Page #3 (Numbers 28-36):
Completion Status: 9/9
Numbers Needed: None.
1995 Pinnacle #28 Derrick May
A leaping grab at the ivy.
2000 Just Minors #29 Brian Daubach
Brian Daubach celebrating with...whatever the heck that mascot is supposed to be.
1993 Classic #T30 Junior Felix
Baseball card ballet.
2016 Topps Update #US-31 Eduardo Nunez
Turning two at the Midsummer Classic.
1973 Topps #32 Fred Norman
One of the shiniest gems from the legendary '73 Topps checklist.
1973 Topps #33 Jim Breazeale
Jim Breazeale and his curious frames completes the '73 Topps one-two punch.
2013 Topps Update #US-34 AJ Pollock
For the win!
1995 Topps #35 Ricky Bones
Either Ricky Bones's hand is really big, or that water bottle is really small.
1994 Collector's Choice #36 Wilson Alvarez
Wilson Alvarez giving some tips to a young Sox fan.
Cards By Decade:
1970's -- 2 (Running total: 2)
1990's -- 4 (Running total: 18)
2000's -- 1 (Running total: 4)
2010's -- 2 (Running total: 9)
Double Dips -- 1 (Running total: 6)
At the Wall -- 1 (Running total: 4)
Cards with Kids -- 1 (Running total: 3)
Play at the Plate -- 1 (Running total: 1)
Paul Goldschmidt makes a special appearance on this All-Star Game double dip.
This Magic Moment
I could've taken the easy way out and decided to date the aforementioned Eduardo Nunez double play, which was turned at the 2016 All-Star Game (of course).
But that's not how we do things here: instead, I sought out to find the exact moment this celebratory shot of AJ Pollock was taken. The D-Backs players spilling out of the dugout would seem to indicate a walk-off win taking place, which makes this task a whole lot easier.
It seems certain this photo was snapped as Pollock was in the process of scoring the winning run in a game against the Dodgers on April 14th, 2013, early enough in the season for the shot to appear in a late-calendar release like Topps Update.
Pollock scored the only run of the game on a single by Paul Goldschmidt (again!) to complete the Diamondbacks' 1-0 win that afternoon.
I don't want to know where Jim Breazeale shopped for glasses.
Lessons in Card Backs
I couldn't find any record as to whether or not former Padre pitcher Fred Norman is still a bachelor, but thanks to the cartoon on the back of this card, we know he was fighting off the ladies as of 1973.
Best of the Rest
2008 UD Masterpieces #33 Asdrubal Cabrera
You'd think an unassisted triple play -- like the one Asdrubal Cabrera turned in 2008 -- would warrant a spot in this frankenset...until you realize you have to go up against Jim Breazeale's glasses.
1999 Stadium Club #34 Turner Ward
Pollock's dramatic walk-off win is a fantastic card from a great year of Topps, but the card-numbering gods unfortunately put him up against a picturesque shot of Turner Ward almost literally making a pitcher eat his dust.
1997 Upper Deck #33 Scott Servais
I'll be second-guessing this one for as long as I live: I keep switching these two cards in and out of the Inaugural Frankenset.
For now, Scott Servais and his masterful point-of-impact PATP from 1997 Upper Deck wins over Breazeale's goofy shades at slot #33, but check back with me tomorrow because I may well have a different answer.
No contest here: between the off-kilter mound shot, those god-awful McDonald's-mustard Padres jerseys, and the attendance of exactly zero in the background, Fred Norman is the unquestioned king of this frankenset page.
Another nine in the books.
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