Million Dollar Question – What Is Your Favorite Baseball Card Set Of 2013??
I am always interested to hear what things people enjoy most about baseball cards – vintage or modern.
For some, it is the photography, for others it is the graphics, some select a combination of both, and some are seeking rare and exclusive things like low-serial numbers, pieces of memorabilia, and autographs.
We all have our favorites. And that is what tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’ is all about.
What Is Your Favorite Baseball Card Set Of 2013??
For me, a modern release has to include legends in the set so I can get excited about finding cards for both my vintage and modern player collections. From there, I like to analyze the subsets, the design of the base set, and the Miami Marlins checklists. If all three are met with satisfactory results, it is a candidate for my ‘Product Of The Year’.
In 2013, I got more into collecting modern players than I have in the last 5+ years. This allowed me to enjoy more sets and look forward to more releases throughout the season. And because of that, I think that I can fairly judge all 2013 major brand releases and make an informed choice based on what I seek from a new set.
Before making my announcement, let me say that in my eyes Panini took great strides in 2013. Their Cooperstown and Hometown Heroes sets were both fantastic and each ranks very high on my list (between 2-4).
But, for me, the best product this year was Topps Gypsy Queen. This has been my favorite set for the last few years, but I think that the 2013 release is the best yet. GQ offers a great mix of former and current players and I love all of the added colored parallels and mini cards. And while the Marlins team set consisted of just three cards, the entire set featured dozens of cards that I would eventually add to my collection. I also think that this year’s subsets were superb – Collisions At The Plate, Glove Stories, and Sliding Stars are all awesome!
How about you? What was your favorite release from 2013?
I cannot wait to hear your answers to this one… Let’ Go!!!