Number of Cards: 36
Card Size: 4" x 6"
Description: Full color action photos are superimposed over the player's giant, gray uniform number floating in a digital looking sky. As a aside, this is one of my least favorite team issued set designs in their sixty year run. The horizontal card backs feature biographical information and complete career statistics.
How Distributed: The 36-card set was available for sale at Citizens Bank Park throughout the season.
Complete Standard Checklist: The cards are unnumbered, but I've presented them below ordered by uniform number.
First Appearances (6): Floyd, Fultz, Lidle, Lieber, Liriano, Lofton
Returning Players (20): Abreu, Adams, Bell, Burrell, Byrd, Cormier, Lieberthal, Madson, Michaels, Myers, Padilla, Perez, Polanco, Pratt, Rollins, Thome, Utley, Wagner, Wolf, Worrell
A few years before he attacked former Phillies pitcher Matt Beech with a bat, Offerman received his one and only Phillies baseball card in this set. The First Appearance designation is for players who have never before appeared within a Phillies team issued set. These players may have already appeared on other Phillies baseball cards.
Manager (1): Manuel
Coaches (7): Billmeyer, Bombard, Dancy, Dubee, Henderson, Thompson, Varsho
Phillie Phanatic (1): The Phanatic is shown doing his thing at the ballpark.
Broadcasters (0): After three straight years of receiving cards, the broadcast team was shut out from this set.
Commemorative Cards (0)
Variations/Rarities: As Rick points out in his comment below, cards of the following players were made available with black facsimile autographs - Abreu, Burrell, Lieberthal Lofton, Rollins and Thome. Finally, a special blank-backed, thinner card stock card was created for Chris Roberson for a special signing during the season in the Hall of Fame Club.
- 80 - Chris Roberson
Resources: Beckett.com; Phillies collector Rick (@rickphils)