Saturday, January 17, 2015
2002 Fleer, Phil Nevin
#160 Phil Nevin
Here is the second card that Phil Nevin signed for me at Spring Training last year. Phil is the manager of the Diamondbacks AAA team and I got him to sign this card after conducting some infield practice with some of the big leaguers.
Phil spent a good chunk of his career with the Padres. In parts of seven seasons, Phil hit .288 with 156 home runs and 573 RBI. He broke the 100-RBI barrier three times and topped 30 home runs twice. His best season was with them in 2001 when he hit .308 with 41 home runs and 126 RBI. The 126 RBI are the second most by a Padre. Phil made his lone All Star team that summer.
Phil is on several of the Padres all time lists including average (7th), slugging (4th), home runs (3rd), RBI (3rd), and extra base hits (5th).
I do not have many cards from this set, but I like it. It is the first post-9/11 Fleer set, hence the patriotic theme. Plus, there is no gloss whatsoever on the cards which make them great for autographs. Too bad this is the only one I have signed.