Sunday, June 28, 2015

The dime box frankenset, Page 70: Numbers 622-630

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

Win -- 1986 Topps #616 Glenn Brummer (11 votes)

Place (tie) -- 2013 Topps #617 Fernando Rodney, 1989 Score #619 Kirt Manwaring (5 votes each)

Show (tie) -- 1993 Donruss #613 Pete O'Brien, 1991 Topps #614 Luis Salazar, 2002 Upper Deck #620 Rocky Biddle (4 votes each)

Glenn Brummer took the lead from the start and didn't let go, garnering 11 total votes (including my own) and capturing last week's frankenset crown. I wouldn't say that 1986 Topps is much known for its photography, which, in some ways, makes such an unexpectedly fantastic shot even better.

I came close to voting for Frankenset MVP Kirt Manwaring after a couple people noticed that the runner on his card is actually a pitcher in a warmup jacket, something that I'd somehow missed the first, oh, dozen times I looked at it.

But, in the end, I couldn't go against Mr. Brummer.

We're starting to near the end of the frankenset binder, and this might be the best overall page of the #600-and-up class.

Let's meet the newest nominees.

1994 Collector's Choice #622 Mike Jackson

Throwing it back to the days of the San Francisco Seals. 

1991 Upper Deck #623 Melido Perez

Another pitcher trying (and failing) to look menacing with a bat in his hands. 

2013 Topps #624 Justin Ruggiano

The exact moment Justin Ruggiano felt the icy pain. 

1993 Topps #625 Rick Aguilera

Under the Metrodome roof. 

1975 Topps #626 Larry Haney UER

A rare screw-up from the near-perfect '75 Topps, as former A's catcher (and future Cardinals pitching coach) Dave Duncan is actually pictured here, not Larry Haney.

1973 Topps #627 Luis Alvarado

The immortal used car lot baseball card.

1993 Topps #628 Kelly Gruber

Pondering in the on-deck circle. 

1993 Fleer #629 Scott Fletcher

Turning two with '93 Fleer.

1974 Topps Traded #630T Tommie Agee

We close with a coveted zero-year card, as Tommie Agee was actually released by the Dodgers before ever suiting up in a game for them.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


Brian said...

As awesome as some of these are, I am forever a member of #teamteflon so I have to vote for the Metrodome Roof.

JediJeff said...

DAMN YOU!!!! You are making me pick between one of the greatest throwback cards in the Jackson and the well known Alvarado.

Tony Burbs said...

I have to back the former Cub in Ruggiano; you don't see that shot too often on cardboard

night owl said...

You don't pick Alvarado in this group, you need to go back to Cardboard 101.

BobWalkthePlank said...

That Alvarado is awesome! It looks like they are playing behind a building somewhere.

Jeremya1um said...

I remember meeting Brummer one time and him telling me he hated that card because the ump called Mike Easler safe on the play.
I'll have to go with the majority and vote for the Alvarado, although I do like the 93 Topps Aguilera and Gruber cards.

Tony L. said...

Oddly enough, I have an autographed mini of that Larry Haney card autographed by Haney. He didn't seem to care that it was Duncan.

Rebel Coyote said...

I'll vote for Alvarado card