Thursday, April 18, 2013

1974 Johnny Pro Phillies Bob Boone

Reds 11, Phillies 2
Game 15 - Wednesday Night, April 17th in Cincinnati
Record - 6-9, 4th Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  After dropping the first two games of the series, the Phillies flamed out in spectacular fashion as the Reds won this game, 11-2, and swept the struggling team right on out of town.

What It Means:  It's too early in the season for me to be this grumpy about the Phillies.  Right?

What Went Wrong:  Starter John Lannan couldn't escape the second inning.  In 1 2/3 innings of work, he allowed six runs on eight hits.  Long-man Raul Valdes didn't fare much better, allowing five more runs in his 3 1/3 innings.

The Phillies had just two hits through the first six innings of this game.

Featured Card:  It's so hard sometimes to find the appropriate card for games like these.  So here's another card I recently added from the 1974 Johnny Pro Phillies set.  It has absolutely no connection to this game whatsoever.  It's just cool.

It seems as I get older, I find myself gravitating more and more towards oddball cards from yesteryear.  I now need just three more cards - Mike Schmidt, Del Unser and Jim Lonborg - for a complete 12-card 1974 Johnny Pro Phillies set.  I have a feeling the Unser and Lonborg cards will come a little easier than the Schmidt card.


Steve F. said...

I'm with you--the older I get, the more I like oddball issues too. I used to ignore them, but now they are what I seek out (well, after getting my main Phillies team sets each year). I'm trying to wrap up my Kellogg's and Hostess sets right now, as well as Johnny Pro and Ticketron (both of which are much harder to find).

It might not be so much age causing it as it being a new challenge....

Jim said...

Agreed. And I find it much more satisfying to add a well cut Hostess card to my collection than one of the new Topps Phillies insert cards.