Friday, October 23, 2020

2007-2009 Phillies Alumni Photo Cards

Number of Known Cards:
Card Size:  4" x 6"
Description:  I was admittedly completely unaware of the existence of these cards until an eBay search in 2018 yielded photos of team-issued photo cards for Phillies alumni using a design I had never seen before.  The 2008 cards have a blue border with the Phillies Alumni logo along with the player's name and uniform number at the bottom.  The 2009 cards have a gray border with the same Phillies Alumni logo at the bottom, again along with the player's name and uniform number.  Copyright dates and the corresponding year of issuance can be found on the backs of these cards.

How Distributed:  Between 2007 and 2009, the Phillies created special alumni photo cards for returning players to sign at various autograph events, during alumni weekends and as part of any reunion-related public appearances.  A team card for the 1950 National League Champion Whiz Kids was also created.  Fellow collector Rick shared with me his list of these cards, which is where the information below comes from.  He also notes the 2007 Tekulve card was created for an autograph signing with the ex-reliever that was ultimately cancelled due to inclement weather.

Complete 2007 Checklist 
(Unnumbered, presented here alphabetically): 
1. Rico Brogna
2. Marty Bystrom (blank back)                
3. Larry Christenson
4. Darren Daulton
5. Terry Harmon (blank back)
6. Von Hayes
7. Ricky Jordan
8. Dickie Noles (blank back, 5 x 7)              
9. Mike Rogodzinski                
10. Kent Tekulve
11. Bob Walk
12. Mitch Williams

Complete 2008 Checklist (Unnumbered, presented here alphabetically): 
1. 1950 Phillies Team
2. Dick Allen
3. Larry Andersen
4. Ricky Bottalico
5. Jeff Brantley
6. Larry Christenson (same photo as 2007)
7. Gene Garber
8. Dallas Green
9. Terry Harmon
10. Tommy Herr
11. Tommy Hutton                       
12. Ricky Jordan
13. Garry Maddox
14. Jerry Martin
15. Gary Matthews
16. Mike Rogodzinski                            
17. Juan Samuel
18. Del Unser
19. Ozzie Virgil

Complete 2009 Checklist (Unnumbered, presented here alphabetically): 
1. Bob Boone
2. Ricky Bottalico                  
3. Bob Dernier
4. Jim Eisenreich
5. Jim Kaat
6. John Kruk
7. Mike Lieberthal
8. Mickey Morandini              
9. Dickie Noles
10. Juan Samuel (same photo as 2008)
11. Tony Taylor

I am actively seeking these cards and please contact me if you have any for sale or trade.  My want list is linked below.

Also See:
 I recently updated, hopefully for the final time, my post covering the alumni photo cards issued between 2010 and 2019.

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