When was the last Blog Bat Around? The only one I'm aware of this year was the one started back in February - Chris Harris asked about Topps 2011 Series 1 over at Stale Gum. That seems like forever ago, even though it's only been long enough that if you conceived a child at that time, that child would have been born.
The 2011 baseball card collecting season is finally over - other than Bowman Sterling (coming out December 21st). What set or release stands out as your favorite from the year? What set or release brings your lunch back up to your throat?
Sure, it's a simple question, but it could mean many things to many people. We all know how successful Gypsy Queen was, but that doesn't mean it'll be your favorite release. The Beckett database currently lists 1109 baseball sets this year from Topps, TriStar, ITG, and Upper Deck - already about 150 more sets than last year without Bowman Sterling - so there is no lack of selection.
I'm wondering what kind of response I'll get from this topic! It's not going to bring about world peace (or even whirled peas), but it will be nice to see where everyone stands on this year's products. I don't pretend to be so creative that this is a question nobody else has asked, and maybe you already answered this question.
As with the other Bat Arounds, if you have a blog, you can post your response there - if you don't have a blog, you can write a comment below. Feel free to link to your posts once you've written your response!
I'll post my answer tomorrow (I may need to do a top five!). Until then, happy writing!