Monday, December 12, 2011

2007 Chachi #23 Antonio Alfonseca

I recently posted the entire 2007 Chachi set to its own Picassa album, so it can now be viewed in all its star-spangled, 1976 glory.  This was a more challenging set to create, as I needed eight different templates for each of the positions represented – first base, second base, third base, shortstop, outfield, catcher, right-handed pitcher and left-handed pitcher.

The set boasts probably the only Phillies cards (real or otherwise) for such short-timers as Russell Branyan, John Ennis, Kane Davis and Pete LaForest.  Jenna and Doug make a cameo on Anderson Garcia’s card, which has got to be one of the few shots in existence of the former pitcher in a Phillies uniform.  I’m also featured on a card in the set, marking my first (and perhaps last) appearance on a Chachi card.  And maybe it's been done before, but I don't recall ever seeing a card of El Pulpo that clearly displays all 12 of his fingers.

The Phillies quick exit in the 2007 Postseason derailed my plans to use the 1976 Topps set’s N.L. and A.L. Championships card (card #461) for my N.L.C.S. game summary cards and the 1975 World Series card (card #462) to create cards for the 2007 World Series games between the Phillies and Red Sox.


Section 36 said...

Probably just as well the Phills missed the playoffs. Making those cards of a Red Sox sweep probably would have been too depressing. Although, I would have enjoyed them.

Jim said...

I'll have to come up with a postseason card template using the 1979 Topps design for the Phils sweep of the Sox in the '12 Series.