Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Set: 1959 Topps (Rate)

Card: #287 Don Zimmer

“ If you ever get a 60-year long career out of something you enjoy, consider yourself lucky. ” -volbox

“ Zimmer played from 1954-1965 with the Dodgers (twice), Cubs, Mets, Reds and Senators. Career Stats: .235 Average, 91 Home Runs and 352 RBI. He was a 2x All-Star and won two World Series as a player with the Dodgers. He then became manager of the Padres, Red Sox, Rangers and Cubs. He was named NL Manager of the Year with the Cubs in 1989. He was a coach with the Expos, Padres, Red Sox (two different times), Yankees (three different times), Cubs, Giants, Rockies and was serving as a senior advisor with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2004. He won another four World Series as a coach with the Yankees in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. He passed away a little over a week ago on June 4th, 2014 of heart and kidney problems at the age of 83. ” -carthage44

“ Very nice vintage card. I believe he just died. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Great relevance on this pick for card of the day. I heard at the funeral Pedro put him in the ground. ” -addysdaddy

“ This card couldn't come at a better time after his passing away just a few days ago. This man was trully Mr. baseball himself. He was in baseball 'till his dying day. Along with Tommy Lasorda, I don't think there's any one who has loved the game more. ” -deporcoruña

“ RCotD is so randomly timely sometimes! RIP Don. ” -jackal726

“ I can't help but think this one isn't quite so random. Anyway, during their run of World Series titles in the late 90s, after a particularly bad loss, Steinbrenner ordered the entire coaching and training staff into his office for one of King George's legendary tirades. At one point, he screamed, "If there is anybody in this room who thinks they are doing everything they can to help this team win, you can leave right now!" One man stood up and walked out - Zimmer. According to people who were in that room, it was all anyone could do to keep from laughing. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Amazingly timely. I've often thought there should be some kind of trending feature that brings up searches of players who are currently in the news. RIP Popeye- an original Met. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Companies just don't produce sets like these any more. Too many chase cards and inserts. I miss the days when an insert was a sticker or a stick of rock hard gum. ” -koloth42

“ Great card! position, logo, team name. Back is super. Good cartoon for kids (which I was back then) and complete stats. One photo on the front is all you need to make a fantastic card. ” -NJdevils

“ Don Zimmer and the '59 Topps set are two of my favorite things about baseball, ever. Also, this is the first ((of very few)) years where player names are typeset in all lower case letters, i think the only other such design is the 1971 Topps set. ” -revnorb

“ A great baseball man. I was long to be born when he was manager of my Red Sox, and even though when he passed he was with the hated Rays, I cried. The game may never see such a dedicated man. ” -jlaz10

FAQ: Is the Random Card of the Day really random? ANS: Yes, any connections with current events are purely coincidental. RIP Don Zimmer. ” -Admin

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Set: 1993 Flair (Rate)

Card: #125 Erik Pappas

“ Nice card. The Flair design didn't change all that much over the years, did it? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Pappas was drafted 6th overall by the California Angels during the 1984 MLB Draft. He played in the majors from 1991-1994 with the Cubs and Cardinals. Career Stats: 105 Games, .242 Average, 1 Home Run and 35 RBI. Pappas being Greek decent, competed for Greece during the 2004 Olympics at the age of 38. Greece finished 7th out of 8 teams during the Olympics. ” -carthage44

“ This looks like one of those terrible superimposed school photos. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ If this was a photo in your home you'd be laughed at, terrible idea for a card...booo this card, booo... ” -SaveDaKid

“ For a long time I thought Pappas was going to be better than Pagnozzi. I was young and didn't know any better. ” -jupiterhill

“ The Cards unis need some piping to me. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Set: 1997 Flair Showcase Row 2 - Legacy Collection Row 1 (Rate)

Card: #2 Derek Jeter

“ The baseball version was not serially numbered? The NBA version was, and in fact, one of the cards from the 1996-97 set was the very first serially numbered card I ever pulled from a pack. Really surprised to see the baseball version was not numbered. I know these cards, all the cards from the Flair Showcase era, look much better in person than they do in scans, even good scans, like this one. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not a Yankee fan but you really have to respect this guy who has played the game the right way. ” -carthage44

“ I forgot what row my seat is in ” -addysdaddy

“ I like that font color. ” -Young Kilo

“ Looks like he's doing the Tater Digger dance step from "The Beverly Hillbillies." Furthermore, goofy script fonts like that have no place on sports cards. ” -revnorb

“ Who is that young man on this card? Congrats to a long successful career in the big leagues. ” -koloth42

“ Maybe one of the most confusing sets (numbering-wise and parallel-wise) ever. Decent looking card. But figuring out what card is which - forget it! ” -vrooomed

“ His bat look very heavy. ” -PMB

“ A young Jeter. One of the best. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Set: 1969 Milton Bradley (Rate)

Card: #NNO Jim Kaat

“ This is card #142. Which means there are at least 141 more of these... ” -switzr1

“ Looks like it was cut out of the local newspaper. ” -suomibear8

“ This guy might have been partially responsible for the Cy Young Award being split and awarded in each league. The last season one award was given across both leagues (1966), he had an amazing 25-13 season with an AL-leading 19 complete games...but the Cy Young that year unanimously went to Sandy Koufax (who was in his last season and went 27-9 in the NL). ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Kaat played from 1959-1983 with the Senators, Twins, White Sox, Phillies, Yankees and Cardinals. Career Stats: 283 wins, 237 Losses, 3.45 ERA and 2,461 Strikeouts. He was a 3x All-Star, 16x Gold Glove Awatd Winner, AL Wins Champion (1966) and won a World Series in 1982 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Following his baseball career, Kaat became a very distinguished MLB broadcaster. ” -carthage44

“ Boardgame cards? ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Set: 1995-96 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #206 Paul Kariya

“ Weird seeing the name at the top. The same basic design was used in my two sports and the name was at the bottom. I do like the design no matter where they put the name. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Kariya was drafted 4th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim during the 1993 NHL Draft. He played from 1994-2010 with the Mighty Ducks, Avalanche, Predators and Blues. Career Stats: 989 Games, 402 Goals, 587 Assists and 989 Points (exactly 1 point per game played). He was a 7x All-Star, 2x Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner and won a gold (2002) and silver (1994) medals in the Olympics with Team Canada. ” -carthage44

“ One my favourite"little big men"Could take a hit & keep on ticking,just ask Scott Stevens.This was a nice set,great pictures & stats. ” -uncaian

“ Looks more like a pose for a Bench Warmer set. ” -switzr1

“ DUDE....GET A MATCH!!! ” -SSG Temple

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Set: 1984 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #363 Cal Ripken Jr.

“ Ouch - those corners have seen a rough thirty years. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ I don't collect a lot of baseball,but I like this set .Cal,nice guy & one of baseballs "iron men"! ” -uncaian

“ Beautiful cap. ” -jlaz10

“ Canadian baseball cards, can't live with them and can't live without them. ” -carthage44

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Set: 2007 Topps - Distinguished Service (Rate)

Card: #DS25 Ted Williams

“ Excellent set! I had not seen it before. I just finished reading all of them, and added them to my wantlist, even...not for the baseball aspect but the history aspect, as history is truly my favorite topic. This is the only card I know of to feature Richard Bong, the WWII pilot credited with downing the most planes, for example. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Fine idea for a set. I didn't know these existed. I was out of the card loop from about 2004-2012 so I missed a lot. I like this card. ” -switzr1

“ The man really could do it all ” -Young Kilo

“ Very cool ” -jackal726

“ I don't know why they refer to him as an "ace", because looking at both his service record and the list of Korean War flying aces, he didn't shoot down any enemy aircraft on his 39 combat missions, let alone the five necessary to qualify as an ace. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Nice tribute set! Ted struggled in the marriage department, but sure did everything else well! ” -bkklaos

“ Ted Williams was a great American! ” -Gunny

“ 'Murica. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Set: 2013 Topps Heritage (Rate)

Card: #35 Michael Bourn

“ Bourn was drafted by the Phillies in the 4th round (115th overall) during the 2003 MLB Draft. He has played from 2006-current for the Phillies, Astros, Braves and currently plays for the Indians. Career Stats: .272 Average, 30 Home Runs, 281 RBI and 304 Stolen Bases. He is a 2x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove Award Winner and a 3x NL Stolen Base Champion. ” -carthage44

“ Yeah....I will pass on this set. ” -addysdaddy

“ I started collecting the 1964 Topps set a year or so ago, but once i got a hundred or so of them together i decided they weren't as cool as i thought they were. I do have the whole 2013 Heritage set based off that design, though, and am intending to one day sit down and rub a quarter across the back of each and every one of them. ” -revnorb

“ Coming to theaters this summer: The Bourn Insert ” -UNC_Samurai

“ I really like the Heritage concept. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I really wish they had kept at it with the NBA cards, they only did it for two years in my sport. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Now if only Topps Heritage would use throwback unis in their pics! ” -jlaz10

“ He looks like he has bad intentions with that bat. ” -switzr1

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Set: 1992-93 Score (Rate)

Card: #364 Jeff Chychrun

“ One of my only hockey cards is from this set...I pulled it from a mixed pack of basketball cards I got earlier this year. I only have 5 hockey cards. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Chychrun was drafted 37th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1984 NHL Draft. He played from 1986-1994 with the Flyers, Kings, Penguins and Oilers. Career Stats: 262 Games, 3 Goals, 22 Assists, 25 Points and 742 Penalty Minutes. His name was engraved on the Stanly Cup in 1992 despite only playing in 17 games with the Penguins. ” -carthage44

“ Another hockey card ” -Young Kilo

“ Chychrun only played 18 regular season games with the flightless ones. As far as the card goes it looks like pretty regular stuff that Score offered in the 90s. It is kind of interesting to see Jeff with the skating Penguin logo and the pigeon one on the back of the card. ” -Gunny

“ Not a flashy guy,made opponents work for their goals.I like this set,one of my favorite Score sets. ” -uncaian

“ I love the mis-matched gold sleeves on this sweater. ” -jlaz10

“ Hockey. I don't watch it or collect it. So my comment will be this: Nice photo on front and why do they insist on give one year's worth of stats and then giving you career totals. Either give me all the years played stats or just career stats. ” -yokonashiwa

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Set: 1992-93 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #220 Orlando Woolridge

“ Love the goggles. Plus, he is number 0. I can't think of anyone else who has been a 0 number before. I have seen 00 before. Plus, he looks like he is struggling just to get the dunk above the rim and he is ranked #20. I do like the quote on the back. It makes him sound like a dunking machine until you look at his stats. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Woolridge was drafted 6th overall by the Chicago Bulls during the 1981 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1981-1994 with the Bulls, Nets, Lakers, Nuggets, Pistons, Bucks and 76ers. Career Stats: 13,623 Points (16.0 PPG), Rebounds 3,696 (4.3 RPG) and 1,609 Assists (1.9 APG). Woolridge then went on to coach the LA Sparks of the WNBA and the Houston Takers and Arizona Rhinos of the ABA. After a battle with heart disease, Woolridge died on May 31, 2012 at the age of 52. ” -carthage44

“ If this were a video card, I would expect the ball to bounce 10 ft in the air after Big O misses the jam....92-93 Ultra was a great set but I am not a Big O fan. ” -flcardtrader

“ He passed away a couple of years ago, very young. (in his 50s). He always wore #0. That was unusual in the 1980s and early 90s when he was playing, somewhat common today. I've always really liked the 1992-93 Ultra set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I hated Ultra's Dunk Rank then. Not impressed by it now. At least they ditched it after one year (I think) ” -switzr1

“ The quote on the back is something else! ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Number 0! You don't see that a lot! ” -jlaz10

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