Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset Bracket: Elite Eight

Last week's votes are in!

#1 (Page 51) -- 1973 Topps #456 Dick Green (22 votes)


#4 (Page 22) -- 2017 Stadium Club #197 Tyler Skaggs (18 votes)

#7 (Page 31) -- 1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier (33 votes)


#14 (Page 42) -- 1992 Stadium Club #376 Greg Gagne (8 votes)

#4 (Page 54) -- 1996 Collector's Choice #484 Rex Hudler (26 votes)


#1 (Page 60) -- 1975 Topps #533 Rudy Meoli (15 votes)

#11 (Page 47) -- 1993 Upper Deck #415 Denny Neagle (23 votes)


#7 (Page 33) -- 1963 Topps #294 Bill Rigney (18 votes)

As is the case with brackets, the closer you get to the end, the more heartbreak there is.

Chris Speier killed any thoughts of a longer Cinderella run from Greg Gagne with a resounding defeat, and I had to bid adieu to a couple of my personal favorite cards in the frankenset with the Meoli and Rigney. I was especially hoping Mr. Rigney might go a little further since it's one of the extreme few manager cards in the frankenset binder. 

But alas, results are results, and I can't argue with them.


And so we've come to the Elite Eight -- each region has just two cards remaining, and we're really starting to get into the best of the best (and the toughest of the toughest) matchups now.

Here they are: your Elite Eight.

Cowan Region

#1 (Page 68) -- 1972 Topps #611 Rich Reese


#6 (Page 6) -- 1999 Fleer SI Greats of the Game #52 Joe Rudi

Alvarado Region

#3 (Page 13) -- 1989 Upper Deck #117 Gary Pettis


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

Bevacqua Region

#1 (Page 51) -- 1973 Topps #456 Dick Green


#7 (Page 31) -- 1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier

Palmer Region

#4 (Page 54) -- 1996 Collector's Choice #484 Rex Hudler


#11 (Page 47) -- 1993 Upper Deck #415 Denny Neagle

There's the Elite Eight for you -- the polls are now on the sidebar.

Happy voting!


P-town Tom said...

Two '73s in the same match-up? Wow.
My money is on Speier to take the title. That card is all kinds of awesome!

Mike said...

Wow,I had Rigney to take it all!

Elliptical Man said...

If Speier or Rudi wins it, I'll be happy.

Fuji said...

Rudi... Rudi... Rudi...

Jay said...

The Meoli card losing is a total travesty. Any card with someone breaking a bat, popping up or making an error is a total automatic winner. Dick Green is the only choice from now on.

Tim said...

Some surprising results from last week. All in all though, I agree with the voters. Now the choices are getting really tough.

GTT said...

Looks like Duren's going down. Oh well.

acrackedbat said...

Speier all the way!