|2011 Phillies Team Issue|
Series 2 Special Edition #25
Like most (if not all Phillies fans), I'm a huge Thome fan and our whole family was there in August 2016 when the Phillies inducted him onto their Wall of Fame. I know he'll most likely enter the Hall with an Indians logo on his hat, but I'd still expect a large contingent of Phillies fans to make their way to Cooperstown in August.
Joining Thome in the Hall are fellow greats Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones. Jack Morris and Alan Trammell had been previously announced as inductees in December from the Modern Baseball Era Committee. Here's a look at some of the baseball cards of these new Hall of Famers in my Phillies collection.
Vladimir Guerrero - 2002 Fleer Hot Prospects Co-Stars #13 (with Scott Rolen)
Trevor Hoffman - No cards in my collection.
Chipper Jones - I have 11 different Chipper cards in my collection, all pairing him with either Scott Rolen or Mike Schmidt.
Jack Morris - 1984 Topps #136 (with Steve Carlton)
Jim Thome - The most recent card in my collection is from last year's Topps National Baseball Card Day Stadium Giveaway set.
Alan Trammell - No cards in my collection.
2012 Inductees - Larkin and Santo
2013 Inductees - O'Day, Ruppert and White
2014 Inductees - Cox, Glavine, LaRussa, Maddux, Thomas and Torre
2015 Inductees - Biggio, Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz
2016 Inductees - Griffey and Piazza
2017 Inductees - Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez, Selig and Schuerholz
2018 Inductees - Guerrero, Hoffman, Jones, Morris, Thome and Trammell