Random Card of the Day

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Set: 1997 Circa (Rate)

Card: #11 Jose Rosado

“ It's a sad, sad thing when the back of a card would be a more presentable card than the front. This card can be succinctly described by a word contained in the name of the team it represents -- "Oy." ” -Luckynumber78

“ Yessss!!! Jose Rosado!! Wait, who's Jose Rosado? ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Some colors just don't go together ” -Young Kilo

“ I loved the basketball version of this set when it was new - they called it Z-Force for some unknown reason - and I even managed to complete the 1997-98 collection the hard way, by buying retail and hobby packs...I generally couldn't afford boxes at the time. As time has gone on, however, my opinion of the sets has actually gone down a bit; as I've come to appreciate actual photo documentation of the sport more than flashy graphics or a cool design...I suppose one could say that I've matured, but that's way more analyzing than I want to do, hah! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The great Royals home uniform! ” -jlaz10

“ Cards that sorta crossed baseball with the superhero sets from Marvel.. at the time, they were pretty cool.. Now, its just kinda hard to read the player name in foil.. I do like the quotes though... ” -lyfestory

“ Couldn't they have made this card just a tad busier? ” -wamk

“ Whoa! This card is way to busy. I can't just here the designers discussing ideas and it ending with the head designer announcing, "Let's just use them all. More is better." ” -koloth42

“ There's a lot going on in this card, but I'm actually a fan of it ” -Hollywood42

“ This card is a whole lot of bad. Rarely do you see a back that looks better than the front. Nice to see a Royals card even if it is Jose Rosado. ” -jupiterhill

“ Is this a card or a comic book? ” -bplay24

“ Wow. What a horrible design... I got nothing else to say. ” -Dixxy

“ Is Rosado Spanish for Cheerios? This has to be a cereal box. ” -NJDevils

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Set: 1991 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #266 Eric Green

“ 1991, the Year Topps discovered you can print glossy and full-color on BOTH sides! ” -UNC_Samurai

“ I like how the early Stadium Club releases showed the rookie card on the back...for the basketball set, however, it was severely diminished as Topps had lost the NBA license more than a decade before, so only a handfull of players got their actual RCs posted- some even had the front of the same card printed on the back! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I prefer a bit of a border. Cards just don't look quite right without one. ” -koloth42

“ I don't like the borderless card. Also, the back of the card leaves a lot to be desired. Of course this is from 1991, when card companies gave little thought to the set other than how many they could produce. ” -NJDevils

“ The Steelers black and gold looks good, no matter how it is presented. ” -jlaz10

“ Mean Eric Green? ” -Hollywood42

“ And, this, ladies, is the powersuit -- a new, fresh look for the modern woman of the '90s! ” -Luckynumber78

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Set: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #172 Dan Maloney

“ I hate these cards that are too far away to see the face clearly. I mean, you'd assume that the makers of these cards know that they're not producing wall art, but they continue to slap these big pictures on the tiny cards. From this distance and this resolution, this could be any white man in a red hockey uniform. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Cool card! Great design, and a good photo, especially for that time frame. I'm not sure if it was any better for other sports, but in basketball this was the start of the modern era of action photos time period. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Great looking set, I really like the font used for the team names. As far as Maloney goes, he was one the most feared fighters in the league during the 1970s. ” -Gunny

“ Design doesn't do much for me. Photo slightly out of focus and seems to be aligned crooked. ” -koloth42

“ The Red Wings uniforms will forever be classics. ” -jlaz10

“ This card is making me snow blind. But it has one of the best backs of any sport. ” -NJDevils

“ Pretty much the same as 1977 Topps/O-Pee-Chee Baseball, with the team name switched to the bottom. A good year for cards. ” -bplay24

“ never had any of these cards, but this looks like a good set. Not into hockey too much, but I might look for a few of these cards. ” -jupiterhill

“ O-Pee-Chee... Canadian for Topps... almost looks cel-shaded... Oh, for the simpler days of collecting where there were only 2-3 manufacturers making 1 big set... ” -lyfestory

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Set: 1991 Langenberg Hot Stuff ARTGO Stars (Rate)

Card: #18 Tom Carlson

“ I don't know about this one. It's much more a picture of Tom Carlson's car than of Tom Carlson. ” -LuckyNumber78

“ Excellent, another one of my cards makes Card of the day! This was a regional set based primarily in the Wisconsin area...I received the entire set as a gift from a friend only last month...Langenberg was only around from 1991-1994, and all the sets they issued in 1991 used the exact same design, with just the logo changed. This set is the only time in ARTGO's history that they received cards...I believe the series is still in operation but being nowhere near the upper midwest I may be wrong. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Zoom zoom! I'd drive that to work for sure... once... then it would be confiscated... by the police. ” -Dixxy

“ Quite a few checkered items on this card. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Set: 2012 Topps Pro Debut (Rate)

Card: #176 Kyle Waldrop

“ I do enjoy that Topps has applied some of their designs to minor league players. Minor league cards can so often lack in the design and presentation department. ” -koloth42

“ Minor league uniforms are always interesting to see because they're either recolorations of their affiliate's uniforms, or completely new designs. ” -jlaz10

“ I think his batting helmet's about to Wal-drop over his eyes. ” -Luckynumber78

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Set: 1994 Decipher Star Trek Premiere Edition Black Border (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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