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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Set: 1996 Select Certified (Rate)

Card: #12 Mike Mussina



“ For many years I had no idea that Select was a brand. I thought it was a standalone NASCAR release in 1995 (although showing all photos and text of 1994) until I got a lot of various NBA autographs online and saw the same Select logo. Since then I've seen others posted to the Database. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I would like a background on the card. A real background. A pitching machine, a batters helmet rack, something. Dont have him standing in outer space. ” -NJdevils

“ The Orioles never looked good in black outlined by orange lettering. ” -jlaz10

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Set: 1933 Goudey Indian Gum (Rate)

Card: #26a Red Jacket (48 Blue)



“ I'd really like to get some of these. I wish they had included the Montauk tribe, as I descend from them. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Any cards before 1940 are amazing to have in any collection. ” -carthage44

“ I love these old cards. I feel they are collectable even if corners are beat and they have some pen/pencil markings. Being of modest resources; these are the grade of card I probably would aspire to. ” -SSG Temple

“ This probably wouldn't fly today. ” -jlaz10

“ I wonder what certain native groups think of this set today? ” -koloth42

“ I wonder if he would protest the Washington Redskins name if he were still alive? It is cool to see some history. I actually wish I had this card. I like the look and think it is awesome to learn about this Indian chief. Cool card! ” -yokonashiwa

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Set: 1990-91 Pacific Andy Griffith Show (Rate)

Card: #246 "There's Dud!"



“ I just watched my first full episode of this show last week. I've seen portions of multiple episodes over the years but never a whole episode. Now I have! Fun show. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This is just cool! ” -Dixxy

“ I'm too young to have watched this show, and I guess no one I knew liked it much, because I never saw it in reruns. Design is good for a TV show card set. ” -vrooomed

“ I would have liked these had they been printed while the show was on the air. Printing these in 90s is worthless to me. ” -NJdevils

“ Sure Dud's there, but I can't talk about any duds (uniforms)! ” -jlaz10

“ That card is magic, it read my mind! ” -jackal726

“ That card read my mind! ” -DanD

“ Rip away everyone! Personally, I love tributes to (my definition...albeit very broad, of) the classics. Funny, I came to this site to enter my (mostly) sports cards collection, but I was hooked early on to acquiring non-sports cards, including this set! Love 'em! ” -bkklaos

“ Oh I want this set. ” -switzr1

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Set: 2007 BBM Orix Buffaloes (Rate)

Card: #Bs019 Shunsuke Motoyashiki



“ Always interesting to me to see cards for the Japanese league, clearly intended for Japanese collectors, to include English on the card backs. The design on this one looks very much like an Upper Deck design- I wonder if they had a hand in it, without credit? And why is he holding what appears to be automotive jumper cables? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I love how the number and stuff are centered at the bottom, and the A's-derivative B's logo. But did he pull the handgrips off a kid's tricycle or what? ” -revnorb

“ The team must be named after all those Buffaloes walking the expansive Japanese plains. ” -bplay24

“ Interesting color scheme on that jersey. I like the cap insignia, though. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Set: 1985 Topps (Rate)

Card: #282 Marcus Allen



“ Black border cards are not fun at all to scan. Always shows every speck of dust on the scanner tray (and how does dust make it's way to the middle of the bottom of the tray?) and also they tend to chip easily. But they do look pretty cool. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Loved these cards but so many (like this one) were printed way off center. The back is the best park of the card, CLASSIC! ” -carthage44

“ Could have been the greatest ” -SSG Temple

“ 1971 baseball all over again - at least in terms of border. I'm not a fan of the type going one way, and the photo going another. The photo is almost square anyway - rotate, and make the card vertical. Back is fine. ” -vrooomed

“ This is an absolutely awful set not only in visual layout, but an insanely high percentage of the cards are cut off-center. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ "Now let's take one where you seem really disinterested... PERFECT!" ” -jackal726

“ Very odd name arrangement. Also, great silver Rayduhz helmet. ” -jlaz10

“ I loved this layout. Big, simple, and commanding. Perfect for football. Baseball or hockey, not so much. ” -Howintensive

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Set: 2004 Fleer Showcase (Rate)

Card: #127 Lee Evans



“ All right! A Big Ten boy! ” -Howintensive

“ Yes, it has been a while since one of my cards showed up. I always liked cards with the players college uniform on. The card is also serial numbered #1! Huge game for Wisconsin coming up to kickoff the 2014 season against LSU. GO BADGERS!!! ” -carthage44

“ Well, my assessment of this player is, he won't be a HOF player. This is a great card, but even at 1 of 599, won't be of much value. Not that that is the only reason to collect. I love to get those number 1 cards for a limited number card. I just only have one of them. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Cool serially numbered 1 rookie card. I always loved getting #1. This design for Fleer Showcase is a great one too. I don't like digitally created backgrounds as a general rule, but it's hard to argue against a set that looks this good. I admit that I don't know much about football, but isn't a home run threat a baseball thing? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ First I was like "hey, doesn't it kinda look like that Wisconsin player is running across a big Buffalo Bills logo?" ...then I realized that the Wisconsin player was, in fact, running across a big Buffalo Bills logo. Maybe if I could read the teeny tiny text this would somehow all make sense? ” -revnorb

“ Fleer almost dropped this card at the last second. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Kind of cool that it is card #1 of 599...the other 598 owners of this (limited edition) card are drooling over your card. Always thought it would be kind of cool to try to get all the rest of the cards...then if you destroyed all but one, you'd have a 1 of 1, right!? ” -bkklaos

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Set: 1988 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #224 Gary Ward



“ ” -duaned99

“ This design never did much for me. ” -koloth42

“ This was a decent looking set IMO. No frills, no chills.... ” -suomibear8

“ I love that these old Fleer sets ordered the cards in the set by team, starting with the World Series champions and going from best to worst team. ” -duaned99

“ This is probably the last Fleer set I liked. ” -switzr1

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Set: 1989 Fleer League Leaders (Rate)

Card: #12 Andre Dawson



“ I really like the concept of league leader cards...especially as for me my favorite aspect of card collecting is the documenting of history...but...they really should say in WHAT the league leader depicted leads the league in! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The graphic design on this card is so bad it could be an O-Pee-Chee CFL card. ” -revnorb

“ I don't think I ever had any of these cards, but I like the design. ” -jupiterhill

“ 44-card boxed set goodness. :) Lots of HOFers to be found in those sets. Great for player collectors to get different cards at reasonable prices. Fun stuff! ” -vrooomed

“ League leaders in what category? ” -deporcoruña

“ The Hawk does not look pleased. ” -wamk

“ He caught a whiff of the "Ditch Masters" on the front page. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ This man does not look happy to be a Chicago Cub. ” -Howintensive

“ I love these oddball box sets. But I hate the Cubs. ” -switzr1

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Set: 1994-95 Topps (Rate)

Card: #230 Rik Smits



“ Awesome to see one of my Rik Smits cards come up as Card of the Day! When I learned of the NBA's existence, he was the first player I really started following...why, you may ask? Because Marist is practically within walking distance, and my mom's Alma Matter. He played his entire career with the Pacers, but retired too soon due to injury- a fate that befalls many centers, especially those taller than 7 foot 1. He is the only Marist player to make the NBA, although one other was drafted, he only got as far as the D-League. There are two Marist players on one of the Florida football teams, but I don't remember which one. If I can figure it out I'd like to add at least one card of each of them to my collection at some point- one is a rookie this season coming. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Oh yeah... Good ol' Smitty... I remember him... (nope) ” -Howintensive

“ I liked this set when it was released. I still kinda like it now, but this shot of Smits is terrible. ” -jupiterhill

“ Great Reggie Miller-era unis on those Pacers. ” -jlaz10

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Set: 1995-96 Topps (Rate)

Card: #54 Keith Primeau



“ Ugh to that name font. Everything else is fine, but that is hideous. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Terrible front of the card. You can't even read the name. However, the back of the card is great with lots of stats, information and an action photo. ” -carthage44

“ 95 was the ugliest design year for Topps IMO. Baseball was awful too. ” -suomibear8

“ Nice - w/Stevie Y looking over his shoulder. The back of the card is too cluttered looking and the team name looking raised from the photo and the foil, cursive name doesn't do it for me. I do like the large photo with the white border. ” -vrooomed

“ Classic Red Wings. Can't get better than this. ” -jlaz10

“ Up close and personal... ” -CluelessJoe

“ Woot, woot!! He lives where I live! He did in 1995 I guess. Now? I don't know. ” -DanD

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