Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 52: Numbers 460-468

Frankenset Page #25 WINNER -- 1993 Upper Deck #224 Jay Buhner (11 votes)

Bit of an upset for my money here: I was banking on Mike Armstrong/Milton Waddams to run away with last week's page.

But alas, readers honed in on one of the other humorous cards from the batch and deemed Jay Buhner the winner -- he (and his pal Ken) took 11 of the 38 total votes, edging out both Armstrong and the '72 Roger Metzger (8 votes each) for the crown. It's a nice bit of candid fun from what is easily the most frankenset-friendly set known to man.

Junior's a binder guy, and thus not eligible for the frankenset, but it's nice to know he'll be represented in cameo form in the Gallery of Frankenset Champions (though I'm not quite sure how Buhner slipped through the cracks when I was selecting binder guys at a young age).

I already have a favorite in mind for tonight's batch, but let's see if my readers surprise me once again: as per the Random Number Generator, Page 52 (#s 460-468) is up for grabs this week.

Let's meet the hopefuls.

1971 Topps #460 Fritz Peterson

Awesome action from the wife-swapper himself. 

1994 Collector's Choice #461 Greg Myers

Deer in the headlights. 

2010 Topps #462 Alcides Escobar

Double play ballet. 

1991 Topps #463 Dwight Smith

Ivy leap. 

1972 Topps #464 Jim Roland

The happiest man on earth. 

1993 Topps #465 Tony Fernandez

A beautiful way to turn two. 

1994 Topps #466 Jeff Conine

A man and his tools. 

1998 Upper Deck #467 George Williams

Can't say I own many cards of dudes signing autographs in full catching gear. 

1999 Upper Deck #468 Donovan Osborne

With all the autograph requests I see at ballgames, I often wonder if players simply get overwhelmed sometimes -- this card makes me think so.

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

Happy voting!


Mike said...

I wanted to vote for Fritz so bad...but Roland gets the nod!

Jeff B said...

Jim Roland card is hilarious.

Mark Hoyle said...

I was right there with your dad. But I went the opposite way

Matt said...

May we all be as happy as Jim Roland!

gregory said...

I'll go with Donovan Osborne. I like how the image is cropped on the right side so all you see are hands reaching out with baseballs.

Fuji said...

I wanted to go with the wife swapper... or the vintage "happy" Athletic. But that Dwight Smith is way too cool not to vote for.