Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2010 Phillies Team Issue - 1st Edition

Number of Cards:  36
Card Size:  4" x 6"
Description:  The card fronts feature full color photos from spring training with the players' names, position and number on the bottom in gray metallic-looking letters over a red band.  The horizontal card backs feature biographical information and complete career statistics.
How Distributed:  The original 36-card set was available at Citizens Bank Park throughout the first half of season.  In an unprecedented move, the Phillies released a completely different set, with a completely different design, in the second half of the season.

Complete Standard Checklist:  The cards are unnumbered, but I've presented them below ordered by uniform number.
  • 30 - Rich Dubee CO
  • 34 - Roy Halladay
  • 35 - Cole Hamels
  • 37 - Chad Durbin
  • 38 - Kyle Kendrick
  • 41 - Charlie Manuel MG
  • 43 - J.A. Happ
  • 46 - Ryan Madson
  • 50 - Jamie Moyer
  • 51 - Carlos Ruiz
  • 52 - Jose Contreras
  • 54 - Brad Lidge
  • 55 - Danys Baez
  • 56 - Joe Blanton
  • 57 - David Herndon
  • 58 - Antonio Bastardo
  • Phillie Phanatic
  • Phillies Broadcasters
One and Done (0)
First Appearances (8):  Baez, Bastardo, Castro, Contreras, Gload, Halladay, Herndon, Schneider
Returning Players (19):  Blanton, Dobbs, Durbin, Francisco, Hamels, Happ, Howard, Ibanez, Kendrick, Lidge,  Madson, Moyer, Polanco, Rollins, Romero, Ruiz, Utley, Victorino, Werth

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.  (I'm not including the relatively rare late 2009/early 2010 cards available for Halladay or Schneider as their first appearances.)

Manager (1):  Manuel
Coaches (6):  Billmeyer, Dubee, Lopes, Mackanin, Perlozzo, Thompson
Phillie Phanatic (1):  Keeping with the theme of the rest of the set, the Phanatic is also shown in a photo from spring training in Clearwater.
Broadcasters (1):  Jim Jackson joined the broadcasters' crew in 2010, and he's joined on this card by Gary Matthews, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler.
Commemorative Cards (0)

Variations/Rarities:  Thanks to fellow collector Rick, I now know there are two versions of the Mackanin card available with the apparently rarer version showing Mackanin crossing his arms.  Bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo also received a card, presumably in order for Tiamo to honor autograph requests.
  • 22 - Pete Mackanin CO (arms crossed)
  • 81 - Jesus Tiamo CO

Also See:  I'll eventually link to the second edition set here.
Trivia:  Beckett.com does not include this set or the second edition set in its online database.  The second edition set can be found at The Trading Card Database.

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