Product of the Year, Set of the Year, and Best Retro-Themed Product: Topps Allen & Ginter.
All of these were runaway winners, and neither should come as a shock.
Card of the Year: Donruss Threads Bats #9, Shoeless Joe Jackson
This was the first surprise result. The smart money was on the Topps Obama, but it could only muster 25% of the vote. Meanwhile, the Shoeless Joe Bat card from Donruss Threads received 41% and won in an upset.
Rookie Card of the Year: Topps Heritage #650, Evan Longoria
It wasn't much of a shock to see Longoria get this award. What was a shock was that it wasn't the one with the cut/sticker autograph, swatch of jersey fabric, and serial numbering that won (SP Authentic); but just a humble base card (Heritage).
Best Insert Set: Topps Trading Card History
Trading Card History got 56% of the vote, easily defeating TA&G's Mini World Leaders.
Best Autogamer Set: Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Relics
The TA&G Framed Relics got 45%, while Stadium Club Beam Team beat out Topps Heritage A Real One for second by a single vote.
Also, Razor Signature Autographs did not receive a single vote.
Best High-End Product: Playoff Prime Cuts IV
This by far, was the most competitive category.
Topps Triple Threads 21.7%
Upper Deck Premier 14.5%
Topps Finest 20.5%
Topps Sterling 19.3%
Playoff Prime Cuts IV 24.1%
Best Prospect Themed Product: Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects.
If I were a betting man, I'd have placed my money on Razor to win, and BDP&P to finish last. As it turns out, BDP&P won and Razor got the wooden spoon.
Best Unlicensed Product: Playoff Prime Cuts IV
Donruss took the Win (Prime Cuts), Place (D'Russ Threads), and Show (DEEE) positions.
Worst Overall Product: Upper Deck X
Most Disappointing Product: Stadium Club
Most Meaningless Product: Upper Deck Documentary
All three were shoo-ins, and all three carried at least 40% of the vote in their respective categories.
Worst Gimmick: Topps #661, Johan Santana "No-Hitter"
I really thought it was going to be the fake Japanese ballplayer (Uzuki). But you chose the fake no-hitter.
Best Hobby Blog: Cardboard Junkie
This was a two-horse race between The Junkie and.....
Best Hobby News Source: Wax Heaven
Mario received over 65% of the vote.
Best Video Box Breaker: TomTheRipper407
I mean, come on! It's Tom the Ripper. Everyone else was competing for second place -- which, by the way, went to Dr. Wax Battle.
Hobby Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria
77% of the vote. Nuff said.
Hobby MVP: Josh Hamilton
This was a battle between Hamilton and Albert Pujols, but in the end, Hamilton won with 39% to Pujols's 27%.
Hobby Top Prospect: David Price
Jefferson Burdick Award for Contributions to The Hobby: Ben Henry
I thought you'd give it to Sy Berger, but Ben Henry pulled it out with his Casey at the Bat farewell.