Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset Bracket: Alvarado Region (Pt. 1)

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

#6 (Page 6) -- 1999 Fleer SI Greats of the Game #53 Joe Rudi (30 votes)


#11 (Page 25) -- 1993 Upper Deck #224 Jay Buhner (8 votes)

#14 (Page 32) -- 1998 Stadium Club #284 Sean Berry (20 votes)


#3 (Page 9) -- 2011 Topps Update #US74 Henry Blanco (19 votes)

#7 (Page 29) -- 1977 Topps #255 George Scott (28 votes)


#10 (Page 46) -- 1970 Topps #413 Sonny Jackson (11 votes)

#2 (Page 10) -- 1992 Studio #86 Jose Lind (27 votes)


#15 (Page 7) -- 2008 Bowman Prospects #BP58 Scott Van Slyke (12 votes)

The headline: Three Blowouts and an Upset.

Three of the four matchups went pretty much as expected last week -- runaways from the start. But the fourth, however, was a shocker. In a major upset, #14 seed (and future pilot?) Sean Berry eked out a one-vote victory over tough #3 seed Henry Blanco, a card I kinda expected to be a stalwart in this thing.

I don't know about you, but I sure didn't see that one coming -- as is the joy of a bracket!


And so we move on to the Alvarado Region, named for the '73 Topps classic loved by collectors and car enthusiasts alike (and the runner-up in the first frankenset bracket).

Here's a look at the first set of battles.

#1 (Page 72) -- 1973 Topps #645 Bob Locker


#16 (Page 49) -- 1996 Upper Deck #434 Al Martin

#8 (Page 40) -- 1964 Topps #353 Wally Moon


#9 (Page 23) -- 1960 Topps #204 Ryne Duren

#5 (Page 64) -- 2013 Topps #568 Steve Lombardozzi


#12 (Page 55) -- 1991 Upper Deck #492 Geno Petralli

#4 (Page 11) -- 2016 Stadium Club #93 CJ Wilson


#13 (Page 16) -- 1998 Topps #140 Jay Bell

There they are -- the polls are now on the sidebar (and I swear I didn't plan the Moon-Duren matchup!).

Happy voting!


Nick Vossbrink said...

Haha I've not seen that Bell before, That's almost as good as his cow-milking card.

acrackedbat said...

my votes are cast. I've never seen the CJ Wilson. Great shot!

Mike said...

Fear The Brow!!

Johnnys Trading Spot said...

Great match-ups!

Fuji said...

These were some tough match-ups! The only no-brainer for me was the Moon. I had to take a longer look at the other three pairs of cards.

GTT said...

The only really tough pick was Duren over Moon. They're both great cards, and I have a personal attachment to both players, as I met Wally Moon at a card show and got his autograph, and Ryne Duren was a favorite of my Dad's when he grew up. I ended up choosing Duren though.

Tim said...

Every vote is a tough one this week. I don't want to see any of these cards go!