My last post was about some Phillies merchandise I got during our trip to Philadelphia last week. One of the things I picked up was a boxed set of 2008 Upper Deck Phillies World Series Champions. I'm sure all you Phillies collectors who lived in Philadelphia in 2008 are familiar with this but I'd never heard of it before. I made a few comments about it but now that I've had a chance to look at it more closely I'm really glad I bought it. Especially since the box cost only $5.99. I should have bought 2.
There are 50 cards in the set, and an oversized bonus card.
The first 25 cards represent, I think, the Phillies roster for the playoffs. The design of the card is based on the 2009 Upper Deck base set.
Jamie Moyer was a big fan favorite in 2008 and 2009 with the Phillies. He now does color for the Phillies TV broadcasts.
Cards 41-49 are Memorable Moments for the Phillies in the playoffs.
The last card commemorates Cole Hamels, the 2008 World Series MVP.