Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The (Second) Dime Box Frankenset Bracket: Final Four

The Elite Eight has been trimmed down to the Final Four...well, almost.

#6 (Page 6) -- 1999 Fleer SI Greats of the Game #52 Joe Rudi (32 votes)


#1 (Page 68) -- 1972 Topps #611 Rich Reese (13 votes)

#3 (Page 13) -- 1989 Upper Deck #117 Gary Pettis (27 votes)


#9 (Page 23) -- 1960 Topps #204 Ryne Duren (17 votes)

#7 (Page 31) -- 1973 Topps #273 Chris Speier (25 votes)


#1 (Page 51) -- 1973 Topps #456 Dick Green (20 votes)

#11 (Page 47) -- 1993 Upper Deck #415 Denny Neagle (22 votes + tie-breaking vote)


#4 (Page 54) -- 1996 Collector's Choice #484 Rex Hudler (22 votes)

Three easy victories, and yes, you read that right -- one tie!

With Reese and Green losing last week, all four #1 seeds have now been knocked out of the bracket (highest remaining seed is Pettis at #3). I might as well reveal that I personally picked Dick Green to win it all, but alas, it wasn't to be. But enough about that: what about the tie? I'm looking to you, the readers, to help break it and decide who's moving on to the Final Four.

As usual, I ask the first five people who care to comment on this post to leave their choice between Hudler and Neagle, and the first card to receive three of those tie-breaking votes will move on to the Final Four -- I'll update this post once we have a winner.

EDIT: Neagle wins!


With the Elite Eight still in limbo, it's a weird time to announce the Final Four, given that we're still at a Final Five at this point.

Nevertheless, here's the hallowed matchups as they stand with tie still in place.

Final Four #1

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


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

Final Four #2

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


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

The polls are now on the sidebar -- if Speier is your choice in the second matchup regardless of who wins between Hudler and Neagle (or vice versa), by all means go ahead and vote, but if you're on the fence I'll be updating the poll itself once the tiebreaker is decided.

So there's your exciting, nail-biting, weird wide world of the Final Four (Five?) -- happy voting!


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Elliptical Man said...

Bah. I wanted to vote for Hudler, but Anonymous beat me to it.

gcrl said...

Sad to see duren and green lose but at least Rudi is still in play!

GTT said...

RIP Duren.

Voted for Speir and Pettis this week

Fuji said...

Only two more rounds. Rudi... Rudi... Rudi!

Tim said...

The choices are so hard now. Any of these cards could be a winner.