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The "Cameo" Thread

gracecollector

Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
6,486
Lake in the Hills, IL
Here's the craziest cameo coincidence I can imagine. I keep an eye out for Don Zimmer cameos for my Zim collection. In the decade I've spent collecting him, I never knew about these! I always thought I'd discover a vintage cameo of him sooner or later, but this takes the cake:

Checklist cards first became a "thing" in 1961 Topps. Prior to that, team photo cards had that team's checklist on them. In 1961, numerically arranged checklist appeared for each of the seven series Topps released. So there are 7 checklists for the set.

In some strange coincidence, Don Zimmer makes a cameo appearance on 3 of the 7 checklists!

Series 2:
Features photo from a game played on July 24, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Milwaukee Braves. The three players in foreground are,
from left to right, Joe Adcock, Ernie Banks and Don Zimmer.

1600961631828.png 1600961690144.png

Series 3:
Features photo from a game played on August 30, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured in between
Willie Jones and Leo Cardenas, caught trying to advance to third.
1600961718844.png 1600961734358.png

Series 4:
Features photo from a game played on June 9, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured to the right of the
umpire, with his back turned and jersey number 17 showing.
1600961796489.png 1600961807958.png

My mind was blown when I discovered this!
 

tpeichel

Well-known member
Oct 10, 2008
14,899
Here's the craziest cameo coincidence I can imagine. I keep an eye out for Don Zimmer cameos for my Zim collection. In the decade I've spent collecting him, I never knew about these! I always thought I'd discover a vintage cameo of him sooner or later, but this takes the cake:

Checklist cards first became a "thing" in 1961 Topps. Prior to that, team photo cards had that team's checklist on them. In 1961, numerically arranged checklist appeared for each of the seven series Topps released. So there are 7 checklists for the set.

In some strange coincidence, Don Zimmer makes a cameo appearance on 3 of the 7 checklists!

Series 2:
Features photo from a game played on July 24, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Milwaukee Braves. The three players in foreground are,
from left to right, Joe Adcock, Ernie Banks and Don Zimmer.

View attachment 116636 View attachment 116637

Series 3:
Features photo from a game played on August 30, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured in between
Willie Jones and Leo Cardenas, caught trying to advance to third.
View attachment 116638 View attachment 116639

Series 4:
Features photo from a game played on June 9, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured to the right of the
umpire, with his back turned and jersey number 17 showing.
View attachment 116640 View attachment 116641

My mind was blown when I discovered this!
Nice catch!
 

banjar

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2015
1,597
Lafayette, Colorado
Awesome finds!! And the best part is that they probably weren't expensive to pick up :)

Here's the craziest cameo coincidence I can imagine. I keep an eye out for Don Zimmer cameos for my Zim collection. In the decade I've spent collecting him, I never knew about these! I always thought I'd discover a vintage cameo of him sooner or later, but this takes the cake:

Checklist cards first became a "thing" in 1961 Topps. Prior to that, team photo cards had that team's checklist on them. In 1961, numerically arranged checklist appeared for each of the seven series Topps released. So there are 7 checklists for the set.

In some strange coincidence, Don Zimmer makes a cameo appearance on 3 of the 7 checklists!

Series 2:
Features photo from a game played on July 24, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Milwaukee Braves. The three players in foreground are,
from left to right, Joe Adcock, Ernie Banks and Don Zimmer.

View attachment 116636 View attachment 116637

Series 3:
Features photo from a game played on August 30, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured in between
Willie Jones and Leo Cardenas, caught trying to advance to third.
View attachment 116638 View attachment 116639

Series 4:
Features photo from a game played on June 9, 1960 at Wrigley Field,
with Cubs hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Don Zimmer is pictured to the right of the
umpire, with his back turned and jersey number 17 showing.
View attachment 116640 View attachment 116641

My mind was blown when I discovered this!
 

banjar

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2015
1,597
Lafayette, Colorado
So that's 7 previously unknown Zimmer cards, for roughly $30? Thats got to be the score of the year - or at least the month!

True, they're around $4 each in EX condition. However, there are 3 printing variations of Checklist 2, 2 of Checklist 3, and 2 of Checklist 4. So had to pick up 7 cards total.
 

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