There's a contest going on at Collecting Cutch who wants entrants to write about their Top 10 favourite cards of a Player they collect.
I ran into some problem with this though..
Yes, I have players I collect, but I consider myself more of a team collector. The only players I collect are Canadians, and I've covered my favourite repeatedly here already. Other favourite players I have I don't collect for different reasons (Price of some cards, not having many cards, etc) or are part of the team collections.
So I decided I'd show my Top Ten Favourite Justin Morneau cards..
I like this card. I don't know why, really. The uniform top looks airbrushed on. Maybe it's the border.
Morneau as a Twin.
I confess I mix up the sets from 2010-2014. I don't remember what year this is.. 2011??
I think I'm drawn to this card because of the concentration on his face. You can see him watching the ball into his glove.
As much as I confuse the years from 2010-2014 Topps, I know Bowman even less. I don't think it's ever really on my radar.
Anyway. it looks like Justin is mid Home Run Trot here.
For some reason, I'm thinking this was a uniform the Twins used either as a Sunday Home thing, or was a Throwback night on the road somewhere. I may be wrong though.
Another Rockies card. This one was from Archives or Heritage.. One of those redundant sets..
In any event, the 1983 design is really nice.
Stadium Club... I really like this card as well. The full photo and no fog/mist/BS.. Just a great photo of Morneau swinging at a pitch.
This is another one I can't really explain.. I just like it.. It may be a little high if I'm doing a 10-1 list.. I think for the most part, it's in no particular order until #1..
One of the few relic cards in my collection.
This one is interesting, though at the same time, the borders can be a little much. (How many people are this critical about their favourite cards of a favourite player, eh?)
In a way it almost reminds me of the "Special Presentation" graphic TV stations used in the 80s.
Anyway, Justin on the follow through of his swing..
And finally... I really like this one.. The background definitely nails the feeling of the era the cards originally came out in.
So there you have it.. My Top 10.