Product of the Year, Best Retro-Themed Product: Topps Allen & Ginter
This was A&G's third straight win in the POY, although the Topps Flagship came in a very close second.
Card of the Year: SP Authentic Derek Jeter 1993 SP Buy-Back Autograph
Only 93 of them were made, but it the Jeter buy-back AU truly is a once-in-a-lifetime pull.
Rookie Card of the Year: Bowman Chrome #185 Gordon Beckham
This was the tightest race as all four nominees got at least 20% of the vote. The BowChro Beckham probably won due to: A) The lack of a dominant rookie in this year's RC-class, and B) The Bowman Chrome name.
Best Base Set, Best Design: Topps
Topps greatly improved the design of their flagship, and the Gummie voters rewarded them.
Best Insert Set: Topps Updates & Highlights Propaganda Posters
Chris Speakman's World War II-inspired posters were the runaway winner in this category.
Best Autographed/Game Used Set: Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Autos and Relics.
The Framed A&G hits are another repeat winner.
Best "High-End" Product: Sweet Spot
A rare victory for Upper Deck.
Worst Overall Product, Worst Base Set, Worst Design: Topps Ticket to Stardom
A runaway winner in all three categories.
Most Meaningless Product: Upper Deck First Edition
Don't blame Upper Deck, blame MLB for forcing UD to make this.
Most Disappointing Product: Topps Unique
Not much "unique" about it. Nice looking base set though.
Worst Insert: Upper Deck 20th Anniversary
If there's something baseball card collector's want, it's cards of hockey players and inanimate objects.
Dumbest Gimmick: Cut signatures of active/living Players (a.k.a. "Franken-Sigs")
Manufactured letter patches came in a very close second. Either would have been a worthy winner of this award.
Best Cardblog: Cardboard Junkie
It's dayf's cardblogosphere, the rest of us are just blogging in it. His third straight victory.
Best New Cardblog: The Collective Troll
Beardy had the early lead, but The Troll (and his fans) came through late in the balloting.
Best Hobby News Source: Wax Heaven
And it wasn't even close.
Best Video Box Breaker/YouTuber: stalegum
Hobby MVP: Albert Pujols
I honestly thought Jeter would win this one.
Hobby ROY: Gordon Beckham
Beckham beats Tommy Hanson by only 14 votes.
Hobby Top Prospect: Stephen Strasburg
Jefferson Burdick Award for Contributions to The Hobby: Mario Alejandro
One of these days, Sy Berger's gonna win this.