Phillies: Building the team through baseball cards, pt.2
The third category is players the Phillies could do without, though I give honorable mentions to Emilio Pagán’s career 0.982 WHIP and José Martínez’s career .298 batting average.
I also acknowledge that there are a few other notable players in this bunch, so feel free to disagree with me and let us know in the comments or on social media if you believe the Phillies could use any of these players:
– Merrill Kelly (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks)
– Caleb Smith (LHP, Miami Marlins)
– Emilio Pagán (RHP, San Diego Padres)
– Ian Kinsler (retired 2B, Padres front office now)
– Ozzie Albies (2B, Atlanta Braves)
– Bobby Bradley (DH/1B, Cleveland Indians minor leaguer)
– Tyler Alexander (LHP, Detroit Tigers)
– Nick Markakis (RF, Braves)
– Luke Voit (1B, New York Yankees)
– Orlando Arcia (SS, Milwaukee Brewers)
– Tim Anderson (SS, Chicago White Sox) and Yolmer Sánchez (2B/3B, San Francisco Giants) combined card (former teammates)
– Carson Kelly (C, Diamondbacks)
– Randal Grichuk (OF, Toronto Blue Jays)
– José Martínez (RF/1B, Tampa Bay Rays)
– Shane Greene (RHP, Braves)
While the exact date for the return of baseball is uncertain, fans will always have baseball cards.
With social distancing and more time on hand, a fun thing to do is message your friends about baseball cards and compare the members of your respective collections.
Looking through a list of names from TBOH’s George Stockburger’s recently acquired collection, I found that both of us have come across Bryce Harper cards and that there are a number of notable names worth mentioning here. What are some of the notable baseball cards that you have?