Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 35: Numbers 307-315

Frankenset Page #36 WINNER -- 1993 Donruss #319 Geno Petralli (9 votes + tie-breaking vote)

Believe it or not, last week's frankenset page finished with yet another deadlock at the top.

Both Geno Petralli and Mike Laga received nine of 37 the total votes, forcing us into another tiebreaker situation to determine the champ. As is the usual protocol around here, I ask the first five people who care to comment on this post to choose between Leapin' Geno and Laga's airbrushed disaster. The first of the two to receive three of the five tie-breaking votes will be our king.

I'll edit this post once we have a winner.

EDIT: Geno wins!

In the meantime, let's take a look at this week's frankensetters -- in an odd twist of fate, the Random Number Generator spit out #35 (#s 307-315), the page immediately preceding the one we just saw last week.

These are the nominees.

1997 Upper Deck #307 Scott Erickson

"Whaddya mean I have to hit?" -- every AL pitcher before his first interleague game in 1997, probably.

1991 Topps #308 Tom Pagnozzi

Perennial frankenset favorite Tom Pagnozzi on a jewel from '91 Topps. 

1994 Topps #309 Carlos Garcia

Wrigley Field at its finest (even though the card itself is of an opposing player). 

2013 Topps #310 Edwin Encarnacion


1992 Leaf #311 Mariano Duncan

Turning two, horizontal edition. 

1995 Upper Deck #312 Steve Buechele

That could very well be Steve Buechele's oldest son, Garrett, who is already out of baseball following a few pedestrian years in the Giants' system (man I feel old). 

2009 Topps #313 Jeff Baker

Double dip! 

2011 Topps #314 Ryan Kalish

That time when Ryan Kalish was the fourth-most famous player on his own card.

1994 Score #315 Mark Whiten

In honor of one of the single greatest games any player has ever had.

That's it for this week's page. The polls are now on the sidebar, and don't forget to help break last week's tie!

Happy voting!


Johnnys Trading Spot said...


Trevor P said...

I'm not leaving a tie-breaking comment here. I just want to comment that I now NEED that Buechele card. It may or may not be Garrett on the card, but it is definitely not University of Texas QB Shane, who wasn't born yet.

Jeremya1um said...

I vote for the Laga card. Classic Topps airbrush job.

Mike said...

Geno!! Geno!!


Jeff said...

Gotta be Geno.

P-town Tom said...

Geno for the win!

Fuji said...

My vote this week went for Bautista and Edwin flexing... but it looks like Buechele is gonna run away with this.

Matt said...

Love the Kalish card, but hard to pass up a great father/son shot.

AdamE said...

This may be the most uninspiring page in the whole book. I guess I'l pick one but it's kind of a 9 way tie for last.

Tim said...

Hard hittin' Mark Whiten gets my vote for that herculean 4 hr/12 RBI game depicted on the card. Though I was tempted to vote for Pagnozzi, because he was one of my favorite Cardinals players as a kid.

Nick Vossbrink said...

Nice you've got a guy who went to my high school AND a guy who went to my college on here.