Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ryan Howard era is over

I was not able to make it to the very last game due to the holiday season, but that's ok. I went to the 2nd to the last game with my wife and we witnessed his last home run as a Phillies player. That was a real nice moment. Seems like a lot of fans showed up for the very last game which was pretty classy to give him a nice send off. He will definitely be put on the Phillies Wall of Fame, I will have to keep an eye on the announcement to see when that will be. (I forget how many years they wait to induct players)

These are my 4 Ryan Howard Superfractors! Four of my favorite pieces of the PC. Hard to find of course and can be hard to acquire depending on the circumstances (had to trade a real nice Ichiro card for one of them). Three of them of course completed my rainbows of Topps Chrome. Good times!

Not sure how I'll feel if/when I see him in a different uniform. I know he doesn't want to retire right now and will try and give himself another shot to play. Can't blame a guy for wanting to keep playing MLB. Hope it works out for him on a personal level.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm no Phillies fan, but I am sad to see the big man go. There's nothing more like the moving on of a baseball star that makes you stop and realize how fast time marches on. Here's hoping he can eke out a couple more years.

  2. He accomplished so much. If he does retire it might help you catch up on some holes in your collection.

  3. Take it from this Braves fan...I will not miss seeing him hit homer after homer against my team. I'm starting to realize though how many players have retired from the game since I've been collecting. It's making me start to feel old!!

  4. Nice collection of Superfractor you have there.