Random Card of the Day

Monday, December 5, 2016

Set: 1995 SP (Rate)

Card: #97 Dave Clark

“ Great looking card. The blue border really "pops"...I like it a lot more than the gold that the NBA got and the red and black that NASCAR got with this design, and the excellent scan really makes it stand out. I do think he should have been placed a little farther on the right of the card, so that you could see his left foot and more of the bat, but it seems like they wanted to keep him centered, which is also understandable. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Since I am a stats guy, I like how they list the players last season stats and their best season stats on the back of the card. ” -carthage44

“ The best season last season stats only are a drawback for me, especially like this case where they are the same. ” -rmpaq5

“ OK set. I used to hate this set, but sort of like it now. ” -captkirk42

“ Decent card design. Not great, but original and certainly not terrible. Good photos. Did Dave Clark ever play for the Tigers? Hard to tell based on the back of the card... ” -dilemma19

“ I wonder how "The Dave Clark Five" are doing. Sadly they are down to two members ” -NJDevils

“ Boo. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Foul Ball ” -dobbie

“ It has a nice look. Well everything except that beer gut sticking out on old Davey boy. I like the blue envelope look, but for this card, would have been better on the other side. The team name and position is a tad small and the name doesn't stick out much, but overall, not too bad. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Set: 1996 Leaf Preferred - Steel (Rate)

Card: #32 Sammy Sosa

“ I think we have a new record for physically heaviest card of the day! Would be nice to see it without the coating over his face, though.An otherwise excellent scan. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ These were made of metal/steel and were pretty heavy for card. ” -carthage44

“ I don't know why there is "protective film", but still ok ” -Thomas555

“ grrrrrrr....I hate scans of cards with the protective film left on. How can you possibly enjoy the beauty of the card? ” -C2Cigars

“ Always leave the coating on. While the card is kind of dark, I like it. Nice card of a player I still admire, I don't care about all the drama of his last few years in baseball. ” -Doc Floyd

“ All kinds of NO for this kind of card. I don't know where to begin. I've never been a fan of the metal plate feel kind of cards this looks like it was going for. Not a fan of the "finest" protective film you have debate Shakespeare over "To peal or Not to peal, that is the question" Some people say they look better without the film. Some of them do but many of them are still just as ugly without the film. ” -captkirk42

“ I have one of these. Somewhere. Cool looking, I like it. But hard to find! ” -Joshua825

“ Remove protective film! ” -switzr1

“ What is the protective film? I am unfamiliar with this set and wasn't sure what was going on. ” -muskie027

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Set: 1994-95 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #11 Mariusz Czerkawski

“ Love Ultra, my favorite brand. Doesn't matter what sport or what player/team. If it's Ultra I like it! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not sure why they skimped on the photos on the back. ” -NJDevils

“ Love the name Mariusz. POLISH POWER!!! ” -carthage44

“ Ah, he's polish. That explains his name. Even weird as far as hockey names seem to go. ” -DarkSide830

“ Not a good year for Ultra. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Set: 2004 Donruss Classics - Legendary Lumberjacks (Rate)

Card: #LB-28 Duke Snider

“ The little write up on the back of these types of story inserts are what make or break these cards IMO. A little tid-bit of history, puns not withstanding. ” -rmpaq5

“ Poor design, too much wasted space. ” -carthage44

“ A nice card, but the front seems lacking. A patch or an autograph would really fit nicely in one of those blank areas. ” -dilemma19

“ I'd love to have on of these! Sweet! ” -bkklaos

“ Not a fan of colloquialisms or fad descriptions (calling a home run 'taters' in this case) and especially not when describing a legendary player that wouldn't have had that description used during his playing days. ” -Brimose

“ Maybe Lumberjacks should have been the name for the new Vegas hockey team because Golden Knights simply rots. ” -NJDevils

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Set: 1992 Topps - Gold (Rate)

Card: #432 Billy Hatcher

“ Mr. DeVille...I'm ready for my close up! ” -rmpaq5

“ Good scan. I've always liked this design. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Aside from the white card stock, I really liked the panoramic stadium shots on the backs of 92 Topps. I never really paid attention to the way the border wraps under the photo, making it look like Billy's popping out of the card. The gold parallels were subtle and not too tough to chase. ” -dilemma19

“ I like the 1992 Topps but not the "gold" version. I don't like foiled text. Fortunately the scan is good and you can read it, sometimes even in real life you can't read the name too well, or only at a certain weird angle to your light source. ” -captkirk42

“ Gold parallel. Booooooooo!!! ” -switzr1

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Set: 2000-01 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #153 Darius Miles

“ So I guess his high-school didn't keep stats?? Went and read up on him via Wikipedia. Sad tale. ” -rmpaq5

“ Miles was touted as the "next big deal" but never quite reached expectations. A solid player but there was too much expected of him. He was thought of as one of the marquee rookies of the 2000 draft. The 2000-01 Stadium Club set was a nice set even if it was too small. The cards have an interesting coating on them that gives them a unique feel in hand, something that was only used on the Stadium Club brand at the time. While I've got well north of 100 cards of Miles I still need this one. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Overall, a bust as a player and the number 3 overall pick. At least he got a cameo in the movie Van Wilder! ” -carthage44

“ I can't decide if the 'Did Not Attend' college note on the back is funny or sad; seems they could have picked a better description that doesn't sound so insulting ” -Brimose

“ At least they were able to squeeze the players arm into half the photo. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice design for Stadium Club. Getting a little chuckle from the "College Record: stats on the back "Did Not Attend". Why not just say he was drafted out of High School? ” -captkirk42

“ Back looks strange where college stats should be had he played in college. I'd prefer a place on the front for position. Not my favorite of photo choices on the front. The name blocks out a good chunk of the actual photo and a lot of wide open space in the top corners. ” -Mitch

“ Stadium Club always had such great photo quality. There was always something that appeared to be missing from them though. This isn't a bad card, but ends up looking more like a picture than a card. The back works, but something is missing from the front. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Set: 1973 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #176 Chuck Taylor

“ Almost Topps. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Photo is a bit boring, but still like the design, and OPC is almost always a winner in my book. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Not the strongest design of the 1970's, but at least the white borders beat the challenge of keeping good edges like on the 1971s and 1975s. Of course they offset some of that with the black backs. Where is he standing? Looks like a skyscraper behind him. ” -tbshaw

“ You can't beat a classic! ” -carthage44

“ I really miss those comic drawings next to the interesting fact about players on the back. Thanks to OpeeChee you now all know how to say Tennessee National Guard in French. ” -rmpaq5

“ Looks like a decent reliever, but he bounced around a bit in 72. I wonder what team's hat Mr. Taylor was actually wearing when photographed. Did he create those incredibly uncomfortable canvas shoes before or after his baseball career ;) ” -dilemma19

“ Wow, look at that authentic, game-worn hat. ” -wax_house

“ Like complete minor on back ” -dobbie

“ Even though this is over 40 years and I like older cards, this one is pretty horrid. No logo. Colors on reverse, to quote Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx), "make me burp" ” -NJDevils

“ Another cool vintage card for the random card of the Day. Oooooh its an OPC also. Typical Topps airbrushing job probably a late 60s photo of him with no hat the hat doesn't look like it is fitting correctly on this card. I've got a card or two of Mr. Taylor. I also like the name game connection for Converse All-Star "Chucks". OK so he has nothing to do with those shoes but I like the same name connection. ” -captkirk42

“ Quite an extensive minor league career. Cool card. I like the design and the cartoon on the back.. ” -Mitch

“ I love older cards. Never really collected the O Pee Chee over Topps, but man, I love the old designs. ” -muskie027

“ Giving his best "smolder" face. Possible relation to Jay Cutler? ” -Madden95

“ Cool 1973 OPC. This card is one year older than me. ” -switzr1

“ 1973 Topps is my favorite set of all time. O-Pee-Chee, well... Great airbrushing! ” -cjjt

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Set: 1999 Donruss - Executive Producers (Rate)

Card: #EP20 Jamal Anderson

“ 1846 seems like an odd number to pick for a serial number, but then looking closer I see it's numbered to the yards he rushed. That makes it interesting. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I do like how they use the previous season stats as the serial number of the card. Cool idea! ” -carthage44

“ Remember when he was supposed to be the next great RB? ” -Brimose

“ Eh. Front is too busy, correction the frame is too busy. What exactly is the qualifications for the "Executive Producers" insert set? Back is better looking than front except the super high serial numbering. Personally I think serial numbering should not go over x/1000, maybe that is just me. ” -captkirk42

“ Can't say I am a fan of the name Executive Producers. Sounds like a cheesy failed attempt to come up with a cool name for an insert set. The look isn't too bad, but the picture is very small compared to the overall dimension of the card. It is somewhat funny that th3e insert name is the largest font, the position is next, and the na,e is last. I would have reversed that. The back isn't much. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Set: 1993 U.S. Playing Card Co. (Rate)

Card: #AC Juan Gonzalez

“ Need the McGwire, Sheffield, Lofton, or Maddux for Black Jack. ” -rmpaq5

“ These were a great idea as Texas Hold'em was up and coming. ” -carthage44

“ Nice , he was an Ace too. ” -uncaian

“ These playing card sets are great! I wonder if anyone ever actually used these as playing cards. ” -twinscollector34

“ Don't really know why, but I like this....first time I have ever seen these. For the time, this has a Stadium Club feel. ” -tbshaw

“ Whenever I come across cards like this I'm torn. Do I just look for my players/teams? Or do I try to find the full deck (preferably with case/box)? Like I do with the Stancraft NFL team decks I collect complete (with both jokers) in box. ” -captkirk42

“ It's cool, but again, I am not sure I would call it a trading card. If we are putting playing cards up, should I put up my 1985 Bicycle red back cards with no photo. Are people trading a 5 of clubs for a 6 of diamonds. ” -muskie027

“ Pretty good 17 year career, played one year (2000) for the Tigers. 5 time free agent! ” -Kaline6

“ I avoid these types of sets like the plague. ” -Doc Floyd

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Set: 1998 Pinnacle Mint Collection (Rate)

Card: #11 Chipper Jones

“ Was never a fan of the Pinnacle Mint cards- the glaring hole is just not very impressive, and if you tried to put the coin in the hole, it just fell out because the cards were super thin and the coin- technically, a medal, as a coin is only something issued by a government with monetary value- was very thick. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ These cards were terrible. This is the base version with a large hole in the card. Other versions had bronze, silver, gold ext. coins in that place. So i'm you got the base version like this one, it was a BIG waste of space! ” -carthage44

“ I'm not familiar with this set, but why do all the cards pictured in our db have holes for coins, but the sample picture has a coin inserted? ” -CluelessJoe

“ Is that a relic, or an anti-black hole? I think if anyone was a Phillie killer, it was David Wright, but Chipper was a close second. ” -DarkSide830

“ Don't remember this Pinnacle set since it was when I was on hiatus (from about 1994 or 5 to 2002 or 3.) Looks like they planned on putting coins in/on them, or did and this is the bare bones base card. ” -captkirk42

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