Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset Bracket: Alvarado Region (Pt. 2)

Holy hell.

#16 (Page 49) -- 1996 Upper Deck #434 Al Martin (18 votes)


#1 (Page 72) -- 1973 Topps #645 Bob Locker (17 votes)

#9 (Page 23) -- 1960 Topps #204 Ryne Duren (21 votes)


#8 (Page 40) -- 1964 Topps #353 Wally Moon (13 votes)

#12 (Page 55) -- 1991 Upper Deck #492 Geno Petralli (20 votes)


#5 (Page 64) -- 2013 Topps #568 Steve Lombardozzi (15 votes)

#13 (Page 16) -- 1998 Topps #140 Jay Bell (18 votes)


#4 (Page 11) -- 2016 Stadium Club #93 CJ Wilson (16 votes)

Yes, you're reading that right: every matchup last week resulted in an upset -- including an unthinkable 16-over-1 takedown from underdog Al Martin over Bob Locker.

The voting was fairly close across the board, but in the end the Davids beat the Goliaths -- consider the bracket busted.


The Alvarado region is already shaping up to be crazier than the card it takes its name from, if such a thing is possible.

Perhaps even more upsets are in the works -- let's find out with the final four matchups on this side of the bracket.

#6 (Page 8) -- 2016 BBM Fusion #66 Norihiro Nakamura


#11 (Page 38) -- 1973 Topps #334 Freddie Patek

#3 (Page 13) -- 1989 Upper Deck #117 Gary Pettis


#14 (Page 39) -- 1997 Fleer #344 Tony Eusebio

#7 (Page 30) -- 1997 Topps #266 Eric Owens


#10 (Page 71) -- 1987 Fleer #632 Bob Horner

#2 (Page 45) -- 1993 Pinnacle #404 Bob Zupcic


#15 (Page 5) -- 1973 Topps #38 Mike Epstein

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

Happy voting!


Mike said...

Dang,Moon went down!

P-town Tom said...

For the life of me, I still can't figure out that Gary Pettis card. That's before the days of photoshopping, right? How did they do that?

Brett Alan said...

I'm guessing the Pettis is some kind of test printing. Note the lack of a hologram.

Don't blame me...I voted for Locker! And don't blame me when that Eusebio goes down. THAT is what a baseball card should look like! (Well, the photo, mostly. The design is fine but nothing special.)

Fuji said...

With the exception of the Pettis... everyone I voted for was losing when I submitted my vote. I guess it's true... I enjoy rooting for the underdogs.

Matt said...

Bob Locker went down harder than Bob Zupcic!

Bo said...

I don't know how a card is considered a "favorite" in this but all of those results seem reasonable to me, some great cards moving on in the bracket.

acrackedbat said...

Votes are in! I think folks like the quirkiness of the Pettis card. I have a few copies myself. Eusebio got my vote though. One more card on my wantlist!