I just posted this yesterday, and commented how I like the different image used. The framing is decent and the subtle blue on the card works well with the design. Topps need to find more unused or under used images of old timers.
UD Canvas takes the already great pictures from the Upper Deck hockey set and goes up about 50 levels. It's almost impossible not to call this Card of the Year. While it is from last year's set, this is from Series 2, that came out in February. If I owned this beauty, I would give it the top spot, but I feel the winner should be a card I own. Sorry Ryan. But if/when I do get this card, I'll need a second for a TTM.
But my call for card of the year is this beauty:
The moment I pulled it, I knew this was my favorite card. So much red tone, with the border, the high pants showing red socks, the dirt, the catcher's mask highlights.... Then appears that fantastic splash of green from the Monster and the infield to the right side. The framing is awesome and the timing is dead on, with the ball just barely jumping from the bat, leaving the damage to the barrel in its wake.