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2012 Topps Archives 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers #77C-SC
Game 54 - Saturday Afternoon, June 2nd in Philadelphia
Record - 28-26, 5th Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Cole Hamels allowed a season-high five runs as the Phillies couldn't rally to overcome the Marlins.
What It Means: Losses like these continue to mount. This is the kind of game that the 2008 to 2011 Phillies would have somehow found a way to win. The Phillies had runners in scoring position with less than two outs in both the eighth and ninth innings and needing just a lone run to tie up the ballgame, they couldn't get it done.
What Went Wrong: Hamels allowed two home run to Hanley Ramirez. The offense went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
read a post over at 14,000 Phillies, complimenting Topps on the nice job with its 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers homage, featured as inserts within Topps Archives.
The cards are true to the originals, right down to the backs and the photo selection for the set. Presented here is a side-by-side comparison of Steve Carlton's 1977 original and his 2012 Archives version. The highlights presented on the back of each card differ in that the original covers Carlton's career through 1976 and the Archives version is a career retrospection.
The Archives set is definitely growing on me.