Late last month, we asked you to choose your favorite non-sport and entertainment trading card sets of 2013. We received lots and lots of votes and the ballots have now been counted. Voting was very close.
The last time we polled readers and asked what their favorite card sets were for our annual Gummie Awards was late 2003. Those results were printed in the Feb/Mar ’04 issue, which was published nearly ten years to the day from today. At that time, all the talk was Inkworks and Rittenhouse Archives with a little bit of Topps thrown in and a dash of Upper Deck. Three of those four companies appear on today’s list while Inkworks is long defunct. Rittenhouse Archives was voted best company that year and their sets took more of the top spots this year then any other company, proving they continue to be a market leader. Interestingly, Breygent Marketing, who holds the top spot below, did not exist in 2004, though its top executives were working at other card companies. Cryptozoic Entertainment and Perna Studios releases were favorites with Non-Sport Update blog readers as well.
In 2004, many of the top spots in our various Gummies categories went to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Xena Warrior Princess, Alias, Star Trek, and Lord of the Rings. With Rittenhouse Archives continued line of Star Trek cards and the recent news of a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer release, combined with Cryptozoic Entertainment’s soon-to-be-released Hobbit cards, we wonder if we’ll be talking about some of these same properties again next year.
So without further ado, here are our readers top choices….