Monday, November 22, 2010
Awesomest night card, round 1, part 10
It's official. Kevin Youkilis has snagged first place in the latest vote for the Awesomest Night Card (heh, see what I did there? "Snagged"?)
It wasn't even close. I thought it would be close. That shows you what I know (again). Here are the vote totals:
1. 2009 Topps Kevin Youkilis: 30 votes
2. 1990 Upper Deck Bob Welch: 7 votes
3. 2009 Topps Justin Verlander: 6 votes
4. 2007 Upper Deck Rafael Belliard: 5 votes
5. 2009 Upper Deck Joaquin Benoit: 2 votes
6. 1995 Upper Deck Minors Aaron Boone: 1 vote
So, the Greek God of Night Cards moves on to Round 2.
I promise you we will get to Round 2 eventually. It's just that 100 night cards takes a little time to go through. And I don't want to vote on 20 at a time. That's no fun.
That means I've got part 10 cued up and ready to go. Here is what you will be voting on this time:
1. 2002 United We Stand, Astros vs. Giants: A very somber card featuring someone I don't like very much. I was being rather charitable when I displayed this card. I get conflicted when I feature Barry Bonds in anything other than a negative light.
2. 1994 Upper Deck, Johnny Vander Meer's second straight no-hitter: I really like this card. But I have no idea if the photo displays Vander Meer in the act of pitching his second no-hitter. If it does, then it is imperative that this card moves on to the next round. I will rig all the voting machines to make sure it happens.
Yes, I know Vander Meer no-hit the Dodgers. I'm not petty. ... this time.
3. 2007 Upper Deck Jason Bay: I'm starting to lose track of which team Jason Bay is on -- he moves around a lot. Mets, right? I'm sure when his head hit that fence last season even he didn't remember.
4. 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Joaquin Andujar: Andujar's famous quote reads thusly: "There is one word in America that says it all, and that word is 'you never know.'" Hey, I'm not going to argue with a guy who goes ballistic during Game 7 of the World Series.
5. 2004 Topps Tim Worrell: I have nothing happy to say about this card.
6. 1975 Topps, Game 4 of the '74 World Series: Will this be the second World Series card from the '75 set to advance? Unlike the last one, I can't pinpoint what play this is. But feel free to knock yourself out.
Them's the contenders this week. I have constructed the poll with my bare hands and positioned it along the sidebar. It was brutal work, men and women. And you should repay me for my labor by voting, if you would be so kind.