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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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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Set: 2010 Topps (Rate)

Card: #228 Jerry Hughes

“ Cool design, and a great scan. Only in Football do you see a man with a first name of "Bronco", hah! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like this design-big image, team name and player name don't "take over" the card, and the inclusion of the "RC" to easily identify rookies. Solid effort! ” -wamk

“ This is almost scary the way the uniform is painted on. At least we got a Colts card up here. ” -Colts12

“ This card just might be photoshopped. ” -jlaz10

“ Wow! A Colts card is selected during Training Camp when the Colts are in my hometown of Anderson, IN. This card always looked a little odd to me. It is an obvious photoshop job and not only the jersey is painted on but it appears at least as if a helmet was added but not sized quite right. Probably an illusion but his head looks bigger than the helmet. ” -koloth42

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Set: 1999 Upper Deck MVP (Rate)

Card: #158 Doug Glanville

“ Good photo, cool design..this one's a winner! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The Silver Signature parallels from this set were awesome ” -Hollywood42

“ Nice photo of Doug I guess, but I don't really like the card design. ” -jupiterhill

“ Sort of looks like a credit card with all the silver on the left side. And with that smile. . . "My card isn't maxed out, trust me!" ” -koloth42

“ Someone forgot to turn "View Proofreading Marks" off before finalizing the image. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ He is a much better announcer than he was a baseball player ” -Erik_Young

“ Yup, sideways name plus other extraneous markings make this a very bad card. ” -NJDevils

“ Doug Glanville as a Phillie! Who woulda thunk? ” -jlaz10

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Set: 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #25 Ilya Kovalchuk

“ Cool design, I like this one a lot. It "speaks" to me, if that makes sense. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I liked this set,it was the start of o pee chee/topps going back towards their "vintage" look.I wish Ilya had stayed in the NHL but I understand his reasons for leaving. ” -uncaian

“ Easily the best player in Atlanta Thrashers history, Ilya has now moved back to the motherland to play for SKA St. Petersburg. I really like how Upper Deck has handled the O-Pee-Chee brand of hockey cards since they got the license. ” -Gunny

“ Not much in the way of a design IMHO. ” -koloth42

“ Ah, the old Thrashers sleeve insert. ” -jlaz10

“ We will miss you Ilya. Everybody, except for New Jersey. New Jersey hates you now ” -Erik_Young

“ After all the Devils went through to get him long-term, he heads back to his homeland. ” -DanD

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Set: 1990 Classic Monster Trucks (Rate)

Card: #16 General II

“ All right, another one of my scans! This set is really important to me, as it was the first set I ever completed, and the first set I ever did a box of. I'm not sure how many boxes I've done in the 23 years since, (I could figure it out, but I havn't yet) but it's well into the hundreds. This was also the first set on the Database that I scanned and posted all front and back images...lots of firsts for me with this one. I was a big fan of monster trucks back in the day...starting in 1986 up until around 2000 when it got to the point that you knew what was going to happen before it actually did. Despite the fact that this was labeled as Premier Edition, Classic never issued another monster truck set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ What? ” -Hollywood42

“ Ummm... ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Classic was never afraid to tread new ground. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. ” -koloth42

“ Good cards for kids. I have no problem with this. ” -NJDevils


“ This looks like a regular car chassis, only on the base of an M1A1 Abrams. ” -jlaz10

“ I NEED THAT!!! I'd clear traffic SO FAST!!!! ” -Dixxy

“ As a kid I loved monster trucks. Now my 3 year old son loves them. He has a few truck cards & if he is anything like me that will just evolve into sports cards. ” -titanup74

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Set: 1994 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #677 Bill Spiers

“ I always liked the front of Stadium Club cards, but the back always let me down. I miss the older TSC logo too. ” -jupiterhill

“ Nice stop action photo shot here....looks calm and peaceful....now fast forward a couple of seconds and imagine the glove dropping downward in the runners face to apply the tag.....from serene to bang-bang..... ” -flcardtrader

“ Great action photo, large image, but a little distracted by the font/style of his name.. ” -wamk

“ Stadium Club got swept up in the investment era of baseball card collecting, and most of the issues have lost their value, but it was a good run of nice-looking sets. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Back of this card is plain horrible. Looks like nine people worked separately on it. ” -NJDevils

“ The mid-90s navy and gold Brewers aren't my favorite Brew Crew look. ” -jlaz10

“ Hey it's Rikkert Faneyte! I forgot about him. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ I liked the front of those cards. Back had too much going on ” -Erik_Young

“ Needs a border and a different font. ” -koloth42

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Set: 1996 SkyBox Impact Rookies (Rate)

Card: #131 Tony Martin

“ Putting the foil over the player image doesn't work for me. The foil looks like it might be green or multi-color, which is cool, though. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I get the feeling this guy might be a rookie sleeper ” -Young Kilo

“ Sometimes the hardest obstacle for a football player can be plowing through not your opponents, but a card's funky lettering. So close to a nice card design, and yet... so, so far. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Too distracting for my taste. ” -koloth42

“ Not sure, but he may have been a "rookie sleeper".. ” -wamk

“ Nope. ” -NJDevils

“ I'm getting verrrry sleepy. Rookie Sleepy. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Oh, Skybox. Calling a guy an "Impact Rookie" in 1996, who was drafted in 1989 and had already caught 22 TDs with two different teams? Your vocabulary is only rivaled by your skill in graphic design. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ You are getting sleeepy..... sleeeeeepy...... sleeeeeeepy..... ” -flcardtrader

“ Wouldn't really consider that something I would want on my card ” -eyoung11

“ Still sleeping somewhere... ” -SaveDaKid

“ Back when Starter made NFL unis... ” -jlaz10

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