The 1971 Hummel Annual Plate was the first collector plate from Hummel-Gloebel and its design, Heavenly Angel, with a figure in green and angel wings playing a flute, is among the most popular. The Globetrotter design of 1973, another popular design, features a young mountaineer, with a rucksack and an umbrella under his arm. The Umbrella boy (1981) and Umbrella Girl (1982) plates each picture a young child sitting on a patch of grass with an umbrella over the shoulder.
The 1983 Postman design, which features a little boy postman in blue with heart-sealed envelopes, and Feeding Time, 1987's design of young girl in a kerchief feeding chickens, are also popular based on their pricing as of January 2016 at Replacements.com. Doll Bath, Doctor and Come Back Soon, designs for 1993,1994 and 1995, respectively, are also popular. The Hummel Annual Plate for 2000 is a Garden Splendor design of a young girl in pigtails and a white dress and the design for the 2001 annual plate, part of the second edition series that matches plates with figurines, is Afternoon Nap. The 2003 plate, The Florist, features a young child in a patch of flowers.
Goebel began producing M.I. Hummel figurines based on the artwork of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel and continued to discuss new designs with an Artistic Board at the Convent of Siessen, where Sister Maria began her drawings, even after her death at the age of 37 in 1946.