Friday, July 19, 2019

Page Three - At The Bat Rack Frankenset

The Legend Continues! Page Three of the "At The Bat Rack" Frankenset is here. 

Rules -
9 different players
9 different card sets
9 different teams
player is at the bat rack (or bat pile) in or near the dugout
Have fun (most important)

Page Three!

The Backs:

19- Denny Walling 1984 Mother's Cookies Houston Astros 
20- Mark Grace 1993 Fleer
21- Nolan Arenado 2016 Donruss (1982 Retro design)
22- JJ Hardy 2001 Upper Deck
23- Eric Helfand 1994 Mother's Cookies Oakland Athletics
24- Dave Cohea 1983 TCMA Alburquerque Dukes
25- Ernie Banks 2010 Topps (Turkey Red Insert)
26- Bill Skowron, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle 1982 The Mickey Mantle Story 
27- Sammy Sosa 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot

Well, I really wanted to follow those basic rules to start out, but it is hard to find more than one card at the bat rack for each number. I'll be looking for replacements for 2 of the 3 Cubs so I can have 9 different teams represented. Even though they are 10 years apart, using 2 different Mother's Cookies cards felt like a cheat as well. They are very bat rack heavy sets.

On this page, my fave is probably the Mark Grace card. The best factoid was that JJ Hardy is listed as a SS-P as he was his high school team's closer. 

I am already pretty close on page 4, just need to find 2 more to finish it. Look for it some time in 2021!


  1. That Grace has always been one of my favorites of his as well. Already looking forward to Page 4!

  2. That Helfand is cool! Love seeing Mother's Cookies cards being represented in your Frankenset.

  3. I have to find that Grace! He's a PC anyway. Guess I need two copies.