Monday, June 26, 2017

SEC - Bracket Match Up #5

Extra! Extra! El Tiante advances!

I waited awhile to post this one because I didn't know what to do if the last match up ended up without votes. Do I treat it like a tie-breaker? Eliminate both cards and treat it as a bye? Beg on forums and social media? Flip a coin? The answer to this still eludes me. Fortunately, I got a late vote (thanks Kin!) to buy me some time should it happen again. I'm hoping it doesn't.

Today's match-up features two vintage cards, one well known, the other an oddball find:

1956 Kahn's Weiners Smoky Burgess
1971 Topps #450 Bob Gibson

The Case for Smoky Burgess: My favorite 1960's oddball, this is a 61 year old card with an advertising slogan that make you want a hot dog.

The Case for Bob Gibson: A classic Topps design, a Hall of Famer - what's not to like? My uncle would want you to vote for Gibson.

Last week I struggled to get votes. Please make this easier on me - comment below!


  1. Here's to making sure you don't have to worry about getting a vote - "The Wiener the world awaited" is a slogan that deserves a tally. Plus, Smokey Burgess was briefly a Cub, so mark me down for the Kahn card.

  2. I somehow managed to miss the last post...I planned to vote in all of them! I gotta go with the Weiner the world awaited myself.