Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Horizontal Heroes, Page 7 (Cards 55-63)

I've been looking for some inspiration for a Frankenset post for my quasi-neglected Horizontal Heroes project. And, thankfully, I found some earlier today.

So, please allow me to unveil a third completed page from the HH compendium.

Oh, and for those who are not familiar, Horizontal Heroes is a proposed 660-card Frankenset dedicated to all the terrific landscape oriented cards from throughout the years.  All manufacturers and sets are welcome.  The choices for each slot should be base cards (though I'll allow for a parallel here or there) and should come from a set which is not across-the-board horizontal (i.e. 1960 Topps).  Beyond those ground rules, anything goes!

Okay, here's Page No. 7, containing cards 55 through 63...

Let's break down the page a little further, shall we?

Cards 55 through 57...

55 -- Vinny Castilla, 1998 Fleer Ultra
56 -- Carl Pavano, 1998 Fleer Tradition Update
57 -- Derrick Gibson, 1999 Fleer Tradition

Then cards 58 through 60...

58 -- Tim Hudson, 2012 Topps
59 -- Adam Loewen, 2007 Upper Deck
60 -- Pat Borders, 1994 UD Collector's Choice

And, finally, cards 61 through 63...

61 -- Royce Clayton, 1996 Topps
62 -- R.A. Dickey, 2013 Topps Chrome
63 -- Dan Wilson, 1997 Topps

In regards to Win, Place and Show for this particular page, I'm going to give the top spot to hurler Tim Hudson in the throes of home run admiration.  Vinny Castilla's second-base collision at old Busch Stadium gets the runner-up position while the bronze nod goes to Carl Pavano and his Bazooka Joe sculpture.

I hope you enjoyed these selections, and please feel free to chime in with your best of the page.



  1. Nice, glad to see this series return! I agree that Tim Hudson is the best of the bunch, a truly awesome photo on that card. Don't recall having seen it before but I love it.

  2. Great to see the Horizontal Heroes back! The Hudson is definitely one of the better Flagship cards in recent memory. The Borders occupies a slot in my own frankenset as well.

  3. Nice cameo by Henry Blanco on that Dickey card.