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.
AND THE BEST IN THE SET WITH 8 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.