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2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Florida Marlins Team Set – Kind Of A Joke!!!

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Florida Marlins Team Set

I keep building up inventory of Florida and Miami Marlins team sets.  And I have to say that my binder is filling up rather nicely.

The latest addition to my Marlins team set collection is from the 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter set.  The set features 9 cards in total, and while I am not a big fan of the A&G brand, I will admit that a full sheet of these cards looks pretty nice.

Here is the complete set:

With just 9 players being featured, I thought it would be fun to provide a quick update on the players included in the set.  You’re going to see just how hard it is to stay ‘on top of’ the Marlins as a team…

Chris Coghlan – stuck in the minors leagues rehabbing injuries

Scott Cousins – most famous for ending Buster Posey’s 2011 season. Recently released by the team

Josh Johnson – Back from injury, Johnson went 8-14 in 2012

Omar Infante – Last seen playing 2B for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series

Logan Morrison – Rehabbing another knee surgery. More famous for his Twitter account than anything he has done on the baseball field as of yet

Brett Sinkbeil – Appeared in just 3 major league games, back in 2010. Has not played in the majors since

Hanley Ramirez – traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2012 baseball season

Ozzie Martinez – traded for manager Ozzie Guillen prior to the start of the 2012 season. Guillen was fired after one year with the team

Javier Vazquez – Retired at the end of the 2011 baseball season

So, in a nutshell, there are just two players in this 9-card set of Marlins that are still on the team.  Some of the players included by Topps with this team set are very questionable – Sinkbeil, Martinez, Cousins, and more…  These guys don’t conjure up any good Marlins memories for this fan!!!

I’ve told you before, it is very tough to be a Marlins fan!!!!

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!!!