Well, it looks like we have ourselves a tie.
Both the double dipping/throwbacking (is that a word?) Jordan Danks and Aurelio Rodriguez (actually a Pittsburgh Pirates batboy) finished with eleven votes a piece last week. A deadlock in the second-to-last page of this frankenset. (My vote was with the batboy all the way.)
So, as has become custom with past tiebreakers, I ask the first three people who care to comment on this post to leave their chose between Danks and Rodriguez. The card that receives two of these three votes will win the page.
Let's break this deadlock.
EDIT: We have a winner!
Win -- 1969 Topps #653 Aurelio Rodriguez UER (11 votes + tiebreaker vote)
Place -- 2014 Topps #649 Jordan Danks (11 votes)
Show -- 1994 Topps #655 Charlie Hayes (8 votes)
In the meantime, it is my great, great pleasure to introduce this, the 74th and final page of my dime box frankenset, card numbers 658-666.
We're at eight of nine this week, as I have yet to find a candidate for the #665 slot.
Before we take a look at the nominees, I'd like to address what will happen after this final page. Yes, this may be the end of the frankenset binder, but it won't be the end of the frankenset voting.
See, I didn't start this whole voting thing until about a third of the way through my frankenset series, so the first 200-ish cards were not subject to competition. So, once this page is all said and done, we'll be reverting back to the first page so all of you can vote on those nominees.
Better yet, those first handful of pages have changed a lot since I first posted them, and, not to scare you away, but I think the decisions will get much, much tougher. So that's where we'll be going after this.
For now, let's meet the final eight nominees of this frankenset.
2011 Topps #658 Mitch Maier
Sorry, Mitch, but you're not bringing that ball back.
1991 Topps #659 Oscar Azocar
Another fantastic baseball card from a man who was privy to cardboard greatness.
1987 Donruss #660 Pete Ladd
1978 Topps #661 Grant Jackson
The grooviest of warmup jackets.
1991 Upper Deck #662 Dave Rohde
The flip-side autograph shot earns Mr. Rohde a spot in this frankenset.
1992 Topps #663 Greg Gagne
Double dipping with '92 Topps.
1994 Topps #664 Jeff Tackett
Out at the plate!
1991 Upper Deck #666 Mickey Hatcher
The frankenset ends with one of the infamous #666 Dodgers from UD's early years, and perhaps the very best front-back combo in this binder.
Well, that just about wraps it up. A fitting end to this frankenset, I think. The polls are now on the sidebar, but don't forget to break last week's tiebreaker first.