This is ONE OF 5 responses to VC 31 John 18 ("The Golden Seagull")...
I wish I had more time to put into this - I've only kind of skimmed through cards from the 1993 issues.
I think it's difficult to assess an all-around "best" card of the year. Best in what way? Maybe a favorite would be a more accurate label, but I can't come up with one of those either.
Here are my votes for other categories:
Sourest - see VC 30 Stuart 11.
Most Interesting Analogy - see VC 30 Holly 6.
Most Intriguing Mystery - see VC 29 Roger 6.
Most Surprising Revelations - see VC 30 Paul 2.