Sunday, August 30, 2015

The dime box frankenset, Page 5: Numbers 37-45 (with a minor tweak)

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

Win -- 1973 Topps #35 Willie Davis (12 votes)

Place -- 1999 Stadium Club #34 Turner Ward (9 votes)

Show -- 2002 Ultra #31 Ramon Hernandez (7 votes)

Despite the fact that we had a slew of worthy candidates last week, I kind of had a feeling that the oddball beauty of 1973 Topps would win out in the end. The brushbacked Willie Davis earned twelve of the 35 total votes (including mine) to take the crown.

He's already the eighth different champion we've had from '73 Topps, which is far and away the most winners we've had from any single set in the frankenset voting thus far.

As fate would have it, '73 Topps has a chance to repeat with not one, but two different nominees on this week's page.

Before we get to that, however, I'd like to announce a minor tweak I'll be making with these frankenset posts. Between work and school, the only days I'll likely be guaranteed to have at least a little free time for blogging will be Mondays. Since I'd like to try my best to make these posts a weekly occurrence on this blog, I'll be moving this theme to Mondays for the foreseeable future.

That means (for this week, anyways) that you'll have an extra day to vote on our newest crop of frankenset hopefuls, so let's meet them.

1995 Pinnacle #37 Tom Pagnozzi

Let's hope he didn't say the magic word. 

1996 Score #38 Bip Roberts

Sombrero Bip! 

2014 Topps #39 David Murphy

Post-home run jubilation. 

1971 Topps #40 Lee May

Holding the runner with the rebirth of action shots from '71 Topps.

1994 Topps #41 Kevin Wickander

Amongst the dugout paraphernalia. 

1973 Topps #42 Mike Andrews

Turning two with '73 Topps, the frankenset favorite.

2012 Topps Chrome #43 Desmond Jennings

A rather chromey play at the plate. 

1997 Collector's Choice #44 Rick Krivda

Tastes like chicken. 

1973 Topps #45 Ellie Rodriguez

We close with another gem from '73 Topps, and a particularly wild action shot, at that.

The polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


P-town Tom said...

That's the second time I've seen that Bip on the blogosphere in the last week. Love it!
But how many shots are there of an argument with an umpire? Or pictures of first basemen holding a runner at first? Any other week I would vote for the dugout shot, but I'm afraid there are too many other wonderful options!

Brian said...

Wickander is in my bat rack frankenset, too! Still going with Pagnozzi, though . . .

Big Tone said...

Gotta go with Ellie Rodriguez.Looks like he's picking up the bunt there and throwing to first.