Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Favorite 2017 Baseball Card

I'm entering P-Town Tom's Favorite Card of the Year contest for the second year in a row. Last year my entry was obnoxious and that I wasn't banished shows how good a guy Tom is.

According to my Trading Card Database account, I have a whopping 3 baseball cards printed in 2017 in my collection. And one of them is a dupe. So I really have only two distinct players represented. They are: Darryl Strawberry and Michael A. Taylor (though, sadly, he's in there under Michael A. Taylor and Michael Taylor, which features several different players with that name -- hello disambiguation!)


2017 Chrome's 1992 Bowman Chrome Darryl Strawberry. One was sent to me by P-Town Tom himself, but I'm not sure if selecting this increases my changes of winning or losing. The second card came from Kerry of Cards on Cards.

The other card is a Topps NOW card of the Washington National's Michael A. Taylor's fluky-weird inside the park grand slam (card #573). I bought five of them and gave them to my two nephews, sister, and father.

But I bought other cards printed this year, like some Aaron Judge Topps Now cards for my father. But I cannot select these because I do not own them.

And I do not choose the Darryl Strawberry card because, well, he's in a Dodgers uniform and that's weird. And it makes me frustrated that it doesn't scan truthfully.

So, my card of the year goes to Michael A Taylor for making that an inside-the-park grand slam home run (well, the Phillies centerfielder kind of lolly-gagged after it, which helped). And also for really showing up in the post-season with two very memorable games. But this card because I was watching it on television and my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews were at the game and we were texting up a storm and it's a really happy memory. And also Michael A is my sister's favorite player and he signed her jersey at Spring Training this year and at the same game threw my nephew a last-out-of-the-inning baseball (which he bobbled and dropped and I caught).

Thank you for running the contest, Tom! Thank's Michael A.!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I saw the Darryl and thought for sure that was it... Michael Taylor though... Wow!
    Love the personal connection to card. That's what makes this hobby great. Nice selection!

  2. Another underrated aspect of the NOW program is capturing moments that are more personal to the cardholder. Nice pick!

  3. That's awesome! Love that you grabbed everyone a copy, so you guys can all relieve the moment for years to come.

  4. It's awesome that you can remember this game via the Now program. That's the best thing about the Topps Now program in my mind. Awesome selection.