2009 Topps Phillies cards, I failed to mention that three of the 61 variation/gimmick/short printed cards available in packs of series 1, series 2 and update were Phillies cards. For the uninitiated, each year since 2009 Topps has included short-printed cards bearing the same number as a card in the regular sets. The short-printed cards have most typically featured retired Hall of Famers or fan favorites, or photo variations all containing a similar theme.
For example, card #UH71 in the 2009 Topps Update set is Chase Utley's All-Star card. However, Topps included a second #UH71 as a short-print in packs of 2009 Topps Update featuring current manager Ryne Sandberg in a photo taken before one of his 13 games with the Phillies in 1981.
I don't consider these short-printed variation cards to be part of the proper Topps base set, and I'm not going to include them in the Phillies team set tallies. However, as a handy guide to those of us trying to track down these cards, here's a full list of Topps Phillies short-printed cards since 2009:
2009 Topps - #475 Mike Schmidt, #650 Steve Carlton and #UH71 Ryne Sandberg
2010 Topps - #409 Richie Ashburn, #US45 Steve Carlton and #US100 Robin Roberts
2011 Topps - #50 Mike Schmidt and #460 Robin Roberts
2012 Topps - #280 Ryan Howard (standing on deck)
2013 Topps - #6 Ryan Howard (signing autographs), #26 Chase Utley (signing autographs) and #US188 John Kruk
I'm still searching for the cards in red.