Welcome to another installment of a series covering my completed Frankenset. I thought it would be fun to share the set page by page on this blog, and also provide some random commentary with each page. More information on the Frankenset as well as links to the pages that have been revealed can be found here.
Today we'll look at page 38 of the set, which includes cards #335 to 343.
|1994 Topps #335, Kevin Mitchell|
Kevin Mitchell signing autos, likely at Riverfront Stadium. Mitchell actually played parts of three seasons in Cincinnati, clubbing 30 homeruns in just 95 games in 1994.
|1992 Topps #336, Greg Anthony|
If 1992 was a shirt, this would be it.
|1999 Topps #337, John Burkett|
The follow through on this swing really looks like an AL pitcher, doesn't it?
|1992 Bowman # 338, Hensley Meulens|
Meulens never lived up to expectations as a highly-touted Yankees prospect. His autograph can be had for a few dollars on eBay.
|1993 Upper Deck #339, Duane Ward|
Was it magic gum? Ward posted a 1.95 ERA in 79 relief appearances in 1992.
|1990 Fleer #340, Robin Yount|
Modern analytics wouldn't approve of bunting with a guy like Yount, the 1989 NL MVP.
|2001 Bowman #342, Grady Sizemore|
Sizemore began his career with the Expos organization before being traded in 2002 along with Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, and Lee Stevens. In exchange, Cleveland sent Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew (J.D.'s brother) to Montreal. The Indians definitely got the better end of the deal.
Do you have a favorite from this page? There's not a definite standout for me, but I'd say Sizemore with the Expos would be my pick. I also enjoy the Greg Anthony shirt and Robin Yount bunting.
Thanks for reading!