After the end of the 2014 season, the Cubs decided to end their affiliation with Daytona as well as the Florida State League.
Daytona is now a Cincinnati Reds affiliate and they're called the Daytona Tortugas. If you follow the Reds Minor League system, a player will typically play at low A Dayton and then move to Advanced A Daytona. I can imagine that stat readers might be confused and think they're the same team and possibly think there was a spelling mistake.
Anyhow, the Tortugas play in the north division of the FSL, so they play a lot of their road games in Clearwater and Dunedin, both teams which I frequent the most. I decided to order a team set from the Tortugas online store. It was only $8, though shipping was a little over $6.
The hologram sticker on the package is to prove that it's an official set. I'm sure the small font signifies something, but I'm not sure.
The card stock seems a little thicker than the Dunedin Blue Jays set that I posted about yesterday.
Like that Blue Jays set, this one also has some great looking photography, but it does suffer from the same repetitive shots, with one exception, which I'll show later in this post.
Are you ready for that lone exception that I mentioned earlier? Here it is, a fielding shot of third baseman, Taylor Sparks.
I'll be seeing Daytona again on Tuesday when they visit Dunedin. I hope to get many of these cards signed then.