We are a week away from Christmas, and this song lyric has been in my head. So it seems an apt title for a blog post about Tony's appearances on checklists.
Some player collectors don't count checklists. That's their prerogative. I think they're missing out.
Card Number 894: Upper Deck, 1995; #Checklist 2
This card takes me to 500 cards over my original target of 394 cards!
These shiny checklists were basically insert cards.
Card Number 895: DonRuss, 1994; #440
DonRuss used this checklist to commemorate Tony's reaching the 2000 hit milestone.
Card Number 896: DonRuss, 1993; #660
This is really a 'cameo card'. It's not about Tony per se - DonRuss put a photo of different teams on their checklists. But Tony is in the photo walking behind Gary Sheffield. There seems to be a giant patting Gary on the head as well. That guy must be about 6 foot six.