A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #19 Philadelphia Phillies Part 2





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

Thanx for reading.


Marcus said...

I think I might go with Mayberry or Nieves as the #5 card, but in total agreement with the top 4. Can't believe I missed the greatness of the Rupp card the first go around. Seeing all these cards reminds me of how little I know about the non-Padres teams. Great job, this seems like a great team set.

Nick said...

I think the Nieves might be a sleeper for one of my favorites from the Phillies. Love those eager fans in the foreground.