Number of Cards: 40
Card Size: 4" x 6"
Description: This is the second of four straight team issued sets featuring basically the same design elements. The player's name, number and position are listed at the bottom of the card in a red and blue design with the Phillies script logo appearing in one of the top corners. All photos used for this set were taken during 2013 regular season games. The horizontal card backs feature biographical information and complete career statistics.
How Distributed: The 40-card set was available for sale at the ballpark beginning in early July. I bought my set on July 6th, and I reviewed the comings and goings in the set in this game summary post.
Complete Standard Checklist: The cards are unnumbered, but I've presented them below ordered by uniform number.
First Appearances (3): Cloyd, Hernandez, Pettibone
Returning Players (27): Adams, Aumont, Bastardo, Brown, De Fratus, Frandsen, Galvis, Halladay, Hamels, Horst, Howard, Kendrick, Kratz, Lannan, Lee, Mayberry Jr., Nix, Papelbon, Revere, Rollins, Ruf, Ruiz, Savery, Stutes, Utley, D. Young, M. Young
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, Dubee, Henderson, Joyner, Nichols, Samuel, Sandberg
Phillie Phanatic (1)
Broadcasters (1): The card features Tom McCarthy, Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Gary Matthews, Chris Wheeler, Gregg Murphy and Jim Jackson in suits.
Commemorative Cards (0)
Variations/Rarities: In December 2016, I learned of a blank-backed card for Nichols with a Phillies script logo on the back. There are also cards for two 2013-2014 offseason additions to the club, both featuring portrait photos and a Phillies logo on the back.
- 3 Marlon Byrd
- 12 John Mizerock CO
Also See: On August 10, 2013, with the Phillies floundering in the standings and having just released Delmon Young, I put together a list of which players should be added and which players should be dropped in a hypothetical Phillies Team Issue 2.1 set. Alas, it never was and John McDonald, Zach Miner and Casper Wells had to go without team issued cards.
Trivia: Beckett omits this set from its online database.