One of the unwritten rules of this blog is that each post will feature a Phillies baseball card. It's a Phillies blog celebrating Phillies baseball cards, so the rule makes sense. So what's this card doing here? A quick scan of the card shows Pete Rose about to run past Larry Bowa on his way to personally steam rolling the Phillies and leading his Reds to a 3-game sweep in the 1976 NLCS. While this is predominantly a Reds baseball card, I've given it a home within my 1977 Topps Phillies team set.
This brings me to a current dilemma, for which I'm hoping a few fellow set collectors can assist. There are several great cards within the 2010 Topps Heritage set commemorating the 2009 World Series. Problem is, some of these cards don't feature the Phillies at all, just some pinstriped Stormtrooper from the Evil Empire. A prime example is card #311 from the set which features Hideki Matsui on the front, exploiting his heartbreaking Game 6 performance. The back of the card features a Game 6 synopsis. So do these cards belong within my 2010 Topps Heritage Phillies team set?