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Friday, November 28, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #8 Cleveland Indians Part 2





My Top 5 Indians Cards
1. Mike Aviles (green)
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (orange)
3. Nyjer Morgan (green)
4. Jose Ramirez (blue)
5. Jason Kipnis (blue)

The Aviles is definitely in consideration for Best Card of the Set.  It's just about a guarantee to be in my top 5.  On just about any other team, the Cabrera would have easily been #1.  Just a fantastic middle infielder card.  I don't remember the complete story behind the Morgan photo, but it is definitely an amusing image.  It's just one of those shots that really reminds you of the actual game behind the business that baseball has become.  The Ramirez is a case of excellent timing by the photographer.  Either half a second earlier or later and that is a fairly boring shot, but as is it makes Ramirez look very "Matrix-like" in his delivery.  Finally, the Kipnis is a photo that really works for this set and its randomly chosen border color.  It almost perfectly fits with the inner order and the blue really sets that photo apart.  I don't think any other color would have worked nearly as well with that photo.

Coming tomorrow - #9 Seattle Mariners

Thanx for reading.

1 comment:

Marcus said...

Wow, lots of great ones in this post! LOVE the Cabrera shot, but very surprised that the Sellers card didn't make the top 5. The Brantley card is pretty cool, don't think I've seen very many "home run trot" cards that show the crowd so well in the background. Well done.