Random Card of the Day

Friday, October 28, 2016

Set: 1992 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #244 Steve Sax

“ You watch too many movies, Saxy Boy. ” -Howintensive

“ Everything I know about Steve Sax I learned on the Simpsons! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I always liked the 1992 Fleer. They have good pictures. Although the short name on the side look weird for Sax. First thoughts on Steve Sax: 1) Struggled to throw to first for a period of time. 2) Was on the Simpsons episode. 3) Handsome. 4) Bill James wrote interesting comparison with R. Sandberg saying as rookies you could've tell which was a Hall of Famer and which was not. ” -joshthurman

“ Another player the White Sox picked up well after his good playing days. ” -carthage44

“ This and the 1992 Score design always gets me confused on first glance. Not the same but similar elements from the same year. ” -rmpaq5

“ Nice overproduced years card. In typical 1990s fashion, when these first came out I loved them, then I hated them, then really hated them, then started liking them again, then accepted them. Now days I accept most 1990s cards with the respect I had when they were first new and not from the disappointed after-the-fact view from massive overproduction. ” -captkirk42

“ IMHO the 90s was not a good time for card designs. I always thought Fleer was particularly bad and this one reminds me why I thought that. >.> ” -koloth42

“ Really out of place in a Yanks' uni. ” -NJDevils

“ I admit this set is kind of ugly....but I love it! ” -RoyalChief

“ I liked this set during my prime collecting years as a kid. ” -suomibear8

“ I think I would look back on 1992 Fleer better if they hadn't used this color of border again in 1993. Always liked the team logo and big lettering, and the backs are real good. It's a definite improvement over Fleer's 1990 and 1991 sets, and a lot better than 1993, 94, and horrible 95. Which isn't saying much. ” -switzr1

“ This is just amazing, end of the freaking story ” -Thomas555

“ I remember how excited I was when the Yankees got Sax. This was an ok set design, but nothing great. Back in 1992, I bought one pack of these, two packs of Donruss, and the result was I decided to collect Topps that year. Something I just didn't like about all that green. ” -muskie027

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Set: 1993-94 O-Pee-Chee Premier (Rate)

Card: #132 Ulf Samuelsson

“ Great mid-90s set. Truly the best era for cards in all sports! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Hockey names are the best. ” -joshthurman

“ Front is blah! I do like the effect on the back of the card where the stats are, making it look like they are printed on top of an ice rink. ” -rmpaq5

“ I should have named my son Ulf, LOL! ” -carthage44

“ A decent, albeit unremarkable card of a solid, long-time player. Great job including all essential elements on the back without crowding. If they'd gone with almost anything other than a white border, the front would grade an A too. ” -dilemma19

“ Pretty basic design. Like it but would prefer team name/logo Love that there is no annoying shiny foil lettering. Back is pretty nice. ” -captkirk42

“ I'm not a hockey guy but I've got to a love an athlete from Sweden named Ulf Samuelson. Goes right to the roots of my Scandanavian heritage. ” -twinscollector34

“ im not really into hockey. the front photo captures his facial expression really well and also I like the back photo of him in his dark jersey. ” -sillybilly

“ This design always just seemed a little dull to me. Nothing particularly "wrong" with it. Just not an eye-catcher. ” -switzr1

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Set: 1985 Barry Colla Postcards (Rate)

Card: #4085 Atlee Hammaker

“ Photographer --"Atlee, just stand there doing your best Statue of Liberty imitation." ” -rmpaq5

“ When I think of Atlee Hammaker, I always think of giving up the first grand slam in an all-star game. It was 1983 and Fred Lynn hit it. He was a nice guy who lived in Knoxville, Tenn., for a while post-career. ” -joshthurman

“ One of the many outstanding issues done by Barry Colla throughout the years. Finding the Giants sets is relatively easy, but good luck with tracking down the Mets, Twins, or Indians. In fact, I may have some Giants sets for sale or trade! ” -Dave Sosidka

“ Nice to see oddball stuff here, ” -captkirk42

“ I've heard Hammaker was quite a good pitcher, though I followed an American League team while he toiled in the NL (back before interleague play and the Internet), so I didn't see or hear much about him. Nice shot. Could have been cropped a wee bit closer to show a little less sky... ” -dilemma19

“ Nice , I'd get it just cause of the guys cool name , he was actually a pretty good pitcher too. ” -uncaian

“ Why don't people send postcards anymore? ” -carthage44

“ Nothing special about this. This is just an photo, and an awkward one at that. Not a big fan of the fake pose. This is obviously not an action shot, but meant to look like one. Even though it is a postcard, it would have been cool to put a name on the front and stats on the back to give it a card feel. ” -muskie027

“ Doesn't belong...IMHO ” -SFC Temple

“ "new ball, ump". ” -NJDevils

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Set: 1992 Fleer/ProCards (Rate)

Card: #3149 Jon Waite

“ I know this set has come up as Card of the Day before. I like the design then and I still do now. Of course, being early 90s Fleer, I'm pretty much guaranteed to like it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I bet these cards didn't sell very well, but that they made a pile of money selling the template to photographers of minor baseball associations nationwide. "Junior's first baseball card" Jon Waite was a pretty big lefty. I wonder how many cards from this 4071-card set have mostly empty backs, populated only by "first year in professional baseball". ” -dilemma19

“ It looks like a card you can make by downloading a template from the 'net and turning a picture of your kid in uniform into a card. ” -rmpaq5

“ I'm on a role with these "Random Card of the Day" as I think three of the last four I uploaded! ” -carthage44

“ Border over clutters the card. Looks like a cheapo Walmart frame ” -mbarlow092

“ And the 1990s bizarre designs get to the minor leagues. I like some of the elements in the border but it is too much too busy. Ether go with the bat and ball or the corner picture holders not both! Wow this guy has barely been signed it looks like. No wonder there is no stats on the back. ” -captkirk42

“ Too much going on with the border. Your eye should be drawn to the player, not the border. Don't like the oversized text boxes. Nor the text-wrapping corners. The back has more graphics than text and just seem empty. ” -C2Cigars

“ Not a bad design ” -switzr1

“ I wonder if he gets requests for "Missing You' and "When I See You Smile". ” -Jack Webster

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Set: 2006-07 Upper Deck Black Diamond (Rate)

Card: #18 Michal Handzus

“ GREAT scan of a Black Diamond card! I don't know who did it, but bravo! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I'm not a big fan of Black Diamond, it just seems to be so dark and over priced for what it is. Good player won a cup with the Black Hawks. ” -uncaian

“ Outstanding hockey hair! It looks like an Upper Deck card. Not much more to say. ” -dilemma19

“ GO HAWKS!!! ” -carthage44

“ Not a fan of the Black Diamond sets. Too Dark. Like the standard back. ” -captkirk42

“ The last few years of Black Diamond look too much alike. I liked the late 90's versions. ” -suomibear8

“ Uck. ” -DarkSide830

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Set: 1971-72 Bazooka (Rate)

Card: #23 Guy Trottier

“ I didn't know Pee Wee Herman played hockey! Learn something new everyday. . . . yes, I'm joking! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Almost a comical looking head on this guy -- like it was airbrushed in. However, classic cardboard is always cool, and Bazooka here is no exception. ” -Slug03

“ Iconic hockey card design. Very 70's. ” -dilemma19

“ I would buy gum if these came in their packs. ” -carthage44

“ Best Card of the day ever. Ever!!! Gorgeous. ” -Howintensive

“ Never knew these Bazooka versions existed. It's weird how the logo differs so much between the one on the jersey and the one on the card. Even if they matched, this set is still an eyesore. ” -DanD

“ I absolutely love this card. Just took a look at the entire set, it is classic. Too bad it was not an actual base set of a named brand and only a bazooka food set. I would have loved to see a back on the cards and a full set. The design is great. I have to give this an A+!!! ” -muskie027

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Set: 2010 Press Pass PE - Gold (Rate)

Card: #4 NaVorro Bowman

“ Not the best looking card I've ever seen, but not the worst either. Can't really tell if it's licensed or unlicensed because Penn State has such plain uniforms anyway. ” -switzr1

“ Great player from San Fransisco! Played against Arizona on week 4 ” -Thomas555

“ Designs like this is a reason why Press Pass went out of business. ” -carthage44

“ Boring! ” -NJDevils

“ Sigh this is one of the reasons I don't like College Only products. Front does't tell school name photo doesn't even look like he's a football player. Never been a fan of Press Pass. ” -captkirk42

“ Compared to some of the draft sets I see these days, this one is top notch ” -SFC Temple

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Set: 2004 Leaf Rookies & Stars Longevity - Black (Rate)

Card: #105 Demorrio Williams

“ Not bad. I'm used to the Panini brands using black as the color of the 1/1s, but then again this was before it was a Panini brand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Rookies and Stars are some of my favorite sets. I actually have unopened boxes for all the Rookies and Stars years from their first release date, 1998 through their final year of production in 2015. Just waiting for the right time to open them all! ” -carthage44

“ Pretty nice looking design. The black works well with Falcons colors. It wouldn't hurt to bump the font size a few points, to make it legible without a magnifying glass. ” -dilemma19

“ I'll pass on talking about this shiny card. ” -captkirk42

“ The repeated words on diagonal stripes reminds me of the Polish soccer card the other day. OK card but not great. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Set: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks (Rate)

Card: #88 Ryan Tannehill

“ I really like the look of Panini Contenders, even if the set design doesn't have much variation. ” -ketchupman36

“ Panini focuses on removing backgrounds from pictures and making the ugliest trading cards they can turn out. ” -UKboogie

“ I don't intentionally collect football, but this is the kind of card that I would not realize I own. Card layout, player, etc. -- all forgettable. Enough with the fake tickets on cards. Please! ” -dilemma19

“ I have always like this design of Contenders, and I like cards of players in college uniforms so I really like this set and card ” -702tpr777

“ Card companies out there please give me more cards with the players college uniforms. I LOVE IT!!! ” -carthage44

“ I really hate cards that look basically the same on the front and the back. Are you telling me Ryan Tannehill only had one photo taken of him while at Texas A&M? ” -rmpaq5

“ Nice overall design. I'm beginning to warm up to college uniform cards. Usually only of the guys I am familiar with as pros from my Homie teams. ” -captkirk42

“ I like college/draft sets with players in uniforms and logos present. I watch way more college football than pro, so this card is a winner with me. ” -switzr1

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Set: 2006-07 In The Game Heroes and Prospects (Rate)

Card: #120 Sergei Kostitsyn

“ A licensed card from ITG. Wow, unusual. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Love the team logo! ” -carthage44

“ There's no room to arrange all the elements on the front of the card! Oh well, guess I'll have to just overlap them and hope collectors don't suffer too badly from sensory overload. A great player, and an even better 11th grade yearbook photo on the back. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice prospect card. Sheesh his profile pic on the back he looks like a 15 year old. ” -captkirk42

“ I'm not big on these sets, although some people love em. ITG just doesn't hold the value like UD either. ” -suomibear8

“ Looks more like a poster than a trading card. It is very colorful. I kind of like it as an insert, but not as a base set. The picture on the back is crazy to me, because he looks like he is about 12 years old in that picture. ” -muskie027

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