One of my favorite stops on the Ocean City, New Jersey boardwalk is the quaint little Only Yesterday shop. The newest items for sale in the store are probably from the late 1980s and I spend a good chunk of time each year checking out the old stuff and commenting to one of my family members, "I used to have one of those." The shop carries everything from vintage vinyl to old magazines to antique postcards to Happy Meal trinkets from the 1970s. In the back, there's a section dedicated to old sports publications.
I found this 1975 Phillies Photo Album in between the 1974 Phillies Yearbook and a program from 1975 celebrating the silver anniversary of the 1950 Whiz Kids. I had never seen this photo album before and for $12, I couldn't pass it up.
There's not a lot on the internet about this photo album, except for a few random websites containing a "checklist" of the seven player photos included within. The album is connected, accordion-style, and it doesn't look as if the photos were meant to be separated. There's no perforation or other markings indicating that the photos should be divvied up. The back of each photo contains career stats through the 1974 season along with a nice full bio of each player featured.
If I had to guess, the photo album was a late season give-away which accounts for the inclusion of Garry Maddox, who joined the club in May after being acquired from the Giants. The last page contains a season ticket plug for the 1976 Bicentennial season. Plan G interests me the most, as $67.50 (or $135 for two seats) seems like a bargain for 15 night games.
It's worth noting that the seven players presented are the 1975 position player regulars, with the exception of catcher Bob Boone. A bad knee limited Boone to only 97 games in 1975, so it makes sense that he'd be the odd man out with only seven slots open for the photo album.
Presented below are the seven photos, including a fantastic look at Mike Schmidt's mid-1970s perm.