Random Card of the Day


Friday, September 30, 2016

Set: 2002 Press Pass Optima (Rate)

Card: #37 Jamie McMurray



“ Of all the sets issued in the 2000s, this is one of the ones I have the least represented in my collection. I have 12 of them...didn't have that many until about a month ago when a friend gave me a whole bunch of cards, that included some from this set. Before that I had around 5. Don't know why this set just never made it into my collection, my local shop must have not gotten it or sold out before I got to it. (either is possible) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ RAcing isn't my thing this looks like an OK card shows both car and Driver. Many racing fans have complained about sets that don't show the car. ” -captkirk42

“ He doesn't look very fast. I like that the driver and car photos get nearly equal real estate on the front of the card. ” -dilemma19

“ Not bad for a race card. ” -uncaian

“ Not the biggest fan of some of the base sets, but man those insert sets are really cool! ” -Joshua825

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Set: 1997 Leaf (Rate)

Card: #130 Mark Wohlers



“ Not horrible. Would be easier to read if it wasn't so washed out. The font they chose is not too easy to read even in hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Of the 1997 sets from which I have cards, the Leaf set was my favorite. In hand, they really look nice. ” -vrooomed

“ Thanks RCOTD for reminding me that my 1997 Leaf set is still incomplete, and that there isn't really any good reason to collect a complete set of 1997 Leaf. That vignette effect on the edges is awful, as is the foil. Until I saw this card, I'd never noticed how much Mark Wohlers resembles a refrigerator... ” -dilemma19

“ I sort of like the design, but the foil lettering I almost didn't see.Still can't read it from the scan. In person they can be read somewhat. ” -captkirk42

“ The team logo looks out of place on this card. ” -carthage44

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Upper Deck - SP Inserts (Rate)

Card: #2 Troy Loney



“ Interesting that this design is used as an insert because it sure seems like it would be a base card design to me. Not bad at all. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Please bring back that Ducks logo! ” -carthage44

“ This is an OK card, not great as SP is usually too flashy for my tastes. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice design. Borderless works very well here. I don't have a bad thing to say about this card. ” -rmpaq5

“ They play hockey in California?? Could have cropped out the goalie pad, at least in the back photo... ” -dilemma19

“ Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack... Can I get a flying V? ” -SaveDaKid

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Set: 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 (Rate)

Card: #12b Hairy Mary



“ This is the kind of card that makes me say I collect some non-sports, instead of all. I don't know why these were ever popular. I feel about these the way Carthage feels about NASCAR. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Garbage Pail Kids were appealing as a kid because the cards were edgy. Now they seem tame but the puns are still on point. ” -ketchupman36

“ I disliked these cards back then, never cared to keep, buy or trade for one. ” -volbox

“ Being a young kid when these came out, some of these cards were very creepy and scary. ” -carthage44

“ I don't know how I feel about cards with unrelated backs and fronts. I like both the front and back of this card. ” -dilemma19

“ YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! ” -SFC Temple

“ Cool ORIGINAL GPK sticker/card. For some reason people have a problem grasping the concept of the numbering for these. They have 2 variants for each sticker that uses the same number sub-numbered with "a" and "b". The same image is used for both stickers but the character name was changed so the same image is used for two "characters". I'm pretty sure this format was used for all the GPK series. Oh and like many other Topps non-sport series the numbering continued from where the previous series left off. ” -captkirk42

“ Classic ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Topps and their wonderful numbering system.....arrrgghhh! ” -NJDevils

“ I feel like I shouldn't admit this, but I was a young kid when these came out and I LOVED collecting them. I have no clue what happened to the collection I had, but I wish I could find them. I really liked how each picture had two names. These were always fun. ” -muskie027

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Set: 1966 Topps (Rate)

Card: #3 Sam Mele



“ Great card! I love to get coach cards, especially when it's a former player. Great text on the back here. Why are coaches called managers in baseball? I truly don't know. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This takes me back. No matter how bad the card, you always like the ones from when you were younger. ” -NJdevils

“ What an awesome card of the day! It is my from my favorite all-time set and from my favorite team! I love everything about the 1966 cards. I know part of it is that they were the first cards I ever collected as a boy. Wouldn't it be nice to go back and re-create opening up those 1966 wax packs? I would spend my entire allowance, which was probably a dollar a week, on these cards. I'm not sure what they were, probably 10 to 25 cents a pack. Sam Mele managed the Twins to the 1965 World Series, where, unfortunately, they had to face Sandy Koufax in game seven. Sam is still alive, 94 years old, and living in Massachusetts. For the Twins 2015 50th anniversary celebration of the 1965 World Series, he appeared on the video board with a message to the fans and his former players. ” -twinscollector34

“ OH MY! So glad to see vintage pop up on the card of the day. At first glance I thought it might be a recent Heritage card. Love it. ” -captkirk42

“ Such a classy looking card. ” -carthage44

“ ...celebrating 50 years of greatness. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Interesting read, and nice photo. This just feels like a card that Topps actually cared about producing, ras opposed to modern base cards churned out simply to fill packs (and card manufacturers' pockets). ” -dilemma19

“ Hey, why isn't he a-hollerin'? ” -Lea DeFoote

“ I don.t know anything about the man, or team from those days to be honest. That said, gotta love ANY vintage :) ” -engine614

“ I'll take vintage over modern any day. Even this plain, simple, no-frills model. For some reason I love the vintage cards that have the chicken wire in the background. Maybe because the chickens were my responsibility as a kid on our farm. ” -C2Cigars

“ Too bad this isn't one of the hollering managers pictures. Still a good card. ” -switzr1

“ 1966 is such a classic design. Sam's real name was Sabath. Skippered the Twins to the AL pennant in 1965. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I love it!!! This is what a baseball card should be. Everything about it is beautiful. It is classic and on the old card stock. It is no foiled, glossed, memoribila-ized, auto-graphed, special inserted, short printed, or any other aspect of the modern card. This card represents collecting cards for the simple sake of collecting cards. The throwbacks! Nothing is better! ” -muskie027

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Set: 2009-10 Upper Deck - Playoff Performers (Rate)

Card: #PP7 Jonas Hiller



“ For an insert, this is OK, but for a base card, it would not have been good- the Playoff Performers logo is too high up. The first thing I noticed was the Time Warner logo in the background. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Goalie masks are getting more and more creative. ” -carthage44

“ Nice , not too over the top. ” -uncaian

“ OK an insert card. Doesn't really show much action for a Playoff "PERFORMERS" card. OK back tells a little about something he's done in the playoffs. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Set: 1988 ProCards (Rate)

Card: #770 Greg Hibbard



“ Nicely done. Design looks very similar to the Star sets. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Wow, BC Place looks cavernous, especially for a minor league team. ” -rmpaq5

“ I miss the Vancouver Canadians as the White Sox farm team. ” -carthage44

“ Interesting that they took the photo in BC Place. I didn't know the Canadians played there. ” -Mike67

“ So, they play in a dome, eh? ” -flcardtrader

“ I'd rather be collecting dust, but to each their own... ” -SaveDaKid

“ Nice minor league card. Sort of reminiscent of 1997 Topps or those early 1980s Fleer cards. The team name Canadians for the Vancouver ball club always makes me think Hockey first. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Set: 1991 Impel Minnie 'N Me (Rate)

Card: #70 Jacks



“ Stilll better than Soccer RCODs. ” -uncaian

“ all i got to say is "awwwwww" :-) ” -tonym

“ Reminds me of my childhood. I think I would have liked this card back then. ” -maestro

“ Nice kids non-sport card. ” -captkirk42

“ Aw! Cute Disney card. Do they call come with poetry on the back? ” -dilemma19

“ Ah, the good old Impel sets of the early 1990s. Made a lot of nice sets geared towards kids. ” -NJdevils

“ Would love these for my 4 year old daughter. ” -carthage44

“ Jacks hurt when you step on them but not as much as Legos. ” -UKboogie

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Set: 2003 Top Trumps Predators (Rate)

Card: #NNO22 Praying Mantis



“ Kinda neat. they are a rare treat to see, we see one in our yard on average one every two years. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Heebie-jeebies...Like all over. ” -ShoTime

“ Shut down RCOTD because nothing will ever be better than a praying mantis. ” -ketchupman36

“ Take these over RCOD Soccer game cards any day of the week . ” -uncaian

“ THE RALLY MANTIS! I should add this card to my Royals collection. Nice killer rating. ” -RoyalChief

“ That is one mean looking bug. After clicking on the card I went to PID. He's got 12 cards! ” -rmpaq5

“ I hope these were used in school. ” -carthage44

“ Odd card a praying mantis. These Top Trumps cards are "tall boys" if I recall. Trumps cards I think are more popular in the UK than the US. Or maybe it is just because the first I heard about Top Trumps cards was the Doctor Who set. ” -captkirk42

“ Oh ok ” -wax_house

“ Just came across these videos last week of a praying mantis catching a hummingbird. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mantis%20hummingbird ” -CluelessJoe

“ well this is definitely a different CoD, I'm slightly speechless, nice educational set though ” -mbarlow092

“ Fascinating card. I need to know how much it weighs! ” -dilemma19

“ Interesting card and set. I'd like to hear more about how the killer rating was determined to be a 7. ” -Mitch

“ Hahahaha! Really? Is this the Praying Mantis rookie? Was there an autographed Grasshopper? Maybe an actual wing from Dragon Fly on a relic card? I am not sure where to draw the line on collector trading cards, but I was very excited to write comments on a ROCTD and I get Praying Mantis. ” -muskie027

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Set: 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League (Rate)

Card: #214 A.J. Reed



“ While I really don't think they need to do a Heritage Minor League set, the card itself is well done. I was already collecting cards for 5 years when he was born. Not too impressive, but I'm only 9 years older than he is. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I didn't know Heritage made Minor League cards too! That is sweet. ” -RoyalChief

“ Very cool minor league cards. ” -carthage44

“ Sweet heritage! I like this one better than today's random card, as it has writing on the front, and even more goodies (cartoon, blurb, stats!) on the back. ” -dilemma19

“ Like Heritage. Usually loyal to the original Major league sets. It is sort of odd to have a minor league Heritage set, but it is good to see minor league sets done well. ” -captkirk42

“ Down to only 52 missing cards from the '66 set; looks cool, but not interested in the Heritage. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Great card! I love the 2015 Heritage set because the 1966 cards were the first cards I ever bought and opened. It remains my favorite set to this day! ” -twinscollector34

“ My boss's husband coached A.J. in high school at Terre Haute South. National college player of the year at Kentucky a couple years back. He was called up to Houston this summer. Good looking card too. Minor league teams on great vintage card designs. How could you go wrong? ” -switzr1

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