Random Card of the Day

Monday, August 26, 2013

Set: 1994 Decipher Star Trek Premiere Limited (Rate)

Card: #NNO263 Scan

“ If the uber-nerds' favourite card would be Data, what does that make people who liked "SCAN" best? ” -Luckynumber78

“ This isn't a very exciting card, but probably essential to gameplay. Another quick turnaround between posting and Card of the Day selection. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Seriously? ” -Young Kilo

“ Bah ha ha! Another one? Is there nothing better to grab as the random of the day? I have contributed other stuff!! ” -Dixxy

“ Why are these here? ” -Hollywood42

“ And we're back to the TNG CCG! This illustrates one of the major problems with the game. It let you look at anything your opponent (or you, but presumably you'd know where you inserted your face-down cards) put under an objective for a fixed amount of time. I get the thought process, but requiring players to monitor time limits within the game really adds unnecessary complexity. Not to mention, it underscores what I wrote last week - the game really suffers from a lack of conflict between players. This is one of the more "interactive" cards - yes, looking at things your opponent laid on the table is one of the more engaging parts of this game. Hey, what can I say? This was the mid-90s, and everyone wanted to produce the next Magic: The Gathering...and it led to some truly, truly awful games. This was one of the longer-surviving examples of that glut, owing mostly to the card quality and intellectual property. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Wow another STCCG card. From my playing days this one was a very useful card that saw heavily usage throughout the life of the game. ” -koloth42

“ What's there to really say about 'game' cards..?? Not a big fan of Star Trek, but certainly not surprised to see cards from the series... ” -lyfestory

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Set: 1981 Topps Traded (Rate)

Card: #803 Rick Miller

“ Cool design. If I collected baseball I would be chasing this set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The 1981 Topps Traded set caught collectors off-guard in the fall of 1981. Everyone just assumed they'd be a $5 set, being that there were only 132 cards. Turned out, supply did not meet demand and the set sold for $15-$20 after its release. The following year, dealers stocked up, thinking they could be sets for $5 and sell them for $15. Of course, at the first major show that had them, the EPSCC Willow Grove "Philly" Show, dealers went for the quick buck and sold them for a dollar over cost. It wasn't until 10 years later when THAT set, the 1982 Topps Traded set went wild, because of the Ripken rookie. But as far as the 1981 Topps Traded goes, I always liked the idea of keeping the numbering going from the base set, as opposed to using a T prefix or suffix. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ More classic 70s/80s 'stache.. Very typical Topps card from those years... They don't seem to use those Topps logos anymore.. ” -lyfestory

“ Not a huge Fan of the 81 Topps set design. But I have enjoyed collecting the cards that I have from this set. Jerry ” -sltyeager

“ I like the cap on the corner these were my favorute cards when they came out. ” -biggiofn7

“ Starting in the 50's and going until the late 60's, many teams road uniforms featured the city name on the front, arched in a dark color in plain block with plain block numbers on the back and occasional numbers on the sleeves. The Red Sox were the only team to continue this look into the 70's and 80's, and brought it back in a sense for their current road grays. ” -jlaz10

“ loving the stache ” -Erik_Young

“ Ahhhhh. This is the set that started my obsession with baseball cards. It is also my favorite Topps design from the 80's. ” -bplay24

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Set: 1989 ProCards (Rate)

Card: #1746 Jim O'Reilly

“ I used to get my minor league trainer cards autographed when I was a kid. Now I just wonder why? ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ After this comes up as card of the day, what are the chances that anyone will ever discuss this card again? ” -bplay24

“ #1746? Just how many cards were there in the ProCards set? I've always wondered what the largest sets were...I know for basketball it was always 659 (1991-92 Skybox), for NASCAR (and other forms of racing) only 340. (1994 Maxx) Non-sports is tougher to nail down because of sets being issued in multiple years with the same numbering system, the largest there I know of is Topps' Star Wars Galaxy which reached 800 something over 7 non-consecutive years. (1993-2012) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not sure if I care for the orange border, but I really like these cards. I always though it was a good design. ” -jupiterhill

“ yikes! ” -titanup74

“ Very prototypical of the 80s cards, back when mustaches were considered cool.. Cool team logo on the card.. ” -lyfestory

“ And he's wearing a Cubs jersey why? ” -jlaz10

“ Only in the Minor League do trainers get cards. Does that mean the minor league trainers are better than MLB trainers? >.> ” -koloth42

“ Jim O'Reilly led the South Atlantic league in taped wrists in 1989. ” -haogaole

“ Almost looks like he is missing an arm. ” -dobbie

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Set: 2013 Topps - Chasing History Autographs (Rate)

Card: #CHA-CSA Chris Sale

“ It's been a long time since an autograph came up for Card of the Day...with how prevalent they have become over the last 15+ years that's actually pretty surprising. Cool design on this one....even if it does look like he's flapping his arms in an attempt to take flight. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Would it kill players to spend more than 5 seconds to sign their names? ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Time to update the set and call this one "Chasing 4th place". ” -UNC_Samurai

“ That's an autograph? ” -suomibear8

“ Looks like autos/relics are becoming more common to see as RCoD- Good to see! ” -Hollywood42

“ Nice, clean autograph card, and not a terrible design.. Not a huge fan of sideways card pictures though. ” -lyfestory

“ Pinstripes don't work for some teams. However, they work for the ChiSox. ” -jlaz10

“ I have the Starling Marte one ” -eyoung11

“ I'm not a baseball card collector, but I know nice cards.This a nice card . ” -uncaian

“ Nice Auto design. I would have been thrilled to pull one of these. ” -koloth42

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Set: 1990 Topps Mini Leaders (Rate)

Card: #22 Robin Yount

“ 1990...yes, you can tell by the border design and colors this was going to be in that time frame. I sure do miss the 1990s. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Awkward picture, awkward pose, awkward framing. Just... No. ” -Luckynumber78

“ The small card size isn't hiding that mullet. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Joy, more of those psychedelic card borders... One of the more underrated players of the 80s and 90s though... I'll never understand the lure of mini cards though... ” -lyfestory

“ Classic 90's Topps design. ” -koloth42

“ I remember as a kid going to 7-11 to get packs of the 1987's. These cards were fun to get because they were smaller then the regular cards. Yount was a great ball player for the Brew Crew. ” -Tigerfan22

“ Best thing about minis is they take up less room. I don't like the double border on this. Gotta love Yount though. ” -NJDevils

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Set: 2013 Topps Tribute - Tribute to the Stars Relics Orange (Rate)

Card: #TTSR-DJ Derek Jeter

“ A serial numbered card with the serial number digitally removed is almost as bad as the stupid looking photoshopped jerseys that occasionally make it onto cards. Not quite, but almost... ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Annnnnd... another Derek Jeter jersey meets a painful death at the hands of Topps. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Cool ” -Hollywood42

“ A pinstripe makes it all the more valuable, in my opinion... Yankee classic, it's just too bad there are far too many of these kinda cards out there... ” -lyfestory

“ It's about time we got an actual Baseball card for RCoTD ” -Erik_Young

“ Interesting how the jersey in the card is pinstriped, and Jeter is wearing the road grays in the picture. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Set: 1986 Monte Gum Wrestling Stars (Rate)

Card: #12 Baron Von Raschke

“ Seriously I don't even know what to say ” -Young Kilo

“ I was 12-13 years old, and I would stay up until midnight to watch WWWF Wrestling on Channel 9 in New York. One of the memorable villains was Baron Von Raschke, who would goose-step into the ring with a Nazi cape on. When he applied his "brain claw" to finish his opponent, the TV producers put a giant X on the screen to obscure the "horrific" sight. Of course, in real life, he was a Nebraska high school amateur wrestling champion by the name of Don Raschke who sometimes moonlighted as a substitute teacher. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Say what you want, but this is the scariest card I have seen on this site ” -Hollywood42

“ That's a large head. ” -jlaz10

“ Awesome! This set has one of the finest collections of bizarre wrestling photos known to man. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Did not know Grandpa was a wrestler? ” -Mihome316

“ Yikes! It's a bad photo of Mr. Clean! ” -koloth42

“ Bur Durp a Durp!!! Bur bu? ” -Dixxy

“ The back looks almost as bad as the front does.. Is that a wax figure head?? ” -lyfestory

“ Wow, I didn't know that the stereotype of all wrestlers actually existed. He kinda looks like a 1940s comic book villain too, now that I think about it! ” -Billy Kingsley

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Set: 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #175 Gilles Gilbert

“ It's amazing how many athletes can pull off "deer in the headlights" looks on cards. LOL. Great design. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ IS he wearing lipstick? ” -suomibear8

“ That awkward moment when they use your senior yearbook picture as the card photo. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Only really know this guy from Don Cherry's auto.(not very flattering).I like this set,some of the photo shopping was pretty wonky though. ” -uncaian

“ HOCKEY CARDS!!!!!! ” -jlaz10

“ I got his auto through the mail. Such a nice guy ” -Erik_Young

“ Ewww. Not impressed at all. ” -koloth42

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Set: 1958 Topps (Rate)

Card: #248 Herm Wehmeier

“ Normally vintage Topps can't be beat, but the artwork on the back of this one does not work for me at all. At least the text is decent, and the front photo is nice and clear. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ ?? That's my name too... ?? ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Only thing i don't like about these cards is no obvious sign of telling what year the card is from.. for a novice, that's a pain... but good cards nonetheless... ” -lyfestory

“ The navy Cardinals caps were originally worn on the road in the 40's through 60's. They were retired, but brought back for road games in 1997. They were again retired this spring training, but have still made a few appearances. ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Set: 1953 Glendale Hot Dogs (Rate)

Card: #NNO Steve Souchock

“ Cool card. The King of the Hot Dogs logo on the card back is awesome. Also cool to see a card of someone who served in WWII from when he was actually playing...both my sports were around before the war but the leagues weren't founded until afterwords, and the cards didn't come until later. Based on the fact that these were promos redeemable for prizes I am guessing this is a pretty rare card too. A winner all around! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Another player who might have bolstered his career had it not been for wartime service. But Steve did earn a Bronze Star serving with the 87 Infantry Division during Patton's relief of Bastogne. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Is that a yellow D on the cap? For the Detroit Tigers? ” -jlaz10

“ Really basic, clean design.. classic-type portrait photo, definitely not something you see in most of today's cards.. ” -lyfestory

“ The younger stepbrother of 52 Topps? ” -suomibear8

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