Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2003 Phillies - A Tradition Continues

2003 Bowman #46, 2003 Topps #485, 2003 Ultra #30 and 2003 Upper Deck First Pitch #233
Ron from Section 36 was a little early this year with his annual clean-up of baseball cards having reached their 10-year expiration date.  The early delivery date could have something to do with the fact that the Sox season (much like the Phillies season) was over way too early this year.  Fortunately, this problem won't repeat itself next year as both teams plan to spend their offseason restocking their rosters and returning to championship caliber franchises.  You heard it here first.

On Saturday, I received a package containing mostly Phillies cards from 2003.  There were Phillies cards from other years in the package, but the majority of the cards were from '03.   On an annual basis, when there's a new year's crop of cards about to released, Ron dispenses with those unwanted cards from ten years prior.  This is now the fourth year in a row I've been the lucky recipient of the Section 36 Phillies discards:


Thanks again Ron, and I've already started putting aside some Red Sox cards for your next package.

(And this post reminds me . . . I need to get back to this series of posts soon.  It's time to tackle the 2000s, whether I like it or not.)


Section 36 said...

See you in October!

Jim said...

That sounds about right!