Sunday, October 26, 2014

The dime box frankenset, Page 35: Numbers 307-315

Last week's frankenset voting came down to the wire.

Win -- 1973 Topps #302 Terry Crowley (16 votes)

Place -- 1996 Stadium Club #299 Fernando Vina (13 votes)

Show -- 1994 Pinnacle #304 Pat Meares (4 votes)

Records were set all over the place. Crowley's 16 votes are the most we've had for a single card since this whole frankenset business started. Vina's 13 are a new record for most tallies in a loss.

And the 36 total votes are a new single week record as well, so a huge, huge thanks to everyone who made last week's frankenset page so exciting. It took hours of deciding, but I ended up giving Vina the slight edge over Crowley with my tally.

Both are among my favorite cards in the entire set, and I can definitely see why Mr. Crowley ended up taking the crown.

I don't know if this week's frankenset page can match the drama of the last one, but let's give it a shot.

Here are the nominees.

1997 Upper Deck #307 Scott Erickson

AL pitcher at the plate!

1990 Upper Deck #308 Ed Whitson

Props to pitcher Ed Whitson for somehow making it to second base. 

1996 Stadium Club #309 Scott Servais

Didn't your mom ever tell you to not look directly at the sun?! 

1971 Topps #310 Tommie Agee

I can't help but wonder if this magnificent shot was taken during the same game as the famous (and eerily similar) '71 Topps Bud Harrelson

1992 Score #311 Jeff Reed

I'm at a loss for words every time I see this card.

I've always wanted to scan it side-by-side like that.

1995 Upper Deck #312 Steve Buechele

A little tyke on the field at Wrigley. 

1994 Upper Deck #313 Kurt Abbott

Double dip! 

1992 Topps #314 Jeff Huson

A fantastic double play marred only by the unfortunate Jose Canseco cameo. 

2002 UD Victory #315 Jason Bere

This pitcher at the plate (and our third different Cub) closes out this week's frankenset page.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Zippy Zappy said...

My vote goes to the Servais. I just love how both he and the Cardinal behind him have their hands up in the air.

Rosenort said...

I love that Jeff Reed, one of my all time favorite. That Steve Buechele card has always creeped me out, his face looks like a weird wax statue.

Salgado said...

I have voter's remorse. I voted for Agee, but I wish I picked Joliet Jeff. Dunston cameo in the Whitson card!

Matthew Scott said...

I'm going for Jeff Reed. It looks like a sniper got him.

Robert said...

The Agee all the way.

Adam Kaningher said...

Huson is a TV color analyst for the Rockies these days. My vote goes to him.