Category Archives: Marlins Team Sets

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Set

I’ve stated it multiple times over the course of the last two months – A&G is boring to me.

But, I will say that the Miami Marlins team set is not as bad – on the whole…

Have a look at the 6-card set:

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Sure, 4 of the cards are no surprise with Cisek, Marisnick, Stanton, and Yelich.  Nothing exceptional out of those four cards.

But, the Gary Sheffield card is a great and unexpected addition to the set that I was not expecting.  I am digging the tribute to his Marlins days as a player, and I love that we get another card that features the original Marlins logo and colors.

I also really like the Jose Fernandez horizontal card – the image is neat, it is action-packed, and the background is such a nice change from what the normal A&G product offers.

All in all, I am pleased with the team set.  A&G is still an overall yawn for me, but at least I can take pleasure in owning this team set.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Finest Team Set w/Extra Stanton Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Miami Marlins 2014 Topps Finest Team Set w/Extra Stanton Card

Once again, my modern dealer at the show really took care of me.  He ripped up enough of the 2014 Topps Finest product to have the full team set of the Miami Marlins in his $0.25 box.

So, you better believe that I grabbed all three cards that make up the complete Marlins team set.  And paying just $0.75 for the complete set was super nice.

Here is the full set:

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He happened to also have an extra single card of Giancarlo Stanton in the mix so  I grabbed it for my Stanton collection making it an even dollar spent on the 2014 Topps Finest product.

Here is a larger scan of the Stanton card:

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I like it.  And now I am after the colored versions and inserts of #27.

Miami Marlins 2014 Bowman Platinum Team Set

Miami Marlins 2014 Bowman Platinum Team Set

You wanna see a really nicely put together baseball card set?

Look no further than 2014 Bowman Platinum!!!

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This set is sharp, and it features great color and action-packed images.  I really like how the players are centered perfectly on each card and the muted background gives the impression of a 3-D effect.

As for the player mix, it is fair – 1 active superstar in Stanton and 1 inactive superstar in Fernandez.  The other 4: Heaney has been demoted to AAA after a unsucessful debut, Marisnick and Moran were traded to Houston in late July, and Nicolino is a high-rated prospect.  The mix is fine, but I am tired of Jake Marisnick cards at this point – he has been in a lot of MLB sets in 2014, too many for my liking, but he is now playing for the Astros.

I need to go back and review my official Marlins checklist to see what other Bowman Platinum team sets I can put together.  If they are anywhere near as nice as these, it will be a worthwhile journey…

 

 

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.