This is my very first year participating in P-Town Tom's end of the year contest. You've probably seen many other bloggers post about their favorite cards of 2017, and I'm finally ready to show mine after a few days of careful consideration.
As you can probably tell, my favorite card of the year is card #126 from 2017 Topps Stadium Club, Brooks Robinson. I knew that I was most likely going to choose a Stadium Club card, simply because the set produces incredible and memorable cards year after year. This year, many cards stood out to me such as the Tim Raines, Reggie Jackson, and Willie McCovey base cards. However, I stuck with the one that stood out the most to me, and that's the card of the 16-time Gold Glove award winning 3rd baseman.
Robinson's card perfectly captures everything I like about 60's and 70's baseball, lots of bright colors. I hadn't seen these all-orange Orioles jerseys before I saw them on this card, so I appreciate Topps for caring enough to use this image. I like the set a lot, especially the silver font used for the player name. Mostly, I just love all the details. The background is something very different compared to what we usually see on cards nowadays. I enjoy that Brooks is holding a bat in this card. There are countless small details along with quite a few large ones that come together for this card. That is a card that's deserving of my favorite card of the year.