Nick over at Dime Boxes recently featured a 1994 Collector’s Choice Gerónimo Peña card in his “Frankenset” voting. Peña’s card lost to the 1991 Topps Walt Weiss (a most excellent card), but the Peña has something that the Weiss and other cards don’t have.
These were among the first – and maybe THE first – Doppelgangers in my collection. A number of these doppelgangers occurred in 1994, and I’m pretty sure that’s when I started keeping them in a separate place in my binders. (For those new to the blog, I keep a mini collection of cards which feature different photos of the same play, preferably from different manufacturers and different angles.)
I tried to pinpoint the play, but failed. It wouldn’t surprise me if someone’s attempted this before, maybe they had more success. The guy underneath Peña is Brett Butler. Using the pretty safe assumptions that the picture was taken in Dodger Stadium in 1993, the best I could do was to narrow it down to the series: April 13 – 15, 1993. Both players were in all three games, but Brett Butler got on base far too often for me to figure out which particular play we’re looking at.