After a bit of a hiatus, I'm happy to report that the frankenset is back.
From this point forward, however, we're going to tweak the format a bit.
For those who might be new to this blog, my "Dime Box Frankenset" is a collection of cool or interesting cards I've come across during my travels in the hobby. Some are from my many mini-collections, while others are simply fun pieces I've found.
The goal of a frankenset is to compile a series of different sets and designs into one custom-made checklist. This post, for example, features the best cards I've found with numbers between 199 and 207, with a few words on why each made the cut.
Also, none of the players you'll see are from my cavalcade of "binder guys". It's my little way of honoring those who haven't made my binders over the years.
I've felt that my last few frankenset posts were a tad stale, which led to me taking a brief sabbatical from the series for a while. I've decided to bring them back with a new format that involves you, the reader.
All you have to do is take a look at the page of frankenset nominees and decide which one you like best. I'll be putting up a poll on the sidebar of this blog each week for votes to be counted. As always, feel free to comment on why you like a certain card, but a tally on the sidebar is all I ask.
I'll be voting myself, as I'm curious to see how well my choices match up with those of my fellow readers.
I'll crown a "king" of each frankenset page every week based on the voting results. If this format lasts long enough, I'm thinking of doing a tournament-like competition with each page king at some point down the road.
So, without further ado, here are your next nine frankenset nominees.
1993 Topps #199 Junior Ortiz
Play at the plate, and one of three parts.
2013 Topps #200 Scott Downs
2006 Upper Deck #201 Todd Jones
Kick out the jams!
1995 Upper Deck Special Edition #202 Rod Beck
A rare relief pitcher at the plate.
1995 Pinnacle #203 Kurt Manwaring
Play at the plate #2.
1993 Upper Deck #204 Mike Perez
Mike Perez autographing his 1993 Upper Deck card...on his 1993 Upper Deck card.
I still don't know how Upper Deck conjured up such sorcery.
2011 Topps Update #US-205 DJ LeMahieu
Crosstown double dip.
2011 Topps #206 Chase Headley
1998 Upper Deck #207 Andy Ashby
I'm hoping this new format will freshen these frankenset posts up a little. After all, I've always been a sucker for a little cardboard competition.
The poll is now up on the sidebar.