Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random Phillies cards of the Week

1978 Topps #515 Barry FooteBarry was the Expos #1 draft pick in 1970 but played most of his career as a back-up catcher. He was so highly regarded by the Expos that they actually moved Gary Carter to right field. But that didn't last long. He was with the Phillies in 1977-1978 appearing in 57 games. The Phillies regular catcher in those days was, of course, Bob Boone. Foote's main contribution to the Phillies was a part of the trade which brought Manny Trillo to the Phillies in 1979.

1980 Topps #380 Garry MaddoxHow can you not love this baseball card? The beard, the hair escaping from under his hat and the great smile. These days he is involved with a group of investors trying to build a casino in Philadelphia. Good luck with that.

1992 Donruss #685 Dave HollinsDave was acquired from the Padres in the Rule V draft in 1990. He played for the Phillies into 1995 and again briefly in 2002. Hollins played 3rd base for the Phillies and although he was a decent player, he wasn't going to make anyone forget Mike Schmidt. His best two years were 1992-1993 when he batted around .270 each year and hit 45 of the 67 home runs he hit for the Phillies. Hollins is currently a scout for the Phillies.

2008 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Memorabilia 35 Mike Schmidt
I only paid $8.00 for this little bit of a Mike Schmidt baby blue away uniform. The card is serial numbered 15 of 35.

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