Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 39: Numbers 343-351

Frankenset Page #46 WINNER -- 1970 Topps #413 Sonny Jackson (12 votes)

This one went right down to the wire.

As I expected, the two vintage contestants battled it out until the end -- a couple late tallies helped the '70 Sonny Jackson eke out a victory over the '71 Ray Sadecki, 12 votes to 11 (of 39 total). There is just something inherently odd and fascinating about a guy bunting on his almighty Topps image -- and even further, it wouldn't be the last (or even second-to-last) time Jackson was asked to show bunt on his baseball cards.

For better or worse, the picture does seem to fit the player: Sonny Jackson was a .251 career hitter (and even led the league in Sacrifice Hits once!).

No vintage on this week's page, but we've still got a fun group here -- as per the Random Number Generator, Page 39 (#s 343-351) is up for grabs tonight.

Let's meet the nominees.

 1999 UD Victory #343 Sterling Hitchcock

You'd think a dude would be a little more excited about winning a prestigious award.

1997 Fleer #344 Tony Eusebio

One of those cards that speaks to me for reasons I can't quite explain. 

1998 Stadium Club #345 Kevin Orie

Collision avoided. 

1993 Upper Deck #346 Devon White

'93 Upper Deck rules for all eternity. 

1981 Fleer #347 Richard Wortham

That's a prime Green Monster sighting right there. 

2015 Topps Update Throwback Variations #348 Carlos Santana

Sweet throwback from a variation set I'm still trying my darnedest to complete. 

 1993 Upper Deck #349 Zane Smith

Another throwback!

 1995 Collector's Choice Silver Signature #350 Andy Benes

Pitcher (kind of) at the plate -- albeit the Silver Signature version since I somehow don't yet own the base card.

2009 Upper Deck #351 Skip Schumaker

Hands and feet and dirt everywhere on this nifty PATP.

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

Happy voting!


Johnnys Trading Spot said...


Mike said...

Catcher putting in a hard day's work!

Bo said...

I've got a non-silver signature Benes I can trade you. Also the Neshek from your DB dozen. Time for another trade I think?

Matt said...

I love the action on Schumaker!

Fuji said...

Green Monster or play at the plate... decisions... decisions. I guess my fascination for action trumps my love for 81F. Schumaker gets my vote in a very tight race.

Tim said...

Stirling Hitchcock looks absolutely ecstatic to be receiving that award. There's just something about that 1999 UD Victory design that I really enjoy. Underrated set IMO.

acrackedbat said...

Tony or Skip?? Argh. Tough one but I think you know who gets my vote!