2009 Phungo # 12 Matt Stairs
One of the things I got to do with Phungo Cards was create cards for players that had none or few. As far as I know the only Phillies Matt Stairs cards is in Heritage High Numbers and I believe it is a stinkin short print.
Stairs was an August waiver trade acquisition who didn't do much during the season, but he had a huge hit to give the Phils the lead in game 4 of the NLCS versus the Dodgers. I am not sure if I have ever seen a ball hit harder then the one that Stairs nailed that night.
The Phillies still have Matt Stairs on their roster, however, they are sort of overloaded with left-handers on the bench. I doubt it is best for the Phils to go into 2009 with both Stairs and Geoff Jenkins on their bench, but they still have a few months to sort that out.
I chose Stairs Uniform number of 12 for this card. The photo was taken during BP prior to part B of game 5 of the World Series. I thought for sure that Stairs would be called upon to pinch hit at some point during those last three innings but he never was.
Team Phungo is on vacation this weekend. I do have a Spot the Sig! post scheduled for Saturday Night. Hopefully that gets published correctly.