Collectible of the Week: Danbury Mint 22k Gold 2008 Phillies Cards

2008 Phillies 22k Gold Cards
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Fans were overrun with collecting options following the Phillies World Championship run in 2008 - of course, there were hats and t-shirts, magazines and pennants.  One of the more interesting collectibles to be produced though, was a 34-card set sold by The Danbury Mint.  The cards are standard sized, and feature Phillies players and coaches in raised, gold foil.  Each card was sold contained in a thin, plastic case.  Those who ordered through the Mint also received a red binder with card sleeves labeled with the names of the people pictured on each of the 38 cards.

As is standard with the Danbury Mint, these cards were expensive - $12.95 apiece.  The price was even tougher to swallow with fringe contributors like Les Walrond and Mike Cervanek.  Needless to say, I did not buy directly from them that Winter, but have picked up several on the secondary market at $2-3 each.  As the World Series has drifted further back in memory, I have seen fewer of these at shows and online.  If you enjoy collecting cards, I would recommend taking a look at this set.

Team Checklist:
Joe Blanton
Eric Bruntlett
Pat Burrell
Mike Cervanek
Clay Condrey
Chris Coste
Greg Dobbs
Rich Dubee
Chad Durbin
Adam Eaton
Scott Eyre
Tom Gordon
Greg Golson
Cole Hamels
JA Happ
Ramon Henderson
Ryan Howard
Geoff Jenkins
Kyle Kendrick
Brad Lidge
Ryan Madson
Charlie Manuel
Lou Marson
Jamie Moyer
Brett Myers
Jimmy Rollins
JC Romero
Carlos Ruiz
Rudy Seanez
Matt Stairs
So Taguchi
Milt Thompson
Chase Utley
Shane Victorino
Les Walrond
Jayson Werth 
Jimy Williams
There is also a sleeve labeled for Tad Iguchi...haven't seen that card yet, but it is definitely an interesting inclusion.