Friday, September 21, 2018

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 62: Numbers 550-558

Frankenset Page #9 WINNER: 2011 Topps Update #US74 Henry Blanco (15 votes)

Another page, another blowout: Henry Blanco's bird's-eye play at the plate hammered the competition last week, taking 15 of the 34 total votes en route to an easy victory.

I like seeing close races with my frankenset pages, but it's easy to see why this one turned into a laugher -- I mean, just look at this card.

This week's page, courtesy of the Random Number Generator, is the highest we've seen yet (Page 62, #s 550-558).

In my humble opinion, however, we've got the quality of a low-numbered page with this group, so let's meet the nominees.

1973 Topps #550 Dave Johnson

Going for the jugular with the very first card: a coveted vintage double dip! 

1994 Collector's Choice #551 Todd Benzinger

Throwing it back to the PCL's San Francisco Seals. 

2013 Topps #552 Francisco Cervelli


1993 Score #553 David Nied

A Rockie in the Rockies. 

1994 Stadium Club #554 Melido Perez

Only now am I realizing that pickoff shots are actually kinda rare.

1973 Topps #555 Bill Hands

An excellent ivy card, coupled with an ambitious (though still fairly garish) airbrush job -- the Twins obviously never played at Wrigley before interleague play. 

1982 Donruss #556 Shooty Babbitt

When Shooty Babbitt ruled the world. 

1978 Topps #557 Tony Solaita

A man and his lumber. 

2013 Topps #558 David Murphy

Hard to imagine a better scoreboard card than this one.

That does it for this week's page. The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Matt said...

Another tough one! Went with Murphy's jump, but hard to argue against most of these. It's funny, but like Perez, Benzinger is also a pickoff shot!

P-town Tom said...

Too much goodness on the Bill Hands card: the ivy, the fans, and the doctored photo that makes no sense!

Mike said...

Hands for the sheer weirdness!

Fuji said...

Bill Hands. The tape sealed the deal.

Btw. Babitt might not be remembered for his play on the diamond, but I enjoy listening to him talk about A's baseball on the radio from time to time.