Sunday, September 21, 2014

The dime box frankenset, Page 30: Numbers 262-270

Let's take a look at how last week's frankenset voting turned out.

Win -- 1993 Stadium Club #257 Oscar Azocar (14 votes)

Place -- 1973 Topps #253 Mark Belanger (6 votes)

Show -- 1991 Upper Deck #258 Jose Lind (4 votes)

Oscar Azocar and his dreamy bat won this round going away, receiving 14 of the total 33 votes cast. The 33 tallies were also the most we've had since this whole frankenset business started, so a huge thanks goes out to everyone who voted this week.

For the first time, my tally went to a card that didn't make the top three. I've heard my dad wax poetic about the lemon-faced '76 Topps Rowland Office on quite a few occasions, so I've always had a bit of an attachment to it.

The votes of my dad and I accounted for two of the meager three votes Mr. Office received.

Let's see if I agree with the majority this week.

Here's a closer look at our new page of contestants.

1993 Topps #262 Mickey Morandini

The rare throwback/double dip combo. 

1973 Topps #263 George Scott

The more I look at this card, the more I think Topps cut and pasted that action-packed pickoff shot in front of a generic crowd image.

Given how crazy '73 Topps was, I wouldn't put it past them.

1994 Collector's Choice #264 Bill Spiers

The possibly even more rare faux-throwback/double dip combo. 

1992 Score #265 Jose Lind

Our second Lind double play in as many pages. 

1997 Topps #266 Eric Owens

And from the cloud of dust emerged...Eric Owens. 

1978 Topps #267 Doug Ault

An equally fascinating and chilling part of vintage Topps history. 

1992 Upper Deck #268 Mike Benjamin

I don't know how pre-war players did it with those scrawny little gloves.

 2012 Topps #269 Jason Vargas

A stroll into the '70s with this nice throwback.

2012 Topps Update #US-270 Luis Ayala

The immaculate AL relief pitcher at the plate/bat barrel pairing.

Let's see if we can keep those 30-plus vote totals going. The poll is now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Johnnys Trading Spot said...

I'm torn between the Owens "stirring it up" and the Benjamin Throwback which has a bunt shot on that back BTW. Which to choose, eh.. okay I got it. hitting the poll now.

Kevin Papoy said...

I voted for the Doug Ault. Not for the obvious 'he's a Blue Jay' reason, but because of the story behind. I didn't know about it (I didn't even know about that player), so thanks for the link to NO's account of it.

Marcus said...

John said it first. I love Eric Owens, so I WANT to vote for him to be included, but the Mike Benjamin card is probably too much.