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Philadelphia Phillies fans will need the World Series commemorative set

A few hundred thousand fans helped the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate their second World Series title on Friday and Upper Deck is hoping a few of them will be interested in the commemorative box set.

Arriving in December, the set includes 50 cards of this year’s championship team — 25 player cards, 15 season highlight cards, nine postseason highlight cards and a card of World Series MVP Cole Hamels. In addition, an oversized (3.5×5 inches) commemorative team celebration card will be included in every set.

The sets retail for approximately $20 — about the price of a typical blaster box — and are routinely a popular way for (at least one team’s) fans to cap the baseball season.

Look for a piece on the Phillies’ championship team in the December/January issue (No. 40) of Beckett Baseball arriving in hobby shops soon.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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