Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 20: Numbers 172-180

Frankenset Page #66 WINNER -- 1991 Upper Deck #587 Kurt Stillwell (6 votes + tie-breaking vote)

Last week's page was admittedly not the most exciting one in my binder, but at least it culminated in an exciting finish: a tie!

Voter turnout was kinda low and pretty well spread out, meaning that both Kurt Stillwell and Brady Anderson topped the polls with just six votes a piece (of 31 total). As usual, I leave the tie-breaking to you: I ask the first five people who care to comment on this post to leave their choice between Stillwell and Anderson. The first card to receive three of these tie-breaking votes will earn the crown.

I'll update this post once we have a winner.

(EDIT: Stillwell wins!)

In the meantime, here's a look at tonight's new (and hopefully more exciting) page: the Random Number Generator finally gave us a bit of a lower number, decreeing Page 20 (#s 172-180) to be shown this week.

Let's meet the nominees.

2013 Topps Update #US172 Blake Parker

Throwbacks + Anthony Rizzo cameo = greatness. 

1996 Collector's Choice #173 Gary Gaetti

Hats aren't often the focus of throwback uniforms, so I'm glad Collector's Choice put those sweet Kansas City Monarchs caps front-and-center here. 

 2014 Gypsy Queen #174 Yovani Gallardo

Yet another throwback, this time paying tribute to the Negro League's Milwaukee Bears franchise.

1983 Fleer #175 Ozzie Virgil

I actually just picked up this early-Fleer looker at the show I attended three days ago, which might be a record as far as frankenset turnaround goes. 

1972 Topps #176 Tom Haller

A wicked (and weirdly-cropped) mash of bats, baserunners, and backstops. 

2011 Topps Update #US177 Rene Tosoni

This Bud's for you. 

2012 Topps Opening Day #178 Desmond Jennings

Play at the plate! 

1993 Upper Deck #179 Kirt Manwaring

The fantastic catcher action shot makes it easy to ignore the throwback jersey peeking out from underneath Kirt's gear. 

1997 Topps #180 Rey Ordonez

An odd gem from an off year of Topps.

That's it for this week's page (and don't forget to help break last week's tie!). The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Alex Markle said...

Stillwell gets my vote!

defgav said...

I'd go with Stillwell, too.

Bulldog said...

Brady Anderson and then Blake Parker. Nice throwbacks.

Mike said...


Fuji said...

Not a beer guy... but the Budweiser card is pretty cool.

Henry Blanchette said...

I love both of the throwbacks, but I'd give the slight edge to the Cubs card

acrackedbat said...

Haller, Virgil, Manwaring. Splitting my votes!

Matt said...

Going for Gaetti!

Nangio said...

These things remind me of wonderful memories with wonderful people! Thank you very much!