Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 36: Numbers 316-324

Frankenset Page #65 WINNER -- 1993 Upper Deck #582 Brian Hunter (8 votes)

I had a tough time deciding what my favorite card was from last week's page, and it looks like my fellow readers did as well.

While we had a high total of 37 votes, Brian Hunter ended up taking the crown with a mere eight tallies. Six of the nine cards from last week's page received between four and eight votes. We almost had a three-way tie for first until a couple latecomers put Hunter over the top.

If a single set can be classified as a Frankenset MVP, it's 1993 Upper Deck -- and now it has another notch in the Gallery of Frankenset Champions.

Today's my 27th birthday, and it gives me great pleasure to reveal this week's special birthday frankenset page -- as chosen by the Random Number Generator, we'll be taking a look at Page 36 (#s 316-324) here today.

Let's meet the nominees.

1995 Donruss #314 Wes Chamberlain

Fan favorite. 

1993 Upper Deck #317 John Orton

John Orton's attempt for a repeat winner from '93 Upper Deck. 

1971 Topps #318 Rudy May

Horizontal vintage FTW.

1993 Donruss #319 Geno Petralli

I've looked at this card for a good couple minutes, and I still have no idea what's going on here.

2018 Topps #320 Yasmani Grandal

I sometimes think about starting a high-five mini-collection. 

1987 Topps #321 Mike Laga

Worst airbrush job ever? 

1995 Pacific #322 Bob Welch


1996 Score #323 Jay Buhner

New from the Hallmark channel: the Everlasting Friendship of Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner.

2017 Topps #324 Ben Revere

A rare moment of greatness from 2017 Topps.

That's it for this week's page. The poll are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


P-town Tom said...

27? Seriously? I remember when you were easily the youngest baseball card blogger out there. Man, does time fly.
Happy Bday, Nick!

Johnnys Trading Spot said...

Happy birthday Nick. This weeks choices are tough. I bet the results will be scattered again.

defgav said...

Hope you had a great special day, Nick!

Adam Kaningher said...

Happy birthday to you and Josh Reddick!

Matt said...

Happy birthday! Once again, a lot of great choices, but I'm going to use my Red Sox bias on Chamberlain. How often do you see cards of non-stars getting curtain calls?

shoeboxlegends said...

That Chamberlain card is fantastic, I agree with Matt. Going to have to track one of those down!

Fuji said...

Happy birthday Nick! 26? Dang buddy... you're getting old.

I was torn between the pink Laga and the throwback Welch. Then that sweet Revere came along. I just wonder if he caught the ball.

Fuji said...


Looks like like Revere robbed Freeman and got a standing ovation from Braves fans at Turner.

Mike said...

Petralli looks like he's about to face-plant...going with him!

Swing And A Pop-up said...

If you're 27, that means I'm...never mind, I don't want to know. Happy Birthday!

acrackedbat said...

HBTY Nick! Hope it's been a good one! This page is difficult as you've thrown catchers into the mix. I agree with Mike - Petralli is going down! The throwback is a beaut then there's that awful airbrush. I went with Hunter last week. Hope I pick another winner.

AdamE said...

Happy Birthday Nick!!

Alex Markle said...

Happy birthday, Nick!!