|2001 Topps Heritage|
Then and Now #TH9
But I digress.
Two years ago, I went through the fun little exercise of seeing if I had any "Phillies" baseball cards for 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin. I found an insert card from 1992 Pinnacle featuring former Phillies third baseman Kim Batiste and his boyhood idol, Larkin. I skipped this exercise last year given that the writers casting ballots decided not to vote anyone in with the 2013 vote.
I thought I'd take this opportunity to review both the 2013 and 2014 voting and list where the new and potentially future Hall of Famers can be found within my Phillies collection. If no card is listed, it means these all time greats have not yet breached any of my Phillies binders.
2013 Players (At Least 50% of Vote) - "Phillies" Card
Craig Biggio (68.2%)
Jack Morris (67.7%) - 1984 Topps #136 - Strikeout Leaders with Steve Carlton
Jeff Bagwell (59.6%) - 2001 Fleer Triple Crown Glamour Boys #3 - with Scott Rolen and Bernie Williams
Mike Piazza (57.8%) - 1995 Donruss Dominators #2 - with Ivan Rodriguez and Darren Daulton
Piazza also appears on a few 2003 Topps 205 Triple Folder cards with Bobby Abreu while Raines also appears on a few Topps Rub-Down/Tattoo cards (from 1984 and 1985) with Mike Schmidt.
2013 Veterans Committee (At Least 60% of Vote) - "Phillies" Card
Hank O'Day, umpire (93.8%)
Jacob Ruppert, executive (93.8%)
Deacon White, player (87.5%)
Bill Dahlen, player (62.5%)
O'Day, Ruppert and White were the only inductees into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
|1995 Donruss Dominators #2|
2014 Players (At Least 50% of Vote) - "Phillies" Card
Greg Maddux (97.2%) - 2001 Topps Heritage Then and Now #TH9 - with Robin Roberts
Tom Glavine (91.9%)
Frank Thomas (83.7%)
Craig Biggio (74.8%)
Mike Piazza (62.2%) - 1995 Donruss Dominators #2 - with Ivan Rodriguez and Darren Daulton
Jack Morris (61.5%) - 1984 Topps #136 - Strikeout Leaders with Steve Carlton
Jeff Bagwell (54.3%) - 2001 Fleer Triple Crown Glamour Boys #3 - with Scott Rolen and Bernie Williams
2014 Veterans Committee (At Least 60% of Vote) - "Phillies" Card
Bobby Cox (100%)
Tony LaRussa (100%)
Joe Torre (100%) - Joe's brother Frank has Phillies cards within the 1962 and 1963 Topps sets.