Number of Cards: 42
Card Size: 4" x 6"
Description: The cards have a very basic design, with full color photos and a red and white bottom border including the player's number, name and position. The Phillies script logo appears in one of the upper corners. The horizontal card backs feature biographical information and complete career statistics.
How Distributed: The Phillies issued a second edition 40-card set much earlier than in the previous year, as I found this set for sale at Citizens Bank Park on June 12th. To date, this is the earliest a second edition set has been issued. In August, cards for Domonic Brown and Hunter Pence were inserted into the set and I wrote about my discovery of these two extra cards in this post. Pence was acquired from the Astros on July 29th.
It's interesting to note that the second edition set acquired by 14,000 Phillies dropped five cards - Contreras, Romero, Sardinha, Zagurski and the broadcaters card. As such, these cards could be considered short-prints within this set, along with the Brown and Pence cards.
Steve's comment below also indicates that the Brown card existed prior to the insertion of the Pence card and that his version of the "update" set excluded a card for Danys Baez.
Complete Standard Checklist (40): The cards are unnumbered, but I've presented them below ordered by uniform number.
- 3 - Hunter Pence
- 9 - Domonic Brown
First Appearances (3): Pence, Stutes, Worley
Returning Players (29): Baez, Bastardo, Blanton, Brown, Contreras, Francisco, Gload, Halladay, Hamels, Herndon, Howard, Ibanez, Kendrick, Lee, Lidge, Madson, Martinez, Mayberry Jr., Orr, Oswalt, Polanco, Rollins, Romero, Ruiz, Schneider, Utley, Valdez, Victorino, Zagurski
Sardinha receives his only Phillies baseball cards 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 (6): Billmeyer, Dubee, Gross, Mackanin, Perlozzo, Samuel
Phillie Phanatic (1)
Broadcasters (1): This card features the same line-up of broadcasters and photo as found in the first edition set - Tom McCarthy, Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Jim Jackson, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews.
Commemorative Cards (0)
Variations/Rarities: Thanks to a few comments left by Steve to earlier posts, I know of the existence of three offseason additions to this set - Nix, Wigginton and Willis. I found the fourth addition (Thome) via an eBay auction.
- 19 Laynce Nix (portrait)
- 24 Ty Wigginton (portrait)
- 25 Jim Thome
- 53 Dontrelle Willis (portrait)
- 58 Jonathan Papelbon (portrait)
Steve also notified me to the existence of black backed cards for the following - Gross, Pence, Polanco, Schneider, Stutes, Victorino and Worley.
Update (December 2016) - A posed Jonathan Papelbon card has appeared, along with additional Phillies script logo backed cards for Greg Gross and Michael Stutes.
Also See: I featured a few cards from the 2011 Phillies Postcards set here, and these cards aren't to be confused with the 2011 Phillies Fan Appreciation Night Postcard set, which 14,000 Phillies covered in a post here.
Resources: 14,000 Phillies; Phillies collector Steve