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Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #5 Pittsburgh Pirates Part 2





My Top 5 Pirates Cards
1. Starling Marte (red)
2. Andrew McCutchen (purple)
3. Clint Barmes (purple)
4. Jordy Mercer (orange)
5. Josh Harrison (green)

I'm not 100% sure, but I think it is safe to say that the man on Starling Marte's card is guilty of fan interference.  The variety of expressions in the crowd is what really makes that one great.  There are two main things that I think of when thinking about Andrew McCutchen.  First is his upright batting stance that shouldn't work but does and second is the fun that he seems to have on the field.  This card really showcases the latter.  The Barmes is a nice in your face shot of a base runner taking third.  It is just an interesting angle.  Even with the unnecessary throwback uniform that is not even from the Pirates franchise, the Mercer card works.  Finally, the Josh Harrison really has timeless look about it.  That photo could have easily been taken in 1940 or 1970 or today and it would have the exact same look.  I love that.

Coming tomorrow - #6 Minnesota Twins

Thanx for reading.

1 comment:

BobWalkthePlank said...

The Marte and Mercer are my favorites. You are right about McCutchen. He is able to carry a swagger without seeming overly cocky. Quiet confidence was a way Clint Hurdle described it.