Tuesday, January 21, 2014
2013 Quarry Unlimited - #29 San Francisco Giants Part 2
As some of you may have noticed, in the team trivia section I have been tracking which teams have the highest and lowest percentage of their players to appear on a card with their team. Well it seems that the team with the highest percentage of their players (from 1993-2013) appearing on a card is the San Francisco Giants. And it's wasn't even close. 82.6% of all Giants players over the last 21 years appeared on a Giants card. No other team was even over 80%. Detroit was the second highest at 79.1%. What does this mean? Honestly, I don't know. The Giants were not exactly a strong team for the entirety of the years that I covered. The only thing I can figure is the large amount of oddball sets devoted to the Giants. There is still the possibility that the Dodgers will have a higher percentage because I haven't finished them yet, but either way it will be a very disappointing team at the top of my researched list. And speaking of disappointments, let's go ahead and check out the second half of the 2013 San Francisco Giants.
My Top 5 Giants Cards
1. Juan Perez
2. Kensuke Tanaka
3. Francisco Peguero
4. Jeff Francoeur
5. Roger Kieschnick
Normally I prefer close ups to wide shots on cards, but that Juan Perez is a great image even though you can't really see him. Just a great photo. The Tanaka card gives you a nice shot of the dugout stairs, and image that doesn't appear too often on cards. I am really starting to enjoy cards that feature rain and the Peguero is another in the tradition. The Jeff Francoeur is probably going to be his last card and if it is that would be a good image to go out on. Finally, we come to the very nice sliding attempt of Roger Kieschnick. I have no idea whether he stopped the ball or not, but it is still a good photo.
Coming Friday - #30 Los Angeles Dodgers
Thanx for reading.