For completely non-political reasons (I won't say what my leanings are, this isn't the place), I don't have this card in my collection because I don't consider it a proper "Phillies" card. However, seeing the Phillies jersey on this card one more time is making me rethink that decision.
I have put a binder of cards commemorating the 2008 season. It started as the (annoyingly repetitive) Upper Deck Documentary set and the special UD World Series Phillies box set. Then I added the Topps Heritage 2010 WS cards and a few oddball cards issued in more recent years (I think there is one of Cole Hamels as MVP). And most recently I decided to add this card because although the White House visit occurred during 2009, it does commemorate 2008.
To be clear, the binder commemorates the Phillies 2008 season, not the whole season! And the Documentary cards are only the Phillies ones (although I did hunt down the Brewers, Dodgers and Rays versions of each of the Phillies postseason games as well.I'm pretty sure that had the Phils not won the WS that year, I never would have bought any of those Documentary cards.
The Documentary set could have been awesome if Upper Deck had taken its time with it and done it right.
Agreed. The playoff cards from that set are ones they did right (IIRC), taking an actual photo from the game that is featured. Even if they didn't do that but showed a different photo of a player who had a key role in the game, that would be fine. But instead, again IIRC, the player on the card often had nothing big to do with the the result, and, worse, they used the same photos over and over and over.It was the very definition of a half-a**ed effort!
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