Tuesday, December 01, 2009

2009 Gummie Awards: Call for Nominations



Yes, it's that time again. The year is almost over. The decade is almost over.

It's time for the baseball card collector's of America to honor the best (and worst) of The Hobby for 2009.

But this year, in addition to the year-end awards, The Gummies will also honor the best (and worst) of the about-to-be-concluded decade.



So please, send me your nominations for each of the categories below (both for 2009 and for the 2000s), and send me any suggestions for any new categories, to chris.harris@stalegum.com. And be sure to look for the 2009 Gummie Awards, and the Gummie Awards of the Decade sometime in the new year.


Categories for the 2009 Gummies:

Product of the Year
Card of the Year
Rookie Card of the Year
Best Base Set
Best Insert Set
Best Autographed/Game Used Set
Best Retro Themed Product
Best Designed Product
Best "High-End" Product
Best Set for Prospects
Best Unlicensed Product
Best Hobby Idea/Innovation
Worst Overall Product
Worst Base Set
Most Meaningless Product
Most Disappointing Product
Worst Insert Set
Worst Designed Product
Worst Gimmick
Best Cardblog (You can't vote for your own!)
Best New Cardblog
Best Hobby News Source (Again, you can't vote for own.)
Best Video Box Breaker/YouTuber
Hobby MVP
Hobby ROY
Hobby Top Prospect
Jefferson Burdick Award for Contributions to The Hobby (this goes to a person)

Categories for the Gummie Awards of the Decade:

Product of the Decade
Card of the Decade
Rookie Card of the Decade
Best Base Set
Best Insert Set
Best Autographed/Game Used Set
Best Retro Themed Product
Best Hobby Idea/Innovation
Worst Overall Product
Worst Base Set
Most Meaningless Product
Most Disappointing Product
Worst Insert Set
Worst Gimmick

5 comments:

Rod said...

My nominee for worst product of the decade would 2008 Upper Deck Documentary, a complete flumox of a great idea.

sruchris said...

You need to host a ceremony for the Gummies complete with dinner, an emcee, trophies, secret envelopes, you know, the whole works.

sruchris said...

No Most Short-Sighted, Boneheaded Decision category? I'm sure Dayf has a worthy nominee.

night owl said...

Mmmmmm, decade-old gum.

the sewingmachineguy said...

BEST RETRO - GOODWIN
BEST BASE - 2009 TOPPS
WORST DESIGN - TICKET to BOREDOM
BEST BLOG - WAX HEAVEN
MOST DISAPPOINTING - UNIQUE
HOBBY ROOKIE - GORDAN BECKHAM
BURDICK AWARD - MIKE SCHOPP (The Hobby on WGR)