Baker's Best Covers (Top 10)
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I have long appreciated Baker's Phantom Lady work, but am relatively new to his romance art. This discussion started in Baker Romance thread but would love to see/ hear your nominations for the Top 10 Baker covers. If anyone here wants to start a poll as part of this- by all means do so. Thanks for your input Bakerphiles. 

I look forward to the education.

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Awesome!  I'll have to spend some time working down to a top ten.  There's so much to appreciate!

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I'm editing this post so as to have this info on the first page of this thread.  We'd like to get help from anyone who knows how to set up a poll, for the purpose of voting on a list of candidates and producing a ranked "Top Ten Best Matt Baker covers" list.


Here's what's been proposed- Let's make up a list of Baker covers, in alphabetical order.  Doesn't matter how long the first draft is, just so long as it includes all the usual classic candidates that we all know would most likely be voted on.  We could add literally any book that anyone asked to be included, even books that almost certainly would not end up on the final Top Ten list.  


Then we just start the voting, let it run its course, and finally skim off the ten books with the most votes.  Presto- Top Ten Baker covers, according to an actual election. 


Based on the majority of what's been posted, here's what I believe is a good start. 36 books.  As suggested, anything could still be added, but we should probably try to avoid going overboard.  Remember, in the end, there can be only ten.


All-Top 16
Authentic Police Cases 6, 7, 8
Cinderella Love 25, 27, 29
Diary Secrets 16, 25, 26
Giant Comics Editions 12, 15
Going Steady 10, 12
Jo-Jo 25
Phantom Lady 17, 18, (23...?)
Seven Seas 3, 4, 6
(Pictorial Romances... any nominations?)  
Teen-Age Romances 9, 11, 13, 32, 38, 42, 43, 45
Teen-Age Temptations 1, 2, 8
True Love Pictorial 10, 11
Wartime Romances 8, 17
Zago 4
 

It's not that we're lazy- we're just technically challenged, it seems.  We need help setting up the poll.  Anyone...?

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4 minutes ago, 29dukedog said:

My numero uno, hands down: 

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Sweet copy!  What are the remaining 9?

I might just put all the Cindy Loves on my list....

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No, no.no THIS is the king of the Baker covers hands down. The rest are just "contenders to the throne"

The one everyone wants and very few but the real lucky have...

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Or maybe this...

Although that is a lot of cover space devoted to a squid, I must admit. Still, just awesome.

 

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:whee:

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Sorry, Ricky but if you're going Phantom Lady... The "look" what a "look". On par with GCE and so classic...

 

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CL 25 and GCE 12 are the two icons I still have yet to acquire (dang you n2wdw) and they are both strong contenders for the #1 spot, I would say.

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Bob, I hear you, and the sales figures agree with you, that PL 17 is still the ultimate Baker (point of contention with many whether it is Baker) but I have always liked PL 18 and 23 better myself.

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Someone needs to post Seven Seas 4 and 6... I've got a slabbed 6 in 4.5, but no scan handy. 

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Romance sucks, nothin like a dame in trouble with no brazieere!

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And as Jed Clampet used to say "Whoo Doggies!"

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We should just take the first ten books nominated and call it official.  Fandom will call it.

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And nobody can't say "ole Robot Man doesn't have a softer side once in a while...

I really like his covers when the "object of your attention" is prominent in the scene.

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It ain't mine... (its new owner will soon be determined): 

 

 

 

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This one might make my own top ten...

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This would for sure make my list...

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