12.14.2009

What's your favorite 2009 set?

We ask this because we are surprised, upon reflection, how much we like our 2009 Topps base cards in the dark-background version. It's one of the few sets we managed to complete this year and upon looking back, it's very appealing. Maybe we like basic black. Although as you know, in person, it's possible to see more of the background than in the photos. There's a touch, a suggestion, a hint, a dream of background action in each card, but only that. dayf's straightforward "joy of a completed page" feature got us thinking about this.So, although we liked many designs this year, this is our final vote. What set do you most enjoy from 2009 when you look at the cards in a binder? Or artfully strewn across a tabletop or the back seat of your car, for that matter. Looking back on this year that flew by,which 2009 set do you find most pleasing? Maybe it's a set that surprised you, as this one did us. Maybe it's an abiding love of retro that does it for you. Perhaps you flipped over something high end this year. We'd really love to know!

13 comments:

the sewingmachineguy said...

I was ready to say Topps Heritage, but then I remembered how much I hate flipping through side-ways cards. The standard issue Topps set (as featured here) is outstanding.

night owl said...

That's a toughie. I like the Topps base set a lot, but viewing the cards in a binder, I'm too aware of how difficult it is to read the names because of the foil.

Meanwhile the A&G set, with all the water-color backgrounds, looks great in a binder. So I'll go with A&G.

shanediaz82 said...

Allen & Ginter and Topps base are the two best sets of the year in my opinion, I'd give the slight edge to the Topps base set if I had to pick one.

paulsrandomstuff said...

The base Topps set, I think. They lose points for the foil names, but it's still my favorite.

Motherscratcher said...

I'm easily distracted by bright shiny things. My vote goes to Topps Finest. So many unnecessary colors and variations...it's glorious. The whole set is so sparkley! I haven't completed any sets, but I busted a few boxes of different things. I think I enjoyed busting the Finest the most.

Now, if I could only get Topps to send me my redemptions.

MattR said...

2009 Topps Base. It's a nice set.

dayf said...

Allen & Ginter, Goodwin Champions and Topps206 are all in a three way race for first. I still need a while to figure out who gets the gold.

lonestarr said...

I have no idea. We'll see how I feel after my box of Artifacts shows up. Until that gets it's second look, Sweet Spot, topps Chrome, Allen & Ginter, and topps Heritage are in the discussion. I have no Finest or Unique or anything else from the higher end in-hand to consider.

Play at the Plate said...

The easy answer is A&G, but it was my first experience actually opening any of the A&G sets so I really enjoyed it.

Sharpe said...

Sweet Spot has the best looking base cards if you ask me, but they're a bit of an afterthought.

What is it about the A&G cards people like? I dislike them more than anything else released this year. If the color in the background had anything to do with the team, maybe I'd like it better.

I like the Topps cards, but agree on the foil.

I'm probably in the vast minority, but I thought the Upper Deck base set was great. I didn't collect it, mainly because I chose Topps for the full stats on the back, but I liked how the photo took up the entire card and the logo was in foil. Just really appealed to me.

From a set building perspective, I enjoy the Goudey set, although I get why people don't find it attractive. If you'd throw the pictures from T206 on the Goudey cards, I think you'd have something.

mikepelfreyshouse said...

I liked ginters national pride set, the cards with the flags are very patriotic and i think they look great with all of the nations!

Two Packs A Day said...

base set - 2009 topps
insert set - 2009 UD X Xponential

Joe S. said...

The only 2009 set I put together was '09 Topps Updates and Highlights, and even that isn't complete yet. I generally prefer hit chasing to set building, but that is slowly starting to change.