Doppelgangers: 1993 Topps / Upper Deck Rick Wilkins

Today we have another entry from my little mini-collection of pairs of cards which feature the same play shown by two different card companies and/or photographers.  Today we’ve got a pair of Rick Wilkins cards from 1993 Topps and 1993 Upper Deck.

1993 Topps - Upper Deck Rick Wilkins

Unlike the prior post in this series, I don’t think there’s any way to figure out which game these photos came from, other than narrowing it down to a Cubs home game in 1992.  If you look at the far right on the Upper Deck card, you can see the hand of the baserunner.  All you can tell about the Mystery Runner is that he’s wearing a Franklin glove and has a red wristband.

In the crowd, you can pick out some of the same people… The easiest one to spot is the guy in the green and yellow cap.  He’s over Wilkins’ head on the Topps card, and off to the far left on the Upper Deck card.

I’ve got two more pairs of cards like this, plus Shlabotnik Report readers have suggested two other pairs.  I know there must be a bunch out there, does anybody know of some?

Minor mojo which took 19 years to arrive

Not really 19 years, I haven’t had the pack that long.  It’s just that – well, let me explain…

I’ve had a number of unopened packs lying about because I didn’t know what to do with them.  They’re generally for sets I’ve already completed, or sets I have little interest in, or maybe I just haven’t gotten around to doing anything with them.  More often than not they come in grab bags from shows, or in repacks from Target or something like that.  Keep in mind I’m not talking about unopened packs of 1975 Topps, generally it’s stuff from the 80’s & 90’s and not worth a whole lot.  But they’re worth SOMETHING, right?  And I was never sure if it the packs were worth more unopened, so I left them that way.

And there they sat.

…and sat…

Ah, but now that I’m trying to purge out unwanted stuff, as I’ve been running across packs, I bust ’em.  A couple of weeks ago I ran across some packs of 1993 Upper Deck, which I don’t need because I’d bought a complete set back in ’93.

I don’t expect much from these packs, but this time around I finally got something.

What did I find?  I found this…

This card is currently in a box on its way to COMC… Maybe I can get enough for it to pay for a couple of 1977 OPC’s.  Thank you, mystery pack!