Saturday, September 18, 2010

2010 Chachi Prototype #RO Roy Oswalt

Phillies 9, Nationals 1
Game 148 - Friday Night, September 17th in Philadelphia

The Phillies staked Roy Oswalt a 5-run lead in the 1st inning, and that's all the Phillies' starter would need on the way to his 7th win as a Phillie.  Since joining the Phils in July, Oswalt is now 7-1 with a 1.94 ERA.  He even drove in his first run of 2010 last night, singling home the team's 5th run in the 1st last night and chasing Nationals' starter Jason Marquis.  Marquis recorded just one out in his shortened outing.

The Phils added 3 more runs after their 6-run 1st inning outburst.  Jayson Werth hit a solo home run in the 5th, his 22nd, and Carlos Ruiz added a 2-run shot in the 8th.  (Chooch's home run came off former Phillie Joe Bisenius.)  The win dropped the Phils' Magic Number to 12.

1988 Topps:  Why is the design of this set growing on me?  I have thousands of these cards and I believe I personally hand-collated at least 3 different '88 Topps sets back in the day.  (I'm pretty sure Jenna has her own '88 Topps set around here somewhere too.)  The Phillies cards are saddled with the same purple and green color combination Topps somehow assigned to the Phillies throughout the late '80s and early '90s, but I like the clean design and the prominence of the "PHILLIES" team name floating behind the players' pictures.  However, when it comes right down to it, I wouldn't be able to choose this set design for the 2011 Chachi set over the designs of the '71 and '83 Topps sets.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I completely agree with you about 1988 Topps. As a kid it was nothing special, but the more I look at it now, the more classic it seems. You said it best -- it's very clean, and the team name at the top is awesome.