Friday, December 7, 2018

My Favorite Card Of 2018

Once again, P-Town Tom from the blog Waiting 'Til Next Year is having a contest asking bloggers to showcase their favorite card of 2018.  I have to admit, this year it was tough to pick a favorite. There were so many great cards! In the end, I settled on one that I think is more than worthy:

2018 Stadium Club #9 Zach Godley

My favorite cards are almost always cards where you see the players having fun. This is no exception. Stadium Club gives us a side of baseball we had never seen before on cardboard, and it is fantastic. The photograph is almost perfect, and captures a moment few would catch watching as it unfolds. Somebody get Zach a towel!

Because I had such a hard time, I also wanted to give due to others that I considered:

2018 Stadium Club #15 Hanley Ramirez

I'm not going to lie, I'm going to miss Hanley. He was the catalyst for my pick last year, and I was tempted to go with him again.

2018 Topps #659 Arizona Diamondbacks (TC)

I love fireworks, and this is just an amazing display of pyrotechnics!

2018 Topps #379 Power Up (CL)

I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up over the yelling of the Zimmwerth!

2018 Topps #297 Kevin Kiermaier

My first Payday Pack of the 2018 set featured this card. It still amazes me how Kiermaier makes this leap and manages to look just like the Air Jordan silhouette. Bonus points for throwing up the Texas Longhorns/Aloha surfer dude sign.

So what do you think? Did I pick the right card? Do you have another one in mind? Check out the contest and submit your own favorite card!


4 comments:

  1. Love that Godley card, one of my favorites as well!

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  2. Yes, such a unique shot!
    Thanks for entering!

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  3. I must be a grumpy old man, because I don't want a baseball card to be a big picture of a swimming pool with the player's back showing. Hey, kids, get off my lawn! B^)

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  4. The photograph had perfect timing on the Godley. Excellent choice.

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