Set Type: Insert
Card Dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Parallels: Black, serial numbered to 50; Blue, serial numbered to 75; Gold, serial numbered to 25; Red, serial numbered “1/1”.
Additional Information: Cards were inserted in packs of 2010 Topps Tribute. Base cards are serial numbered to 99, and the relic swatches for each player are listed in parenthesis after his name in the checklist below. All cards, base and parallel, bear the serial number on the front of the card. Somewhat inexplicably, Ryan Howard doesn’t show up in the Beckett’s Phillies team checklist for the set, even though he appears in the full checklist.
14,000 Phillies Commentary: I am unable to find an online source for this, but I recall reading somewhere that for many years after his retirement, Ashburn attempted to find one of his game-worn jerseys in the memorabilia market, but sadly was unable to procure one before his passing in 1997. I think about this every time I see one of these Ashburn game-used jersey cards, and I continue to believe that the first person to authorize the willful destruction of such a rare piece of baseball history deserves a special place in hell for his actions.
|Mike Schmidt (dual bat relic)
Richie Ashburn (dual jersey relic)
Ryan Howard (dual bat relic)