I think the first time I took notice was on Carlton Fisk's 1977 Topps card, where he's waiting for a throw at home while Willie Randolph was trying to sliding in.
Over the years I spotted a bunch more of these cards and kept a mental note for no reason whatsoever. But now I can actually put it to some use by starting a thread that I'll revisit from time to time, called "Accidental Photo-bombing...".
Each time, I'll present a couple of cards where stars "snuck" into someone else's baseball card.
I don't know how many there are out there, but I know I already have about ten off the top of my head.
Today we'll start with two of my favorites: the 1971 Chris Short (#511), and the 1974 Fran Healy (#238).
On the Chris Short card, we can easily spot Pete Rose taking a lead off Second Base while Short is delivering a pitch. Classic stuff.
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Funny enough, Healy would be Munson's back-up catcher just a couple years later, where he would end his career as a player and move on to a successful career as an announcer.
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