Monday, October 24, 2016

The Frankenset Bracket: The Elite Eight (Pt. 1)


Let's see how the final part of the Sweet 16 played out.

#1 (Page 70) -- 1973 Topps #627 Luis Alvarado (29 votes)

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#13 (Page 17) -- 1981 Fleer #148 Ellis Valentine (8 votes)




#2 (Page 53) -- 1971 Topps #476 Dal Maxvill (24 votes)

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#6 (Page 65) -- 1988 Fleer #582 Tim Flannery (13 votes)




#9 (Page 47) -- 1973 Topps #420 Tommie Agee (25 votes)

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#12 (Page 1) -- 1960 Topps #5 Wally Moon (11 votes)




#15 (Page 28) -- 1970 Topps #252 Lowell Palmer (21 votes)

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#3 (Page 15) -- 1973 Topps #133 Dave Roberts (17 votes)

As I kind of expected, Alvarado, Maxvill, and Agee all advanced to the Elite Eight with commanding victories last week. Meanwhile, Lowell Palmer -- a #15 seed Cinderella story that has captured the hearts of the nation -- continued his improbable run with a slim win over the '73 Topps Dave Roberts, a set that has been tough to knock out in this tournament.

On to the Elite Eight we go.

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Like the Sweet 16, I'll be splitting the Elite Eight voting into halves with two matchups this week and two next week.

The winners of this sure-to-be-exctiting round will move on to the Final Four.





#13 (Page 5) -- 1996 Score #38 Bip Roberts

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#3 (Page 3) -- 1972 Topps #19 Billy Cowan





#4 (Page 34) -- 1973 Topps #302 Terry Crowley

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#2 (Page 63) -- 1976 Topps #564 Kurt Bevacqua

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!

2 comments:

John Miller said...

Congrats for your Cubbies. Looks like a slam dunk on the voting this week.

Mike said...

I'm gonna miss Wally Moon!!