Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 42: Numbers 370-378

Frankenset Page #21 WINNER -- 1977 Topps #187 Dick Pole (10 votes)

Here's a fun sentence: DICK POLE WINS!

The frankenset can be a game of inches, and Dick Pole...ahem, let me start again. Dick Pole fended off a surprise run from Jeff Montgomery last week, taking 10 votes to Montgomery's nine (of 38 total) to earn the victory. I own a handful of Dick Poles (probably could've worded that better), but there's something about the scowl and weird airbrushing job that makes his '77 a particular favorite of mine.

So Dick Pole joins the Gallery of Frankenset Champions, and thus the DICK POLE! jokes will go on for all eternity.

No Dick Poles or Rusty Kuntzes or other faux-dirty names in our latest page -- the Random Number Generator turned up #42, so we'll be looking at that page (#s 370-378) of the frankenset tonight.

It's one of the few still-incomplete pages of the binder, as I have yet to secure a nominee for the #375 slot -- but let's take a look at this week's offering of eight.

1989 Upper Deck #370 Jody Reed

Turning two from UD's inaugural year.

2015 Topps Update Throwback Variations #371 Koji Uehara

Red Sox throwbacks are scarce, but glorious. 

1994 Stadium Club #372 Roberto Kelly

A rare double dip that focuses on the runner rather than the fielder. 

1971 Topps #373 Tom McCraw

Holding the runner. 

1982 Fleer #374 Rick Manning

A prime Green Monster sighting.

1992 Stadium Club #376 Greg Gagne

Who says sac bunts are boring? 

1991 Fleer #377 Joel Skinner

Joel Skinner hit all of two home runs in 1990, so it's nice that Fleer was around to document one of 'em. 

1994 Collector's Choice #378 Derek Parks

Collector's Choice: giving excellent plays at the plate to dudes I've never even remotely heard of since 1994.

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

Happy voting!


Rebel Coyote said...

My pick is Joel Skinner

Brett Alan said...

I believe that’s Johnny Ray sliding in on the Jody Reed card. Battle of the JRs!

gregory said...

1991 Fleer Joel Skinner. I hope Mr. Skinner has one of those in his personal collection.

Mike said...

Had to go with Parks...great shot!

Swing And A Pop-up said...

Too bad Harry Colon played football.

Adam Kaningher said...

Gotta go with the Vinny Castilla cameo.