Monday, May 23, 2016

The dime box frankenset, Page 13: Numbers 109-117

We had a close one last week.

Win -- 1995 SP #104 Ray Lankford (6 votes)

Place (tie) -- 2015 Stadium Club #100 Alex Cobb, 1991 Score #101 Kirt Manwaring (5 votes each)

Show (tie) -- 1994 Pinnacle #103 Jerald Clark, 1996 Score #108 Mike Macfarlane (4 votes each)

The acrobatic Ray Lankford edged out a one-vote victory over a couple of fierce competitors in Alex Cobb and Dime Box Frankenset MVP Kirt Manwaring last week, earning six of the 28 total tallies last week, mine included.

Besides the obvious quirkiness factor, I've always loved the Lankford for the sheer mystery of what exactly caused him to do a batter's box handstand in the first place.

We've got a fresh page of cards this week, all looking to win that prestigious frankenset crown.

Let's meet the nominees.

2001 Stadium Club #109 Mike Williams

The rare pitcher-centric play at the plate. 

1995 Topps #110 Walt Weiss

Double dipping the psychedelic '95 Topps way. 

1993 Upper Deck #111 Brady Anderson

That hopeless feeling. 

1999 Stadium Club #112 Chan Ho Park

Tough to tell if that's Dubble Bubble or good old Bazooka gum.

1995 Pinnacle #113 Mike Macfarlane

One PO'ed backstop. 

2001 Upper Deck #114 Rey Sanchez

Turning two at Yankee Stadium. 

2015 Topps Update #US-115 Stephen Vogt

A touching, candid moment from last year's Midsummer Classic. 

1983 Fleer #116 Dennis Leonard

Quality time with the men in blue. 

1993 Upper Deck #117 Lance Parrish

We close with a sacred catcher-runner-ump PATP combo from the beautiful '93 UD checklist.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Mark Kaz said...

Holy cow, this is a tough one! All of them are so damn good. Have never seen that Mike Williams card before, but I must obtain a copy for my frankenset! As good as that one is, though, the Parrish is hallowed card in the world of PATP and horizontal cards. A true classic!

Jeremya1um said...

My wife's name is Karen, so I have to go with the Vogt card. What's the story behind it? I didn't get a chance to watch the ASG last year.

Raphael Adams said...

Great set of pictures. You're right about Brady Anderson - the hopeless feeling of trying hard and being close.