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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Set: 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen (Rate)

Card: #120a Mickey Mantle

“ Enough with these already. What does a Gypsy Queen have to do with baseball anyways? ” -carthage44

“ Good set, good player, good card ” -Hollywood42

“ I know where the Gypsy Queen name/theme comes from, but I wonder how many modern collectors think Topps has gone nuts? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Great card design. It has that retro feel, and the inner shadow of the frame, is a nice touch. I don't know about baseball, but I heard this guy's cards are wanted. Also, The 'Gypsy Queen' sign makes me smile. ” -xv3thekid

“ Not big on the Gypsy Queen series from Topps....on the bright side, never can have enough Mantle's..... ” -flcardtrader

“ Not a fan of Mantle or Gypsy Queen. Mantle because he was a Yankee. Gypsy Queen because it doesn't need to exist. Please stop Topps! ” -sascards67

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Set: 1993 SP (Rate)

Card: #64 Troy Aikman

“ Good looking card that would look much better without that crap on the left hand side ” -Young Kilo

“ I am a fan of the SP sets. Full size photo, nice foil and these cards are worth big money if you get some big name rookies, stars or inserts! ” -carthage44

“ This design looks more like something from the Classic brand than Upper Deck. The foil football at the bottom right is the only part of the design that makes it look OK to me. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ SP cards look sharp in real life, but it's hard to catch them with a scan ” -Hollywood42

“ Upper Deck at its best. ” -jlaz10

“ Pretty cool card. He was a good player. ” -Colts12

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Set: 2011-12 Hoops (Rate)

Card: #154 David West

“ I had no idea that they brought back NBA Hoops. The late 80's and early 90's Hoops sets were nothing special but those were the days when I actually collected basketball cards so this does bring me back a bit. ” -carthage44

“ He has one of the most illegible signatures in the league. I remember when I pulled my first thinking, 'What the heck?' He is a good player, though. The design of this set is supposed to be reminiscent of the 1989-90 and 1990-91 Hoops sets, but both of those sets had the circular photo opening pointing up. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The NBA is the only major basketball league in North America, of which the Pacers are a member of. Why it says NBA is beyond me. ” -jlaz10

“ NBA Hoops is another brand that needs to go extinct ” -Hollywood42

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Set: 1992 Classic Draft Picks (Rate)

Card: #110 Shawn Wills

“ One of many 'Classic Draft Picks' that went nowhere. ” -carthage44

“ Nice solid design. ” -koloth42

“ Did the Classic issue not have a right border, is this mis-printed, or just cropped poorly? The color used behind the name is much nicer looking- and easier to read- than the silver used on the basketball set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Simple, yet modern. I like it. ” -jlaz10

“ I liked the simple design that Classic used in 91 and 92 across all sports. ” -sascards67

“ Meh ” -Hollywood42

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Set: 1984 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #178 Jim Sundberg

“ Who was that masked man ? ” -uncaian

“ The mid 80s were a solid time for cards. There might not have been as many sets/cards issued, but they documented the sport they were covering, and not all gimmick-of-the-week, which is what cards should be in my opinion. This card is the same age as I am... ” -Billy Kingsley

“ 'Hey,Jim, look over here'. Not a bad card but I will never forget those backs, "recent ML history". ” -NJDevils

“ Believe it or not, there is a face behind that mask ” -Hollywood42

“ Donruss '84 was the best Donruss set in my book. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Set: 1990 Mother's Cookies Seattle Mariners (Rate)

Card: #16 Matt Young

“ I see that he is tossing the balls up and catching them with both hands, but the way the photo was snapped it looks like he's trying to hold up the team name on his uniform as if to say 'Don't worry, it can be sewn back on!' :) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Only 2 balls??? ” -carthage44

“ A typical minor league card... wait. ” -jlaz10

“ Eh? What's up with this one. Did Matt to join the circus instead of baseball? A very odd image to say the least. ” -koloth42

ps. Happy 5th year anniversary to the site today! Thanks everyone! -The Trading Card Database

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Set: 2010 Topps Sterling - Touched By Greatness Relic Quad Autographs (Rate)

Card: #4TBGAR-22 Whitey Ford

“ Now this is a cool card! I'm assuming he was in the Army. Why is the serial number blanked out? I can't help but think of the episode of the Simpsons where he guest appeared. Marge tried selling pretzels and it was a giveaway day at the stadium. People threw the pretzels at Whitey Ford and Homer came back with 'You could call them Whitey-Whackers'. It was way more funny on the show than my recap here lets on! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Then you really might know what it's like... Then you really might know what it's like... Then you really might know what it's like...to have to lose, oh my bad, wrong Whitey Ford ” -SaveDaKid

“ Now that's a cool card ” -Hollywood42

“ Great design remembering a great player. ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Set: 1994 Topps (Rate)

Card: #700 Barry Bonds

“ These staged shots always seemed kind of like a let down to me. Considering it's taken in a locker room, I suppose we should just be happy that he's wearing clothes. (lol) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ 'I have two poses, the thinker and the stinker' ” -titanup74

“ I know they had pre-production cards but this card should be called pre-steriods. ” -carthage44

“ Unfortunately, he belongs in the Hall of Fame because of the numbers he put up BEFORE he started taking steroids. As a human being, he is the furthest from a superstar a person can get. There's a piece of me that wishes he would get into the Hall of Fame, give his self-serving and arrogant speech, and then spend the rest of his life in obscurity, with the exception of trying to charge $200 a signature at card shows. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Boooooooo! ” -NJDevils

“ I've always been fond of the 'diner' style font on this set. ” -jlaz10

“ Looks like Barry's head is just floating in air...not a very good look. I wonder if Greg Anderson is behind him preparing the injection? ” -Flcardtrader

“ They could have lighted this a lot beter- His head almost looks like it's floating ” -Hollywood42

“ Boooooooo! ” -sascards67

“ Any notice how skinny and small headed Barry has gotten now that his steroid use is over. ” -addysdaddy

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Set: 1998 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #21 Bobby Higginson

“ Higginson was one of those rare players in the late 90's and 2000's that only played for one team from 1995 to 2005. He never made an all-star team and was never on a winning team during his 11 year career. ” -carthage44

“ The Ultra brand was at it's peak in the 95-97 timeframe. (Well, most card companies were in my opinion!) I think this set design's Gold Medallion version was the best of that long running parallel as well. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ultra big player name. Ultra big mistake. ” -NJDevils

“ Anyone have kids that played the Backyard Baseball computer games? I'm a young guy, so I remember playing them myself. Higginson was one of my favorite guys in the version I had ” -Hollywood42

“ The full-card picture doesn't go well with the name design. ” -jlaz10

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Set: 1990 ProCards AAA (Rate)

Card: #523 Bien Figueroa

“ Pass! ” -carthage44

“ This was not ProCards finest moment with this design. ” -sascards67

“ This is a man clearly happy with his life! Good for him! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Might as well hand the camera to me for these minor league sets. You want bad photos, I'm your guy. ” -NJDevils

“ Interesting how the cutout of the picture extends onto the namebar. ” -jlaz10

“ Minor League card are cool. You never know who will end up with a Hall of Fame numbers ” -goldeneye

“ Ah, ProCards. Yuck ” -Hollywood42

“ Another of ProCards boring minor league designs. This marked a departure from ProSet issuing basically the same cards in packs and team sets. Figueroa would see a brief 12 game stint in St. Louis in 1992 and spend the rest of his career in the minors, Mexico and Taiwan. ” -DaClyde

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