The All-Star Rosters are out. The sole Phillies player to be voted onto the team is Third Baseman Placido Polanco. This years marks Placido's 2nd All-Star appearance, both at different positions. His previous All-Star start was as a second baseman representing the Tigers for his then manager Jim Leyland in 2007.
Polanco was new to the Phils in 2010 and for the 2011 Phungo Set I wanted to produce a card of the fan favorite. I didn't have many very good shots of Placido and went with this Photo from the 2010 opener. Charlie Manuel is also on the card which is noteworthy going into the All-Star Break as he is the manager that finally led the NL to a victory in the Mid-Summer Classic for the first time in over a decade. The 2010 NL victory was the first one since the NL won the game in Philadelphia (at the Vet) in 1996.