|2008 Phillies 22k Gold Cards|
(pictures from danburymint.com)
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.
There is also a sleeve labeled for Tad Iguchi...haven't seen that card yet, but it is definitely an interesting inclusion.