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Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #9 Seattle Mariners Part 2





My Top 5 Mariners Cards
1. Jesus Sucre (orange)
2. James Jones (orange)
3. Mike Zunino (red)
4. Chris Denorfia (purple)
5. Tom Wilhelmsen (red)

I have said several times that there weren't as many good play at the plate photos this year, but it seems like I have a good one with every team so maybe I misstated my position just a bit.  The flying dirt balls really adds to the Sucre and makes it arguably the best PATP card so far.  The James Jones photo is a really good fielding photo.  Topps must agree because they used the same photo in 2014 Update.  The Zunino is a really good shot of a catcher in motion.  Give me a shot of a catcher in gear and in motion and I will show you a good card.  The Denorfia is a good example of the "seat in the crowd" perspective that is present in several really good cards this year.  If those types of photos become a staple of sets for the next few years, you will not get any complaints out of me.  Finally the Wilhelmsen showcases one of the better throwback uniforms around.  If it was just a throwback this card wouldn't be top 5 material, but what really pushes this card up is the high stirrups.  Other than the cap, they are the greatest accessory ever for a ball player.

Coming tomorrow - #10 Cincinnati Reds

Thanx for reading.


Marcus said...

I think I'd have Denorfia as my #1, but that James Jones is pretty slick looking too. Norf's facial expression is too much for #99 to overcome. There's something I really like about the Romero card as well, not a whole lot of "running around the base paths" cards that are that interesting, but that one stands out to me.

night owl said...

Yeah, Sucre jumped right out at me. Have no idea who he is, but nice card.