Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cameo Cards - 1978 Topps Roy White

This is the seventh entry of Cameo Cards, which is a serial focusing on Hall of Fame players making cameo appearances on common cards...

Finding a Cameo Card is never easy.  Finding one on a Topps card prior to 1987 can be downright difficult, as Topps was pretty stingy with the Action Shots from 1971 to 1986.  Luckily, I was able to spot this one relatively quickly when fanning through the 1978 Topps set, and I was even luckier considering Roy White's card is #16.  One turn of a 9-pocket page, and I have post-gold.  Sweet.

Anyways, today's Cameo Card is courtesy of Roy White who has a Hall of Fame catcher lurking behind him.  Who is that masked man?  Why it's Carlton Fisk of the Boston Red Sox!

Let's take a look at this card in detail, and see what makes this an awesome Cameo Card:
  1. A rivalry game between the Yanks and Red Sox on a 35 year old piece of cardboard.
  2. Roy White is rocking the wrist bands.
  3. Judging by both Roy and Carlton's eyes, Roy has blooped one to short right-center.  Ok, this is a total guess, but it's my story to tell.
  4. Fisk is in all red gear, and has on the old washboard chest protector.
  5. Faceless fans courtesy of the Topps Airbrushing Department.
  6. A dugout full of Yanks.
  7. Real stirrups!
  8. The motion/placement of Roy's feet is almost anti-gravitational...   
So, all you Carlton Fisk collectors, go out and get yourself a 1978 Topps Roy White to round out your player collection.  Unless you're a diehard Red Sox fan, and would projectile vomit having a Yankee's card in your player collection...


Anonymous said...

Just found this post 5 years after the fact. I have an Alomar collection and am going to pick up this Gwynn card just for fun! A card on a card - love the fact that you found this.

Anonymous said...

Oops, had two windows open at once. Meant to post this comment here:
Ah well...still love that find!

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