Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oversized in My Collection: 1990 Phillies Team-Issued Cards (Continued)

A few months ago, I showed some of my 1990 Phillies Team-Issued Photo Cards.  (I'm pretty sure when we bought them from the Phillies store at the Vet, they called them Photo Cards, not baseball cards or anything else).  The ones I showed from 1990 before weren't of the 1990 players, but were of the retired numbers, the Phanatic, and the broadcasters.  Today, I'm showing some of the 1990 Phillies themselves.
Roger McDowell.
Ricky Jordan.
Roger McDowell, formerly of the 1986 Mets, joined the Phillies in 1989, when he was traded with Lenny Dykstra for Juan Samuel.  McDowell was traded again in 1991, to the Dodgers.  He was the closer in 1990, finishing 60 games for the Phillies, with 22 saves.

Ricky Jordan was the first baseman, or one of the first basemen, playing in 92 games in 1990.  In his rookie season of 1988, Jordan hit .308, and he followed that up by hitting .285 in 1989.  He didn't have as good a 1990, batting just .241.  That was the worst of his career, and he had several better years afterwards.
John Kruk.
Darren Daulton.
John Kruk and Darren Daulton (may he rest in peace) were two of the key players on the 1993 Phillies' pennant-winning team.  The philosophy of those Phillies teams appeared to be: hit really well, and don't worry about the pitching.  That worked well for a while, but fell a bit short of a championship.

This Daulton is a great example of how catchers make some of the best pictures on baseball cards.
Lenny Dykstra.
Dale Murphy.
Not much needs to be said about Lenny Dykstra and Dale Murphy.  Dykstra was another one of the keys to the Phillies' 1993 pennant-winning season.  He may be just as famous for his bizarre antics post-baseball, and ended up going to prison for a while.  Dale Murphy had a great run in the early-to-mid 1980s, winning back-to-back NL MVP awards, but his career was running out of gas a bit by the time he got to Philadelphia.
Von Hayes.
Charlie Hayes.
Von Hayes was a mainstay and reliable bat for the very mediocre late-1980s Phillies teams.  He started out with Cleveland in 1981, was traded to the Phillies for the 1983 season, and stayed with the Phils until being traded to the Angels for the 1992 season, his last.  In his 9 seasons with the Phillies, Von Hayes had 1173 hits, 124 home runs, 568 RBI, and 202 steals.  He led the NL in doubles and in runs in 1986, and was an All-Star in 1989. 

Charlie Hayes started with the Giants in 1988, but was traded to the Phillies with Terry Mulholland for former NL Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian mid-1989.  He only stayed with the Phillies through 1991, and had his best year with the Phils in 1990, with 57 RBI and a .258 average in 152 games.  He hit better later in his career, with other teams.
Tom Herr.
Dickie Noles.
Tom Herr is of course better known as a Cardinal, but was a local guy (from Lancaster, PA, making me wonder if he's related to the Herr's potato chip family) and spent a couple of years in Philadelphia.  He played 119 games with the Phillies in 1990 before being traded to the Mets in August.

Dickie Noles was a member of the 1980 World Series championship team, and then bounced around the majors, with the Cubs, Rangers, Indians, Tigers, and Orioles, before returning to the Phillies for the end of his career in 1990.  In his career from 1979 through 1990, Noles achieved a career 36-53 record with a 4.56 ERA and 11 saves.
Carmelo Martinez.
Randy Ready.
The 1990 Phillies had two former Padres, Carmelo Martinez and Randy Ready.  I remember one game that Dad and I were at, there was some kind of error involving Ready, and my Dad thought it was hilarious that "Randy wasn't Ready."

Carmelo Martinez was only with the Phillies for part of the 1990 season, playing in 71 games, batting .242 with 31 RBI, before being traded to the Pirates.  Ready was with the Phils a little longer, part of 1989, and all of 1990 and 1991.  His offensive numbers were pretty similar to Martinez'.  By 1992, Mickey Morandini was ready to be the starting second baseman.

That's it for this week -- thanks for reading!  I'm running out of oversized cards to feature on Saturdays, but I think I have one more oversized post coming.

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