My Top 5 Phillies Cards
1. Reid Brignac (purple)
2. Grady Sizemore (blue)
3. Cameron Rupp (blue)
4. Jimmy Rollins (green)
5. Maikel Franco (rookie prospects)
The Brignac is the combination of great background and perfect timing. It's definitely in my top 10 for the set. The Sizemore is one of those that gets better and better the more you see it. When I made that card, I thought it was okay but not really spectacular...kind of a filler card. But now seeing it again, at the beginning of a diving catch with the ball in frame, it really is kind of spectacular. The Cameron Rupp is a nice action shot. I don't remember too many catcher shots from that particular angle, especially with the bat still in the shot. I have to admit that I am a sucker for the congratulatory images like that on the Rollins card. That is the celebration of his becoming the all-time hit leader in Phillies history. I'm sure there are many Phillies fans that have that poster behind Rollins on their wall right now. For #5 I had a lot of good choices, but I went with the underground angle of Phillies top prospect Maikel Franco. The angle plus the background coloration and signage really gives this almost a "Natural" type feel.
Coming tomorrow - #20 Chicago White Sox
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