The 2011 baseball card season is just about over. I will probably buy a blaster of Bowman Draft if I see one but not much else. I bought (or traded for) 2,944 different cards this year, up from 2,313 in 2010. The difference is mostly the extra 500-card box of Topps Update I got from an eBay dealer. By my count, there were 54,564 different cards released in 2011. That's up from 48,641 in 2010. The counts were derived from Becket.com and I have no idea how accurate they are. When I scan cards, I categorize them by the picture.
Here's a sampling of cards featuring players at the plate.
Batting Stance: Topps All-Star Set #11 Ryan Braun
Broken bat: Topps #233 Ramon Hernandez
Bunting: Topps #284 Reid Brignac
Topps #100 Albert Pujols
Topps Update #6 Prince Fielder
Leaving the box: Bowman #135 Chris Young
Stretching: Topps Update #55 Anthony Rizzo