Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Random Phillies cards of the Week

Let's see who comes up this week as we spin the great Phillies wheel.

1970 Topps #270 Chris ShortChris pitched for the Phillies for 14 seasons. He had some good years but 1970 wasn't one of them. He finished the season at 9-16. And no wonder. The Phillies were 73 and 88, 15 games out of first in the NL East, behind the Pirates, just finishing ahead of the 6th place Expos by 1 game.

1981 Fleer #21 George Vukovich
After a 30-year monopoly on baseball cards by Topps, Fleer and Donruss joined the exclusive club. George was in his second year with the Phillies but only played 20 games. He will become a full time player in 1982 and then be part of the blockbuster 5-player trade for Von Hayes after the 1982 season.

1992 Topps #353 Braulio Castillo
A Phorgotten Phillie if ever there was one. He played 28 games for the Phillies in 1991 and 28 games in 1992. And that was his career. He did manage to hit 2 home runs in 1002.

2003 Upper Deck Vintage #141 Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy hit .263 in 2003 in 628 AB. The Phillies were 86-76 in 2003 but only managed to finish in third place in the NL East. The Astros and the Phillies were battling it out for the wild-card spot all summer but the Phillies faltered near the end giving the race to the Astros.

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