Sunday, July 26, 2015

The dime box frankenset, Page 74 (The Final Page): Numbers 658-666


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

Goggles! 



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.

Happy voting!

8 comments:

Tony Burbs said...

I almost cast my vote for the desperate Mitch Maier robbing attempt; but, Azocar ended up stealing my vote from him instead. Poor guy can't get a break.

Brian said...

I vote that BatBoy breaks the tie... have to go with Mickey Hatcher for this week's set.

The last Dime Box Frankenset day!?! Congratulations on the series, it's been a great read every week.

Nick said...

Again, this is not the end of the frankenset series, friends!

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"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, this will not 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."

Mike said...

Batboy!!

jaybarkerfan said...

Did you get my box?

Jsmith28 said...

Idk why but is it just me or does anyone else love the 2011 Topps set. its honestly one of my favorites.

Tony said...

I've always loved that Azocar!I had high hopes for Oscar,back when I thought I could just look at a player and know he was going to become a star.He'll get my pick.

The Junior Junkie said...

Real hard not to vote for that Oscar, but Hatcher's giant glove and flipped bill take it for me.