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Friday, January 31, 2014

2013 Quarry Unlimited - The Grand Finale

Another year of baseball is officially behind us again.  They say sequels are often inferior to the original, but I believe this year's installment of the Quarry Unlimited set was superior to the original.  I learned more about making the cards and they look a lot more uniform.  Once I figured out why my posts were not updating, the process was a lot simpler as well.  (By the way, that had to do with Google AdSense)  Before we put the 2013 Quarry Unlimited to bed, let's take a look at the top 12 cards chosen by you, including a surprise at #1.

3 votes

 4 votes

 5 votes

6 votes

 7 votes


My personal top 5 was almost exactly the same as the vote, just in a slightly different order.   I had it
1. Ben Revere
2. Mike Moustakas
3. Joe Mauer
4. Ryan Howard
5. Todd Helton (yes I am a homer)

Last year the Royals had 2 of the top 4 to claim the 2012 Team of the Set.  This year the Phillies went one better by claiming 3 of the top 5 spots and are obviously the 2013 Team of the Set.  I am a bit surprised that Howard won over Revere, but it is still a gorgeous card.  I would say that if people ranked the cards as they voted for them then there would probably be a different winner.  Once again, you guys made some great choices and I hope you enjoyed this set.

As of right now, I am leaning toward doing a 2014 Quarry Unlimited set.  I'm sure I can have my arm twisted one way or another if enough people ask.  One thing I am sure of is that I will be stepping away from a Topps set, because Topps is reprinting their designs enough for everyone.  If there is a 2014 Quarry Unlimited set it will most likely be modeled after one of my favorite sets of all time.

There is definitely going to be some tweaking involved since I am only doing card fronts and 1988 Score is more known for a tremendous card back, but I think I can make it look good.  It is a relatively simple design, but it is also missing a key element that needs to be worked in somewhere, a team name or logo.  If I can't get the design to work the way I want it to, I have another idea, but I would rather have this one work.

Thank you guys so much for making this a wholly enjoyable project once again. 

Thanx for reading.


Nick said...

Thank you for putting the time and effort into this project. I'm sure it wasn't easy to do, but I really enjoyed checking out your Quarry Unlimited checklist during these past few months.

I hope to see a new QC set next year, and I think the 1988 Score design would be a great choice!

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