Sunday, December 7, 2014

The dime box frankenset, Page 41: Numbers 361-369


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

Win -- 1992 Leaf #355 Luis Rivera (11 votes)

Place -- 1997 Upper Deck #352 Kirt Manwaring (7 votes)

Show -- 2014 Topps #357 Lorenzo Cain (5 votes)

I agreed with the masses this time around in voting for Mr. Rivera, who ended up taking eleven of the 34 total votes.

I don't know if I've ever seen a more oddly-cropped card. Half of the guy's body is out of the frame, surrounded by a cloud of dust in a shot that looks like it was taken with a camera imbedded in the dirt.

It's just a strangely fantastic baseball card all around.




On that note, let's get into this week's page.

We're back to a full page of nine nominees now.

Here they are.



1995 Score #361 Brian Anderson

It's all about the Rod Carew cameo. 



2010 Upper Deck #362 Mark Ellis

Unlicensed throwback! 



1998 Ultra Gold Medallion #363G Jose Offerman

A great double dip with a bonus appearance from Nomar. 



1995 Pinnacle #364 Gregg Jefferies 

It's a giant Gregg Jefferies!

SAVE YOURSELF!



1998 Topps #365 Jermaine Allensworth

A beautiful play at the plate in the shadows. 



2010 Upper Deck #366 Michael Wuertz

Another unlicensed throwback from 2010 UD, presumably from the same game as the Ellis.



1992 Score #367 Matt Merullo

Probably the most emphatic out call you'll ever find on a baseball card.



1997 Collector's Choice #368 Wilton Guerrero

I wonder what a Wilton Guerrero autograph goes for these days?



1992 Upper Deck #369 Greg Briley

Greg Briley played in 598 career big league games, not one of them as a catcher.

That closes out this week's frankenset page on what is officially this blog's three-year anniversary.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!

4 comments:

Zippy Zappy said...

I'll go with the Anderson. It looks like he just stepped in dog poo and he and Carew are examining it.

Julie Owens said...

Catcher - my fave position in the game. I voted thusly. ;)

Bo said...

Just wanted to share with you that I was at a new card shop today that opened recently in my county. The guy asks me if I am looking for something. I asked if there were any dime boxes. His response? "What's a dime box?" I explained to him about a box of common cards mixed together that you could pull from. He pulled out a bunch of boxes of star players in plastics and said they would be all different prices but more than a dime.

Tony L. said...

Congrats on the three-year anniversary.

I think that umpire is actually going to punch Matt Merullo in the back of the head, not call the runner out.