Monday, May 30, 2016

The dime box frankenset, Page 14: Numbers 118-126

We had another tight race last week.

Win -- 1995 Topps #110 Walt Weiss (5 votes)

Place (tie) -- 1993 Upper Deck #111 Brady Anderson, 2015 Topps Update #US-115 Stephen Vogt, 1993 Upper Deck #117 Lance Parrish (4 votes each)

Show (tie) -- 1999 Stadium Club #112 Chan Ho Park, 1983 Fleer #116 Dennis Leonard (3 votes each)

These might be the most spread-out results I can remember, because it usually takes more than five votes to take a frankenset crown. We very nearly had a four-way tie for first before a late tally pushed the double-dipping Walt Weiss over the top.

I personally had my hat in the Lance Parrish ring, but I don't have any real qualms about the winner here.

We're back with a fresh page of nine new hopefuls.

I have a feeling it'll be another close one this week, so, without further ado, let's meet the nominees.

1998 Fleer Tradition #118 Rico Brogna

A nod to the Negro League's Philadelphia Stars. 

1990 Upper Deck #119 Brett Butler

Eagerly awaiting the results at first (with a Roberto Alomar cameo). 

2016 Topps #120 Alcides Escobar WS

One of the more exciting World Series moments of my lifetime. 

1998 Fleer Tradition #121 Jay Bell

Family matters at the ballpark. 

 1994 Upper Deck #122 Jose Vizcaino

Sending an infielder head-over-heels.

2016 Topps Opening Day #OD-123 Johnny Giavotella

Postgame Gatorade showers are quickly becoming a fixture on cards these days, and I'm completely fine with that. 

1994 Upper Deck #124 Eduardo Perez

Don't think he much agreed with that call. 

1978 Topps #125 George Scott

All smiles by the batting cage.

1991 Studio #126 Jeff Kunkel

We close with some serious bubble trouble in Studio form.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Fuji said...

That Weiss is pretty sweet. Don't think I've seen that card before.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, there's a major mistake on that Alcides Escobar card! Topps inadvertently allowed a *Met* to be shown on a World Series card! As a bitter Mets fan, it seems like Topps did their best to ignore the *other* team in the 2015 World Series (even leaving the Mets' Game 3 win out of the Heritage subset).

Grumpiness aside, I was tempted by Boomer Scott, but I went with Rico Brogna, both for the cool throwback and Rico's cool name.

Mark Kaz said...

Thank you, Joe, for pointing that out. I didn't want to be the only grumpy Mets fan out there. You'd have thought KC swept 'em the way Topps treated the Series in their products. Whatever, I'm over it (not really, I guess).

As for the matter at hand, Kunkel would've gotten my vote had my boy Rico Brogna not made an appearance...

John Miller said...

This is a tough choice this week.

Adam Kaningher said...

Giavotella has one of my favorite cards in 2016 Topps. I'll go with that.

Steve, the Library Guy said...

I have loved the Boomer card for 38 years,gotta go with George C. Scott.

Mark Hoyle said...

Gotta love the Boomer