Random Card of the Day

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Set: 1996 Pro Line - National (Rate)

Card: #56 Craig Heyward

“ Unusual to see a Scoreboard set that is actually licensed. This is only the 4th I've seen from them that was licensed. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This is pretty cool, although the last 9 in 499 really gets lost under the name. Not living in the states never had the chance to really experience a show as large as The National. ” -rmpaq5

“ Why!? Why!? Why did they ruin a decent looking card with such an obnoxious overstamp. They couldn't have made it smaller? They couldn't put it on the back? Well, at least they only DESTROYED!! 499 copies of each card. ” -C2Cigars

“ Sensory overload! Okay, I get that this was a National promo or something, but could they have chosen a busier card on which to add a watermark? ” -dilemma19

“ Iron Head Heyward was a BEAST, R.I.P. ” -carthage44

“ BAD 1990s Card. The foil thing about the award stamp taking most of the image area yet you can't read it. Oh there is the team logo, just needs the player's position and team name to be acceptable. Back is actually OK but not great. ” -captkirk42

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Set: 1987 ProCards (Rate)

Card: #1329 Tom Novak

“ MiLB at its crossroads. Still simplistic, but well beyond it's 1970s counterparts. I still wonder if ProCards decided to number the cards the way they did to try to entice people into buying more teams to try to complete the whole set. ” -vrooomed

“ Love that team logo! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy looks like he's in the senior league. ” -carthage44

“ OK, who else saw "tampons" at first glance. LOL. I like the very 80's feel to this whole card especially the sweet uniform. ” -RoyalChief

“ "Tampa Tarpons" seems dangerously close to "Tampa Tampons". Gotta love these 2800+ card sets. ” -dilemma19

“ A little less white border would be nice. One super plain font used front and back just adds to the boring level. ” -C2Cigars

“ Too much border, but other than that, great card. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Nice late 1980s Minor league card. Thought it was a 90s Minor League card at first. Got to be careful when saying the team name fast. ” -captkirk42

“ Rather plain but I like it.. The logo is very unique as well.. Definitely 80s ” -Mike67

“ Figured by the logo what it was, but just had to go look up what a Tarpon was. Could have used a bigger font size on Tampa. ” -rmpaq5

“ For a moment I thought the jersey said "Tampons". Glad I was wrong. ” -UKboogie

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Set: 2001 Wizards Football Champions Premier League 2001-2002 - Action Cards (Rate)

Card: #24 Sliding Tackle

“ Ahhhh, a soccer game card. But it isn't Topps Attax. It isn't really a card of a specific player, but just a picture of game action. Reminds me of the baseball set where every pack had like 4 cards of El Duque. But with bigger/better photographs. I'm personally not a fan of the English Premier League, so I probably won't be playing this card game any time soon. ” -switzr1

“ Like and white striped jerseys. One thing for sure they have great uniform designs in this sport. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Well at least this one has an action shot. ” -uncaian

“ Look...I've played soccer all my life, but I do not collect the cards. Is there a reason almost all soccer cards seem to be gaming cards? Is gaming like this extremely popular in Europe and other parts of the world? This card does have a great action shot. ” -rmpaq5

“ These game cards are overkill. ” -carthage44

“ Is it a sports card, or a Pokemon? There are only 80, so it shouldn't be too hard to catch them all... Great photo, but I guess finding a good shot is easier if it doesn't need to feature a particular player. ” -dilemma19

“ Bizarro luv this card ” -NJDevils

“ huuuuuuhhhhhhh........... ” -SFC Temple

“ Looks like an Oddball game card.Of course it is soccer. ” -captkirk42

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Set: 1989 Star (Rate)

Card: #190 Ron Morton

“ :) I love seeing Star Co cards here. We need to either fix the back scan or get the original scanner a better card! I can't really comment on the design as I'm overly familiar with it. I liked it then, and I still like it today! The photo was pretty good too. ” -vrooomed

“ I wonder if I am the only one who saw this and starting thinking about the (I think!) Abba song...and then about Napoleon. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ You couldn't escape this card if you tried to... ” -ShoTime

“ After a quick look at his stats went to his cards page. 6 cards, anybody have the 1989 Star Waterloo Diamonds #21 we can complete his gallery :). On a more serious note once again I really enjoy the simple designs that go with most minor league cards. They just seem to mesh. ” -rmpaq5

“ Always really liked the Star cards, something about the simplistic designs, and the colorful borders. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Hey Ladies... the name's Ron...Ron "MORE"ton ” -SFC Temple

“ I miss Star cards. ” -carthage44

“ Thanks 'sandyrusty" for quickly adding the back! ” -bkklaos

“ Hey look, it's Steve Rannazzisi from The League ” -ketchupman36

“ Nice ans simple minor league 1990s card. Acceptable as is for what it is. NEXT. ” -captkirk42

“ Probably would have had a better career had he remembered to use a ball in the windup. ” -NJdevils

“ What an awkward pose. Hey Ron, give me a smile while putting your hands over your head in a way that somewhat resembles a pitch windup, but falls just a bit short. How long did he have to stand like this before they got the right photo? The card itself is somewhat boring, a very standard look for a minor league card. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Set: 1998-99 Fleer Brilliants (Rate)

Card: #3 Steve Nash

“ My all time least favorite NBA set, and (one of) my least favorite player. Blah. This set is terrible, in that it's both sticky and greasy at the same time- it was greasy when new, and got sticky soon after. The cards are actually plastic and I suspect Fleer cheaped out on the plastic and it's already biodegrading. I suspect if you tried to open a pack now they would all be stuck together. Oh, and if you try to remove any of the dust that invariably sticks to it, the coating on the front of the card chips off and makes it even worse. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Another great player. Photo is a good shot, background is depressing. Back is alright. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Great player! Why does the front image look like a photo studio? ” -dilemma19

“ Nash with the Mavericks, what a flashback. ” -carthage44

“ "Short", Canadian and an N.B.A. star go figure. ” -uncaian

“ Since basketball is played indoors, and you don't see many cards with grass in the background, I guess Fleer figured a glop of battleship gray would suffice. ” -NJDevils

“ Yuck. What is that background? The "Time Tunnel"? Eye of a tornado? A whirlpool? And that is not an "N" that's an uppercase Pi from the Greek alphabet. Pronounced with a "p" sound...it's Steve Pash! ” -C2Cigars

“ So strange...so many feelings...cool but odd...ugly but legendary...too many feelings to describe. ” -DarkSide830

“ A 1990s card OF COURSE. Dark and dingy color for front. Hard to read foil name, but easier than sometimes. If name and team were easier to read I'd like it. The back usual suspects only one line of stats player picture too large. ” -captkirk42

“ Steve Nash, seen here exiting the time tunnel.... ” -DaClyde

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Set: 2003 Leaf Rookies & Stars (Rate)

Card: #164 Cory Redding

“ I didn't realize Rookies & Stars was an older brand. I am only familiar with it's two NBA releases in 2009-10 and 2010-11. None of them are that interesting as they are all pretty much just a photo of a player superimposed over a white background with some color. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Anybody else have George Castanza's "The Art of Seduction" from Seinfeld pop into their head? Man I think I need help... ” -rmpaq5

“ What a boring card, seriously they couldn't find a card with him actually doing something other than stretching like catching a bowl, blocking another player ” -aussiewayne

“ Oh how I love Rookies & Stars. Sad to see them not being produced anymore. ” -carthage44

“ Redding had the meanest lunge I ever did see ” -ketchupman36

“ Design is OK. Cant read a single thing. Don't like these practice or Rookie Day pictures, at least this is more of a uniform than some of those where the guy has a tank top that says RB/13 or whatever position and random number. Back not great but for a rookie is OK I guess. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Set: 1999 UD Choice (Rate)

Card: #16 Calvin Pickering

“ I'm sure the card when in hand doesn't have this affect, but in the scan he almost camouflages into the background like a chameleon. ” -rmpaq5

“ I didn't know they played baseball in the snow. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I honestly have nothing positive to say about this card. Well, I am positive about that. Nothing is working on this card. Sorry. ” -vrooomed

“ Dull, bland, and boring. ” -Doc Floyd

“ This card strikes me as having been "assembled" in a desktop publishing application by someone who has never attended a baseball game, much less one in which Calvin Pickering participated. What happened to Calvin Pickering anyway?! He tore up double-A, and the Orioles had no particularly noteworthy incumbent at 1B around 2000 (pre-retirement Will Clark, Jeff Conine). How did he not get a good look?? ” -dilemma19

“ OK design everything can be read sort of. Again text should have a clear distinction between upper and lower case lettering. Color for this sub-set of the base cards is awful and dull. Back due to the colors and format also looks awful. What was UD thinking? I think they weren't. ” -captkirk42

“ I remember this guy. He had so much power just couldn't make enough contact. ” -carthage44

“ White uniform against a white background. Even a 5th grader understands the concept of contrast. The whole design, front and back, has no eye appeal. ” -C2Cigars

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Set: 1995 Metal Batman Forever (Rate)

Card: #5 By Hook or Crook

“ As lifelong DC reader I have to say this movie was horrible...but still better than any they are putting out now. At least the Metal technology is cool. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is that supposed to be Jim Carrey? ” -carthage44

“ oh man ” -wax_house

“ When Batman movies just became....lame. ” -rmpaq5

“ Not my cup of tea. Although I do remember chasing a comic set as a kid in the 80s, I think they came in the loaves of bread from a local bakery. ” -CluelessJoe

“ 7/10 I like the look of this. I don't like the Metal brand for sports or non-sports. Not a fan of foiling. I have a card or two from this set (might have this one not sure, but one I have is a Riddler card). A bit dark due to the foil look UGH. Back OK card number should be easier to read and bigger. ” -captkirk42

“ Again, good to see another non-sports card. Also good to see something my boys collected. ” -NJDevils

“ Cool art! ” -dilemma19

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Set: 1994 Signature Rookies - Signatures (Rate)

Card: #35 Derek Jeter

“ Nice, an autographed card. And it's Jeter. This would be a nice addition to just about any collection, and with over 8,000 of them available, it can wind up in most collections! (But still not mine.) ” -vrooomed

“ Only 8,650 made? That was pretty good back then. Looks like a magazine card. ” -Doc Floyd

“ A guy I've heard quite a bit about being in Yankees territory...first time I've seen his signature. Rare for an autograph to come up as Card of the day. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Wow, don't see many big dollar cards on Card of the Day but here is one! ” -carthage44

“ I like the borderless front and colorful back. The foil doesn't add anything, but neither is it too distracting. Sure wish I owned one of those loopy autographs... ” -dilemma19

“ OK I guess except for the gold foil, at least it can be read. Oh early 90s that is why it can be read, they didn't make it hard to read until a year or two later. You can tell it is an early serial numbered card with the hand written serial number. Its a shame they used guys who never got anywhere. They say this guy Jeter was a first round pick. I wonder what team he landed on? ” -captkirk42

“ Fulfill expectations? He did more than just fulfill them. Not digging the card itself though. It certainly didn't fulfill any expectations itself. ” -DarkSide830

“ Cool! And with that many signed cards, I might even be able to find & afford one! I know it's a rather "simple" signature, but it looks pretty good at #1297 and if it looks close to that good at #8650, I'd be really impressed! ” -bkklaos

“ Oh pre-rookie cards...they were a nice try. ” -wax_house

“ Not familiar with this set. The last cards I collected in my youth were 1993. This was likely the beginning of the serial numbered era. Not sure of many in 1993 or earlier. I've never loved minor league cards but this looks decent. Nice full photo and a decent card back. ” -Mitch

“ Whoa! Pulling out the Big Guns today! ” -rmpaq5

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Set: 2007 Topps Total (Rate)

Card: #426 Brian Westbrook

“ Not too bad, something kind of different really. Not sure I've ever even seen these before. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Topps Total was a great concept with execution that didn't quite live up to expectations. Evety player in the league should get a card, and while they didn't do that they got a lot closer than most sets. Unfortunately they only did it for two years in the NBA, and the card backs were pretty much useless, with no stats whatsoever. Love the green border on this football version. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I don't pay much attention to football cards, but with so many players in close proximity during a game, it must be tough to isolate the subject in an action photo. Good to see they didn't waste too much color ink on the back! ” -dilemma19

“ I like the Topps Total concept and most of the sets. This one is OK basic on front but team name and logo should be on front, they are on the back. I don't mind the green border. Now-days it would be a green parallel no serial number and glittery or some kind of chrome refractorized monster. Back is OK to nitpick the card number should be at the top easier to see. The stats should be fuller. Overall a nice design. ” -captkirk42

“ I've never seen this set before. Sure could use a team name or logo on the front. I actually assumed this was a parallel, since Topps is so heavy on the white borders, but apparently it's a base card. I always like the concept of Topps Total, because it included a lot more players who got left out of other sets. Not sure if this set is the same way or not. ” -switzr1

“ I don't understand what that crap is overlayed on the front photo. If that wasn't there it'd be a nice front with the exception of lacking a team name. The back is a TOTAL mess. Brian was a heck of a good running back...and receiver. ” -C2Cigars

“ I can live with the front. It looks ok. A small enhancement would be the team logo under the position in the black box, but otherwise it is safe and simple. The back is a waste. I prefer individual season stats instead of current year and career lines. Unless it is just the scan, black and white is awful. And the bullet points? Seriously? ” -muskie027

“ I love Topps Total. ALL the players. Finally get cards of left tackles and punters. Fun stuff. A more difficult set than it looks. ” -cjjt

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