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    Uncovering players who were never featured on a card in a specific uniform

    So here's a quest that I recently decided to go on...

    The backstory: Rocky Colavito only played for the Yankees for 39 games in 1968. Until 'The Wiz' (an electronics store in NY) put out a series of cards in the 1980s featuring "Yankees of the 1960s" there had never been a card of Rocky Colavito in a Yankees uniform.

    Question 1: Do any of you wish you had a card of a specific player in a specific uniform that has never been made?

    Question 2: Does anyone know of other players like Colavito where a card of them in Yankee uniform specifically was never made?

    I ask because I'd love to "correct" these oversights and for all of us to put a list together and try to pitch Topps on a "Before Topps Traded/Update" insert series, that would put players like Colavito in pinstripes behind a 1968 card design.

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    I don't know of guys who don't have cards for teams they played for but this blog is run by a guy who is an expert on players who are featured on cards for teams they barely played for. So maybe he could help.

    http://baseballdimebox.blogspot.com/

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    Greetings:
    I know that you are interested in players who played with the Yankees but don't have a card of them wearing the road greys or the pinstripes. But the Orioles also had a set like that made in the early 90s made up of panels as well the Dodgers had a Target set made up also from the early 90s. What would be a great thing is if Topps made something like that for all the teams now that would be interesting master set to make but you make individual team boxes & included a GUed card of a player from that team or an Autograph as well. But if I were to see a Yankee card of a player it be interesting to see a Dave Kingman or someone who was on there for a few games as well & say wow I didn't know that he had played there show the stats a Yankee as well bio on his time with them.

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    @BSEBALLCOMMISH75 oh yeah, I meant compiling a list of all players for the Topps set, not just Yankees. That's cool that the Dodgers and Orioles had sets like that too! I'll look out for them. And I agree on having GUed and autograph variations, as well.

    And, yes, that's exactly what I'm talking about!!!! Dave Kingman, only 8 games in Yankee uniform. It would be cool to see a 1977 Topps style reprint card with Kingman playing in pinstripes.

    So far I've found for the Yankees...

    Pre-Topps:
    Stan Coveleski, 1928 Yankees, 12 Games HOF
    Burleigh Grimes, 1934 Yankees, 10 Games HOF
    Paul Waner, 1945 Yankees, 1 Game HOF

    Topps/Bowman card designs possible:
    Lew Burdette, 1950 Yankees, 2 Games
    Ralph Branca, 1954 Yankees, 5 Games
    Rocky Colavito 1968 Topps, Yankees, 39 Games
    Dave Kingman 1977 Topps, Yankees, 8 Games
    Jesse Orosco, 2003 Yankees, 15 Games
    Rich Hill, 2014 Yankees, 14 Games

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