Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 70: Numbers 622-630

Frankenset Page #17 WINNER -- 1990 Upper Deck #151 Rick Honeycutt (10 votes)

'Twas another close race last week, but Rick Honeycutt eked out a narrow victory with 10 of the 31 total votes (just beating out Andy Van Slyke's eight).

I've always been fond of this card because, though autograph shots are indeed one of my oldest mini-collections, they can admittedly get stale after a while -- which makes off-kilter images like the Honeycutt all the more treasured.

The Random Number Generator spit out #70, which means we'll be taking a look at our highest-numbered page yet (#s 622-630) this week.

This is also the first incomplete page we've seen so far, as I have yet to find a worthy candidate for the #625 slot -- here's hoping I find one soon because wow are incomplete pages ugly.

1989 Upper Deck #622 Mark Grant

Mud under the lights. 

1993 Topps #623 Al Martin

Like the aforementioned Honeycutt, this is definitely an A+ autograph shot. 

2016 Topps #624 Tommy Milone

Simply fantastic. 

1975 Topps #626 Larry Haney

Actually pictured: Dave Duncan. 

1982 Donruss #627 Terry Francona

Tito at Wrigley. 

1993 Upper Deck #628 Lenny Webster

This is pretty much what I imagine being a catcher must feel like. 

1989 Fleer #629 Tom Browning

A bad pun to honor Tom Browning's perfect game.

1974 Topps Traded #630T Tommie Agee

Not the most elegant of baseball cards, but still prominent given that it's both a zero-year and a sunset issue (Agee played his last big-league game in '73).

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

Happy voting!


Trevor P said...

Perfect games are pretty big in my eyes, but that Martin shot on a 1993 Topps design is just tough to beat.

Mike said...

That Martin is a beauty!!

P-town Tom said...

Milone gets my vote. Beauty of a camera shot!

Fuji said...

Action & an Athletic? Easy call. 75T Haney/Duncan. As for filling the blank... if you don't have any objections to having back to back 75T cards... I suggest the Boog Powell card. It's one of my favorite cards from the 70's.

Bo said...

I interviewed Mark Grant for my blog - he said he is wearing Tony Gwynn's glove in that photo. https://borosny.blogspot.com/2012/02/baseball-card-story-from-mark-grant.html

Matt said...

Back to back autograph shots get my vote!

Timothy Thomas said...

Milone gets my vote. Those spiffy road greys, the scoreboard, the players in the background preparing for the pitch. It's a real beauty with a lot to like.

Brian said...

Some #625 suggestions:
Topps - 75, 76, 91, 93, 94, 2009, 2010, 14, 2018.

Fleer 83 or 87

Donruss 88 or 92

Score 1994

Upper deck 2007

Jafronius said...

It would have been amusing if you had the option to vote for the empty spot!