|1992 Donruss Rookies #108, 1993 Donruss #332, #356 and 1993 Fleer #495|
I actually find this to be fairly stunning. In today's day and age, there are a number of relievers, utility players and minor league fill-ins who get completely shut out from having a baseball card in any one of the dozen or so mainstream sets produced. In recent years, if not for the Phillies team-issued postcard sets, these players would never appear on a Phillies baseball card at all.
So while I'd argue there were too many sets and too many cards to collect in the early '90s, at least the card manufacturers afforded us the opportunity to own Phillies cards of Greg Mathews, Julio Peguero and Jay Baller. And that's a good thing. (Right?)
|1992 Medford Phillies|
Keith Shepherd (12 games) - 1993 Donruss #332 and 1993 Fleer #109
Greg Mathews (14 games) - 1993 Fleer #495
Julio Peguero (14 games) - 1992 Ultra #547
Don Robinson (10 games) - 1992 Medford Phillies Update #35
Jay Baller (8 games) - 1993 Donruss #356
Steve Scarsone (7 games) - 1992 Donruss Rookies #108
Darrin Chapin (1 game)
Mickey Weston (1 game)
Chapin was the player the Phillies acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Charlie Hayes prior to the start of the '92 season. He spent the majority of the season with the team's Triple-A affiliate, but he made it into one game for the Phils on April 27th. I have three cards of Chapin with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, but he never received a proper Phillies baseball card.
Weston signed with the Phillies as a minor league free agent in December 1991. He was a teammate with Chapin in Scranton for much of the 1992 season, but he found himself with the big club for one game in June making a spot start against the Expos. He didn't make it out of the fourth inning after allowing five runs, and his Phillies career was over. I have a couple of cards of Weston with the Red Barons, but again, no Phillies cards.
|1992 Donruss #745, 1992 SkyBox AAA #219, |
1992 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons Team Issue #24 and 1992 ProCards #2447