|2001 Topps Who Would Have Thought #WWHT4 and #WWHT16, 2002 Topps Traded #T271|
Steve Carlton and Dale Murphy are featured within the original 2001 insert set. While I wasn't alive at the time of the Carlton deal, I can agree it was surprising when the Phils acquired Murphy. And who knows - I may have even remarked, "Who would have thought?" back on the night in August 1990 when Murphy first donned the maroon pinstripes.
Topps went back to the well with a 9-card subset included within its 2002 Traded & Rookies set. Curt Schilling is the sole Phillie represented in the 2002 version of the set. Which got me thinking - if Topps had continued this series of cards each year, who would have been the Phillies representatives?
Here's a small list of the subjects I came up with. Who else am I missing?
Scott Rolen - Phillies to Cardinals
Jim Thome - Indians to Phillies
Bobby Abreu - Phillies to Yankees
Larry Bowa - Phillies manager to Yankees coach
Pat Burrell - Phillies to Rays
Cliff Lee - Indians to Phillies
Pedro Martinez - Mets to Phillies
Roy Halladay - Blue Jays to Phillies
Cliff Lee - Mariners/Rangers to Phillies
Jonathan Papelbon - Red Sox to Phillies
Shane Victorino - Phillies to Dodgers/Red SoxMichael Young - Rangers to Phillies