Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018 Chachi #35 Zach Eflin

Zachary Adams Eflin
Starting Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'6"  Weight:  211
Opening Day Age:  23
Born:  April 8, 1994, Orlando, FL
Drafted:  Selected by the San Diego Padres between the 1st and 2nd rounds of the June 2012 draft
Teams:  Phillies 2016-
Acquired:  Traded with Tom Windle from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jimmy Rollins, December 19, 2014

2015 Grandstand Reading
Fightin Phils #16
2016 Chachi #46
2016 Topps Now #211
16 Eflin Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2015 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #16
First Phillies Card:  2016 Topps Now #211
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  N/A
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2016 Phillies Team Issue 2 Update #56
Newest Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #56

2016 Phillies Team Issue 2 Update #56
First Mention on The Phillies Room:  December 19, 2014 - Jimmy Rollins Topps Gallery . . . There has been a deal.  After much consternation and hand-wringing, the Phillies have officially traded long-time shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Tom Windle.  The deal had to wait until the Dodgers completed their Matt Kemp trade with the Padres, in which one of the players received from San Diego was Eflin.

I'm still processing all of this, and trying to figure out exactly how I want to pay tribute to Rollins and his time in Philadelphia.

Back in the 1980s, when the Phillies were paying tribute to a retired star, they'd issue a poster or a print of that star framed by his Topps baseball cards throughout his career.  They did this for Tug McGraw, Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn.  I'd like to see them do something similar for Rollins when the day comes for him to announce his retirement.  In the meantime, here's a gallery of Rollins' base Topps cards as my small tribute to the franchise's all-time hits leader and the greatest shortstop in team history.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi #46
2016 Chachi Photo Day #19
2017 Chachi #36
2017 Chachi Phillies Phestival #5 - with Joely Rodriguez
2018 Chachi #35

Card statistics through 6/13/18.

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