Last week's frankenset voting was a shocker to me.
Win -- 1999 Topps #274 Brian Hunter (10 votes)
Place (tie) -- 1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier, 1997 Stadium Club #279 Scott Servais (6 votes each)
Show -- 1971 Topps #275 Vada Pinson (5 votes)
The Hunter is an outstanding card, but I didn't think it had enough power to take the crown. I figured the vintage goodness of Speier and/or Pinson would beat it. Or possibly the Servais collision at the plate, which is the card I ended up voting for.
Undeterred, the bag bandit stole the victory last week, taking ten of the 28 total votes. A slight dip from the 35 we saw a couple weeks ago, but still a nice number nonetheless.
Let's see if we can get the turnout up a tick this week.
Today's completed frankenset page is nothing but '90s.
Every card you see here was produced between 1992 and '97. A happy accident, I guess.
Let's meet the nominees.
1996 Stadium Club #280 Jeff Conine
Jeff Conine, racquetball enthusiast.
1995 Upper Deck #281 Mike Bordick
An outstanding double dip, complete with a lurking outfield decal in the backdrop.
1992 Stadium Club #282 Lonnie Smith
A bone-jarring collision at the plate from the 1991 World Series.
1992 Upper Deck #283 Jose Oquendo
Ryno makes a cameo on this nice double play shot.
1997 Ultra #284 Joey Hamilton
Joey Hamilton channeling his inner Cat in the Hat at Wrigley.
1993 Upper Deck #285 Mickey Morandini
Out by that much, Mr. Morandini.
1995 Stadium Club #286 Jeff Montgomery
Stadium Club really went the extra mile for this "fireman" photo shoot.
1992 Upper Deck #287 Mark Eichhorn
A great shot of Mark Eichhorn signing for a few members of our armed forces.
1993 Upper Deck #288 Jose Melendez
That little tyke is probably in his mid-twenties by now.
On a personal level, this week's batch may be my toughest decision yet. All nine candidates are highly viable options. It may be a couple days before I decide who to pick.
In the meantime, the polls are now on the sidebar.