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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Quarry Unlimited - #11 Atlanta Braves Part 1

Like many people in their twenties or older, I watched a lot of Braves games on TBS when I was growing up due to the fact that Ted Turner owned the team.  This led to a lot of people, especially in the south, becoming Braves fans.  I wasn't one of them.  Even when my favorite player of all time, Fred McGriff, was on the team I didn't like the Braves.  I wish for stuff like for McGriff to hit 4 solo home runs and the Braves lose 5-4.  It's not that I specifically hated the Braves, but much like the Cubs on WGN, I hated them being shoved down my throat.  Now that TBS has started showing more teams (well mostly the Yankees it seems), the Braves have been rising up my list.  If they would send Rockies killer Freddie Freeman to the AL (or Japan), they might hit the top ten.  But for now, they sit comfortably at #11.  Let's take a look at the first half of the Atlanta Braves.

If I were a Braves fan...

Title of the blog - The Chop Shop

Favorite Player (current) - Paul Janish

Favorite Player (all time) - Jeff Blauser (again since McGriff was the Rays pick)

Least Favorite Player (current) - Freddie Freeman

Least Favorite Player (all time) - John Rocker

2012 Atlanta Braves Total Cards = 42

Much like the Seattle Mariners at #8, I was on the fence on whether to change the color of the team name with the Braves.  I went back and forth, but in the end I decided to keep light blue over red mainly due to the abundance of teams with red coloring already.  I decided to make a single red Brave just for you to compare side by side.  Did I make the right choice by sticking with light blue or would the red have looked better?

Thanx for reading.

1 comment:

night owl said...

My thought looking through the cards was "I forgot Topps went with light blue for Braves. It looks weird now."

The red looks much more appropriate. But I wouldn't have wanted you to change. They are tributes to '86 after all.