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Logan Morrison 2011 Topps Series 2 – Diamond Anniversary Edition

Logan Morrison 2011 Topps Series 2 – Diamond Anniversary Edition

This card was sent to my by reader Jarred, and I am extremely grateful!!!  Jarred did not know it, but I was seeking a little inspiration and push on a collecting goal of mine.

This card, and Jarred’s offering, gave me that inspiration!!!


I like this card a lot, but it was not the one that I was truly seeking.

However, is does remind me of the card I do want, and I am now more drive to go and get it!!!

The card I am seeking is from the 2011 Topps Lineage set – and it offers a similar ‘Diamond’ experience.  I am actually after the full set of cards from this brand, and I have been very lax in my efforts to collect it.

I have the 3-card Marlins base set.  But my collection stops there.  I still need the ‘Diamond’, ‘Platinum’, and 1975 Minis to call the set complete.

Jarred, Thanks for the inspiration.  I am now eager and ready to get back on track!!!

Marlins Agree To Unretire No. 5 For Logan Morrison

Marlins Agree To Unretire No. 5 For Logan Morrison

MIAMI — Another first is about to occur for the Marlins.

For the first time in team history, a player will be wearing the No. 5.

Logan Morrison will have the distinction of donning the number that had been retired the first 19 years of the franchise’s existence.

The Florida Marlins retired No. 5 on April 5, 1993, in honor of the late Carl Barger, the club’s first president and chief operating officer.

Barger passed away on Dec. 9, 1992 at the Winter Meetings.

Since Barger’s favorite all-time player was Joe DiMaggio, the Marlins decided to retire the No. 5 in their first president’s memory.

Now the Miami Marlins, the franchise has relocated to a new stadium in the Little Havana section of Miami. The team has a different logo and uniforms from what they wore in their inaugural 1993 season.

On Twitter, Morrison thanked Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for allowing him to switch from No. 20 to No. 5.

“I understand what an honor it is to have a number unretired,” Morrison said via Twitter. “I want to thank Mr. Loria and the Marlins for making it happen.

“I also promise to wear the number with great pride and continue to honor Mr. Barger and his family.”

The No. 5 has special meaning to Morrison.

Morrison’s father, Tom, encouraged his son to model his game after Hall of Famer George Brett, who wore No. 5 during his playing career with the Kansas City Royals.

Tom Morrison passed away from lung cancer in December 2010, after his son’s rookie season.

The No. 5 had been the only retired number in Marlins’ history, other than No. 42, which was retired throughout baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson.

When Morrison asked the Marlins if he could switch to No. 5, the club went to the league offices to get permission. Once that was granted, the club opted to allow Morrison’s request, and will honor Barger with a plaque in the main concourse of their new ballpark.


He’s Back!! Logan Morrison Returns To The Florida Marlins’ Line-Up Tonight…

He’s Back!!  Logan Morrison Returns To The Florida Marlins’ Line-Up Tonight…

Due to the threat of Hurricane Irene, the Florida Marlins will be playing a double-header on Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds instead of one game on both Wednesday and Thursday.

This equates to 3 games in 24 hours – so they needed to call in some help.

And they will be armed with a fan-favorite – Logan Morrison.  ‘LoMo’ will be back in action for the team, and I am curious to see how they intend to utilize him; if they indeed do.

Morrison was demoted last week to AAA New Orleans in what appeared to be as much of a message about his conduct as his ability to hit.  While in a slump, even LoMo would agree to that, Morrison was still the team’s second-highest RBI guy on the squad.

Hopefully all of the politics are behind Morrison and the Marlins’ management, as I miss watching him play on a daily basis.

Go Get ‘Em Logan!!!


It’s Hard Being A Marlins Fan – Logan Morrison Sent Back To The Minors…

It’s Hard Being A Marlins Fan – Logan Morrison Sent Back To The Minors…

MIAMI (AP)—Logan Morrison(notes) was stunned. He was headed back to the minors.

The Florida Marlins sent Morrison to Triple-A New Orleans and released veteran infielder Wes Helms(notes) after Saturday night’s 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

“Heartbroken, man, disappointed,” Morrison said. “I play through injury and this is how you get treated. It doesn’t seem very fair to me.”

Morrison went 0 for 3 with a walk Saturday night but had two hits in each of his previous two games. The 23-year-old outfielder is batting .249 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs on the year.

Morrison, who tied Texas’ Nelson Cruz(notes) for the major league lead with 26 RBIs in July, said his demotion was attributed to his batting average. But Morrison, one of the team’s most outspoken players, believes there are other reasons.

“I don’t know if that makes any sense to me or you guys,” Morrison said. “I asked for an explanation and the one I got was, ‘You are hitting. 240.’

“I think it was something else. I don’t even want to say it right now. I am just going to talk with my agent.”

Following the resignation of manager Edwin Rodriguez in June, Morrison was reprimanded by the team for comments he posted on his Twitter account.

Morrison said he feels “resentment” and “anger” over the decision.

He said Saturday he was called into a meeting with president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and general manager Mike Hill. Neither was available to comment after the game.

The Marlins will announce the corresponding roster moves for Morrison and Helms before Sunday’s game.