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Florida Marlins 2007 SP Authentic Team Set

Florida Marlins 2007 SP Authentic Team Set

The Upper Deck SP brand has always offered us some pretty sweet looking baseball card designs.

The SP line-up tends to bring great color and style while still allowing for the image of the card to be the centerpiece.

The 2007 Upper Deck SP set is no different – the design of the set is nice and the colors are sharp.

The Marlins portion of that 2007 set is just three cards, but they are definitely three stars.

Have a look:

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Yeah Baby!!  That’s Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez, and Dontrelle Willis.

I LOVE IT!!

Florida Marlins 1998 Topps Gallery Team Set

Florida Marlins 1998 Topps Gallery Team Set

The Topps Gallery brand is one that I have always liked and hoped that Topps continued to produce.

Of the cards that I have picked up of vintage players on modern designs, the Topps Gallery product stands tall.  The cards are unique, and they offer a nice, artsy look and feel to them.

A few weeks ago, when I started shopping for more Marlins team sets to add to my collection, I purposely set out to find an Ebay seller that had complete Marlins team sets from the Topps Gallery brand.  My search did not net me too many results to shop from, but I was able to score this team set from their 1998 release:

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While this product is not as nice as some of the other Gallery issues that came after, it still does offer that Gallery vibe.

Personally, I enjoy the Gallery product when the cards offer images that are a bit more zoomed in and detailed.

Still, a neat set for my team set project.  That Livan Hernandez card, in the upper-right corner, is SWEET!

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 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.

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!!

Florida Marlins 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Team Set With Inserts

Florida Marlins 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Team Set With Inserts

It’s not often in today’s collecting climate that you get to find a team set that features more cards that a single album page can hold.

Thankfully, the 1990’s produced a lot of team sets that contain more than 18 cards.

And this is one of them – the 1998 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice team set of the Florida Marlins.

Let me apologize now for the very random scan sizes…

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Scan size set aside, this set features a glorious amount of Teal, Black, and White – and that makes this Marlins fan extremely happy.

Upper Deck has always offered us some great photography over the years, and while I could do without the posed portrait-style image of Livan Hernandez that is in this set, I will let it pass because I really like the action images for the rest of the guys.

A great addition to my Marlins team set collection!!  YESSIR!!!

Florida Marlins 2007 Fleer Ultra Team Set

Florida Marlins 2007 Fleer Ultra Team Set

The Fleer Ultra brand of baseball cards sure did offer up some beauties!

Have a look at this Marlins team set from the 2007 issue:

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This one is sweet!!

And I paid just $1.00 for it.  Not only is the set chock-full of sweet images, but the style of the card allows for the image to be the full focus with no gawdy design elements.

I also really like the mix of images used for the set – from Willis’ leg-kick to Hanley’s home run swing to Cabrera’s follow through.

It’s all good!  And a steal for just one dollar!

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:

 

 

1995 SCORE SELECT

 

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.

GO FISH!!!

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:

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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.

Florida Marlins 1996 Pinnacle Aficianado Team Set

Florida Marlins 1996 Pinnacle Aficianado Team Set

Taking a slight break from newly released 2014 Marlins team sets, I am happy to be able to show off this one.  This 6-card set is from the 1996 Pinnacle Aficianado set.

I scored this team set for just $1.00 and I am happy that I did.  The set offers a strange design, with some cards being done in full-color and others in Sepia tones.  And As you can see below, there is also a Black & White pixellated cameo of each player on the side of the card.

See for yourself:

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I have no idea what this style is called or even if there is a name for it.  Does it look great?  I don’t know – I am on the fence with it.  I will say, however, that it is unique and I like Pinnacle’s desire to attempt something different.

I really like the mix of players featured too.  Between the legends of Dawson and Conine to the younger stars of the team like Sheffield and CJ, this one has something for all Marlins fans.