Category Archives: Bob Skinner

1990 Swell Baseball Greats

Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Additional Information/14,000 Phillies Commentary: Set was produced in conjunction with Collectors Marketing Corp. Technically, the cards to do not carry a team designation, so the Phillies team set consists of those individuals wearing a Phillies uniform in their photos. I was always amused by the Skinner card because he only appeared in a Phillies uniform as a manager, but because the card only deals with his time as a player, there’s absolutely no mention of his connection to Phillies anywhere on the card.

Back when Swell released it, this was one of the last sets I attempted to complete before deciding to focus solely on a collection of Phillies cards — rather than trying to collect everything I could get my hands on. The set featured solely retired players, and although the picture quality was horribly uneven, I actually thought the all-white cardboard stock and the comparatively simpler borders made the set much more attractive than the Topps offering that year.

Grover Cleveland Alexander
Deron Johnson
Frank Torre
Tommy Hutton
Bill Robinson
Bob Skinner