Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Topps Archives 1985 Topps Father-Son #FS-BB Bob & Bret Boone

Diamondbacks 5Phillies 1
Game 70 - Sunday Afternoon, June 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 30-40

One Sentence Summary:  Zach Eflin rebounded nicely in his second Major League start, but the offense was once again dormant in this 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

What It Means:  The Phillies have themselves a six-game losing streak and they've lost 10 of their last 11 games.  They haven't scored four runs or more in a game since last Sunday.

What Happened:  Eflin pitched into the sixth inning, allowing two runs on four hits, lowering his ERA to 10.80.  The offense managed only three singles, and their lone run scored on a bases loaded double play ball hit by Tommy Joseph.

Featured Card:  The current Phillies squad (with the exception of Eflin) didn't do much in this game to merit a featured card, so I'll go with a card of the duo that threw out the first pitch before this game. Bob Boone threw the ceremonial first pitch to his son Bret Boone, as both were on hand for the Phillies' Father's Day festivities.

This card is an update of the subset found within the 1985 Topps set and I recently pulled it from a pack of 2016 Topps Archives.  Bob Boone had a card in that original set with his father, Ray.  Bob and Ray were also featured on a similar subset within the 1976 Topps set.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.

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