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The "Cameo" Thread

vandweller

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Hello all. I'm looking for any and all Dwight Evans cameos. The only one that I know for sure is 1991 Topps Billy Ripken (along with the four other versions of the cards: Desert Shield, Tiffany, Micro, OPC). I spent some time cruising Red Sox cards on COMC going back to 1983 so far, but it seems like cards up until his final card year in 1992 really made an effort to include only the featured player). Any out there I might have missed?
 

MatthewN

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Sep 30, 2015
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Coralville, IA
Hello all. I'm looking for any and all Dwight Evans cameos. The only one that I know for sure is 1991 Topps Billy Ripken (along with the four other versions of the cards: Desert Shield, Tiffany, Micro, OPC). I spent some time cruising Red Sox cards on COMC going back to 1983 so far, but it seems like cards up until his final card year in 1992 really made an effort to include only the featured player). Any out there I might have missed?
Minor variation, but you could count the glowback and non-glowback for '91 Topps.

http://www.freedomcardboard.com/for...991-Topps-The-100-Card-Glowing-Backs-amp-More

When I went hunting for Puckett cameos, I looked through a lot of boxscores on www.Retrosheet.org in an effort to remember who generally batted in front of him, then searched their cards in hopes of finding him in the on deck circle. I also did similar stuff looking for middle infielders where Puckett might have shown up in the background. All of that in an effort just to narrow down the search rather than going for all Twins from '85-'96.
 
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MatthewN

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Sep 30, 2015
233
Coralville, IA
Stumbled across this addition to my Al Newman collection with the cameo appearance.

I think I like it more for the "Chris" Knoblauch error. If they were going to go with something other than Chuck, they should've tried Edward as his full name is Edward Charles Knoblauch.



If anybody knows of other Al Newman cameos, I'd appreciate a heads up. Since he was a middle infielder there are probably a couple out there with photos of plays at second base.
 

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
6,493
Lake in the Hills, IL
I have looked and looked and looked for a Don Zimmer cameo. You'd think he'd be in the background somewhere as a 3rd base coach or manager visiting the hill of some pitcher. 60+ years in the majors. But I've never found one.

And then I find this in 2017 Topps Transcendent - a cameo of him congratulating Sandberg rounding 3rd base during the famous "Sandberg Game." Based on a famous photo. But dammit if the artist didn't make Zim look like Mr. Potato Head. God it's awful, but I still bought it.

 
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tpeichel

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Oct 10, 2008
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Here’s another rabbit hole. This pic is from the Sports Heroes Feats and Facts Record Books subset that features 2nd Baseman.

That is Will Clark sliding into Sandberg. Lots of cameos in this huge set. Cataloging will need to be a future project though as I’m just trying to get all the variations from the yearly releases.

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gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
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Lake in the Hills, IL
Well, since 2018, Zimmer has made two more cameos.

He's number 34 - celebrating Carlton Fisk's famous 1975 WS home run - in this photo


And another Topps card, celebrating Ryno's HR


I also discovered he had a cameo as a Giants base coach in 1988 Topps Stickers.


I have looked and looked and looked for a Don Zimmer cameo. You'd think he'd be in the background somewhere as a 3rd base coach or manager visiting the hill of some pitcher. 60+ years in the majors. But I've never found one.

And then I find this in 2017 Topps Transcendent - a cameo of him congratulating Sandberg rounding 3rd base during the famous "Sandberg Game." Based on a famous photo. But dammit if the artist didn't make Zim look like Mr. Potato Head. God it's awful, but I still bought it.

 

gracecollector

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Lake in the Hills, IL
I need an official ruling. Grace?

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Grace would hit in front of Dawson. I would say Jody Davis.
In 1988, it was Dawson 3, Sandberg 4, Grace 5 beginning of season, and Sandberg 2, Grace 3, Dawson 4 end of season. Grace didn't hit behind Dawson in 1988.

In 1989, it was Sandberg 3, Dawson 4 and Grace 5. So Grace hit behind Dawson often in 89.

In the photo, I believe it is Grace. Davis hit righty, and that's a lefty ear flap batting helmet - Grace batted left. Body language and build makes me believe its Grace as well.
 

tpeichel

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Oct 10, 2008
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In 1988, it was Dawson 3, Sandberg 4, Grace 5 beginning of season, and Sandberg 2, Grace 3, Dawson 4 end of season. Grace didn't hit behind Dawson in 1988.

In 1989, it was Sandberg 3, Dawson 4 and Grace 5. So Grace hit behind Dawson often in 89.

In the photo, I believe it is Grace. Davis hit righty, and that's a lefty ear flap batting helmet - Grace batted left. Body language and build makes me believe its Grace as well.
Excellent cameo forensics by you.
 

tpeichel

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Oct 10, 2008
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Sports Heroes Feats and Facts cameos

PLAYER Year DESCRIPTION
BLEDSOE,DREW 1998 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #138 Pkt.69c (cameo with Cornelius Bennett)
BONILLA,BOBBY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #043 Pkt.41a (cameo with Andy Van Slyke)
BONILLA,BOBBY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #043 Pkt.41 (cameo with Andy Van Slyke)
BRADSHAW,TERRY 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #030 Pkt.21c (cameo with Lynn Swan)
CANSECO,JOSE 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #096 Pkt.46a (cameo with Mark McGwire)
CANSECO,JOSE 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #096 Pkt.46 (cameo with Mark McGwire)
CANSECO,JOSE 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #096 Pkt.46b (cameo with Mark McGwire)
CASTILLA,VINNY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #025 Pkt.09d (cameo with Lenny Dykstra)
CASTILLA,VINNY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #025 Pkt.09a (cameo with Lenny Dykstra)
CLARK,WILL 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #126 Pkt.63c (cameo with Craig Biggio)
COURIER,JIM 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #062 Pkt.60c (cameo with Ben Coates)
CUNNINGHAM,RANDALL 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #029 Pkt.18c (cameo with Ricky Watters)
DREXLER,CLYDE 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #016 Pkt.30c (cameo with Michael Jordan)
ECKERSLEY,DENNIS 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #018 Pkt.11 (cameo with Kirk Gibson)
ECKERSLEY,DENNIS 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #018 Pkt.11c (cameo with Kirk Gibson)
ELWAY,JOHN 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #134 Pkt.66c (cameo with Terrell Davis)
ELWAY,JOHN 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #105 Pkt.52a (cameo with Derrick Thomas)
ESIASON,BOOMER 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #038 Pkt.16c (cameo with Bruce Smith)
ESIASON,BOOMER 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #038 Pkt.16 (cameo with Bruce Smith)
EVANS,DWIGHT 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #047 Pkt.37c (cameo with Carlton Fisk)
FAVRE,BRETT 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #052 Pkt.52a (cameo with Tim Hardaway)
FAVRE,BRETT 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #052 Pkt.52 (cameo with Tim Hardaway)
FISK,CARLTON 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #030 Pkt.22c (cameo with Dan Marino)
FISK,CARLTON 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #030 Pkt.22a (cameo with Dan Marino)
FOUTS,DAN 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #174 Pkt.88b (cameo with Ted Hendricks)
GLADDEN,DAN 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #118 Pkt.67 (cameo with Chili Davis)
GRACE,MARK 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #105 Pkt.53 (cameo with Andre Dawson)
GRACE,MARK 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #105 Pkt.53a (cameo with Andre Dawson)
GRAF,STEFFI 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #042 Pkt.42a (cameo with Glenn Robinson)
GRAF,STEFFI 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #042 Pkt.42b (cameo with Glenn Robinson)
GREENE,KEVIN 1998 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #075 Pkt.72c (cameo with Albert Belle)
GRETZKY,WAYNE 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #001 Pkt.08d (cameo with Barry Bonds)
GWYNN,TONY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #028 Pkt.35a (cameo with Patrick Ewing)
GWYNN,TONY 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #028 Pkt.35c (cameo with Patrick Ewing)
JONES,ANDRU 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #043 Pkt.41c (cameo with Derek Jeter)
JONES,ANDRU 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #043 Pkt.41b (cameo with Derek Jeter)
JONES,CHIPPER 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #083 Pkt.76 (cameo with Barry Larkin)
JUSTICE,DAVE 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #170 Pkt.88b (cameo with Ryan Klesko)
JUSTICE,DAVE 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #074 Pkt.52a (cameo with Sid Bream)
KELLY,JIM 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Football Champions #016 Pkt.21c (cameo with Ken Norton Jr)
KOUFAX,SANDY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #018 Pkt.02a (cameo with Frank Thomas)
KOUFAX,SANDY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #018 Pkt.02b (cameo with Frank Thomas)
KOUFAX,SANDY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #018 Pkt.02d (cameo with Frank Thomas)
KOUFAX,SANDY 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Poster Pages #018 Pkt.02f (cameo with Frank Thomas)
KRUK,JOHN 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #031 Pkt.15b (cameo with Paul Molitor)
KRUK,JOHN 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #031 Pkt.15 (cameo with Paul Molitor)
LANSFORD,CARNEY 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #075 Pkt.25c (cameo with Roberto Alomar)
LANSFORD,CARNEY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #075 Pkt.25 (cameo with Roberto Alomar)
MALONE,MOSES 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #026 Pkt.36b (cameo with Dr J)
OLAJUWON,HAKEEM 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #024 Pkt.07d (cameo with Jim Valvano)
OLAJUWON,HAKEEM 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Greatest Moments #024 Pkt.07 (cameo with Jim Valvano)
PENA,TONY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #022 Pkt.07c (cameo with Roger Clemens)
PENA,TONY 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #022 Pkt.07 (cameo with Roger Clemens)
PENA,TONY 1996 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #022 Pkt.07d (cameo with Roger Clemens)
ROSE,PETE 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #115 Pkt.55 (cameo with Joe Morgan)
SMALLEY,ROY 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #110 Pkt.55 (cameo with Eddie Murray)
WILLIAMS,MATT 1995 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #034 Pkt.10a (cameo with Ryne Sandberg)
WILLIAMS,MATT 1997 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #034 Pkt.10c (cameo with Ryne Sandberg)
WILLIAMS,MATT 1994 Sports Heroes Feats & Facts - Baseball Champion #034 Pkt.10 (cameo with Ryne Sandberg)
 

mrmopar

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Jan 19, 2010
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Was inventorying my Sports Heroes pages and noticed this little cameo I had not seen before. He is featured in some of the record breaking hit photos, so it makes sense. I guess I just never stopped to look.

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