Here's my list of 10 cards that imo defined the TCG meta of 2011. This is a response to PJ Tierney's post here:
Best TCG cards of 2011:
1. Tour Guide of the Underworld
Remember when detaching a Xyz material in TCG activated the effects of monsters such as Sangan? Tour Guide soared into the three-digit price because of this broken ruling by Kevin Tewart.
2. Reborn Tengu
Tour Guide's predecessor. TCG-land was the happiest place to play Plant decks.
3. T.G. Hyper Librarian
Although late to arrive in the TCG, clearly one of the defining cards of this year earning a R1 status.
4. Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En
Shi En was the cause of the infamous "dice roll matchup." Locking down the opponent with the multiple Solemn Warnings set.
5. Master Hyperion
Dark Armed Dragon was put to Limited for a good reason. Hyperion, the "Light Armed Dragon," goes down out of nowhere to OTK you when up against Agents.
6. T.G. Warwolf
TG monsters wouldn't be that successful without this card. DARK, spammable, and a recruiter? This is why TG is splashable to almost any deck
7. Leviair the Sea Dragon
Another card that is now a staple in Extra decks. Banished cards go back because of this.
8. Rescue Rabbit
9. Evolzar Laggia
10. Evolzar Dolkka
The most recent addition to the TCG meta. Rabbit = 1-card-walking-Solemn-Judgment OR 1-card-walking-double-Divine-Wraths
How about you? What's your own list of best 2011 cards? ^^