Number of Cards: 40
Card Size: 4" x 6"
Description: Keeping with a theme that's been used for the past two seasons, the card fronts feature full color photos with a bottom border containing the player's name, number and position. The blue border used for the first series set has been replaced by a red border and a simple Phillies "P". The horizontal card backs feature biographical information and complete career statistics.
How Distributed: The second series set went on sale at Citizens Bank Park on June 2, 2015. Sets are available for sale for $5.
Complete Standard Checklist: The cards are unnumbered, but I've presented them below ordered by uniform number.
First Appearances (2): Araujo and O'Sullivan
Returning Players (26): Asche, Billingsley, Blanco, Brown, Buchanan, De Fratus, Diekman, Franco, Francoeur, Galvis, Garcia, Giles, Gomez, Hamels, Harang, Hernandez, Herrera, Howard, Papelbon, Revere, Ruf, Ruiz, Rupp, Sizemore, Utley, Williams
I wouldn't be surprised if Araujo, McGowan and O'Sullivan get bumped from the First Appearances designation up to the One and Done spot. The younger Araujo has the best chance of receiving a second Phillies baseball card. Asche's card designates him as a left fielder, despite the fact he had only played three career games at the position prior to this set's release. Sizemore was released the day before this set was released.
Brown is in the set even though as of the set's release date he had yet to appear in a game with the Phillies in 2015. Brown has been exiled to Triple-A Lehigh Valley thus far into the season.
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): Sandberg
Coaches (7): Bowa, Henderson, Mackanin, McClure, Mizerock, Nichols, Samuel
Phillie Phanatic (1)
Broadcasters (1): Features the same photo as the first series with announcers Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Jim Jackson, Matt Stairs, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy.
Other Cards (1): Burrell (Alumni Card)
The second series replaces the Charlie Manuel alumni card (found within the first series) with an alumni card for this year's Wall of Fame inductee Burrell.
Variations/Rarities: On July 31st, I purchased a second series photo card set from the ballpark that included an Aaron Nola card on top. The rest of the cards in the set were the same 40 cards as listed on the checklist above.
- 27 - Aaron Nola
Update (9/16/16): Fellow collector Rick e-mailed me on September 16th to let me know that blank-backed photo cards in the style of this set were available to Jr. Phillies Club members during the game. From the scans sent by Rick, I've listed below the additional cards available through this promotion.
- 17 - Peter Bourjos (posed photo)
- 23 - Aaron Altherr
- 39 - Adam Morgan
- 45 - Pete Mackanin MG (different photo - white jersey)
- 48 - Jared Eickhoff
- 9 - John McLaren CO (posed photo)
- 12 - Mickey Morandini CO (posed photo)
- 33 - Rick Kranitz CO (posed photo)
Resources: Thanks to fellow Phillies collectors Steve F. and Rick for giving me a head's up that this set was for sale at the ballpark.