Turkey Red is an appropriate name for the Phillies this year. They wear red and have been a turkey of a baseball team. With the exit of Charlie Manuel as manager after nearly 9 mostly successful seasons, it's time to assess the responsibility for this fiasco of a season.
Well, we're going to rate the players in the checklist of the 2013 Turkey Red set to see how they've contributed. Now, the Turkey Red set is a curious offering. It purports to be a low-end offering, originally offered at the all-important benchmark of just over the cost of a blaster.
Speculators and mass buyers wanting the possibility of the auto fairy landing sellable autos under their pillow drove up the price quickly. The prices doubled quickly, and now the supply is nearly impossible to find. The ten base cards per pack are practically throwaways, slick reproductions that are a vehicle for sticker autos.
The Phillies had a fair representation in the 100 card base set, and it turns out the calendar of 2013 was an unlucky year to be chosen for the Turkey Red set. Yet another claim to buttress the case that triskaidekaphobia is real.
All ratings are on a 1-5 Turkey scale.
Nice cards, though.