Let's take a look at how the last round of frankenset voting turned out.
Win -- 1995 Collector's Choice SE #197 Jose Rijo (9 votes)
Place -- 1995 Upper Deck Minors #196 Jayson Peterson (5 votes)
Show -- 2011 Topps Opening Day #190 Elvis Andrus (4 votes)
Dr. Jose Rijo took nine of the 30 total tallies to earn himself the final slot in the frankenset bracket. I couldn't resist casting my ballot with the former Red goofball, meaning that I agreed with the eventual victors in each of the last seven frankenset pages.
Not a bad way to close things out.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the following: The Frankenset Bracket is now underway.
I've culled all of the 74 frankenset champions and sorted them according to how many votes they individually collected in their victories. The top 54 winners are safe. The final 20 are subject to the play-in rounds that will take place over the course of the upcoming two weeks.
Since an ideal bracket consists of 64 contestants (have you seen March Madness?), we'll have to send some hopefuls home before this thing ever really gets started. Your votes will determine who gets to join in on the bracketology fun during the next two weeks of head-to-head play-in matchups. (Five this week, five next week.)
So, without further ado, let's get the bracket underway with our first batch of play-in rounds, shall we?
Play-In Seed #1 (Page 57) -- 1992 Stadium Club #507 Jay Bell
Play-In Seed #20 (Page 25) -- 1994 Upper Deck Minors #217 Oscar Munoz
#2 (Page 58) -- 1994 Stadium Club #521 Chan Ho Park
#19 (Page 13) -- 1995 Topps #110 Walt Weiss
#3 (Page 26) -- 1992 Stadium Club #232 Andy Van Slyke
#18 (Page 34) -- 2013 Topps #334 Derek Norris
#4 (Page 44) -- 1974 Topps #392 Dick Green
#17 (Page 12) -- 1995 SP #104 Ray Lankford
#5 (Page 49) -- 1973 Topps #440 Glenn Beckert
#16 (Page 8) -- 1994 Upper Deck Minors #70 Alvin Morman
Happy voting, and let's get The Frankenset Bracket underway!