With a little help from the Blowout forum I think I have the mystery game from the Trammell card solved. User Packbusta pointed out that Trammel showed a CS on Gary Gaetti on 7/30/95. He also showed a CS on Tom Goodwin who would wear sleeves like the Royals player has on in this card. You can also see what look like players on the bench behind Trammell. This would make sense with how the bullpens were at Kaufmann Stadium and the angle from first base photo pit>second base>bullpen alignment.
I looked back at my cards even closer to try to match up players and box scores when I saw the answer staring right back at me. There is no way this Greg Gagne card is from Tiger Stadium. That is Kaufmann Stadium with the grass up above the fence.
Additional evidence can be seen in this Wally Joyner pic in which you can tell that is Tiger Stadium in the background, confirming they played with these jerseys on the road. The Gagne confirms they likely played in the Road jersey at home also.
I also jumped on COMC and looked at more cards and found on the backs of Upper Deck Collector's Choice cards of Felipe Lira and Joe Boever, both players in Stars Home Pinstripes. Neither of these guys pitched on July 8, 1995, but did pitch the July 30, 1995 game at Kansas City.
Looks like I have an unidentified Throwback Game between the Tigers and Royals, playing as the Stars and Monarchs. This 1997 Pinnacle Alan Trammell I thought went with the 1996 Throwback game the Tigers would have put on. As I've been updating my pages and Blowout forums pages I've come to 1996. So I lined this up. It was then I noticed there is no Tigers and Royals throwback game in 1996. I thought, maybe it is a photo from the 1995 game. The Royals wore red-sleeved 1925 K.C. Monarchs jerseys with the black heart patch on the side.
One problem with the 1995 theory is Alan Trammel didn't play in the July 8, 1995 game. He played on the 6th, 7th, and 9th, but not the 8th. Now it is possible that these uniforms were worn on multiple games that weekend, but I cannot confirm that.
So we can rule out 1995, if it was a single game, and the 1996 game was against the Yankees.
Todd Peterson in The Negro Leagues were Major Leagues, has listed an August 24th, 1996 game with Detroit as the Stars playing the Royals at the Monarchs, but at K.C. Trammel again was not in that ballgame according to Baseball-reference.com.
Royal Heritage has listed a game on July 30, 1995 with the Tigers on the road against the Royals. He has the Royals playing in White Pinstripe 1924 Monarchs jerseys. These jerseys lack the red sleeves as seen on the Trammel card.
Trammel also retired at end of 1996, so this isn't the 1997 game represented on the 1997 Pinnacle card. I think for sure there is a game missing between these two teams in Negro League Throwbacks in either 1995 or 1996.
We are on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the first Throwback Game. July 11th, 1990 the Chicago White Sox donned uniforms based on the 1917 Chicago White Sox. This was to honor the final year of games played at Comiskey Park. I will also hopefully get up a Video on YT covering this. These are presented in reverse Chronological Order.
1. 1911 Cincinnati Reds Home Uniform
2. 1946 San Francisco Sea Lions Road Uniform
Short tracking post here for a rash decision to try for a 2011 Topps Trevor Cahill "Rainbow". He also has an Opening Day card, and Triple Threads auto cards with the exact same picture. I loaded up a bunch of cards on comc.com, and snagged the following:
I'm sure I missed more cards, but have dug back through my old boxes just looking to see what I may have missed since the last time. I have 3 stacks of cards that I may do a video on about what can be lost in the boxes when one doesn't keep up with the hobby.
I decided to pull together all the duplicates of throwbacks I have so have been pulling those out of the old boxes I had. I was going through 2011 Topps, hoping maybe I missed a Trout, when I came upon this duplicate of Trevor Cahill in the throwback Oakland A's jersey. I was also checking back through all the teeny-tiny codes on the back when I noticed the Cahill was different. I flipped it over, looked it over and noticed the sparkle that I missed at least twice after going through these cards.
I also found a Gold to go with it. So I have the base, sparkle and gold versions now.
I was looking at the throwback games from 1992 and trying to see if there were cards for all of them. I am noodling over a video about Throwback games, and would start with maybe 90-95, or maybe only the first 2-3 years. I didn't have anything on my sheet for the Cubs game in 1992 against the Phillies. The Phillies however have a few cards from that game. I got on comc.com and started going through every 1993 Cubs card listed. I finally found one single card. A Rey Sanchez from the 1993 Stadium Club Teams Sets. I knew my mother had gotten a bunch of different sets for Christmas, and thought for sure there had to be a Cubs team set in there. I found one box, nothing. Finally happened to run across one box on the bottom of multiple others, filled with different team sets. Thankfully there were a few Cubs Teams Sets in there, so I didn't have to resort to eBay/comc.com to get it.
My final card showed up today via eBay. I am not a fan of the non-licensed stuff, so I normally don't pick them up. The one exception I have is when they included game-used Throwback jerseys. I think I was just doing a random scrolling through of "auto" search on eBay and ran across the Austin Jackson card. It instantly stuck out to me with the patch being single colored. Amazingly this 2016 National Treasures set had card with the actual game date listed on the card. I looked it up, and sure enough this was from a Throwback game between the Tigers and the Rays. Best I can tell this is part of the "C" and the "K" from the name on back (the swatch is flipped upside down). The other card stuck out to me as it was a grey jersey with pinstripe of Yelich. Brewers do not have a pinstriped grey jersey, unless you scroll through uniform-lineup.com Brewers page and see they wore the Negro League throwbacks in 2018. It was a road game at Pittsburgh. I am 99% sure this is a jersey swatch from that game.
Corona-chan has been in full force now for about 2 weeks here. No baseball, and I'm engaging in what I refer to as not just "social distancing", but "anti-social distancing". Basically maintaining about 6 miles between others. It has allowed me to go back through some of my boxes just to see what may be hidden in there.
I've found quite a few doubles of ones I had already pulled out, but figured I'd set them aside as duplicates in case others may need them. I did manage to find this 1993 SP Rod Beck with pic on the reverse. He is wearing the San Francisco Seals minor league jersey.
Latest mail pickups are these 2020 SP cards with Juan Soto, Anthony Rendon and Max Scherzer in these great Powder Blue Montreal Expos jerseys. The other 2020 SP is the Joey Votto in those sweet 1956 vests, sans sleeves.
Another mail addition was this stunning Nick Senzel 1984 design from 2019 Update Series. This uniform goes in my Top 10 for best Throwback Uniforms to appear on a card.
2020 Topps Opening Day also released and besides the Aristedes Aquino in the same pic as the flagship series, Freddie Freeman is rocking those amazing 1974 Atlanta Braves home white jerseys. Have some Gypsy Queen coming soon as the opening I have seen of those look like some excellent Throwback pics in there including a Mike Trout.
Blog and curation of Throwback Baseball Games in MLB, along with the "Games-who-shalt-not-be-named" a.k.a. Turn Ahead the Clock.