Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1994 Phillies Team Issue Update - Phillie Phanatic

Reader Brad recently mailed me his extra Mike Lieberthal Wall of Fame print, given away to fans upon Lieberthal's induction into the Phillies Wall of Fame.  It looks great in the actual Phillies Room next to the John Kruk print that Brad sent me last year.

Brad collects Phillie Phanatic cards and as of this writing, he needs the Phanatic cards from the 1991 and 1994 team issued update sets.  Featured here is the Phanatic card included within the hard to find 1994 Phillies Team Issue update set, released late in the 1994 season (pre-strike) at the Vet.

If you're able to help out Brad with these two missing cards, please let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.


Steve F. said...

That 1994 update set is a hard one to find. I was at the last game before the strike (which, IIRC, the Phils won in extra innings quite late in the evening). I probably could have picked it up that night, but no, of course I didn't. The Phillies probably threw hundreds of the update set in the trash once the season was cancelled. Somehow I do have the All-Stars card in that update, picturing Vuke, Fregosi, Podres, Lenny, Jones, Jackson and Duncan.

The 1994 update, the 1988 update, the Steves (Fireovid and Jeltz) from the 1984 update, and the 2008 Matt Stairs (which I think was only handed out at the February 2009 Clearwater Fanfest) are, AFAIK, the only 1983-present photocards I need. Unless you tell me that they issued updates in 83, 85-87, 90, or 95-05, in which case I need those as well.

Jim said...

I need the entire (base and update) 1988 Tastykake Phillies set. I'm not sure how that one got by me back in the day.