Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset, Page 64: Numbers 568-576

Frankenset Page #15 WINNER -- 2001 Ultra #132 Matt Stairs (11 votes)

Here's another example of how off I can be on predicting the outcomes of my own frankenset.

I thought the Stadium Club Jameson Taillon would run away with the win last week -- for my money, it's one of the more striking cards in this second frankenset. But in the end, Taillon barely factored in the running at all: he finished a distant third behind record-making Eric Christopherson (9 votes) and the eventual winner, Matt Stairs, who received 11 of the 37 total tallies. Definitely a fine card, full of excellent dead-ball era throwbacks, but I didn't think it'd be a match for Taillon.

And so our newest victor walks up the Stairs and into the Gallery of Frankenset Champions (sorry, pun).

We're back to the higher numbers with this week's group: as dictated by the Random Number Generator, we'll be taking a look at Page 64 (#s 568-576) of the frankenset tonight.

Let's have a look at 'em.

2013 Topps #568 Steve Lombardozzi

Perfect timing.

1981 Topps #569 Al Williams

I can't tell you exactly why this card's in my frankenset -- it's basically just a dude sitting down -- but for some reason it speaks to me.

1974 Topps #570 Ralph Garr

Ralph Garr's '75 Topps card seems to be much more famous than this one (it won its page in the inaugural frankenset), which is odd since it features the exact same photo, only a year earlier. 

1979 Topps #571 Darrell Porter

High on the list of Baseball Players Who Don't Look Like Baseball Players (might have to make that list one day, now that I think of it).

1994 Topps #572 Roberto Hernandez

The jersey isn't a throwback, but the hat is. 

2019 Topps #573 Tucker Barnhart

An awkward, sprawling play at the plate from this year's Topps.

1992 Topps #574 Steve Avery

Wrigley never looked so good. 

1996 Collector's Choice #575 Mike Macfarlane

Collector's Choice is an absolute goldmine for autograph shots. 

1991 Score #576 Edgar Diaz

The more violent the double play, the better!

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

Happy voting!


Johnnys Trading Spot said...

As much as I love my Braves (and two choices here), I've got to go with card uno! It has everything, trophy Cup, Gatorade, and a wet reporter.

Mike said...

Great page this time!

Bulldog said...

Lombardozzi. Great photo.

Matt said...

Gotta love those Gatorade showers!

Adam Kaningher said...

Giving the nod to the Nats this week in honor of their Wild Card victory last night. What an appropriate card.

Collecting Cutch said...

The Nats won a playoff series. Gotta show some respect

Fuji said...

Garr, Garr, Garr, Garr!