Last week's frankenset voting was a close one.
Win -- 1992 Pinnacle #596 Jim Gott (12 votes)
Place -- 1983 Fleer #603 Mario Soto (11 votes)
Show -- 1989 Score #595 Paul Gibson (8 votes)
It looked like Mario "Handle with Care" Soto had the crown in the bag for most of the week, but a late and unexpected surge from Jim "The Karate Kid" Gott stole the victory by a one-vote margin, 12-to-11. The 43 total tallies were the most we've seen in a while, and I thank people for hitting the polls.
I personally voted for Mr. Gibson because of the sheer hilarity of Tiger infielder Luis Salazar (not Alan Trammell, as I had previously believed) making a cup adjustment in the background.
That makes two straight weeks that I've voted for the eventual third-place finisher.
We have a fresh batch of nine new nominees on this week's page.
Let's meet them, shall we?
1991 Upper Deck #604 Jim Vatcher
Subliminal Nike advertising?
1991 Topps #605 Jeff Reardon
The curious case of the floating baseball.
1992 Pinnacle #606 Randy Tomlin
I pity the hitter who has to face the Vulcan change.
1989 Topps #607 Willie Ansley
That cartoon bulldog is freaking me out.
2005 Topps #608 Luis Gonzalez
You don't see serene pre-at-bat shots like these on cards too often.
1992 Pinnacle #609 Charles Nagy
More from Pinnacle's "Grips" subset with Charles Nagy's devastating slider.
1992 Pinnacle #610 Tom Candiotti
Another "Grips" suspect with Tom Candiotti's fluttering knuckler.
1993 Upper Deck #611 Francisco Cabrera
The 1992 NLCS hero himself showing off his hops.
1993 Upper Deck #612 Rey Sanchez
We close with a tilted turning two shot on "tattooine."
The polls are now on the sidebar.