What Was Your Favorite Product of the Last 10 Years?

This is sort of an informal poll, but I’m just wondering what your favorite product was over the last 10 years. Why did you like that product so much? What would you have done to make it better?

Pretty simple question.

Mine would probably be 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball.

Why? Well the rehashing of the over 100 year old designs was a great start. They product looked beautiful from the start. The autographed checklist was also extremely good, filled with talented Major League players as well as icons such as Hulk Hogan, John Wooden, and Mike Tyson.

More great selling points were the buyback of original 1887 Allen & Ginter mini cards that were inserted into the product, the rip cards, and just the overall quality of the set Topps put together that year.

While I had a lot of other products I really liked including 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball, 2005 Donruss/Playoff Absolute Memorabilia baseball, and 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite basketball, Allen & Ginter began a phenomenon that even the casual collector could get into.

What would yours be?

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5 Responses to What Was Your Favorite Product of the Last 10 Years?

  1. Jason says:

    Great question. My favorite is 2005 Absolute Memoribilia. Massive patches of HOFs like Aaron, Ruth, and Thorpe. Greatest Thorpe card ever produced came from this set, his stitched name. This set has held it’s value and many of the jumbo swatches, limited to 99, sell for $1000s. In my opinion, this is the vest set of the last 10 years and one of the best modern sets of all time.

  2. sanjosefuji says:

    2009 Goodwin Champions: retro card feel, beautiful painted pictures, & a variety of superstars from almost every sport imaginable.

    Plus the autographed cards were hard signed.

    If I were the Cardboard God, I’d make two changes: First, I’d remove Michael Beasley, Ben Roethlisberger, and Eli Manning… then add Kobe Bryant, Joe Montana, and Walter Payton. Then I’d give Upper Deck their football license back, so the players would be pictured in their NFL uniforms.

  3. mfw13 says:

    Let’s see…it’s a long list:

    I’d start with Topps Heritage, in particular the 00-01 & 01-02 hockey sets, the 2001 and 2002 football sets, and the 2002-04 baseball sets.

    Then I’d add the 2008 Goudey & 2009 Goodwin sets, as well as the entire SportKings series.

    I’d follow that with the 2004 Fleer Platinum baseball set, and the 07-08 OPC Premier Hockey base set, as well as the 08-09 OPC Hockey set.

    For subsets & inserts, the best by far are the 2009 SPX Shadowbox subsets, both for football and hockey, followed by the 07-08 hockey Ice Scripts & Flashback Fabrics insert sets, as well as the 08-09 Frozen in Time insert set and the 09-10 Glacial Graphs. And lastly the 06-07 Parkhurst Captains hockey subset and the 08-09 SPx Endorsements basketball insert set.

  4. Matt Gilman says:

    Too many to list….but i will have to go with Spx Football 2008 or 2009. 10 hits per box. really nice sick looking patches used. auto jersey rookies that look great. nice base set. was probably best spx set since 96 and 97. those ones were my faves. those had hard to find autos and design and hologram technology….i am still drooling.

  5. Kevin says:

    2005 Topps update baseball. Best collection of rookies in one place in a long time.

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