A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2012 Quarry Unlimited - #8 Seattle Mariners Part 1

#8 on the countdown brings us the team that I could see most likely becoming my #1 team should something happen to the Rockies (i.e. moved, contracted, etc.).  They could also easily fall into "the middle third of apathy" as well.  Seattle is just a confusing sort of team.  How does a team have four potential Hall of Fame players (prime Griffey, young A-Rod, prime Johnson, prime Martinez, plus Jay Buhner) and not get to a World Series?  If you add in Ichiro and King Felix, that is 6 potential Hall of Fame plaques with a Mariners cap .  That is both very impressive for the relatively young franchise and monumentally disappointing considering they are one of 2 franchises (along with the Expos/Nationals) to never appear in the World Series.  I would be willing to bet just about anything that they end up the last team standing for that ignominious honor.   For now though, the Mariners can be happy with occupying the #8 slot on this countdown.  Let's take a look at the first half of the team along with the usual trivia.

If I were a Mariners fan...

Title of the blog - Ruppert Jones' Locker

Favorite Player (current) - Kevin Millwood

Favorite Player (all time) - Edgar Martinez

Least Favorite Player (current) - Jesus Montero

Least Favorite Player (all time) - Alex Rodriguez

2012 Seattle Mariners Total Cards = 39 (tied with the Reds for the fewest cards)

The Mariners are the first team that we have come to that I thought about changing their colors, but didn't in the end.  I was considering making them the darker Royals blue or even green, but I think the light blue just fits them better.   What do you think?

Thanx for reading.


Mariner1 said...

I like it! I can only hope that someday we can right the ship. It saddens me that all four teams that have come into the league after us have all made the World Series. I do agree wholeheartedly that I think the Expos/Nationals will make it before us. I just hope we can somehow make the playoffs before the possibility of losing King Felix in the next couple of years. Keep bringing me some nice looking M's card so I can hope for some good things to come this spring!

Mariner1 said...

I would have to say I do like the blog title of Emerald City Diamond Gems. My current favs are Lucas Luetge, and Tom Wilhelmsen. All time Alvin Davis. Least fave current is Jesus Montero and Justin Smoak. I would agree on Alex for least fave all time, but I also would add Junior to that list too.