Review: Pennant Race

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Pennant Race by David Spindel – TDC Puzzles – 1000 pieces

This was quite the interesting puzzle, it’s a TDC Puzzle series called “The Edge”. The box says it’s a jigsaw puzzle with only edge pieces. Every single piece has a straight (or nearly straight) edge, so starting in the normal way isn’t really an option.

Surprisingly I didn’t find it all that difficult to assemble. The bright colors and many different designs made for an entertaining, but not too challenging puzzle. The pieces were a good thickness and fit together really well; I found the quality to be quite good. I was surprised by the fact that the when complete the entire puzzle could be lifted without any of the pieces coming apart. Usually when there are pieces with straight edges that just butt up against each other if you lift or try to move the puzzle it will fall apart. This was designed so that everything connects beautifully – I was impressed!

There were so many words in this puzzle, I had the best time with it! Baseball isn’t really my thing, but collages, bright colors, and having lots of words is definitely right up my alley, or should I say “right up my baseline”?

Only two little buttons for my Detroit Tigers? SHAME! We may not have won the World Series as many times as some other teams, but come on! We couldn’t even have one little pennant shown? 😕 (I don’t really care that much, it’s baseball LOL) The image reproduction was very crisp and clear – some of the pennants had rosters on them, and you can read every name.

If you come across one of these “The Edge” puzzles, consider giving it a try. I enjoyed it very much, and honestly didn’t find it that much more difficult than the average jigsaw – and it was great fun. Batter up! ⚾


  • Title:                  Pennant Race
  • Artist:                David Spindel
  • Brand:               TDC Puzzles
  • Piece count:     1000 pieces
  • Size:                  Approx. 19 x 26 in. (48 x 66 cm)
  • Purchased:      Used, thrift store


  • Board:               Very good
  • Cutting:             Good
  • Image:               Excellent
  • Box:                   Square and sturdy
  • Fit:                     Very good
  • Puzzle Dust:     Small amount
  • Piece cut:          Grid cut
  • Piece shapes:   Good variety
  • Finish:               Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Very good, recommended


6 thoughts on “Review: Pennant Race

  1. I can see that having all edge pieces would not be significantly more difficult, except that it would drive people who absolutely have to do the edges first crazy 🙂 Did you find that during assembly you accidentally pushed placed pieces apart? I’m a fan of the fully interlocking puzzles myself, but would definitely give this a try.

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  2. Joe

    I just completed this puzzle and really enjoyed it. I love baseball so that made it all the more fun. The two negatives were (1) too many New York teams (and one tiny pennant of my favorite team, the A’s), and (2) the pennant with “Philadelphia” misspelled “Philadephia”.

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