Sunday, June 7, 2015

The dime box frankenset, Page 67: Numbers 595-603

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

Win -- 1993 Donruss #586 Joe Oliver (12 votes)

Place -- 2014 Topps #594 Justin Maxwell (9 votes)

Show -- 1992 Donruss #589 Jose Tolentino (6 votes)

In what I thought was a fairly surprising result, the falling/tumbling/break dancing Joe Oliver earned the victory, garnering twelve of the 36 total votes.

He's a highly deserving winner, although I myself gave the nod to Jose Tolentino because of the sheer oddity and rarity of the "pinch hitter" position designation. It breaks a six-week streak of agreeing with the overall victor.

Had to end sometime.

Much like last week, I don't think there's a clear winner with this week's frankenset page.

It's time to introduce our nine newest hopefuls.

1989 Score #595 Paul Gibson

Paul Gibson winding up for a pitch while teammate Alan Trammell makes a, er, cup adjustment in the background. 

1992 Pinnacle #596 Jim Gott

Jim Gott, baseball's Karate Kid. 

1981 Donruss #597 Tommy Boggs

A pitcher taking his hacks in the cage. 

2014 Topps #598 Marco Estrada

A rare contemporary "autograph" shot with Marco Estrada signing for some young Brewer fanatics. 

2014 Topps #599 Jason Motte

A fine specimen of baseball's recent facial hair surge.

2006 Upper Deck Special F/X #600 Miguel Ojeda

A play at the plate (with a Khalil Greene cameo) represents our sixth and final "hero number" of this frankenset.

1989 Score #601 John Cangelosi

Drag bunt! 

1993 Upper Deck #602 Luis Rivera

Double dipping with the legendary 1993 Upper Deck checklist. 

1983 Fleer #603 Mario Soto

This week's page closes out with the only shipping crate appearance I've seen on a baseball card.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Mark Kaz said...

I applaud you for including two '89 Scores on one page. Specifically, I'm very intrigued by the Gibson/cup grab card. Never knew of that one previously. However, the equipment crate and Soto are a lethal combo that cannot be ignored.

Bo said...

It's Luis Salazar, not Alan Trammell.

Anonymous said...

I didn't hesitate for a second in voting for Soto. That card has been a favorite of mine for the past 32 years. (That's right, isn't it? 1983 + 32 = 2015? Yep? OK.)