Frankenset Page #6 WINNER -- 1999 Fleer SI Greats of the Game #52 Joe Rudi (13 votes)
Last week was a fun time for the frankenset: lots of votes, a close race, and what I thought was a major upset.
Joe Rudi's fabulous catch stirred up some excitement around the blogs, ending up taking 13 of the 40 total tallies for the victory (none of the past pages drew more than 30 combined votes). I thought Sombrero Bip Redux would be a runaway winner for this page -- the original made it deep into the original frankenset tournament -- but he had to settle for a close second (10 votes).
And that's why I'd been hoping for a low-numbered page to pop out of the random number generator.
But no such luck this week: the randomizer spit out #45, so we'll be taking a look at another page of semi-high numbers (397-405) this time around.
It may not have all the guts and glory of a low-numbered page, but this week's nine still features a whole lot of fun.
2011 Topps #397 Sean Rodriguez
Not one of my favorite players in the game, but double dips don't discriminate.
1973 Topps #398 Rich Hand
Aloha, Mr. Hand (and a Campy cameo!).
1985 Fleer #399 Bill Gullickson
The classic hitting pitcher pose.
1993 Upper Deck #400 Dave Martinez
This hero number made the frankenset for the so-close-yet-so-far photo on the back, but my cardboard OCD doesn't allow me to feature a card flipside-first in a binder page.
2015 Topps #401 Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan, on the other hand, appears to have had much better luck in his pursuit of this fly ball.
1995 Upper Deck #402 John Smiley
Pitchers don't always have to bunt.
1996 Score #403 Tom Pagnozzi
Dirt clouds, dudes falling over each other, limbs everywhere: a textbook play at the plate.
1993 Pinnacle #404 Bob Zupcic
1994 Pinnacle #405 Chris Turner
Some prime dugout action happening here.
That does it for this week's page. The polls are now on the sidebar.