Sunday, July 11, 2010

Team Phungo Ticket Stubs

A couple of Tix from the Phungo Collection. I have been meaning to do a series on tix stubs at some point. For now I will just give quick descriptions of the a couple of fun tickets that Team Phungo has amassed over the years.

2008 10 27-29 World Series Game 5 Rays 3 @ Phillies 4
Top-loading this post. This will likely be forever the center of my collection.

2001 03 22 NCAA Divsion 1 East Regional USC 80 v Kentucky 76 & UCLA 63 v Duke 76

Duke won also went on to win the 2nd session in the Saturday game - and eventually the 2001 National Championship. Shane Battier, Mike Dunleavy, Chris Duhon, Carlos Boozer, and Jay Williams were all part of that Duke team. Teyshaun Prince was on the Kentucky Squad.

1996 05 04 Florida Panthers 2 @ Philadelphia Flyers 3

This was the final game the Flyers ever won in the old Spectrum.

The Panthers and Flyers met in the 96 Eastern Conference Semis. This ticket is from game 2 of the series. The Flyers victory evened the set at a game a piece. Unfortunately the Flyers would only win 1 more game during the 1995-96 campaign.

There are a lot of Flyers fans that will never miss Eric Lindros. The big man never brought the town a title and definitely had some health issues and diva qualities. I will always remember him for this game - He had a goal, a pair of assists and held the puck for what seemed like an eternity at the end of the game to seal the victory.

1993 10 07 NLCS Braves 14 @ Phillies 3

A horrible game, but it was my first playoff game ever. Fred McGriff hit a majestic homer in the first - John Kruk said the ball killed a family of four in the upper deck. The Phils never recovered. But Tommy Greene came back to pitch game 6 of the series, and the outcome was much better.

2007 09 23 Phillies 3 @ Nationals 5

This is significant as the Final Game ever played at RFK Stadium.

The Phils really needed this game, going in they were 1.5 games behind the Mets with a week to play. Cole Hamels came off the DL to pitch in the game and could only get the Phils through 5 innings. He left with a 1 run lead which the Phils failed to hold. The loss coupled with a Mets W dropped the Phils to 2.5 back. Who knew that the Mets would collapse and on the Final day of the Season the Phils would emerge as Division Champs.

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