Hakeem Olajuwon Cameo Cards - HELP WANTED

by donaldinho - 662 cards (Last updated on Nov 29, 2022)


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62. 1992-93 Upper Deck European (Spanish) #207 Christian Laettner


Thanks RefsInTheBack for finding this one!

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Sep 11, 2021 - 12:43AM
Bluerefractor
 

Love this

 
Sep 11, 2021 - 11:47AM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 11, 2021 - 8:35PM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 12, 2021 - 12:37AM
donaldinho

Appreciate the help!

Sep 12, 2021 - 11:21PM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 13, 2021 - 8:32AM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack,

I have added all of the cards you have pointed out to my list.  Thanks for all of your help!

Sep 18, 2021 - 12:14AM
Drudpwn99

There should be a sublist for the cards where it is clear Hakeem is going to block the shot or is making the shooter alter and miss it (I think the Tisdale is showing an imminent swat). As a certified Hakeem fan from the first time I randomly selected Houston Rockets on NBA Jam arcade game, I actually had started saving cards like this but did not know many of the cards. Thanks for putting this together -- it gives me some cards to target.

Sep 20, 2021 - 5:00PM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

Glad you like the list.  When I started it I thought I would find 100 or 200 cards.  The list is already over 400 cards.

It would be cool to make a sublist for different categories.  Ex. Good defense, blocking shots, or getting dunked on by Jordan.

If you find any that I am missing please let me know.

Thanks,

May 10, 2022 - 9:15PM
Drudpwn99

I didn't see this Kenny Smith card when he was on the Hawks. Hakeem is probably not going to get the block on this shot. I thought it was cool to have the future teamates in the shot.

1990-91 NBA Hoops - [Base] #33

May 11, 2022 - 7:59AM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

Thanks for the help.  I added the Kenny Smith card to the list!

May 15, 2022 - 10:15AM
RefsInTheBack


Edited on: May 15, 2022 - 10:16AM

May 16, 2022 - 4:03PM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack,

I have added all of the cards you have pointed out to my list.  Thanks AGAIN for all of your help!

May 23, 2022 - 10:46PM
RefsInTheBack
May 24, 2022 - 8:00AM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack,

I have added the Raptors Hakeem cameo card to the list.  That is only the second one I have seen.  The other one is https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2978/cid/732847/2001-02-Topps-Chrome-165-Kwame-Brown.   Thanks AGAIN AGAIN for all of your help!

May 25, 2022 - 9:51PM
RefsInTheBack

I came across a parallel first, but there is obviously a base version (and another parallel too):

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/25776/cid/3016723/1997-98-Fleer---Traditions-Crystal-122-Elden-Campbell

May 26, 2022 - 7:43PM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack,

I have those Elden Campbell cards on the list!  Thanks!

Aug 27, 2022 - 7:18PM
Drudpwn99

1993-94 NBA Hoops Basketball # 260 Larry Johnson All Star

I don't think I saw this one on the list. Interestingly, I am positive this is a different photo of the the exact same move depicted on the Larry Johnson 92-93 Upper Deck All-Star card.


Edited on: Aug 27, 2022 - 7:21PM

Aug 27, 2022 - 7:31PM
Drudpwn99

1993-94 Hoops #259 Scottie Pippen All Star card.

Aug 27, 2022 - 11:28PM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99,

Thank you for the comments!

Aug 28, 2022 - 10:44PM
Drudpwn99

1993-94 Upper Deck Top Prospects Lindsey Hunter #492.

This has shown to be a fairly common angle/shot involving Hakeem cameo cards with a player going up to the basket and there is that scoreboard sign in the picture between the lower and upper decks at the Summit.

1994-95 Upper Deck Basketball #194 Carlos Rogers Draft Analysis

 

Hakeem is just everywhere.

Aug 29, 2022 - 5:28PM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99,

Thank you for the comments!  I appreciate all of your help with the list.

Hakeem is everywhere.  When I started the list I would have been suprised if I found 200 different cameo cards.  This list is almost at 550 cards.

Sep 1, 2022 - 1:57AM
Drudpwn99

1994-95 Skybox #332 Dikembe Mutumbo. Hakeem is on the back of the card.

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2265/cid/680252/1994-95-SkyBox-332-Dikembe-Mutombo?PageIndex=4

 

 


Edited on: Sep 1, 2022 - 2:01AM

Sep 1, 2022 - 2:12AM
Drudpwn99

Would you think that Hakeem is the most cameo-d player in basketball card history? It would actually make sense given his position and prevalence of certain types of photos used for basketball cards (e.g., moves close to the rim).

Sep 1, 2022 - 7:15AM
donaldinho

I knew Hakeem had a lot of cameo cards.  That is why I started this list.  A year into compiling the list I would have to agree with you that I do believe he has the most cameo cards.

Sep 5, 2022 - 7:28AM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 6, 2022 - 3:51PM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack,

That is an Olajuwon card.

Sep 15, 2022 - 7:13PM
Drudpwn99

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Edited on: Sep 15, 2022 - 7:15PM

Sep 15, 2022 - 9:58PM
Drudpwn99

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2153/cid/674003/1993-94-Hoops-333-Lindsey-Hunter

I have a strong suspicion that is Hakeem's hand with the tape.

Sep 16, 2022 - 4:15PM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

I agree!

Sep 17, 2022 - 6:46PM
Drudpwn99

Its going on the list, right? [I see it now. I appreciate you referencing me for the ones I've pointed out -- it gives me great pride and satisfaction.]


Edited on: Sep 17, 2022 - 6:50PM

Sep 18, 2022 - 9:14AM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

Thanks for all of the help with the list!

Sep 25, 2022 - 7:37PM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 25, 2022 - 9:57PM
RefsInTheBack
Sep 26, 2022 - 9:03AM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack

Thanks for the help with the list.  The last two cards have been added.

Sep 26, 2022 - 11:27AM
Drudpwn99

Is there a way to do a quick search through the list to find a particular word or card# in order to determine whether a card is on the list? I don't want to be bothersome with pointing out cards that are actually on the list already -- I keep on finding more and now see it doesn't apparently go into chronoligical order as new cards are added. I will look over entire list and try and hopefully I can remember enough going forward to know cards not in list I come across -- this has inspired me to keep all cards with Hakeem cameos and revive a little collection I had going back in the day -- please forgive me if I make some mistakes on this in pointing out cards already on the list.

Sep 26, 2022 - 12:31PM
donaldinho

Click on anyones list. 

Top right corner click on "Update your collection."

This brings you to a sorted list.

 

Hope that helps.

Sep 26, 2022 - 1:34PM
Drudpwn99

Yes! Thank you for that tip. I am seeing RefsInTheBack is identifying a bunch of cards and its spurring a competitive fire in me to step up my game to match him. And its all for the greater good as opposed to personal glory, getting back in touch with why I became Hakeem fan in the first place. 

Sep 26, 2022 - 9:43PM
donaldinho

Let's go!!!

Oct 4, 2022 - 12:55AM
Drudpwn99

Boom!!!

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2843/cid/710861/1999-00-SkyBox-Dominion-106-Lamond-Murray?PageIndex=2

Checked and not on the list. There is this LCS in Sacramento I found that has a bunch of these big 10 cents boxes with the remains of collections bought. There are actually some legit cards in there that make them worth going through, but now I've been looking and finding Hakeem cameo cards. Its actually quite enjoyable and I'm going to build up a collection of my own  -- 10 cents for a card with Hakeem in it is a steal. I think all major American releases during his playing days is an achievable goal worth pursuing.

Do you have a collection of these cards yourself, and, if so, how many you got?

Also, did you see Taco Bell has brought back the Double Decker taco? I'm pscyhed not just because its good, but it brings back a cool connection with Hakeem. Do you know what I am referring to?

Oct 4, 2022 - 8:43AM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

I am always looking for the Olajuwon cameo cards.  I find most of the cards for the list from searching my collection, comc, tcdb, or ebay.  I have over 200 of them so far.  Collecting cards is a fun hobby for me, and this collection definitely isn't going to break the bank.

Double Decker Taco = Olajuwon vs Shaq commercials!!! lol.

Oct 4, 2022 - 3:46PM
Drudpwn99

Olajuwon and the Double Decker taco is probably one of the best product endorsements -- such a perfect fit. That was Olajuwon's one and only national endorsement/ad campaign (his LA Gear shoes didn't ), and it wasn't even for Taco Bell generallyl it was solely for the Double Decker because I figure it met his very high standards (only other food item comparable at that time was the Mexican Pizza). Can you imagine how good one of those would be during Ramadan at sundown after not eating all day?   I got that every time I went to Taco Bell, and I was legitimately bummed when I ordered it 2 years ago and was told they no longer served it. I asked if they could still make me one, and the person said that they had been doing that for a while because people also asked, but the manager told them to stop.

I was going to write a post about this in the forum section and I ended up on a journey of reflection and self-exploration. I decided to write a personal essay on the signficance of Olajuwon and the Double Decker taco in my life and a big part of who I am as a person. I will post it here when I am done. 

Oct 4, 2022 - 3:50PM
Drudpwn99

I just can't even remember what life was like before the Double Decker taco, other than that it was dangerous because of the potential to get a razor sharp taco shard stuck in your throat; the Double Decker taco eliminated that problem altogether.

Oct 4, 2022 - 5:40PM
donaldinho

That sounds like a good read!

#Crunchy #Soft 

Oct 17, 2022 - 6:30AM
Drudpwn99

I've been feeling down because I haven't been coming across any Hakeem cameo cards lately. But then I found this:

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2086/cid/664223/1991-92-Hoops-553-Mark-Macon

This may very well be the best cameo shot of Hakeem (can't think of any better ones than this) -- you can see Macon is obviuously going to miss this shot and might actually end up landing on the ground without even getting shot off. You can see in his face the sudden realization that beating his man off dribble and taking it to the hole was actually a horrible offensive move with Hakeem patrolling the paint, and exactly what the defense wanted him to do. Mr. Macon, let me introduce you to Mr. Olajuwon! I think the picture of Macon on the back of the card was taken after this game.


Edited on: Oct 17, 2022 - 6:31AM

Oct 17, 2022 - 8:19AM
donaldinho

True that!

Favorite Olajuwon cameo cards are when he is blocking other players.

Least favorite Olajuwon cameo cards are when he is getting dunked on.

Oct 22, 2022 - 1:16PM
Drudpwn99
Oct 22, 2022 - 1:35PM
Drudpwn99

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2153/cid/673752?PageIndex=1

Hakeem is back to the left -- I zoomed in to confirm the jersey is 34.

Oct 22, 2022 - 1:41PM
Drudpwn99

And another one, and another one....

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2153/cid/673874?PageIndex=1

Can't stop, won't stop....

Oct 22, 2022 - 1:46PM
Drudpwn99

I keep goin and goin but I'm not the pink bunny,

Instead of beatin on a drum I never stop finding Hakeem cameo cards.

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2153/cid/673929?PageIndex=1

Oct 23, 2022 - 12:01AM
donaldinho

Nice finds Drudpwn99.  I like the Barros card!

Oct 27, 2022 - 12:04AM
Drudpwn99

Ya, that Barros card definitely involves a swat.

Oct 30, 2022 - 3:27PM
Drudpwn99

This isn't a card, but you should check it out -- Garnett is talkin about how he had no comeback to Hakeem's trash talk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k70cag5CauY

Oct 31, 2022 - 6:14AM
Drudpwn99

here is one you are going to like.. A LOT!!

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2118/cid/671660/1992-93-Ultra-140-Jeff-Ruland

this could be the best one ever.  look at Jeff Ruland's face. 

Oct 31, 2022 - 8:04AM
donaldinho

That is a cool one!

The old school Olajuwon goggles!

Oct 31, 2022 - 12:08PM
Drudpwn99

the goggles are so awesome. Hakeem is the only player in NBA history who made them look cool. 

Nov 3, 2022 - 7:08PM
Drudpwn99
Nov 3, 2022 - 7:11PM
Drudpwn99

Here is a Shaq card that may not look that epic, but Hakeem is definitely messing with Shaq's game because that is not a shot Shaq wants to take. I assume he missed this shot.

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2359/cid/684812?PageIndex=1

Nov 3, 2022 - 7:13PM
Drudpwn99

Kevin Johnson card -- I hate KJ because of that dunk he did on Hakeem.

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2359/cid/684823?PageIndex=1

Nov 3, 2022 - 7:18PM
Drudpwn99
Nov 3, 2022 - 7:21PM
Drudpwn99

Ok, I now see these cards were on the list already. Darn. I thought I was on fire.

Nov 4, 2022 - 3:44PM
donaldinho

You don't have to remind me about the Kevin Johnson dunk!  

As always, thanks for all of the help with the list!

 

Nov 21, 2022 - 11:49PM
Drudpwn99

I've been a little down lately because I havent come across any new Hakeem cameo cards. But today I found this:

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2118/cid/671811/1992-93-Ultra-291-Matt-Geiger

Matt Geiger with hair!

Nov 22, 2022 - 8:30AM
donaldinho

The list is up to 563 cards!  Everytime I think the list is almost complete you find another cameo card!

Nov 23, 2022 - 9:15PM
RefsInTheBack
Nov 23, 2022 - 11:31PM
donaldinho

RefsInTheBack

Thanks for the help with the list.

Nov 27, 2022 - 6:53PM
Drudpwn99

Ok, check out this card. I believe Hakeem Olajuwom is on the back of the card -- he is sitting next to the coach and his head is immediately to the left of the player in the card at the level of the number on the jersey, and you can zoom in between the guy's legs and see a leg with a red knee pad and what looks like Olajuwon's LA Gear shoes. Hakeem also had a fairly prominent mustache this year as seen in other cards that appears to be present here. This would be a game where Hakeem would likely be sitting on the bench because the Rockets player playing defense was not a starter (its not Scott Brooks, but someone further down the depth chart who would only be in a game that was a complete blowout and Hakeem would not be in the game), I can clearly see Robert Horry on the bench as well, this was a game against  the T-Wolves and they were terrible (and a road game for them too). I think its a strong case and all evidence points to Hakeem. Only other person it could be would be Tree Rollins maybe, but I don't think that would be him.

What do you think? the zoom feature on the page is pretty decent at enlarging it enough to see the evidence.

https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2192/cid/676267?PageIndex=1


Edited on: Nov 27, 2022 - 10:44PM

Nov 28, 2022 - 8:53AM
donaldinho

Drudpwn99

I agree that is Olajuwon!



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