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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #19 Philadelphia Phillies Part 1

I am starting Week #7 (aka Christmas Week) a little late.  I have been a bit under the weather this weekend and it pretty much took out my Monday as well.  I am going to put up both parts of the Phillies in one day to get caught up.  I will put up part one in the AM and I will do my best to put up part two this evening.  Hopefully no one will miss anything by doing it that way.  Anyway, on with the show.

Last year the Phillies were by far the best team set in 2013 Quarry Unlimited with the voted on Card of the Set in Ryan Howard and my personal choice for Card of the Set in Ben Revere.  This year the Phils weren't the best in my opinion, but they do have a pretty strong showing, probably top 10.

The Phillies just seem like a team that is stuck in the past.  A lot of Internet commenters want teams to completely rebuild as soon as possible, but that is not me.  I like it when teams stick together even during a couple of down seasons.  However, the Phillies are a little past a couple of down seasons.  They were the second oldest team in the league behind the Yankees and they weren't really competitive.  To me, that sounds like the time to bust it up and start over.  To their credit, the Phillies have started tearing it down by trading Jimmy Rollins this offseason.  However, there is a lot more guys on the wrong side of thirty (Byrd, Sizemore, Howard, Utley, Hamels, Papelbon) that could (and should) be moved.  I will bet that if that doesn't happen this offseason, the Phillies will probably be in the market for a new GM and manager next offseason.  They may be in that market even with the rebuild.


Total # of Phillies in 2014 - 49

# of new Phillies in 2014 - 22

Best score in 2014 - May 17 vs. Reds 12-1

Worst score in 2014 - April 18 at Rockies 12-1

Border color that worked best with this team - Blue

Border color that worked least with this team - Orange

Position on last year's list - #19 = SAME

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies with the manager's card leading the way.




I'll be back later tonight with Part 2.  As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Thanx for reading.


Marcus said...

the brignac and sizemore look great. it looks like gwynn just popped one up, but i love seeing tony, even if its in a phils uniform. some good ones here. the phillies blue/red hats look pretty good w/the blue borders too.

Jim said...

Fantastic job, as usual. It's always interesting for me to see the photos you've chosen, as I've chosen the exact same photos for some of my upcoming custom cards.

And as far as I know, that's the only picture of Hector Neris in a Phillies uniform out there!

Nick said...

The Budwiser ad behind Brignac is perfect.