Frankenset Page #23 WINNER -- 1960 Topps #204 Ryne Duren (12 votes)
In rare (but glorious) cases, I think about the objects associated with a certain player more than the player himself -- Wally Moon's unibrow, Ted Kluszewski's sleeveless jersey tops, or, as we saw last week, Ryne Duren's Coke-bottle shades.
Without those memorable specs, this would just be another ordinary baseball card, and nothing that would come close to sniffing my frankenset. But the shades make it a classic, and as it turns out, a frankenset champion. Duren won last week's page, collecting 12 of the 39 total votes and edging out Rick Cerone (9 votes) and Kevin Maas (8 votes) for the crown.
It's the oldest card I've had the privilege of welcoming into my Second Gallery of Frankenset Champions.
Slots 1-275 of my second frankenset are filled, but the Random Number Generator decided to pick the page with the earliest gap in my binder -- Page 31 (#s 271-279) is up for grabs this week, and apologies for that ghastly empty pocket.
I have yet to find a worthy candidate for the #276 spot, so this week's voting will (sadly) be a field of eight -- let's meet the nominees.
1992 Upper Deck Minors #271 Eduardo Perez
Multiple exposure treatment is usually reserved for big names and superstars...not mere minor leaguers!
2014 Topps #272 Carlos Villanueva
Here for the handlebar mustache.
1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier
Play at the plate perfection.
2017 Stadium Club #274 Ian Desmond
The more I see this card, the more I think of the Looney Tunes That's all folks! ending.
1992 Upper Deck #275 Mike Greenwell
1995 Topps #277 Chris Gomez
Infinite action in a single image.
1990 Topps #278 Pascual Perez
Long live the Jerry Curl!
2019 Stadium Club #279 Rougned Odor
Dig the angle on this double dip.
That's it for this week's page. The polls are now on the sidebar.