2010 Hero Decks Philadelphia (Phillies) Baseball Heroes, 2nd Edition

2010 Hero Deck Victorino

Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Manufacturer: Parody Productions
Additional Information/14,000 Phillies Commentary: A revised and updated version of the 2006 Hero Decks (Phillies) Baseball Heroes playing card set. Aside from the player selection for the spades, the most easily discernable difference between the two sets is the back of the cards, which previously depicted a baseball against a red background. Otherwise, the hearts, diamonds and clubs are basically the same cards that appeared in the 2006 version of the set, with the text on the card slightly realigned. However, a few cards which bore a nickname in the previous version, such as Willie “Puddin’ Head” Jones, no longer show the monikers, and Grover Cleveland Alexander’s name is somewhat oddly revised as Pete “Grover Cleveland” Alexander — Pete should be in quotes as a nickname. Th final notable difference is that Charlie Manuel replaces Jim Fregosi as the sole manager (Joker) in the deck.

As for the spades, the Phillies run of success understandably made Parody Productions reconsider the players representing the ’90s through the present. Schilling was demoted from his position as Ace, where Halladay was inserted — yes, he had a historic 2010 season, but at the time this may have been jumping the gun a little. Abreu was demoted from King, the position Parody typically reserved for the best position player/2nd best pitcher of that particular suit’s era, with Howard promoted to the spot. Along with some other reshuffling of positions, the revised suit also includes (in addition to Halladay) Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, while removing Mike Lieberthal, Lenny Dykstra, Randy Wolf and Brett Myers. For the most part, I don’t have any real issues with the lineup change, but it’s a shame that Lieberthal had to go, given the amount of time he spent with the team. It seems to me that Parody could’ve bumped Daulton into the hearts with other players from the ’80s to save Lieberthal’s spot.

A♠
2♠
3♠
4♠
5♠
6♠
7♠
8♠
9♠
10♠
J♠
Q♠
K♠
A♥
2♥
3♥
4♥
5♥
6♥
7♥
8♥
9♥
10♥
J♥
Q♥
K♥
A♦
2♦
3♦
4♦
5♦
6♦
7♦
8♦
9♦
10♦
J♦
Q♦
K♦
A♣
2♣
3♣
4♣
5♣
6♣
7♣
8♣
9♣
10♣
J♣
Q♣
K♣
(Joker)
(Joker)
Roy Halladay
Darren Daulton
John Kruk
Chase Utley
Scott Rolen
Jimmy Rollins
Pat Burrell
Shane Victorino
Jayson Werth
Bobby Abreu
Cole Hamels
Curt Schilling
Ryan Howard
Steve Carlton
Bob Boone
Pete Rose
Juan Samuel
Dick Allen
Larry Bowa
Greg Luzinski
Garry Maddox
Bake McBride
Larry Christenson
Jim Lonborg
Tug McGraw
Mike Schmidt
Robin Roberts
Andy Seminick
Don Hurst
Tony Taylor
Willie Jones
Granny Hamner
Del Ennis
Richie Ashburn
Johnny Callison
Jim Konstanty
Chris Short
Curt Simmons
Jim Bunning
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Jack Clements
Fred Luderus
Nap Lajoie
Pinky Whitney
Dave Bancroft
Billy Hamilton
Cy Williams
Chuck Klein
Gavvy Cravath
Sam Thompson
Eppa Rixey
Ed Delahanty
Charlie Manuel (manager)
Harry Kalas (broadcaster)
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