Sunday, September 28, 2014

The dime box frankenset, Page 31: Numbers 271-279

Let's take a look at how last week's frankenset voting turned out.

Win -- 1992 Upper Deck #268 Mike Benjamin (11 votes)

Place -- 1978 Topps #267 Doug Ault (9 votes)

Show (tie) -- 1973 Topps #263 George Scott, 1997 Topps #266 Eric Owens (6 votes each)

I tend to think this was a bit of an upset. As perhaps the most "throwback" card ever, Mike Benjamin took down two strong vintage competitors with the Scott and Ault. I myself voted for Ault because of the backstory behind it.

The 35 total votes in this round were the most we've had in the short history of this frankenset. A huge thanks to everyone who made their voices heard last week.

Let's see if we can keep those vote totals going for today's frankenset page.

Unfortunately, I haven't yet found a nominee for card #276 in this frankenset.

As a result, this week's page will only feature eight competitors.

Let's meet them, shall we?

1992 Upper Deck Minors #271 Eduardo Perez

One of the few minor league multiple-exposure shots I've ever seen. 

2014 Topps #272 Carlos Villanueva

Long live the handlebar! 

1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier

A beautiful play at the plate that only '73 Topps could produce. 

1999 Topps #274 Brian Hunter

The stolen base bandit at work. 

1971 Topps #275 Vada Pinson

A fantastic post-play at the play shot with a bonus Thurman Munson cameo. 

1992 Donruss #277 Delino DeShields

An action-packed double dip with another notable cameo, this time from Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine. 

1997 Topps #278 Orlando Merced

I spy everything from hats to programs to tickets in this nice horizontal autograph shot. 

1997 Stadium Club #279 Scott Servais

The intense collision at the plate that we'll probably never see again.

There's your look at this week's nominees. The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Salgado said...

True story: At the 2013 Cubs Convention, I was waiting in line for a Carlos Villanueva autograph. He signed for the first few people before he saw his 2014 Topps card for the first time. When he got a hold of one, he said, "Oh, they got the mustache? Nice."

Always cool to hear the athletes geek out over their cards like we do. Carlos got my vote this round for this reason.

Kevin Papoy said...

There's just something about that 71 Topps that's mesmerizing. The photo is incredible

Ana Lu said...

Voted for Speier like I said before. Two great dust cards but Speier wins ;)

The Hunter card is really one of a kind!

Matthew Scott said...

The Hunter card is great.

Bo said...

Hey did you get the chart I sent you a few days ago with possible fill-ins for the holes in this collection?

gcrl said...

2008 ud first edtion justin maxwell is 276 - i thought you had one of those. otherwise, hoyt wilhelm's 1965 card is 276. wish i had an extra to send you...

Adam Kaningher said...

I ran across the Hunter in my duplicates box today. It's almost goofy enough for a UD card.