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Florida Marlins 1995 Score Select Team Set

Florida Marlins 1995 Score Select Team Set

I probably should have flipped my scan on this one to display the cards in a horizontal view versus this:





I’m sorry and I apologize.  You deserve better and the 1995 Florida Marlins deserve better.

This team set comes from the 1995 Score Select release.  The cards have a similar look to the 1983 and 1984 Topps baseball card sets with the larger action image coupled with a smaller, cameo shot of the player.

And I have to say that I really like the Gold accents that Score used for the Marlins logo stamped on it.


Florida Marlins 1995 Score Summit Team Set

Florida Marlins 1995 Score Summit Team Set

I love these little 4-6 card team sets from the 1990’s.  And there were a ton of them.

This Marlins team set was issued by Score in 1995 and is part of their ‘Summit’ set.

Have a look:



I should have scanned this better so all of the cards are presented to you in the manner in which they should be viewed.  Sorry about that…

Still, these cards are packed with action.  And Teal!

And I love the Golden Marlins logo that anoints the bottom of the card – the perfect amount of flare without going overboard.

1995 Pinnacle Florida Marlins Team Set

1995 Pinnacle Florida Marlins Team Set

It’s amazing what some people try to get away with on Ebay.

This 1995 Pinnacle team set of the Florida Marlins features a card with Andre Dawson on it.  Because of the way that I manage my shopping on Ebay, I see this one listed quite a bit – with a few sellers calling it ‘Rare’.

Their asking prices for this card is lofty for a base card from 1995, sometimes seeking as much as $4-$5 for the card.

Personally, I already have the card.  But, I didn’t have the team set.  So, I sought it out.  And I brought it home for $1.00


A much wiser investment, I believe!

1995 Skybox Emotion Florida Marlins Team Set

1995 Skybox Emotion Florida Marlins Team Set

When I hear the brand name Skybox, my head takes me to basketball cards.  After all, Skybox was producing hoops cards before they were making baseball cards.

And in my opinion, that is a good thing!

Let them get the kinks worked out before shifting to another sport.  Let them figure it out and then bring it to America’s Past-Time!!

In 1995 Skybox created a set called ‘Emotion’.

The set featured a border-less design and great, sharp photography.

This is the Florida Marlins team set from that issue:


I like the cards and I love all of the Teal that is represented.

If I could nit-pick for a minute, I would say that there are two issues with the set that stand out to me, and they make this set go from an ‘B+’ grade to a ‘C’ grade rather quickly.

They are:
1 – I like a set to maintain an either all vertical or all horizontal design.  When layed out in a 9-count sheet like this, my eyes go crazy as I jump from one to the next – there is no continuity within the order.
2 –  The 1-word phrases on each card are a bit odd – Stretching, Thinking, Calm, and my least favorite – Crack!!!  Very, very odd…

1995 Pinnacle Zenith Edition Florida Marlins Team Set

1995 Pinnacle Zenith Edition Florida Marlins Team Set

It’s really too bad that this team set consists of just three baseball cards because they are really nice looking.

Have a peek:


I remember the Pinnacle brand of cards debuting when I was younger, but I don’t have any specific memories of this set.  The cards are very nice; offering great design and a very glossy finish.

I just wish that there were more players in the Marlins team set to enjoy.  But, Pinnacle did get it right with the three that they selected.  Sheffield and Conine were the best players on the squad in 1995 and Charles Johnson was a rookie that would end up being a permanent fixture behind the plate.

1995 Leaf Florida Marlins Team Set

1995 Leaf Florida Marlins Team Set

I’m not sure when and how the people at Donruss decided what years they would release Leaf baseball cards and what years that they would skip them, but I am very happy to see that they were issuing cards in the mid-1990s.

This is when I took a hiatus from collecting, so I am still getting caught up on how the huge number of baseball card brands and sets that were issued during that time.

I had this Andre Dawson card in my collection from this 1995 Leaf set for some time, but besides that, I had never really seen these cards before.

And I have to say, the 1995 Leaf set is really, really nice to look at.

See for yourself:

1995 LEAF A

1995 LEAF B

The cards feature full-sized photos with great,bright colors.  It looks like most of the photos were taken from day games which helps with the natural lighting.  I also really like the small cameo used in the upper-left corner; anytime I see a shot like this, I always go right back to the 1983 Topps classic set!

Great work by Donruss/Leaf on this one!!

Florida Marlins 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Team Set

Florida Marlins 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Team Set

I’m cruising right along with my Marlins team set collection.  And as I continue to go back into the history of the team, it is always fun to recall a player that has been forgotten or a memory that seeing a certain card conjures up.

My most recent purchase is the 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice set.

Have a look:

What stands out most about this set is the backdrop of Wrigley Field being present in three of the cards.  Since the Cubs still played a lot of day games, it made sense that a lot of game photos came from Wrigley as the natural light made the task of collecting great images a bit easier.

And as a fan of Wrigley, I am happy to see its presence!!

1995 Topps Florida Marlins Team Set

1995 Topps Florida Marlins Team Set

The 1995 Topps team set of the Florida Marlins is the third set that I have picked up since starting this quest.

And while I don’t particularly care for the design of the 1995 Topps release, I do like the history that this team set represents.  The set consists of some of the original team that debuted in 1993 and it also features a few glimpses of the team that would win the World Series just two seasons later.

Here is the full set:

And my favorite card from this team set?

Here it is:

While this is officially known as Gary Sheffield’s card, I really like that it features another teammate and superstar of the squad – Jeff Conine!  These guys would share a lot of ‘High Fives’ over the next few years…