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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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Friday, August 16, 2013

Set: 1963 Topps (Rate)

Card: #518 Don Blasingame

“ Have not had a vintage card come up in a while. Great design from Topps...no surprise there! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ These Reds uniforms are unique in the fact that the player names are underneath the numbers on the back of the jersey. ” -jlaz10

“ there's a reason classic cards are classic.. they just have that look about them.. They definitely had a long way to go in terms of photography though... ” -lyfestory

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Set: 1995 Score (Rate)

Card: #382 Tim Wallach

“ Interesting border design. Do I read correctly that he played over 30,000 games? That's a ton. I'm really not much of a fan of baseball, but I love the big numbers that they can put up- both career statistics and card issuance wise. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of my favourite players.Nice card design too. ” -uncaian

“ Bill James thinks this is the poor collector's Brooks Robinson. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ "I got it. I got it." ” -Mihome316

“ I kinda liked Score, until they got lost in the 90s. ” -jlaz10

“ ....aaaaand bring out your mirrors ...... ...... NOW! Blind him!!! BLIND HIM!!!! ” -Dixxy

“ I liked the looks of these cards when they came out, but not so much these days. ” -jupiterhill

“ "catch it, catch it" ” -titanup74

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Set: 1995 Decipher Star Trek Alternate Universe (Rate)

Card: #NNO115 Vorgon Raiders

“ This has to be the fastest turnaround time between posting and Card of the Day...uploaded on 8/2, came up to write about on 8/7...5 whole days! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ummm.. what is this exactly? ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ This might be a little long for RCotD, but I'll give it a go. Decipher put out two major collectible card games in the 90s - Star Wars, and Star Trek. Star Wars was far more successful, even though its mechanics were a bit convoluted. The Star Trek CCG had major playability issues - the best strategies of gameplay were non-interactive, and that usually makes for a lousy game. At least the cards looked great - and they still do. But despite printing several sets, this game never quite made it out of its niche within a niche hobby. It spent so much time emphasizing "fly here and solve this problem with matching crewmembers" that there wasn't a whole lot of room to play around with deck concepts. That may have changed years later when they added sets based on the TNG movies and Deep Space 9, but if you have a mediocre game to start with you can't draw people back in, especially if the CCG market crashes in the interregnum (like it did in 1996-98). Sadly, Fleer printed an Original Series CCG a couple of years later. It had far better mechanics, but the graphics were atrocious. I'm talking scans worse than what we make fun of on this page. I still think you can make a really fun collectible card or miniature game out of the Star Trek universe, but it needs to be done by someone who knows what their doing, and that includes WizKids (the Trek-Clix miniatures are nice, but the Heroclix rules are putrid). Sorry, I'll get down off my soap box now. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Star Trek meets Pokemon! ” -jlaz10

“ Star Trek collectible card game.. Had to do a double take at the name of the card because I thought it said Vogon Raiders.. lol ” -Mike67

“ "Excuse me I'm wondering if you can help us we are looking for the Black Lagoon,can you help us ?" ” -uncaian

“ Out of all my contributions... This? Lol. I had a feeling We'd see some of these soon seeing as Kirk popped up out of nowhere... Let's see... The back of these cards is crap and the front is informative. Really, I just view these cards as cash grabs. ” -Dixxy

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Set: 1998-99 UD Choice - Bobbing Head (Rate)

Card: #BH11 Paul Kariya

“ Gaa, floating disembodied head! These cards were downright creepy, even when they were new. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is he using his head as the hockey puck? ” -jupiterhill

“ Never knew them hockey sticks were that sharp ” -Young Kilo

“ This picture was taken just after the Scott Stevens hit.Seriously one of my favourite players & I loved this set it was fun to collect . ” -uncaian

“ Nice set geared towards kids of course. Kids need sets like these to get them interested in the hobby. ” -NJDevils

“ Run! Run! Run! There's a headless guy with a hockey stick coming for you.. along with his smiling bobbing head friend! Oh the terror! ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ That must be a little uncomfortable. ” -jlaz10

“ Why is he shooting his head? Is it because of those hideous jerseys that had the duck breaking through the ice? ” -Erik_Young

“ I remember buying packs from this set, and recall getting the Vanbiesbrouck one multiple times. ” -DanD

“ ........ Awkward..... ” -Dixxy

“ I've never been a fan of a card that's not a card, whether it's a sticker, a puzzle piece, or, the little known to me, bobbing head... ” -SaveDaKid

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Set: 1991 Impel Star Trek (Rate)

Card: #93 Phasers

“ I remember when Impel was doing a lot of sets. This 1991 issue is right in the middle of that time period...I sure miss the 1990s, even though I'm not much a Star Trek fan...now Star Wars, that's another story! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I would so get this card graded with somebodies else money ” -Young Kilo

“ I see your Schwartz is as big as mine! ” -jlaz10

“ Is that phaser splitting good Kirk from evil Kirk? ” -DanD

“ Best.Show.Ever. ” -uncaian

“ Oh My God! You're kidding, right? AHAHAHAHA!!! Captain Kirk was ... The worst ... example ... of ... dramatic pauses ... Starfleet ... has ever known. But ... he ... made... ... ... Card .. of the ... Day! ” –Dixxy

“ To tell the truth, you don't amaze me. A Star Trek phaser couldn't phase me. ” -Meth

“ a show so great that even the phasers get their own cards. ” -nohascome

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