In the age of the Internet, it’s rare to find collectors agreeing on anything. From the battle of stickers vs. on-card, to high-end vs. low-end, there are hundreds of different views being argued every single day on card-related forums and blogs.
One thing collectors as a whole have agreed on is that card companies have flooded the market with useless, unwanted World Baseball Classic and Obama trading cards. Topps even released an entire Obama set, while you can’t open a single Upper Deck product this year without pulling a card of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
My choice for most annoying of 2009 goes to the constant World Baseball Classic cards being included in Topps products. It’s bad enough that we were being forced to believe that the games meant anything (they don’t) but when we get a bunch of no-name guys from packs of cards, it’s just a complete bummer.
Obama cards still sell surprisingly well on the secondary market, even though they’ve been done to death. These days, you will have to pull a low-numbered insert and/or rare parallel to cash in so expect many unwanted Obama cards in your collection.
Who gets your vote for most annoying of 2009?