Sunday, September 14, 2014

The dime box frankenset, Page 29: Numbers 253-261

Put the glasses on, Shades! Give 'em what they want!

Win -- 1970 Topps #252 Lowell Palmer (8 votes)

Place -- 1980 Topps #246 Tim Foli (5 votes)

Show -- 2000 Stadium Club Chrome #250 Rick Asadoorian (3 votes)

Last week's voting was a lot closer than I expected. Lowell Palmer received a third of the 24 total votes, barely edging out the underdog Tim Foli for the victory. Eight of the nine cards in the page received at least one vote. (Sorry, Andy Benes.)

I agreed with the masses on this one. The Palmer is probably one of my five favorite cards in this entire frankenset because of those killer shades.

As always, thanks to everyone who voted. Last week's page got a lot of feedback in the comments. Keep those coming, but remember to cast your tally on the sidebar as well. Let's see if we can beat last week's 24 vote total.

On that note, I'm happy to present this week's nominees.

This group has perhaps the best mix of eras, brands, and various niches we've seen yet.

Here's a closer look.

1973 Topps #253 Mark Belanger

A likely double dip from one of the craziest days the baseball card industry has ever seen.

1993 Ultra #254 Mike Bordick

A certain double play, and a darn fine one at that. 

1998 Pacific #255 Kevin Orie


1976 Topps #256 Rowland Office

The famous lemon-faced shot that became a vivid memory for kid collectors in the 1970's, including my dad. 

1993 Stadium Club #257 Oscar Azocar

A man and his bat are hard to separate. 

1991 Upper Deck #258 Jose Lind

The double dip on the front originally got this card into my frankenset, but the back has made it last.

1991 Stadium Club #259 Shane Mack

I don't know when, where, or why this photo was taken, but it sure stands out. 

1991 Studio #260 "Black & Decker"

Name-wise, I doubt baseball has seen a better battery than Bud Black and Steve Decker.

1997 Collector's Choice #261 Mark Langston

The rare American League pitcher at the plate.

I'm curious to see who emerges victorious this week. I know who'll get my vote, but I don't know if I'll agree with the majority.

The polls are now on the sidebar. You know what to do.

Happy voting!


Julie Owens said...

The AzocarD has long been a favorite of mine. I chuckle every time I see it. I'd planned a post around this one. Often overlooked, card backs feature some fantastic shots - as the Lind. All great selections for your page! My vote is in!

P-town Tom said...

I remember chasing the Black and Decker card back in the early '90s. I bought tons of Studio and it eluded until I picked it up later at a show.

That said, I like the Jose Lind card. Although, I think the Rowland Office has the best chance to win.

FWIW, I think the blogosphere needs more polls. This little series is one of my favorites because I get to vote! Thanks, Nick!

Matthew Scott said...

I love the Azocar card.

Adam Kaningher said...

Was thinking of voting for Bordick, since 1993 Ultra was probably the first premium set I collected.

But then there's that Azocar. That one really brought a smile to my face. Voted!

Dave said...

That Lind is classic, I recently did some Lind posts, too. Anyway, I added you to my blogroll: