The Beckett Baseball Best of 2009 Awards … vote now!

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We’re closing in on making our selections for The Best of 2009 and want to make sure that Beckett Baseball‘s readers have a say, too.

Vote now for your picks for the best baseball cards of 2009 — the awards (editors’ picks and readers choice) will appear in the next issue along with our picks for the Best of the Decade.

See them all — and place your votes —  after the jump.

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We’ll also have awards for the following categories (feel free to leave your picks in the comments below):

Best Insert Set

Best Base Set

Best Gimmick Set

Best Autograph Set

Best Game-used Set

Best Surprise

Best Rookie Card Checklist

And what will be our Card of the Year? Give us your picks and you’ll have to wait and see what we chose in the next issue of Beckett Baseball.


  1. Robert Smathers
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Best insert set is Upper Deck X Xponential

  2. Benny T.
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I gotta be honest Beckett…you seem pretty loyal to Topps, and normally I am right there with you, but not this year. I thought Upper Deck clearly had the better products this year. Honestly, even Upper Deck Icon, which came out early in the baseball season, had rookie cards of Rick Porcello, Matt Wieters, etc. Topps, for whatever reason only known to them, still has yet to produce a Matt Wieters card. How is that possible? If I were Topps, I would fly my CEO to meet with Wieters and have him sign the Topps contract. Did they not learn anything with the whole AROD fiasco? I don’t know…the fact that a collector could bust open an SP Authentic box or Ballpark and pull Gordon Beckham auto’s, Rick Porcello Auto’s, Matt Wieter Auto’s, Ryan Perry, (plus auto’s of Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., Labron James, Evan Longoria, etc…). 2009 was the year for Upper Deck (and this is the 1st time I am ever saying that). Sorry Topps, but you guys got smoked this year…

  3. chrisolds
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    It’s pretty simple: Wieters signed a deal with a company that would necessitate Topps buying the rights to produce Wieters autograph cards (which would be more expensive than typical). They’re not doing that.

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