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Florida Marlins

2011 csd Preview – Hanley Ramirez

Hanley is one of the best shortstops in the National League. He was traded to the Marlins from Boston in the deal that sent Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to the Red Sox. He has since blossomed into a very good player. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Gaby Sanchez

Gaby Sanchez was a hot rookie last season. The Marlins had a couple on their team, but I did not know too much about them when I saw them play last May. I was at the game more to see my White Sox play. When Gaby was announced as a member of the Topps All Star Rookie team I decided to put him in this set. (more…)

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Cameron Maybin

One of the reasons that I did not name this subset Father and Son like the original 1985 Topps card was because sometimes a player has other famous relatives. This is a great example. Cameron is cousins with NBA player Rashad McCants, and current NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin. He really does have an athletic family. (more…)

Bryan Peterson

For some reason I liked this picture of Brian catching a fly ball in batting practice. I was focused on getting other players that day during bp, but snapped this picture of Bryan. I guess that makes this card good enough to get into the set.

Brian Sanches


Wes Helms


Brett Hayes


Renyel Pinto


Josh Johnson – All Star

Josh pitched two scoreless innings last night in the All Star game for the National League. He was helped in the fourth by a great diving catch by Ryan Braun of the Brewers. (more…)

Hanley Ramirez – All Star

Hanley had a bad run earlier in the season when he was benched for going against his coach. He has since turned it around to become the all star that we all know and love. (more…)

Tim Wood

Tim is another example of a player that would never have had a card in this set without a picture or a story. During batting practice Tim picked up a ball and was ready to fire it back to the ball boy collecting them in short center. A fan in the patio area asked for the ball and Tim decided to do the right thing and give it to him. The ball hit above the patio area and careened to an unsuspecting guy who was on the phone while drinking a beer. The ball landed right in his beer spilling it all over him. The guy did not interrupt the call even to say something to Wood. He just walked away still chatting. Wood could not stop laughing though for the rest of bp. He is shown on the card looking back and cracking jokes with some of the guys in the patio area. (more…)

Leo Nunez

Leo is the closer for the Florida Marlins. The game I saw in May he came in to keep the game close because the Marlins were trailing. Some closers have trouble when the game is not on the line, but Leo did his job and shut down the White Sox. (more…)

Jorge Cantu

This picture was taken this season when I saw the Marlins play in Chicago against the White Sox. It was another of the pictures I took when we moved from the third base side to the third base side. It is another of the boring waiting for the pitch pictures that I have been trying to avoid in this set, but sometimes you have no choice. (more…)

Cameron Maybin

Cameron was a highly touted prospect when he first came into the bigs. He was a part of the package Detroit sent to Florida to acquire Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera. Maybin appears to have all the talent in the world, but can’t seem to put it all together. He does have an interesting story though, and has another card in the works that you may find interesting. (more…)

2000 #1 Draft Pick – Adrian Gonzalez

This is the type of player that I would expect to see listed as a #1 overall pick. Gonzalez has been a force in the majors over the last few years. He is one of those superstars that fans come out to see, even if he does play late at night in California. He will be a free agent this off season so it will be interesting to see where he ends up playing. (more…)

Dan Uggla

So I am watching the Brewers game against the Marlins because the starting pitcher for the Brewers, Chris Capuano, used to play for the Silverhawks. Dan Uggla comes to the plate, and apparently he has struggled in his career against the hurler. Dan got a base hit on a ground ball, and on his way to first looked into the dugout at his teammates. Once he got to first he was laughing while looking into the dugout. He is having a blast playing the game, and you have to like guys like that. He ended up scoring that inning to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. Uggla is one of those players that always seems to play hard, and seems to get the fact that he is being paid to play a kids game. He is one of those guys that you love to watch play. (more…)

Josh Johnson

Today should be a good day for a card of Josh Johnson. He is having a good season so far, and is coming off a good start against the White Sox. He shut down the Sox in a game that saw them score many runs. He did not have a lot of pressure on him, and it showed. He is one of the better pitchers right now, and will add a little star power to the set. (more…)

Ronny Paulino

Another card of a catcher. Who knew? I have a feeling that when I am done with this set I will have the most cards of pitchers. The second most cards will probably be the catchers. As I have said before I have always liked catchers, and I tend to take many pictures of them. Those pictures will turn into cards in this set. Ronny also has the sweet catchers gear that is the same color as the Marlins road gray. They only color on his chest protector is a black x on his chest. He gives the pitcher a really good target. (more…)

Chris Coghlan

Today I thought I would post some cards with pictures from Saturday’s White Sox game against the Marlins. The first of those cards is of Chris Coghlan. This is the third card that features the All Star Rookie trophy on it. I really first learned of Chris last summer when he hit his first home run, and the Happy Youngster in Milwaukee caught it. The controversy that surrounded it made me a little less excited to see Chris win the NL Rookie of the Year. My first time seeing him in person saw him go 0-3. (more…)

Gaby Sanchez

This was the first card that I made after today’s game at the Cell. I normally would probably not even have Gaby in the set, but I like the picture. I will have more cards of Marlins players in the near future including another rookie trophy card. By the time I am done I think that I can have almost every Major League team represented in the set, and maybe even a couple of teams from the past. (more…)