Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Chachi Transactions #16 Roger Bernadina

Whenever I get around to working on my 2013 Phillies Missing Links post, outfielder Roger Bernadina  will be listed as one of the unfortunate few to never have an official Phillies baseball card.  Bernadina was outrighted off the 40-man roster in mid-October and he signed last week with the Reds on a minor league contract.

The speedy outfielder was released by the Nationals in mid-August, after spending the first 5 1/2 years of his career with the club.  The Phillies picked him up and he proceeded to go 14 for 75 (.187) with two home runs.  He split time between right and center field, starting 18 of his 27 games with the Phils.

Bernadina had a base card (as a National) within last year's Topps Gypsy Queen set.  He received virtual Phillies cards from me (actually one of my favorite 2013 Chachi cards) and the Phillies, in the form of a giant-sized 2011 Topps-style card.


Steve F. said...

I wonder what the Phillies do with those giant cards? It would be fun to be the only person in the world with a Roger Bernardina Phillies card (although less fun considering it may be 10 feet high).

Jim said...

This is an excellent question, and I'd definitely be curious to know what happens to these line-up cards. They've got to be too big to store away, and at this point they've been accumulating giants cards since 2004!

I'm hoping they break out new giant cards in 2014 using the new Topps flagship design. Time to move on from 2011.

Steve F. said...

I would love to see them use older designs like Topps Heritage does!