Monday, May 17, 2021

The Best Argument Against the DH? Rod Beck At-Bat - The Frankenset Recap (Page 13: Cards 110-118)

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 13 of the set, which includes cards #110 to 118.

1993 Score Select #110 - Candy Maldonado

Ironically, that's not candy in his mouth. 

1993 Upper Deck #111 - Brady Anderson

"I got it! I got it!... I don't have it."

1995 Collector's Choice SE #112 - Rod Beck

Rod Beck was a .211 career hitter (4 hits in 19 at-bats). Not bad for a lifetime reliever. 

1993 Donruss Triple Play #113 - Andre Dawson

The Hawk really got sawed off on this pitch.

2015 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #114 - Mariano Rivera

Easy to be a lesser known when the guy most people know had 652 saves. 

1991 Upper Deck #115 - Greg Maddux

Maddux had sacrifice bunts in nearly 10% of his career plate appearances (180 out of 1,812).

1992 Megacards The Babe Ruth Collection #116

Yes, this is Babe Ruth wearing a dress. This photo was probably taken around 1897, and the practice of putting boys in dresses faded out not long after. 

Per Wikipedia: "The main reason for keeping boys in dresses was toilet training, or the lack thereof. The change was probably made once boys had reached the age when they could easily undo the rather complicated fastenings of many early modern breeches and trousers. Before roughly 1550 various styles of long robes were in any case commonly worn by adult males of various sorts, so boys wearing them could probably not be said to form a distinct phenomenon. Dresses were also easier to make with room for future growth, in an age when clothes were much more expensive than now for all classes."

1989 Star #117 - Jamie Roseboro

Jamie's father, John Roseboro, played 14 major league seasons and is perhaps best known as the guy Juan Marichal clubbed over the head with a bat during a brawl. Jamie Roseboro topped out at AAA in 1991. 

1998 Upper Deck #118 - Hideo Nomo

I included this card despite the fact that any good Hideo Nomo card should show him in his legendary windup. 

Thanks for visiting. What was your favorite card from this page? It's kind of a tough call for me, but I'd probably go with the Rod Beck. 


  1. I'll go with Maddux bunting.

    Marichal was one of the pall bearers at Roseboro's funeral.

  2. I learned something with that Babe Ruth card. Who knew?

    I've always liked the Brady Anderson '93 UD card, but since MLB is on its way to whitewashing pitchers at the plate, I'm picking every pitcher batting card from here on out.

  3. That Ruth card kinda freaks me out - much like a lot of pre-1900 baby pictures do.

    1. Lol. You're not alone Nick. There's something about a high percentage of older baby photos that freaks me out as well.

      My favorites would be the Maddux and the Anderson. If I had to pick one, I'd go with the zoomed out Anderson with the Orioles logo on the outfield wall. 1993 Upper Deck is such a great set.

    2. I'm with Nick and Fuji on this one. You dropped a nice bit of knowledge on me there... but I didn't need to see a picture of Ruth before he was potty trained. LOL

  4. I think the Brady Anderson is my favorite, but the Roseboro is really nice, too.

  5. Have a card or two of Jaime, didn't realize he was John's kid.

  6. Can't beat a good bunt card although Andre Dawson's broken bat is a cool action shot.