Friday, September 2, 2011
Cardboard appreciation, the review 2 (semifinal 1)
The aptly named Killer slaughtered the field in the final round of the first round of Cardboard Appreciation, The Review 2.
Everyone saw it coming. The beloved slugger. The autograph. The bevy of bats. Keep walking son. There's no competition to see here.
But if you must, here are the vote totals:
1. Harmon Killebrew, 1970 Topps: 22 votes
2. David Nied, 1993 Stadium Club insert: 9 votes
3. Johnny Grubb, 1977 Topps: 5 votes
4. Dan Quisenberry, 1985 Topps: 5 votes
5. Astros Leaders (Yogi Berra), 1987 Topps: 4 votes
6. B.J. Upton, 2009 OPC: 4 votes
7. Gerald Laird, 2009 Topps: 0 votes
8. Dennis Leonard, 1979 Topps: 0 votes
Killebrew is the last of the eight semifinalists. And since I'm in a hurry to wrap up this vote-off and find the second member of the Cardboard Appreciation Hall of Fame, that means I'm going to position the first four semifinalists against each other and get to this final swiftly.
The nominees, please:
1. 1971 Topps Lindy McDaniel: This is a mood-setter card. I like mood-setter cards. McDaniel still looks like he's in the Coliseum and the lions are about ready to be let loose any moment. But he's paying no mind.
2. 1956 Topps Vic Power: Wouldn't it be weird if Power was actually out on this play?
3. 1973 Topps Luis Alvarado: I am secretly sending out hypnotic vibes that will cause everyone to vote for this card. ... OK, I guess it's not a secret anymore. Just vote for it. I don't care if I've just tainted the whole voting process.
4. 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson: I feel silly saying this, but: Forget for a moment that this is a 1955 card or that it's Jackie Robinson. The make-up/uniqueness of the card is the most important thing here. But if you can't discount Jackie or 1955, I hear ya.
Have I made it difficult enough for you?
Good. I need company.
Poll is on the sidebar.