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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Card of the Year: 2010

This was going to be part of a larger, Oscar-themed post with my favorites from 2010. However, I never got around to writing it and the Oscars are going on now so it's post it now or bust. If you're really interested, here's what I thought about 2010:

Best Product: Obak
Best Rookie: Chrome Jason Heyward
Best Base card: I don't have a clue. I told you the post wasn't finished.
Best Insert card: A&G UK Bulldog
Best thing to happen to the hobby: Yo Momma Transmogrifier (shaky implementation, but it's still fun)
Worst thing to happen to the hobby: Exclusive license (WHERE THE FUCK IS MY 2010 GOUDEY???)
Schadenfreude of the Year: Topps putting their all their eggs in Steven "Glass Elbow" Strasburg's basket
Lifetime Achievement Award: Thorzul for the innovation of Bipping
Best Actor: Colin Firth (I haven't seen The King's Speech, but he was fantastic in Fever Pitch)
Best Actress: Betty White
Best Picture: The only two movies I saw in the theater in 2010 were Harry Potter Wanders Around In The Woods Acting Really Pissed Off For Two Hours While Horrible, Terrible Things Happen All Around Him and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Someone pick up that goddamn cheese already! These movies were respectively extremely depressing and bloody awful so fuck it. THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Best Album: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (I didn't even like Arcade Fire before that album)
Best Song: Antione Dodson - Bed Intruder Song (No, I'm not kidding)

No, I'm not going to make a lot of funny comments on each of those choices, the days of me writing like a madman because I'm wired out of my mind on 3 hours of sleep and enough caffeine to kill a horse are over. I will take the time to show off this card, which I think sums up the year 2010 perfectly.

2010 Card of the Year:

1989 Topps Traded Bip Roberts

You didn't know Bip got traded to the Braves for about a week and a half in the 1988-89 offseason did you?  He was returned to the Padres for violating Russ Nixon's strict "no sombrero" policy. This more than anything else resulted in Russ' eventual firing. Hey look, here's the back.

This looks totally legit! It even mentions the first person who was Bipped with this particular card 21 years later. Yes, I was Bipped with Bip.

A Brave Bip at that. Ok, so the card isn't strictly real in the generally accepted sense. Reality is for fascists. This is the work of Steve over at White Sox Cards. He sent me a massive bipping package and I ended up screwing up the best post on the event. Frankly, I don't understand why people keep reading with how badly I've sucked at everything card-related lately. Steve has his revenge at least.


Anonymous said...

Something is fishy around here.

Chris Harris said...

OH NOEZ!!! Looks like "Bip War" has been declared without me!

deal said...

nice shout out for the original Fever Pitch.

Cardsplitter said...

I love that Obak is your set of the year. I am a big Obak fan too. Got any doubles?

Steve Gierman said...

Wow! I was wondering when that would show up. LOL