|1982 Donruss #89|
I've also neglected to finish off my Missing Links series of posts that have taken a year by year look at those Phillies players who have never appeared on a Phillies baseball card (to my knowledge). I've worked my way from 1980 up to 2000 and then the series stalled out.
In the back of my mind, I always wanted to put together a set of baseball cards to celebrate those players who suited up for the Phillies but didn't have a Phillies baseball card to their names. This has always bothered me since in a perfect world, baseball cards exist for every player for each year they're active showing them with each team they've played for. The Quarry Unlimited idea would have made me extremely happy as a younger collector, and it continues to thrill me today.
|1983 Donruss #67|
By necessity, I'm going to be fairly liberal with the photos I use. I've never seen photos of Jim Kern or Renie Martin or Steve Comer in Phillies uniforms and I doubt I ever will. I'd love to have the talent (or the time) to transform Jim Kern from a hairy Rangers pitcher to a less hairy Phillies pitcher, but that's just beyond me at this point. So I could be using a picture of Kern from his time with the Reds, or there could be black and white photos in this series. It won't be pretty, but for the time being the few of us who have always wanted a Salome Barojas Phillies baseball card will finally have one . . . or something close.
1989 Phillies - Gordon Dillard and Steve Stanicek