Monday, November 29, 2010
Awesomest night card, round 1, part 11
The Awesomest Night Card Tournament continues to put up impressive numbers, if you consider "impressive" to mean lopsided results usually reserved for September college football scores.
This latest week of night card voting was another merciless beatdown. It turns out we have many Johnny Vander Meer fans. Or fans of dimly-lit 1930s ballparks.
The '94 Upper Deck card celebrating Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hit achievement advances easily and might do very well in future rounds. Here is the tally:
1. 1994 Upper Deck Johnny Vander Meer's 2nd no-hitter: 40 votes
2. 2005 Topps Fan Favorites Joaquin Andujar: 7 votes
3. 1975 Topps Game 4 of 1974 World Series: 5 votes
4. 2002 Topps United We Stand Astros vs. Giants: 3 votes
5. 2007 Upper Deck Jason Bay: 2 votes
6. 2004 Topps Tim Worrell: 1 vote
Thanks, as always, for voting. I appreciate every last vote and voter. Even the guy who voted for the Worrell card.
All right, onto to part 11. Here are the next six candidates. I anticipate another exhibition in voting annihilation.
1. 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Carlton Fisk: It's Masterpieces. It's one of the greatest moments in baseball history. It's the first baseball moment that I ever experienced. It will be a tragedy if this card doesn't get every last vote.
2. 2008 Topps Wilson Betemit: Conversely, with this card, it's 2008 Topps, it's a Yankee, it's Wilson Betemit. Voting is not recommended.
3. 2008 Topps U&H Ken Griffey Jr. Season Highlights: Griffey never played in a World Series. What's that about?
4. 1974 Topps Game 4 of 1973 World Series: Rusty Staub, pictured here, was 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs and a home run in this game. Impressive.
5. 2005 Fleer Tradition Adrian Beltre: What are the chances of Beltre returning to the Dodgers? Probably not very good.
6. 1987 Fleer Superstar Specials Dave Parker and Ryne Sandberg: You've got to love the catch-all label. "Former MVP's." I wonder how big a card set you could build using all of the possible combinations of former MVPs? I'd say it would be pretty massive.
That's it for this grouping. I might start pairing up 7 or 8 cards the next time. We've got to get to Round 2 someday.
Poll is up on the sidebar. Be a dear and vote.