0.18 each – not a bad $1.94 investment.

Have a look:

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I like the action that these cards offers, especially the Rob Brantley rookie card in the upper-left corner. I do however, wish that Panini used a few more images that brought either White or Orange jerseys to the cards as that would certainly brighten up a very dark team set.

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set – GOLD!!!

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set – GOLD!!!

Well,last week I showed you the base team set of the Florida Marlins from the 2010 Bowman set.

And now, it is time to show off the same set with a bit more of a royal flare.

Here is the Gold version:

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Same cards.  Same cardstock.  Same images.

But, that Sweet golden border really brightens up the card while also giving it a nice sense of richness.

NICE!

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set

Florida Marlins 2010 Bowman Team Set

Sure, the set may be small, but that does not mean that it cannot pack a punch!

This is the Florida Marlins team set from the 2010 Bowman set:

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Just 4 cards deep, Bowman offered us some great action-packed images for this Teal & Black set – and not a single picture of a player hitting!!

You’ve got the ROY Chris Coghlan rounding the bases, Dan Uggla making a play at second base, Josh Johnson firing from the mound, and Hanley Ramirez putting his body on the line in an effort to record an out.

Man, I miss that club!  GO FISH!!

Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Team Set

Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Team Set

I have been a big fan of this issue since it came out.

And when it did debut, I immediately began working on hauling in all of the Andre Dawson, Jim Palmer, and Fergie Jenkins cards from the set that I could find.

I even nabbed two of the three cards that feature Giancarlo Stanton.

But, it is just now that I picked up the Marlins team set.  I guess that I absent mindedly missed it.

But, now it is mine, and it features some pretty solid Marlins royalty.

Have a look:

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Just 4 cards in this team set, but certainly four players that have all impacted this franchise immensely.

A very cool addition to my Marlins team set collection!!

Miami Marlins 2014 Bowman Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Bowman Team Set

Well, I have another great addition to my Miami Marlins collection.  This time the team set comes from the recently released 2014 Bowman product.

The set consists of just 4 cards, but packs quite the punch when it comes to action.

Have a look:

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Along with great action, the colors are packed with color as well.  And with minimal graphics, and not a lot of ‘random’ stuff added to the design of the card, the images are able to truly be the focal point of the card.

I especially like the card of Jake Marisnick.  And while he is not on the current major league roster, he may get the call up in September again to re-join the team.