Tuesday, October 20, 2020

2010-2019 Phillies Alumni Photo Cards


Number of Known Cards:  109
Card Size:  4" x 6"
Description:  Either a full color or black and white photo on the front are accompanied by the official Phillies Alumni logo at the top of the card and the subject's name in white letters on a dark red background on the bottom of the card.  The vast majority of the card backs contain a second player photo, biographical information, career and Phillies highlights.  Copyright dates can be found either on the back or fronts of most cards.

Photo from September 2020 Phantastic Auction
How Distributed:
 Between 2010 and 2019, the Phillies created special alumni photo cards for returning players, coaches, managers and one executive to sign at various autograph events, during alumni weekends and as part of any reunion-related public appearances.  Locations and dates of where and when I obtained some of these cards are contained in the checklist below.  In September 2020, as part of their Phantastic Auction to benefit Phillies Charities, the Phillies gave collectors the opportunity to bid on 101 of these alumni photo cards, giving us the best opportunity yet to form a complete checklist of the cards released and unreleased over the past decade.

Collectors should note the copyright date on these cards does not necessarily correspond to the year of first issuance.  Complicating any efforts to fully checklist these cards is the fact the Phillies had originally printed the cards with a copyright date on the back reflecting the date of issuance.  In the mid-2010s, the copyright date on the backs of some of these cards is for the date of the photo on the front.  For example, Nick Punto's card contains statistical information through Punto's final season in 2014, but the card contains a 2003 copyright date which corresponds to the photo used.  In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the Phillies seemed to have switched back to using a copyright date that corresponds with the date of issuance and not the date of the photo.

In August 2018, the Phillies produced 20 new alumni photo cards for the express purpose of having them available for returning members of the 2008 World Championship team to sign at a potential pre-game autograph session during that season's Alumni Weekend.  For whatever reason, the planned autograph event was significantly curtailed with only Eric Bruntlett and Pedro Feliz stationed at one sole table for fans.  These 2008 alumni cards remain generally unreleased to the public, with the exception of one copy of each card made available in the 2020 Phantastic Auction along with cards for Joe Blanton, Kyle Kendrick, Jamie Moyer and Brett Myers which were all made available during the 2019 Alumni Weekend.

I've hopefully captured the vast majority, if not all, of these cards produced and issued by the Phillies between 2010 and 2019.  If new alumni photo cards are created in 2021 with this same design, I'll most likely start over with a new checklist just to put a stake in this checklist.


Complete Standard Checklist (Unnumbered, presented here alphabetically with copyright date and other notes): 

1. Bobby Abreu (2004) - First available at some point after 2014.
2. Dick Allen (2017)
3. Ruben Amaro, Jr. (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
4. Larry Andersen (2010)
5. Marlon Anderson (2003) - First available in 2006.
6. Mick Billmeyer CO (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card. 
7. Joe Blanton (2018) - Obtained on 8/4/19 during 2019 Alumnni Weekend.
8. Bob Boone (2010) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
9. Ricky Bottalico (2010)
10. Larry Bowa (No date) - Wall of Fame plaque is on the back.
11. Eric Bruntlett (2018) - From 2018 Alumni Weekend.
12. Warren Brusstar (2017) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
13. Jim Bunning (2011)
14. Pat Burrell (2012) - Cream alternate jersey.
15. Pat Burrell (2008) - Red pinstripes jersey, available as part of the 2015 Phillies Team-Issued 2nd Edition set.
16. Marty Bystrom (2010) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
17. Steve Carlton (2017)
18. Dave Cash (2011)
19. Wes Chamberlain (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
20. Larry Christenson (2010) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
21. Clay Condrey (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
22. Rheal Cormier (2011) - Obtained on 8/12/14 at Citizens Bank Park.
23. Darren Daulton (2010)
24. Roly deArmas CO (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
25. Bob Dernier (2017) - Obtained on 7/7/17 at Citizens Bank Park.
26. Greg Dobbs (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
27. Denny Doyle (2010)
28. Rich Dubee CO (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
29. Mariano Duncan (2018)
30. Chad Durbin (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
31. Jim Eisenreich (2010)
32. Lee Elia CO (2010)
33. Scott Eyre (2011)
34. Pedro Feliz (2009) - First available at some point after 2012.
35. Paul Fletcher (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
36. Ben Francisco (2019) - First available during 2019 Alumni Weekend.
37. Gene Garber (2010)
38. Pat Gillick GM (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
39. Doug Glanville (2010)
40. Wayne Gomes (2012)
41. Dallas Green MG (2010)
42. Tyler Green (2010)
43. Tommy Greene (2010) - Obtained on 3/30/13 at Citizens Bank Park.
44. Von Hayes (2012)
45. Al Holland (2011)
46. Dave Hollins (2010)
47. Ryan Howard (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
48. Raul Ibanez (2019) - Unused 2019 Alumni Weekend card.
49. Pete Incaviglia (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
50. Danny Jackson (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
51. Geoff Jenkins (2014)
52. Ricky Jordan (2011) - Obtained on 8/9/14 during 2014 Alumni Weekend
53. Kyle Kendrick (2018) - Obtained on 8/4/19 during 2019 Alumnni Weekend.
54. John Kruk (2011)
55. Brad Lidge (2014)

56. Mike Lieberthal (2012)
57. Tony Longmire (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
58. Greg Luzinski (2010) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
59. Pete Mackanin CO (2019) - Unused 2019 Alumni Weekend card.
60. Garry Maddox (2017) - First available on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
61. Jeff Manto (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
62. Charlie Manuel MG (2011) - Red pullover, available as part of the 2015 Phillies Team-Issued Photo Card set.
63. Charlie Manuel MG (2017) - Red pinstripes jersey, available for autographs at the 2018 Phillies Phestival on 6/21/18.
64. Jerry Martin CO (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
65. Roger Mason (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
66. Gary Matthews (2010)
67. John Mayberry, Jr. (2019) - Unused 2019 Alumni Weekend card.
68. Bake McBride (2017) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
69. Tim McCarver (2012)
70. Jason Michaels (2004) - First available at some point after 2011.
71. Don Money (2015) - Old Phillies logo on back.
72. Willie Montanez (2011)
73. Mickey Morandini (2018) - Obtained at 2018 ALS Phillies Phestival.
74. Jamie Moyer (2018) - Obtained on 8/4/19 during 2019 Alumnni Weekend.
75. Dale Murphy (2018) - Obtained on 8/4/19 during 2019 Alumnni Weekend.
76. Brett Myers (2018) - Obtained on 8/4/19 during 2019 Alumnni Weekend.
77. Dickie Noles (2012) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.  Includes black facsimile autograph.
78. Roy Oswalt (2014)
79. Placido Polanco (2010)
80. Todd Pratt (1993) - First available in 2016.
81. Nick Punto (2003) - First available at some point after 2014.
82. Randy Ready (1995) - First available in 2016.
83. Ben Rivera (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
84. Mike Rogodzinski (2010)
85. Jimmy Rollins (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
86. J.C. Romero (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
87. Aaron Rowand (2014)
88. Carlos Ruiz (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
89. Juan Samuel (Unknown)
90. Curt Schilling (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
91. Matt Stairs (2011)
92. Kevin Stocker (2012)
93. Tony Taylor (2010)
94. Bobby Thigpen (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
95. Jim Thome (2016) - Available briefly as part of the 2016 Phillies Team-Issued 2nd Edition set.
96. Milt Thompson (2016)
97. Milt Thompson CO (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
98. Manny Trillo (2017) - Obtained on 8/13/17 during 2017 Alumni Weekend.
99. Del Unser (2012)
100. Chase Utley (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
101. Wilson Valdez (2011) - Obtained on 7/12/14 at Citizens Bank Park.
102. Shane Victorino (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
103. Ozzie Virgil (2012)
104. Jayson Werth (2018) - Unused 2018 Alumni Weekend card.
105. David West (2018) - First available on 6/10/18, 25th Anniversary of '93 team.
106. Mitch Williams (2010)
107. Bobby Wine (2015) - Old Phillies logo on back.
108. Rick Wise (2011)
109. Randy Wolf (2016)

Surprises/Omissions:  I'm aware of 8 additional cards that were not part of the 101 cards auctioned off in September 2020 - Pat Burrell (red pinstripes jersey), Bob Dernier, Denny Doyle, Lee Elia, Gene Garber, Charlie Manuel (red pinstripes jersey), Mike Rogodzinski and a second card for Milt Thompson featuring him as a coach.

The biggest omission here is that no card has ever been produced (that we're aware of) for the greatest Phillies alumnus of all-time - Mike Schmidt.

Variations/Rarities:  There are a few variations to these cards available, all with identical photos to their "regular" counterparts.  A second Rheal Cormier card was issued with a 2017 copyright date and omitting his Minor League Career notes on the back.  There are also cards available for Dave Hollins, Ricky Jordan and Tony Taylor with both 2010 and 2011 copyright dates.  These three cards with 2010 copyrights have glossy backs as opposed to the usual matte backs.


Also See:  This is my third attempt at posting a checklist for these cards with prior attempts coming in December 2016 and June 2018.  Fellow collector Rick has been a huge help with gathering information on these cards over the years.  More recent thanks goes to fellow collector Matt who sent me the Eric Bruntlett and Paul Fletcher cards for my collection.

Please see here for a smaller checklist for the team-issued alumni photo cards issued in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  These cards use a different design than the alumni cards issued between 2010 and 2019.

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

Checklist by Era:  This is how I've sorted these cards in a binder, and I thought if it was helpful for me it might be helpful for other collectors too.

1960s (2) - Bunning, Wine
1970s (10) - Allen, Cash, Doyle, Garber, McCarver, Money, Montanez, Rogodzinski, Taylor, Wise
1980 World Champions (14) - Boone, Bowa, Brusstar, Bystrom, Carlton, Christenson, Elia, D. Green, Luzinski, Maddox, McBride, Noles, Trillo, Unser
1980s (6) - Dernier, V. Hayes, Holland, Matthews, Samuel, Virgil
1993 N.L. Champions (26) - Amaro Jr., Andersen, Chamberlain, Daulton, Duncan, Eisenreich, Fletcher, T. Green, Greene, Hollins, Incaviglia, Jackson, Jordan, Kruk, Longmire, Manto, Mason, Morandini, Pratt, Rivera, Schilling, Stocker, Thigpen, Thompson, West, Williams
1990s - 2000s (14) - Abreu, Anderson, Bottalico, Cormier, Glanville, Gomes, Lieberthal, Michaels, Murphy, Punto, Ready, Rowand, Thome, Wolf
2008 World Champions (30) - Billmeyer, Blanton, Bruntlett, Burrell (2), Condrey, deArmas, Dobbs, Dubee, Durbin, Eyre, Feliz, Gillick, Howard, Jenkins, Kendrick, Lidge, Manuel (2), Martin, Moyer, Myers, Rollins, Romero, Ruiz, Stairs, Thompson, Utley, Victorino, Werth
2009 N.L. Champions (4) - Francisco, Ibanez, Mackanin, Mayberry Jr.
2010s (3) - Oswalt, Polanco, Valdez

2 comments:

Section 36 said...

That looks like a great set to try and track down.

Jim said...

It has been! Although my sanity would appreciate it if the Phillies had some rhyme or reason as to how and when these cards are created and then distributed.