Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 Spirit Base Series 1: 121-130

Before we get started on the next round of designs, I wanted to mention a group break coming up that I'm participating in that has plenty of open slots left for the taking. Chris at View From the Skybox is hosting it with all the proceeds going to support the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. It's for a good cause and with 19 hits from 11 boxes, so it looks to be a lot of fun. He's hoping to have half the slots filled by midnight Saturday so don't delay.

Okay, back to the Series 1 showcase...

#121 - Martin Prado
I'm not sure what that thing on Prado's thumb is. Maybe a Funyun?

#122 - Brandon Beachy
Beachy didn't pitch a lot of games in 2013 so the photo options were limited. Luckily I found a pretty good one with their red alternates.

#123 - Nick Markakis
Hopefully Markakis is checking out the third base coach here and not sulking back to the dugout after whiffing. I'm trying my best to avoid strikeout shots.

#124 - Felix Doubront
The off-centering of Doubront is intentional here. Doesn't look weird I hope.

#125 - Starlin Castro
It seems weird that Castro is pretty much the Cubs' #1 guy even though he had a really horrible season in 2013. Hopefully it was just an aberration. Or at least have someone else really come to the forefront.

#126 - Alejandro De Aza
Probably one of the most fun MLB names to say out loud.

#127 - Devin Mesoraco
I never realized Mesoraco was sporting Ron Swanson/Nick Offerman eyes until now.

#128 - Mike Aviles

#129 - Wilin Rosario
#130 - Miguel Cabrera
It's fitting that these two would come in succession in the checklist since I knew for sure they'd both feature batting shots. I like that they're facing opposite directions even though they're both hitting righthanded. The swing and the follow through.


  1. Great cards, as usual! I would absolutely buy a set like this.

    The funyun that Martin Prado has is a little foam rubber doohickey which is supposed to aid in getting a proper grip, and also takes some of the sting away.