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VizquelCollector.com

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Is there a list of cards featuring "cameos" of other players? For the player collector, these are really great. The guys at the Upper Deck booth at the National were really intrigued when I asked them about it. Truthfully I was surprised that the topic had never crossed their mind. At this point, it'd take an army to start getting a strong list together. However I think it's still an interesting project. As a player collector myself, I like to know who the additional players are that appear on the cards I own. for me, it's fun to figure out who the guy was wearing #16 for the Twins and is sliding into second base.

I know I'm not the first guy to think of this, so my question is if there's a ongoing thread, list, page, etc. that shows these. If not, maybe there could/should be?
 

moxacaine

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I know we dont have a list on here but one of the player collectors might know of a list somewhere. There are a few that i know who collect cameo cards.
 

gracecollector

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It's hard to do a comprehensive list for all players. There's just too many cards featuring multiple players. Since I do collect cameos (here's my Grace cameo collection), here's a few things I've learned.

1) The best place to find them is in team boxes at card shows. Infielders are often pictured in the background of pitcher cards. Players are often seen in celebration shots with other teammates.

2) There are a very few sellers that list cameos. I think oddballmall.com is one of them.

3) If you know of another player collector of a teammate of your guy, ask them if your guy appears on any of their player's cards. I've had Dawson, Sandberg and Sosa collectors help me out pointing out a few cards.

4) The card backs of early 1990's Upper Deck issues had lots of cameos.

5) There was a thread attempted on www.thebenchtrading.com: http://www.thebenchtrading.com/thebench/showthread.php?t=228554&highlight=cameo

Good luck in your search. I personally think a cameo list would be too hard to compile, but I would welcome one!
 

VizquelCollector.com

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gracecollector said:
It's hard to do a comprehensive list for all players....

Good luck in your search. I personally think a cameo list would be too hard to compile, but I would welcome one!

Thanks for the tips! I agree that it's completely unreasonable to even attempt to create a comprehensive list. But it wouldn't be hard to post scans from time to time. I've got more than a few cards of Vizquel that show another player in the background or vice versa. It wouldn't be hard to list cards something like:

1994 Stadium Club #93 Omar Vizquel (Juan Bell sliding)
1994 Pinnacle #427 Tony Fernandez (Omar Vizquel sliding)
 

Philip J. Fry

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It's a 1997 Zenith 8x10 of Alex Rodriguez with Tony Clark in the background.
 

1st4040

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I collect them of my player.. I have Pinnacle, SP, topps and upper deck issues of players such a Jeff Huson, Luis Sojo, Juan Gonzalez, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire which all have cameo's of my guy sliding running or standing in the photo.

we did have a thread on this a little while back but I don't remember it being a long drawn out one like some of the outstanding threads player collectors have ongoing in here.
 

VizquelCollector.com

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1st4040 said:
we did have a thread on this a little while back but I don't remember it being a long drawn out one like some of the outstanding threads player collectors have ongoing in here.

Does anyone think it's be worth an ongoing thread with a list? If so, with or without pictures? I suppose listing them without pics would be more concise, but not as fun to look at.

Player collectors would surely get a lot out of it! I think it'd probably only take me a few days to quite a few of the Vizquel cards I have showing other players...
 

Gwynn545

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VizquelCollector said:
1st4040 said:
we did have a thread on this a little while back but I don't remember it being a long drawn out one like some of the outstanding threads player collectors have ongoing in here.

Does anyone think it's be worth an ongoing thread with a list? If so, with or without pictures? I suppose listing them without pics would be more concise, but not as fun to look at.

Player collectors would surely get a lot out of it! I think it'd probably only take me a few days to quite a few of the Vizquel cards I have showing other players...

I wouldn't want to see a WHOLE THREAD about other players' cameo cards.... We have already had a couple threads about them, and, while fun, they didn't last too long!
I don't know... I would love something pointing out Gwynn cameos I don't know about, :D Say for example I find a Orel Hershiser card with Will Clark standing next to him, I could point that out for the Clark collectors? ...but that would be a tedious thread! PM would work better!
 

1st4040

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Ive been hunting these down lately and came up with 26 so far..24 of them are actual player cards and 2 are checklists with his name on it. Im sure there are more 80's checklists for me to go after as well.. will have to research it.
 

Fandruw25

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Another good way is to go to checkoutmycards. Enter players that could show your player in the background and the year they were teammates. Nowhere near as fast but images help verify.

Another thing is, not everyone recognizes all players....For instance not everyone would know this is Chipper Jones on the right.

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1st4040

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with my Cameo cards.. the majority are players that aren't his teammate either. Canseco is pictured sliding into bases on cards of Julio Franco, Jeff Huson, Luis Sojo, Pat Kelly, Cal Ripken Jr, Steve Sax for example. the only ones I have so far that have him with a teammate are with his brother Ozzie and Juan Gonzalez on another. I will scan and post all my cameo cards as soon as I have the last few in hand.
 

tpeichel

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Here are the ones I'm aware of.

PLAYER YEAR DESCRIPTION
ALOMAR,ROBERTO 1990 Upper Deck #190 (cameo with Keith Miller)
ALOMAR,ROBERTO 1990 Upper Deck #488(cameo with Tom Herr)
ALOMAR,ROBERTO 1994 Fun Pack #93(cameo with Sandy Alomar)
BAERGA,CARLOS 1991 Score #36(cameo with Scott Fletcher)
BAERGA,CARLOS 1991 Stadium Club #217(cameo with Harold Reynolds)
BAERGA,CARLOS 1992 Leaf Gold #391(cameo with Lou Whitaker)
BAGWELL,JEFF 1993 Ultra #54 (cameo with Lenny Harris)
BAGWELL,JEFF 1993 Upper Deck #672 (cameo with Tony Fernandez)
BAGWELL,JEFF 1994 Collectors Choice #389 (cameo with Kurt Abbott)
BAGWELL,JEFF 1994 Topps Spanish #132(cameo with Bret Barberie)
BAGWELL,JEFF 1995 Pinnacle #80 (cameo with Bret Barberie)
BELL,JAY 1991 Leaf #482(cameo with Wally Backman)
BELL,JAY 1995 Topps D3 #52(cameo with Chuck Carr)
BIGGIO,CRAIG 1992 Triple Play #123 (cameo with Royce Clayton)
BOGGS,WADE 1994 Stadium Club #23 (cameo with Matt Nokes)
BONDS,BARRY 1991 Fleer #64 (cameo w/Mariano Duncan)
BONDS,BARRY 1994 Upper Deck #207(cameo with Darren Lewis)
BONDS,BARRY 1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #126(cameo with Royce Clayton)
BONILLA,BOBBY 1994 Topps Gold #122(cameo with Jeromy Burnitz)
BONILLA,BOBBY 1994 Topps Spanish #122(cameo with Jeromy Burnitz)
BRETT,GEORGE 1993 Select #8(cameo with Roberto Alomar)
BUHNER,JAY 1994 Collectors Choice #37(cameo with Rich Amaral)
CANSECO,JOSE 1991 Score #32(cameo with Steve Sax)
CANSECO,JOSE 1992 Leaf Gold #323(cameo with Tony Pena)
CANSECO,JOSE 1992 OPC #314 (cameo with Jeff Huson)
CANSECO,JOSE 1992 Topps #314(cameo with Jeff Huson)
CANSECO,JOSE 1992 Topps Gold #314(cameo with Jeff Huson)
CANSECO,JOSE 1992 Topps Micro #314 (cameo with Jeff Huson)
CANSECO,JOSE 1993 Upper Deck #196(cameo with Jeff Huson)
CLARK,WILL 1992 Red Foley Sticker #36(cameo with Carlton Fisk)
CLARK,WILL 1992 Triple Play #59(cameo with Brett Butler)
CLARK,WILL 1994 Collectors Choice #53 (cameo with Jeff Blauser)
DAWSON,ANDRE 1993 Upper Deck #382(cameo with Fernando Ramsey)
DAWSON,ANDRE 1994 Stadium Club #159(cameo with Greg Gagne)
DESHIELDS,DELINO 1993 Topps Blank Back Error (cameo with Jose Lind)
DESHIELDS,DELINO 1993 Topps Inaugural Marlins #108(cameo with Jose Lind)
DYKSTRA,LENNY 1994 Collectors Choice #32 (cameo with Luis Alicia)
ERICKSON,SCOTT 1993 Topps Blank Back Error (cameo with Scott Leius)
ERICKSON,SCOTT 1993 Topps Micro (cameo with Scott Leius)
EVANS,DWIGHT 1991 OPC #677 (cameo with Billy Ripken)
EVANS,DWIGHT 1991 Topps Tiffany #677(cameo with Billy Ripken)
FIELDER,CECIL 1991 OPC #170 (cameo with Carlton Fisk)
FIELDER,CECIL 1991 Topps Cracker Jack #2 (cameo with Carlton Fisk)
FIELDER,CECIL 1991 Topps Micro #170 (cameo with Carlton Fisk)
FISK,CARLTON 1993 Topps Blank Back Error (cameo with Jack McDowell)
FISK,CARLTON 1993 Topps Inaugural Marlins #344 (cameo with Jack McDowell)
FRYMAN,TRAVIS 1993 Upper Deck #86 (cameo with Mickey Tettleton)
GRACE,MARK 1990 Upper Deck #248 (cameo with Gary Redus)
GRACE,MARK 1991 Upper Deck #381(cameo with Tom Foley)
GRACE,MARK 1994 Stadium Club #185 (cameo with Danny Scheafer)
GRACE,MARK 1994 Stadium Club Golden Rainbow #185 (cameo with Danny Scheafer)
GRACE,MARK 1995 Topps D3#56 (cameo with Lenny Dykstra)
GREENWELL,MIKE 1994 Collectors Choice Silver Signature #110 (cameo with Chris Gomez)
GWYNN,TONY 1990 Upper Deck #198 (cameo with Bill Doran)
GWYNN,TONY 1994 Collectors Choice #463(cameo with Mickey Morandini)
HENDERSON,RICKEY 1992 RBI Magazine Insert #3 Oversize(3x5) (cameo with Canseco)
HENDERSON,RICKEY 1994 Collectors Choice #179 (cameo with Torey Lovullo)
HENDERSON,RICKEY 1994 Collectors Choice #270(cameo with Doug Strange)
HENDERSON,RICKEY 1994 Collectors Choice #59(cameo with Bret Boone)
HENDERSON,RICKEY 1994 Topps #36 (cameo with Felix Fermin)
HERSHISER,OREL 1992 Topps Micro #261(cameo with Tommy Lasorda)
HILL,GRANT 1993 Classic #11 (cameo with Ashraf Amaya)
HRBEK,KENT 1995 Score #462 (cameo with Luis Polonia)
JEFFERIES,GREGG 1994 Collectors Choice #154 (cameo with Brian Jordan)
JORDAN,BRIAN 1994 Panini Sticker #8 (cameo with Bob Tewksbury)
JUSTICE,DAVE 1993 Donruss #590(cameo with Lenny Harris)
KLESKO,RYAN 1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series#571(cameo with Mark Grudzalianek)
KNOBLAUCH,CHUCK 1993 Topps Blank Back Error ((cameo with Luis Rivera)
KNOBLAUCH,CHUCK 1993 Topps Inaugural Marlins #296(cameo with Luis Rivera)
KNOBLAUCH,CHUCK 1993 Topps Micro #296 (cameo with Luis Rivera)
KRUK,JOHN 1990 Publication International Trivia Sticker (cameo with Ron Oester)
KRUK,JOHN 1995 Pinnacle #221 (cameo with Royce Clayton)
LEITER,AL 1994 Topps Spanish #96 (cameo with Randy Knorr)
LOFTON,KENNY 1992 Leaf #413(cameo with Jody Reed)
LOFTON,KENNY 1994 Collectors Choice #452(cameo w /Tim Naehring)
LOFTON,KENNY 1994 Stadium Club #131 (cameo with Tim Naehring)
LOFTON,KENNY 1994 Stadium Club Members Only Parallel #234(cameo with Dick Schofield)
LOFTON,KENNY 1995 Upper Deck #183 (cameo with Jose Lind )
LOFTON,KENNY 1996 Stadium Club Members Only Parallel #353(cameo with Thomas Howard)
MARTINEZ,TINO 1992 Leaf #370 (cameo with Pat Listach)
MCDOWELL,JACK 1991 Upper Deck #724(cameo with Corey Snyder)
MCGRIFF,FRED 1994 Collectors Choice #106(cameo with Jeff Gardner)
MOLITOR,PAUL 1993 Fleer Atlantic #19(cameo with Ripken)
MOON,WARREN 1992 Proline #7 of 9 (cameo with Anthony Munoz)
MOURNING,ALONZO 1995 Pro Mags #7(cameo with Eric Montross)
MURRAY,EDDIE 1991 Ballstreet Magazine Insert #46(cameo with Vince Coleman)
MURRAY,EDDIE 1994 Topps Spanish #733(cameo with Bip Roberts)
PALMEIRO,RAFAEL 1994 Topps Spanish #73(cameo with Bill Spiers)
PIAZZA,MIKE 1994 Collectors Choice #47 (cameo with Bret Barberie)
PIAZZA,MIKE 1995 Score #472 (cameo with Rafael Bournigal)
RAINES,TIM 1992 Stadium Club #102(cameo with Felix Fermin)
RAINES,TIM 1993 Donruss #419(cameo with Scott Brosius)
RODRIGUEZ,IVAN 1994 Score #343(cameo with Pat Borders)
RODRIGUEZ,IVAN 1996 Stadium Club Members Only Parallel #299(cameo with Fernando Vina)
RODRIGUEZ,IVAN 1996 Stadium Club Members Only Parallel #40(cameo with Dean Palmer)
RYAN,NOLAN 1992 Topps Kids #45(cameo with Caminiti)
RYAN,NOLAN 1992 Topps Kids #97(cameo with Jim Abbott)
SALMON,TIM 1994 Topps Spanish #664 (cameo with Jeff Tackett)
SANDBERG,RYNE 1990 Sportflics #14 (cameo with Gregg Jefferies)
SANDBERG,RYNE 1991 Topps Micro #158 (cameo with Jose Uribe)
SANDBERG,RYNE 1993 Pacific Spanish #84(cameo with Barry Larkin)
SANDERS,REGGIE 1994 Pinnacle #151 (cameo with Jay Bell)
SANDERS,REGGIE 1994 Stadium Club Members Only Parallel #46 (cameo with Tim Teufel)
SHEFFIELD,GARY 1993 Donruss #582(cameo with Jose Vizcaino)
SIERRA,RUBEN 1993 SP #69 (cameo with Kevin Reimer)
SIERRA,RUBEN 1993 Stadium Club #33 (cameo with Jeff Frye)
SIERRA,RUBEN 1994 Fleer #49 (cameo with Kevin Correia)
SMITH,OZZIE 1991 Topps Micro #13 (cameo with Mariano Duncan)
STRAWBERRY,D 1990 Upper Deck #188(cameo with Jose Uribe)
TRAMMELL,ALAN 1993 Upper Deck #523(cameo with Scott Fletcher)
VENTURA,ROBIN 1991 Score #418 ( cameo with Bobby Thigpen)
VENTURA,ROBIN 1995 Stadium Club Super Team World Series #593(cameo with Mark McLemore)
VENTURA,ROBIN 1995 Upper Deck #54 (cameo with Pat Listach)
WILLIAMS,MATT 1994 Collectors Choice #395(cameo with Wil Cordero)
WINFIELD,DAVE 1993 Upper Deck #189 (cameo with Mike Bordick)
YOUNT,ROBIN 1994 Score #115(cameo with Jeff Treadway)
YOUNT,ROBIN 1994 Score Gold Rush #115(cameo with Jeff Treadway)
 

1st4040

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great post Tim and a good starting point for alot of collectors.. from this list Im sure the actual player collector can add the ones he knows about... I know I will for my guy.
 

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