|1987 Topps #357, 1984 Topps #603, 1983 Topps #772 and 1986 Fleer Update #U-65|
1984 was a lost season for the Phillies, and they tried to plug various roster holes with a combination of fading veterans and suspicious prospects. Four members of this squad join the ranks of cardboard-less Phillies.
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Al Oliver was acquired from the Giants in late August and appeared in just 28 games for the 1984 Phillies. But he had Phillies cards in each of the big three sets - Donruss, Fleer and Topps - in 1985.
|1984 Cramer Pacific |
Coast League #199
First baseman Melendez never had the pleasure of appearing on a Phillies card by himself. He shares his 1985 Tastykake card with Ken Jackson and his 1986 Tastykake card with Ricky Jordan. Both cards use the same picture of Melendez, just cropped differently. He earned his first proper baseball card within the 1989 Donruss set as a member of the Giants.
Dave Wehrmeister (7 games in 1984) - 1984 Tastykake Phillies Update
Steve Fireovid (6 games in 1984) - 1984 Tastykake Phillies Update
Ah, yes. Dave Wehrmeister. Please see this post for one of the finest pieces of investigative reporting ever attempted by this here blog. The post includes my attempt at the 1984 Topps Wehrmeister card that should have been.
Renie Martin (9 games in 1984)
Jim Kern (8 games in 1984)
Mike LaValliere (6 games in 1984)
Steve Fireovid (6 games in 1984)
|1984 Topps #PR5|
Before playing in parts of 11 seasons with the Cardinals, Pirates and White Sox, LaValliere was a September call-up with the Phils in 1984. He appeared in the 1983 TCMA Reading Phillies set, but I have yet to add that set to my collection.
Finally, Fireovid made a brief stop in Philly in the middle of his 16-year odyssey of a professional baseball career. When all was said and done, Fireovid had spent time with 9 different organizations - Padres, Phillies, White Sox, Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals, Expos, Pirates and Rangers. His 10 games with the Mariners in 1986 somehow merited him inclusion within the 1987 Fleer, Sportflics and Topps sets. He also has a card in the 1992 Bowman set as a member of the Rangers.
UPDATE - Fireovid has a card in the very little known 1984 Tastykake Phillies Update set, although I've never actually seen the card for sale.
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