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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Set: 2002 Topps Traded & Rookies (Rate)

Card: #T144 Ben Howard

“ I don't really like all these extended sets. Just include them in next year's set instead of creating these XRC's and all these new parallels. ” -suomibear8

“ Interesting border color! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of Topps worst designs - EVER. ” -vrooomed

“ The Padres just can't shake their association with the color brown... ” -revnorb

“ These Padres unis were so bare. Needed more color. ” -jlaz10

“ Only survivor of Mike Darr's fatal crash since he was wearing a seatbelt. ” -volbox

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Set: 1967 Topps (Rate)

Card: #184 George Thomas

“ I think the '67 design is pretty solid. I like the big team name, although i dunno why "RED SOX" should be in orange. Rotating the signature at a crazy angle so it fits over the white of his jersey and is therefore legible is kinda weird. I'd say this is maybe the fourth-best baseball card design of the 1960's, behind 1963-65. ” -revnorb

“ I was always impressed by his defensive performance at Chickamauga. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Great set! My father bought me this set for my birthday 30+ years ago. Thanks Dad! ” -CluelessJoe

“ Ah, the last set that I truly collected in my youth. Brings back great memories. I think I completed about half the set when I started chasing girls instead of Joe Pepitone. ” -NJdevils

“ Classic Sox! ” -jlaz10

“ Nice clean card. Picture is great and the signature doesn't cover anything important. Back has great information and I especially like the list of years played and the team name and stats. ” -yokonashiwa

“ My favorite Topps baseball set of the 60s, for sure. Such a simple but effective design. So much of the card front is dedicated to the photograph, yet we know who he is and who he played for too. I can overlook the pointless facsimile signature because everything else is just about perfect. ” -switzr1

“ 67 Topps is a work of art...no frills - just the picture accompanied with name, position, auto, and team...nice! ” -flcardtrader

“ This is my second favorite set of the 1960s (1965). The vertical format on the back was a nice change of pace. ” -vrooomed

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Set: 2013 Topps Detroit Tigers (Rate)

Card: #DET9 Phil Coke

“ This is a normal brain. This is your brain on Phil Coke. ” -Howintensive

“ I don't know about the absence of a team name, but it's nice how the "D" logo on his jersey matches the card logo. Also, it looks like someone played Ring Around the Rosie with his head. ” -revnorb

“ I liked this Topps design although I have to admit that it had to grow on me. Nice solid action shot, minimal border. I've never heard of Phil before today but hey he is living his dream as a MLB pitcher so my hat is off to him. ” -koloth42

“ Like the design but could do without the silly career chase line on the backs. Most of the photography is sharp. And these Team Sets are real nice for the team collectors (like me) - especially when they contain players who weren't in the main Topps set (just like the late 70s Burger King team sets). ” -vrooomed

“ If you look closely, you'll see that the Tigers have two different D-logos: one on their caps and one on their jerseys. ” -jlaz10

“ If they're going to do these I wish they'd make something different about the card (besides the #) ” -jackal726

“ You would think he could have had a great endorsement deal with that last name. ” -yokonashiwa

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Set: 2008 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #84 Matt Jones

“ Big time draft bust. He was one of the first few former QBs who converted to WR. Everyone thought he would be the answer for Jacksonville, but he just got in trouble with the law and disappeared. Good looking picture, though. ” -Howintensive

“ Example #34 why foil is a bad idea on cards. ” -DaClyde

“ Upper Deck has again succeeded in disguising the player's name and team. ” -NJdevils

“ Huge picture. Simplistic front. Plenty of room on the back for information. I like it. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Crack is whack ” -jackal726

“ The Jaguars can't seem to find a good look. They're current duds aren't ugly, though. ” -jlaz10

“ "I once had a pile of cocaine, thiiiiiiiiis big!" ” -UNC_Samurai

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Set: 2007 Topps Heritage (Rate)

Card: #341 Pittsburgh Pirates

“ Thumbs down Topps Heritage. ” -addysdaddy

“ Looks like something a little league team gets done at the end of the season for a souvenir. ” -revnorb

“ Great team photo on the front. This is what the front of team cards should look like! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like team cards, and the Buccos are my favorite baseball team. However, this card I do not really care for all that much. The big yellow border just looks dreadful. ” -Gunny

“ I still like team cards. ” -vrooomed

“ The vested Pirates! A look they should have kept. ” -jlaz10

“ I liked team cards when I was a kid, but as an adult I'm glad they are less frequent now. ” -jackal726

“ Team cards have always been my favorite type of card. I like getting them because not everyone on the team got a card. This way, you get all the players even if it is on one card. Always thought that a team card should be part of every team related sport's base card set. ” -yokonashiwa

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Set: 2005-06 Parkhurst (Rate)

Card: #126 Ian Laperriere

“ Not a bad design, for a messed with photo anyway. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not a bad design. Nice guy too! ” -vrooomed

“ One of my favorite Parkhurst sets that I'm still working on. I like the larger sets. This had a few subsets, and only one parallel which was nice for a change. ” -suomibear8

“ The Avs looked so much better before the Edge update. ” -jlaz10

“ I love how it tells that he set all those personal records with the "new rules" in 05-06, but those numbers aren't in his stats, and it doesn't tell what the new rules were either. Maybe he scored 40 goals. Maybe he scored 14. But we know it was his best season. ” -switzr1

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Set: 2001 SPx (Rate)

Card: #77 Phil Nevin

“ Good scan! The card design is just "meh" to me though- so was the basketball version. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not being that familiar with the NL West, all I really remember about his career is his no-trade clause. Dude rejected being traded for Griffey, then somebody from Milwaukee, then Sidney Ponson and Baltimore. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Hold up, I got this. ” -DaClyde

“ Probably the best player of the 5 guys drafted ahead of Derek Jeter. He went #1 overall that year. ” -NJdevils

“ "Hi pitcher! How's it going?" ” -vrooomed

“ Nice action pose from a former college great. ” -flcardtrader

“ The Padres haven't looked good since they ditched the brown and gold. ” -jlaz10

“ Time out while I do my ridiculous "getting ready to bat" wiggle dance. ” -jackal726

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Set: 1995 Decipher Star Trek Alternate Universe (Rate)

Card: #NNO6 Baryon Buildup

“ I'm all for non sport, but the cavalcade of TGC games is a bit much ” -SSG Temple

“ Little fiber might help that build up. ” -uncaian

“ It's CCG day on the database again! Since I've ranted about this game several times already, I'll take my pithy comments in another direction - one which the use of baryon reminded me of. Last Unicorn Games printed a Star Trek RPG in the late 90s/early 2000s. On page 231 of the TNG core rulebook, there is a technobabble generator chart. You roll a d12 under three different categories, and whatever is the result is either the problem for or solution to the adventure's dilemma. So your character is in Engineering and you might have to repair the *roll-roll-roll* positronic displacement equalizer. It can't be any crazier than however the writers on the show did it. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Look's Cool! ” -MAS23

“ I have had Baryon Buildup before....my Doctor told me to take a laxative and exercise more....all better! ” -flcardtrader

“ Not a terribly useful card in the game. At least I never used it that I remember except maybe in a sealed deck tournament. ” -koloth42

“ This card just screams Sheldon Cooper to me ” -rmitchell6700

“ Star Trek! ” -jlaz10

“ It seems to me that the COTD randomizer is really a trekkie after all. ” -Dixxy

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Set: 2001 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects (Rate)

Card: #BDP18 Ron Chiavacci

“ Bring back the Expos! ” -jlaz10

“ The infamous BDPP sets. You have to be an Einstein to decipher their numbering systems and where to put them. ” -NJdevils

“ This is his only 2001 card. Nowadays, if Bowman made this, there would also be at least 30 different parallels of it. I miss the days when collecting a player's complete checklist seemed like a reasonable goal. ” -switzr1

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Set: 2011 Panini Prestige - League Leaders (Rate)

Card: #23 Tom Brady / Drew Brees / Peyton Manning / Eli Manning

“ Which of these 4 didn't win a Super Bowl MVP Award ” -FOOTBALL KNOW-IT ALL

“ Same pictures on front and back... eeew. At least they made the back black and white. ” -Howintensive

“ Excellent card. League Leaders subsets should be included in every sport in at least one set per season. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ People can hate on Eli and say he's not a top quarterback all they want. But the man does have 2 rings ” -Young Kilo

“ I'd consider three of the four "Great"...and the other one won a Super Bowl, so what can I say! ” -bkklaos

“ Front is impressive but the back is lacking due to the use of the same photos as the front. ” -NJDevils

“ I never liked quad-player cards for any reason. ” -suomibear8

“ Almost the same exact design on the back, just black and white. ” -jlaz10

“ Seems like one of these guys has been in every Super Bowl for years. I know that's not completely accurate (Ravens-49ers), but this is about as successful a foursome as the league has ever had at the same time. That makes for a cool card. ” -switzr1

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