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2011 Florida Marlins Topps Gypsy Queen Team Set

2011 Florida Marlins Topps Gypsy Queen Team Set

I am a big fan of the Gypsy Queen brand that Topps has been producing the last few years.

And while I don’t find myself rushing to the store to grab a few packs when they are released for public consumption, I do always try to make time to surf through the checklist and grab the cards of the guys that I collect.

And that also includes any and all Marlins.

The most recent Marlins team set that I have picked up is from the 2011 Gypsy Queen set.  And it looks fantastic!!!

Have a peek:

It’s amazing how much the team has changed since this set was produced just over a year ago…

  1. Chris Volstad is with the Cubs and doing horribly – both in their minor and major league camp
  2. Chris Coghlan is unable to remain on the big league roster
  3. Gaby Sanchez does not look anything like the player that was an All-Star in 2011
  4. Logan Morrison changed his number from 20 to 5
  5. Hanley Ramirez is now playing third base
  6. Mike Stanton is now going by the name ‘Giancarlo’

But hey, the cards sure do look good!!!

🙂

2011 Bowman Platinum Florida Marlins 5-Card Team Set

2011 Bowman Platinum Florida Marlins 5-Card Team Set

I scooped this team set for $1.00 – Simply a deal that I could not refuse!

And while I am not that big of fan of the Bowman product, I have to say that this little 5-card set is pretty impressive from a style and design stance.

The set features 3 big leaguers, and Bowman certainly chose the right three players to showcase from the team – Hanley, JJ, and Stanton!

Here they are:

The set also features two prospects.  Of them, I have heard of and followed one (Dominguez) and have never heard of the other (Ozuna).

Now you are going to have to excuse me  I need to go find out who Marcel Ozuna is and see if he can help my team…

GO FISH!!!

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

MIAMI — Change turned out for the better when the Marlins made an in-season managerial move in 2003. The end result was the second World Series title in franchise history after Jack McKeon took over as manager.

On Monday, the Marlins are expected to reintroduce McKeon as manager, eight years after winning a championship and six years removed from his last season in the dugout.

According to a source, McKeon will be named Florida’s interim manager a day after Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigned on Father’s Day. He will close out the 2011 season, and the team is expected to make a full-scale managerial search before it moves into its new ballpark in ’12.

15/16 Is Outstanding, Except When It Represents How Many Games You’ve Lost…

15/16 Is Outstanding, Except When It Represents How Many Games You’ve Lost…

It is really hard to be a Marlins’ fan right now.

UGGHHHH – The Florida Marlins Have Lost 7 Straight Games, By A Combined 11 Runs….

UGGHHHH – The Florida Marlins Have Lost 7 Straight Games, By A Combined 11 Runs….

It has not been easy being a Florida Marlins fan over the last week.  The week has been chock full of losses and I’m watching several of the guys that were hitting and throwing well enter dangerous territory.

When I say dangerous territory, I specifically mean that you can see the team is lacking confidence – and it is coming from both the hitters and pitchers.

For the pitchera: Josh Johnson is in the DL.  Javier Vasquez cannot get past the 6th inning.  Chris Volstad allows base runners in virtually every inning.  And the once solid bullpen is not getting the critical outs that they had been recording earlier in the year – From Dunn to Sanches to Mujica to Webb to Choate, they’re all in a funk.

For the hitters:  Hanley is out.  Coghlan is in a rough spot.  Stanton looks absolutely uncomfortable at the plate.  LoMo is slumping badly.  And while Infante, Buck, and Dobbs are performing at their usual level, that doesn’t work when the team’s run-producers are not producing.

If it wasn’t for Gaby Sanchez, Anibal Sanchez, Leo Nunez, and Ricky Nolasco, who knows what this team would be going through…

Here is a breakdown of the last week:
6/01, lost 6-5
6/03, lost 6-5
6/04, lost 3-2
6/05, lost 6-5
6/06, lost 7-2
6/07, lost 1-0
6/08, lost 3-2

Please, please, please turn it around tonight – it is getting very hard to watch!!!

GO FISH!!!

Sweeping The San Francisco Giants Feels Oh, So Good!!!

Sweeping The San Francisco Giants Feels Oh, So Good!!!

After an amazing outing by Anibal Sanchez that completes a sweep of the defending World Series champions, the Florida Marlins’ confidence has to be at a season high.

And we still don’t have a healthy Hanley Ramirez or Josh Johnson…

GO FISH!!!