Here are somie of the goodies from Series 2.
2013 Topps Chasing History Roy Halladay
The flip of this card mentions that if Halladay got a Win before his first L in 2013 he would reach 200 wins with only 100 losses. Of course it didn't work out that way and he currently stands at 201-104.
2013 Topps #646 Green and Base Version
For the Phillies I am calling these Green (or is it Emerald) parallels, Christmas Cards. I am a closet parallel junky. I hate to admit it - in general I like them. However, I am not insane crazy about them, I don't need to build sets of them or anything like that.
The 2013 Topps design has so much white on the border that the color does help. I am not a fan of the coloring within the picture background.
In the break I ended up getting the entire 2013 Topps S2 Phillies team set. Here is a look at the checklist for Phillies cards from the combined 2013 S1 & S2 sets.
2013 Topps PHILLIES Checklist (from teamsets4u.com)
6 Ryan Howard
26 Chase Utley
33 Cliff Lee
71 Kyle Kendrick
83 Darin Ruf RC
152 Jose Contreras
197 Tyler Cloyd RC
206 Jimmy Rollins
249 Vance Worley
264 Roy Halladay
332 Cole Hamels
361 Erik Kratz
367 Carlos Ruiz
410 Roy Halladay
424 Steven Lerud (RC)
472 John Mayberry
514 Jonathan Papelbon
625 Domonic Brown
637 Ben Revere
646 Phillippe Aumont RC
The break in the list is the separator between Series 1&2. The biggest ommision is Michael Young (who curiously is featured in a Phils Uni on an Opening Day card). Delmon Young has a Phils card in Gypsy Queen but not base. Biggest MIA after that are Antonio Bastardo, Freddy Galvis and John Lannan. Near as I could tell John Lannan has not been issued a Phillies card in any product.
The oddest thing Topps has done is putting Jose Contreras in 2013 Topps as a Phils pitcher. He last pitched for the team on 6/1/2012. He was just picked up last week by the Red Sox after being dumped by the Pirates.