Sunday, July 12, 2015

The dime box frankenset, Page 72: Numbers 640-648


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

Win -- 1986 Topps #639 Bo Diaz (15 votes)

Place -- 1992 Upper Deck #633 Jaime Navarro (6 votes)

Show (tie) -- 1990 Upper Deck #631 Drew Hall, 1990 Upper Deck #637 Trevor Wilson (5 votes each)

Bo Diaz separated himself from the rest of the pack pretty early and never looked back, taking fifteen of the 35 total votes last week.

When you combine the famous black borders of 1986 Topps and the nighttime shot, it may be one of the most aesthetically-pleasing cards in this frankenset, which meant that it easily received my vote. (Although I did give some thought to voting for the rotary phone Trevor Wilson.)

It might be the best of the best as far as '86 Topps is concerned.




We have a new batch of frankenset hopefuls at the ready.

I have yet to find a card to occupy the #648 slot, so we're at eight nominees again this week.

Let's meet them.



1989 Upper Deck #640 Danny Jackson

Something about the ferocity of the follow-through on this shot has always struck me as odd. 



1996 Collector's Choice #641 Fausto Cruz

So close, yet so far. 



2013 Topps #642 Austin Jackson

Throwing it back to the 1970s Tigers. 



2014 Topps #643 Alex Guerrero

Double dipping the horizontal way with 2014 Topps. 



1991 Upper Deck #644 Mike Bell

A pose worthy of 1960s Topps.



1993 Upper Deck #645 Phil Hiatt

In a '93 UD checklist stuffed with gems, this is one of the finest. 



1992 Topps #646 Craig Wilson

Killing time with a little dugout juggling. 



1985 Donruss #647 Kurt Bevacqua

We close with a baseball card glamour shot gone terribly wrong.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!

3 comments:

Zippy Zappy said...

I wanted to go with Guerrero but that (not) glamorr shot gets my vote.

Tony Burbs said...

I have to go with Danny Jackson doing his best impression of a slingshot.

Matthew Scott said...

Bevacqua is just too good not to pick.