This is another one of those Topps Now cards I jumped on right away. Brandon Phillips, the longtime Reds All Star second-baseman has spent all season at Pawtucket, playing for Boston's Triple A team. He was called up as one of the September call-ups to provide some depth off the bench. In his very first game with the Red Sox, the Braves were winning 7-1 until the Red Sox came back to tie it in the 8th inning. The Braves took the lead again going in to the ninth and led 8-7. The team had a runner on when Phillips came to the plate and crushed a two-run home run to win the game.
I was pretty sure Phillips was not going to show up in any sets this year, so after he hit that home run, I knew there would be a Topps Now card. I also knew, I was going to grab it.