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:
- A rivalry game between the Yanks and Red Sox on a 35 year old piece of cardboard.
- Roy White is rocking the wrist bands.
- 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.
- Fisk is in all red gear, and has on the old washboard chest protector.
- Faceless fans courtesy of the Topps Airbrushing Department.
- A dugout full of Yanks.
- Real stirrups!
- 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...