This spring has been a lot of fun when it comes to making cards. For some strange reason, I made over 100 of them just from spring training. While I did post many on this site, I also have them all at our Facebook page. Here are my 10 favorite cards from this spring – with thanks to John Arguello for letting me use some of his pics (Hint, his are all in the blue practice jerseys). I couldn’t wait to make cards of the prospects in their jerseys of their new affiliates. They are already up and on the cards page here.
10, 9, 8 – I really like the card of Justin Steele for his hair flapping in the breeze and the full length shot of delivery. The shot of Gleyber Torres reminds me of one I took of him in Burlington. As for Eddy, this picture was one of three John took that first day. It gave Cub fans their first look at the $3 million man.
7. 6. 5 – I like action pictures the best for cards. They are not the easiest to find.I love Almora’s expression and Caratini’s extension in their cards. As for Armando Rivero, there are not a lot of pics of him out there. This one was so clear and concise.
4, 3, 2 – The action theme continues with Ryan Williams’ classic pitch face and Javy Baez in action. The picture of Mark Zagunis was taken by Larry Kave last summer but I did not find it until recently.
1. – Taken on the backfields at Mesa, this pic sums up who the Cubs catcher of the future might be. I love that the landscape is fuzzy in the background and how the solo dugout signifies the minor league stature of the action while Contreras looks clearly in command.