Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 65: Numbers 577-585

Frankenset Page #51 WINNER -- 1973 Topps #456 Dick Green (18 votes)

After a good run of close frankenset battles, we had ourselves a good old-fashioned blowout last week.

Dick Green's misplay ran away from the pack, his 18 votes accounting for exactly half of the total tallies. No other card received more than five votes -- a drubbing in every sense of the word.

I've always loved the '73 Green for the simple and obvious fact that you just don't see many errors depicted on baseball cards -- though maybe someone at Topps felt bad for the guy, because Green's shown turning a nifty double play in the following year's Topps set.

As commanded by the Random Number Generator, we'll be taking a look at another high-numbered (but complete!) page this week -- Page 65 (#s 577-585).

Let's meet the nominees.

2004 Topps #577 Casey Blake

Signing for admirers (and I spy a Larry Doby memorial patch!). 

2018 Topps Heritage High Numbers #578 Victor Caratini

Night card! 

1991 Topps #579 Roger Craig

Roger Craig, perhaps the only manager to ever receive mini-collection hits on consecutive Topps cards.

1992 Ultra #580 Gary Pettis

Perennial Gold Glover Gary Pettis at work. 

1992 Topps #581 Stan Javier

'92 Topps deserves more love.

1993 Upper Deck #582 Brian Hunter

The rare check-swing broken bat.

2013 Topps #583 Alejandro De Aza

On the run. 

1988 Fleer #584 Mark Grant

Mark Grant was/is one wacky dude. 

1986 Fleer #585 Jamie Easterly

Hey, did you know Jamie Easterly was once considered for a lead role in Revenge of the Nerds?

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

Happy voting!


P-town Tom said...

Sometimes my vote is swayed by your commentary. Like, I thought I had one picked out and then you had to reference Revenge of the Nerds. Game. Changer.

Fuji said...

Love the action and card design of the 92FU Pettis... but ultimately I went with the sentimental pick: Roger Craig. Wasn't a fan of the Giants, but I went to a lot of games at Candlestick during the 80's and 90's.

Mike said...

Tough one!...but the Javier is action packed,great shot!

Matt said...

The dirt cloud that Stan Javier is about to taste gets my vote!

Bulldog said...

I'm digging that Casey Blake signing autos card. A man after a fan's heart.

gcrl said...

You spy both a Larry doby and a Mel harder memorial patch on that Casey Blake card!