Random Card of the Day

Monday, October 20, 2014

Set: 1999-00 Upper Deck Swedish Hockey League (Rate)

Card: #51 Mikko Konttila

“ Very cool to see that they issued cards for a league(s) not based in the USA. Wish they would do that for my sports. Now would be the ideal time too as the US leagues have exclusive contracts (which is really bad for the hobby) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Must be marketed for North America/US as the card is in English. Design looks like UD Choice. A little busy, but not too bad considering the time frame. ” -vrooomed

“ Euro-Hockey uniforms just give me a headache. I am not against having adverts on uniforms but this is way too much. A tastefully done patch would be about all I would like. ” -Gunny

“ I never cared too much for the older SEL cards. I do like the Finnish Cardset and KHL sets out now though. ” -suomibear8

“ Can you say overkill? ” -carthage44

“ Ummm....colorful much? Nice design though... ” -Joshua825

“ Please, uniform gods, keep uniform advertisements in Europe. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Set: 1995 Finest (Rate)

Card: #36 Edgar Martinez

“ Finest cards looked so nice when I peeled the coating off. Unpeeled cards like this drive me crazy! ” -switzr1

“ Nice design. Always have liked Finests. At least the cover doesn't have writing over his face! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ If you want to keep the protector on, great. But for scanning, I think only those minus the protectors should be scanned. This card is ugly to begin with, the extra words do not help. ” -NJdevils

“ I need Gravol after looking at this card front. ” -uncaian

“ It's interesting how the M's uniforms look pretty sleek today, even though they're 20 years old. ” -jlaz10

“ The protective coating always gave Finest that "I'm more important than all you other cards" look. ” -carthage44

“ I'm not sure if you can consider a hall of famer underrated, but if so, Martinez has to be near the top of the list. This guy was the Derek Jeter of Seattle, minus the send-off and all of the post-season appearances. ” -Id8jlb8666

“ What X-Men movie is this still from? ” -revnorb

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Set: 1990 Swell Greats (Rate)

Card: #50 Tom Fears

“ Scary card. (too corny, sorry!) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Tom fears the end. ” -wax_house

“ Tom apparently fears catching the ball with anything except his upper arms. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ I like these type of sets because it allows the young collector to get affordable cards of otherwise tough-to-find players. ” -vrooomed

“ I bought one pack of these recently. I was lucky enough to get the HOF Admission Coupon, which is actually numbered in the set. I like this set. ” -switzr1

“ Sleeves! On a football jersey! Oh wait, those used to exist. ” -jlaz10

“ I got it! I got it! Looks like he got it...in the chest...ow.... ” -Joshua825

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Set: 1994 Donruss - 90's Dominators Batting Average (Rate)

Card: #9 Lenny Dykstra

“ Nice insert design. Simple yet effective. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy has a pretty long rap sheet. ” -carthage44

“ Lenny, Lenny, Lenny. We loved you in Philly. How far you fell. As for the card itself, Not bad for an insert. ” -vrooomed

“ Decent set, wish I could have pulled more of the inserts. ” -Joshua825

“ I love how the '90s only ran til 1993. This subset would have made more sense had they waited until 2000 to put it out. Oh well, maybe they were afraid he wouldn't play into the new decade. ” -yokonashiwa

“ If you couldn't tell it was from the 90's because it says "90's" on it, you could certainly tell it by the oversized "D" and "S" in "DOMINATORS"... ” -revnorb

“ The Phillies uniform font needs a serious upgrade. ” -jlaz10

“ I like sets like this, where the players are included for a specific reason, like top ten batters of the decade. Nice looking set too. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Set: 2001 Bowman - Autographs (Rate)

Card: #BAJP Josh Pressley

“ Always better to have an on card auto than a cheap sticker auto. ” -carthage44

“ I started at bananas, now I'm here ” -SSG Temple

“ Never made it to the majors, although he skipped the Class A short season team that plays a mile from my house. (Went from Rk to A). This was probably a tough pull back then. Nice looking autograph issue. Looks like it's on-card and not a sticker. I prefer that. ” -vrooomed

“ Don't remind me of the rainbow-Rays. ” -jlaz10

“ Never heard of him but like the color background. ” -Joshua825

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Set: 2002 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #86 Pasqual Coco

“ I hope the next card up is Coco Crisp. ” -carthage44

“ Not a terrible design, but could have done with less lines and bigger text for the team and player names. ” -vrooomed

“ Don't know who he is, but I always liked studio shots, just like the old Leaf/Donruss Studio of the early 90's. ” -suomibear8

“ The background looks cool, design is so-so to me. Never really got a lot of those cards. ” -Joshua825

“ Great looking card until the corn maze at the bottom. ” -NJDevils

“ So help me if you tell me to watch the duckie one more time you are going to eat this ball! ” -koloth42

“ Hey look, it's school picture day for the Major League Baseball. ” -yokonashiwa

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Set: 1998 SPx Finite - Radiance (Rate)

Card: #119 Ray Lankford

“ I remember when the NBA version of this set came out- it was the first set where every single card was serially numbered. It was a fun set to do, and over the years I did two boxes of it. The Radiance parallels and the Spectrum parallels are pretty nice too. They just don't scan very well. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I LOVE THESE CARDS! Every single card (even base cards) are serial numbered. These card were way ahead of their time. One of my most prized possessions is being able to complete the 1998 SPx Finite football base set. ” -carthage44

“ This is one of my favorite sets! I love that most of the set is numbered which is why I try to get as much as possible! ” -Joshua825

“ Another confusing "set" to compile. We tried to piece together the hockey version. What a pain. Also, the SPx logo is the focus of the front, instead of the player photos. One of the worst products Upper Deck ever issued. Quite possibly the worst. ” -vrooomed

“ I suppose someone will like this. Not this someone ” -NJdevils

“ Another uniform in the transition period between high cuffs and pajama pants. You can tell a) by the year and b) by the tighter pants but no visible sock. ” -jlaz10

“ This looks more like Broadway musical than baseball game. ” -uncaian

“ Another Cardinal. Awesome! Seems they were hurting for set names in 1998 though. Not sure what SPx Finite means. ” -switzr1

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Set: 2013 Panini Road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Stickers (Rate)

Card: #34 Sebastian Giovinco

“ Considering how popular this sport is worldwide, you'd think they would get more real cards, instead of just stickers and playing cards. Is card collecting only popular in North America? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Sebastian made this set which was put out the year before the World Cup. Sadly though he was not chosen for the Azzurri in Brazil. ” -Gunny

“ Decent looking product. Wish the front showed the sticker number as well as the back, but that's a minor gripe. I don't get the blob shapes. Anything wrong with circles for a sport played with a sphere? ” -vrooomed

“ For a World Cup that was hyping multiple colors on TV, Panini went the cheap route and did the back in black and white. Probably saves them a penny per card. ” -NJDevils

“ I wasn't a fan of Puma's kits for the most recent World Cup. The shirts were way too tight. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Set: 2014 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #141 Jose Iglesias

“ I like when companies that don't have rights to logos use poses that hide the fact. This card would be much worse if he was staring straight at the camera with a blank hat. ” -switzr1

“ I like the design. Pays homage to history while being unique, at least to my rather limited baseball knowledge. Great scan, too...it looks just like you're holding the card in your hand, which is how they should all look. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Just ain't the same without the logos ” -Young Kilo

“ Donruss seems to like the back design a lot. It is used on a few sets. So did Panini buy the right to use the Donruss name or have they always owned Donruss? ” -yokonashiwa

“ I am sort of drawn to this design. It's not too cluttered and has a nice action shot of the player. ” -koloth42

“ It has a real throw back look to the design, which I really like, but the picture is way too cropped on the card. The Donruss logo could have been a 1/4 of the size it is, the white border immediately around the photo should have been left off as it interferes with the team name, and the thick black border around the photo needed to be much thinner. With those revisions it would have been a perfect front design in my opinion. Back is perfect! I used to hate Donruss card backs back in the day, but the current trend of over-saturating the backs of cards with photos and stats makes me yearn for such designs. I'd love it if Topps went back to the old cardboard & ink backs. ” -Shane715

“ A nice salute to the 1987 Donruss. Hopefully these are centered better. ” -bplay24

“ An average attempt at a classic Donruss look. ” -carthage44

“ Oh those awful Donruss.....no...Panini backs. ” -NJdevils

“ YUCK! (And that's as NICE as I can be.) Why even bother? ” -vrooomed

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Set: 1999-00 SkyBox Impact (Rate)

Card: #71 Marcus Camby

“ I really liked this set when it came out, and I still do. Wish my scanner didn't put lines on some cards, as visible in the background on this one. He played until 2012-13, and hasn't officially retired although NBA teams are not calling anymore. Injuries hampered his career on a near constant basis, but when he was able to play he was one of the best defenders in the League. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy seemed to play forever. ” -carthage44

“ The great thing about basketball cards is who is in the background on the action shots. You can have a common card with a big star right next to the common guy. ” -NJDevils

“ I really like this design. Too bad it's a Knick. ” -switzr1

“ The Knicks with black was a horrible idea. With both the Knicks and Mets going back to pure blue and orange, life is better. ” -jlaz10

“ Looks like he plays for a team called The Impact and is being boosted to the rim by the defenders. ” -revnorb

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