Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cameo Cards - 1991 Topps Jose Uribe

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

This week we have the second cameo appearance of that great Chicago player who wore #23.  No, not him, but Ryne Sandberg.  I am fairly confident that GCRL has featured this card on his blog, as he sure does like cards featuring the double play turn at second base.  If you haven't checked out his blog, I highly recommend it, especially his O-Pee-Chee side project.

Anyways, I'm sure the presence of Ryne Sandberg on this card has quadrupled its value all the way to 3 cents.  But heck, we're not in it for the money, right?  Well, most of us aren't.  Personally, I am in it for the cards, which is why I do like this card.  It has a lot going for it, such as:
  1. The obvious turn at second. 
  2. Albeit blurry, the outfield ivy of Wrigley Field.
  3. The empty bleachers in left field (that seems strange to me!).
  4. Uribe is rocking the flip shades and eye black.
  5. The black batting gloves flapping in Uribe's left hip pocket.
  6. Sandberg has his spikes slightly elevated, just high enough to let Uribe know he is there.
  7. Cloud of dust...
  8. If you look real close, Uribe is looking right at you.
Not a bad card for a plain old common that is probably passed over 99 times out of 100.  Remember, every card has a story and it's waiting on you to tell it.

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