Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Set: 1971-72 Eddie Sargent NHL Players Stickers (Rate)

Card: #100 Larry Pleau

“ He looks a little blue. Turn up the heat, Montreal! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Yep, even as a sticker, I think it's cool vintage! ” -bkklaos

“ Not bad for an early 70s sticker. I looked up Eddie Sargent and the most prominent person I could find was a Politician from Owen Sound, Ontario. Connection maybe? ” -rmpaq5

“ Nice Hockey sticker. Oooh 1970s even cooler. ” -captkirk42

“ Not sure if this is how all the sticker cards looked but it is really faded. ” -carthage44

“ Woo hoo!! My second Card of the Day. Poor guy. Helped Montreal to the Stanley Cup in 1971. Was included on the team winning picture and has a ring, but did not play enough games to be engraved on the Stanley Cup. ” -C2Cigars

“ Why do I sense Norman Bates? ” -Sportzcommish

“ Very blah for an oldie. Not much I like about it. I feel bad saying that, because I usually feel that anything old is great. ” -muskie027

“ reminds me of the 88-89 panini design ” -hphillips

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Set: 1997 Zenith (Rate)

Card: #110 Stanley Pritchett

“ I liked the Zenith sets when new but not as much now that I scan my collection, being as they are all mirror foil. The cards are pretty thick in hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ugh..there are several Pinnacle sets in 96 and this Pinnacle Zenith set in 97 that had a very similar layout/design. Unfortunately, for my taste, they were not aesthetically pleasing. All had dark backgrounds in black, umber, or brown. All had gold foil stamping that went poorly with those backgrounds. Zenith in both years, Mint, and Summit. At least the card stock was decent. ” -rolmodel12

“ There's something about the Dolphins' unis that make aqua a manly fashion choice. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I have collected every single Browns card from '97; parallels, inserts... everything ” -SFC Temple

“ Never liked the Zenith. They were always dark and too much holofoil. ” -carthage44

“ The Zenith cards could have been so much better. I think I liked it more back then than I do now. I can't imagine why I did. Very boring design, very busy back. If this was an insert, maybe it is ok. As a base set. No. ” -muskie027

“ Is this a chrome plated foil card? Front too dark Back very odd. Not much to like here. ” -captkirk42

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Set: 1989 Topps Stickers (Rate)

Card: #11 Jose Canseco

“ Oh its a sticker for the sticker album. Wow no player name and ugh a different player on the back of the sticker awful mess. ” -captkirk42

“ Let the debate begin, when two stickers are on the front, should they both be scanned together or separate. Just throwing that can of worms out there :). ” -rmpaq5

“ Shouldn't this card also have Ozzie Smith as the player name since he is on the back of the card? ” -carthage44

“ Classic Jose picture. I know he was a steroid user and a little nuts, but man, he may be the signature player from 87-92 that everyone was big on. It was always great to get a Jose card. I still smile when I am flipping through some oldies and find a Canseco card with the A's. ” -muskie027

“ Stickers are great for kids. You could slap them over just about anything as long as it was okay with Mom. ” -NJDevils

“ Bash Brother #1. Or #2, depending on how you want to look at it. I'm more interested in the Ozzie Smith card on the other side. I always thought it would be better to have the same player on both sides; I can't stand cards with no identification on them. ” -jasongerman9

“ Hug for u bro. ” -marcbrubaker

“ still better than most of the modern era cards ” -hphillips

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Set: 1998 Metal Universe (Rate)

Card: #60 Jamie Asher

“ This was the one Metal design I didn't like. Taking player images, cutting them out and putting them in front of pictures that had absolutely nothing to do with the sport...yeah, OK. But wait, they were all mirror foil to boot! I actually like foil...when it's used as an accent. Not when it's the whole card. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I remember Janie Asher as much as I remember this set. That is to say, not at all. To be honest, I don't get it. The White House? This whole set puts players in front of landmarks from the city they play for? Why can't they just be on a field? A big no in my book. The back is awful too. ” -muskie027

“ The White House in the background is funny. ” -carthage44

“ Let's see, in 1998 we had President Bill Clinton, so that would make Asher a democrat and possibly Secretary of Offense. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Cool a Redskin Random Card of the Day. Shame its the Metal Universe set. It is difficult to see some of the stuff in the dark all chrome designs you have to twist and turn the card around to get the light to hit the card just right to see whatever it is that is on the card. Back is OK but the vertical stats is annoying to read, difficult in the way of understanding it not difficult in seeing what it says. ” -captkirk42

“ Bit of a rough scan, which I've noticed with holofoil cards. The White House in the background is a really nice touch. ” -jasongerman9

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Set: 2006 Topps 1952 Edition - Debut Flashbacks (Rate)

Card: #DF12 David Wright

“ Like most things in this current culture, we go back to what was awesome/worked instead of creating something new. ” -hphillips

“ I like the way the 1952 Edition looks and feels like an older card. So if you have some 1952's enjoy The Nostalgia on the card ” -BBJUNKIE

“ Classic is written all over this particular card, not perfect, but classic. The player is the primary focus as he occupies a generous amount of space with the design features taking a backseat. The offset logo over the nameplate along with it not being an action shot keep it from perfection. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Injuries have derailed his very nice career. ” -carthage44

“ Nice retro set. I like when Topps does Heritage, but wish they would cut out all the inserts for those sets. As with the flagship sets they do not need 100 insert sets or 100 parallels. I used to like Archives as well, but that has gotten out of hand and it is now confusing when you get a lone card from one of these retro sets. Back to this specific card the 1952 Topps design is one of the most classic the front was simple and gave you most of what was needed full player name team logo and the players facsimile autograph. Often the "autograph" was not even close to how the player actually signed their name, but before the modern era of "certified" autographs the facsimiles were the way to go. I didn't mind them back in the day, but now with autographs being a key feature of modern collecting having the facsimile autograph PLUS an in-person or TTM autograph is overkill. The back is also pretty faithful to the original 52 design. ” -captkirk42

“ The more I look at it, the more I like it... ” -DarkSide830

“ These are pretty neat, but as someone who was out of the hobby, the "52 Edition" moniker was a bit confusing. Especially since Topps had already had Heritage sets. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I never can tell if I like the flashback stuff or not. Maybe I'll never decide. I will say this card looks nice. David Wright could have been so much more without the injuries. ” -muskie027

“ Ooh, I like this design. I see it's an insert, but it's actually really pleasing to the eye ” -jasongerman9

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Set: 2010 Rittenhouse The Quotable Star Trek Movies (Rate)

Card: #38 James T. Kirk / Leonard McCoy

“ This. Is. A. Cool. Card. ” -uncaian

“ A card with two backs. Not interested. ” -Sportzcommish

“ If you look close enough, you can see Ben Grieve hidden in the background. ” -Brimose

“ LIke Trek. I never saw what the big deal was about these "quotable" sets? I was confused the first time I saw/heard about a "quotable" set. I thought they were some special audio disc type card along the lines of the "talking baseball cards" from the early 1990s that was a fad for a year or two. I'm also not a fan of the double fronted card. Not for any set. ” -captkirk42

“ So weak ” -NJDevils

“ One of the best parts of my Saturday: watching re-runs of the original Star Trek episodes. I haven't watched many of the movies though... ” -DarkSide830

“ Star Trek - a legend like no other. The New York Yankees of cinema! ” -jayoneill

“ Not loving it. Move sets are tough. I like the quotes, just not how they take up so much of the card. Oh well, live long and prosper! ” -muskie027

“ There are much better Star Trek cards out there than this. ” -DanD

“ snooze ” -hphillips

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Set: 1995-96 Topps (Rate)

Card: #1 Michael Jordan

“ Don't believe there will ever be another basketball player as great as MJ. The man was an artist and a thrill to see play live. ” -hphillips

“ Nice one. Great player and looks like he's hanging there. Some rock climbing action. If I'd collect basketball, Bulls would be the team. ” -Duke

“ For some very odd reason, I like the front of this card. However I can't stand the back. ” -jupiterhill

“ Not too often we have a card #1 as card of the day, even rarer when it's one that resides in my collection. Also a rare photo angle to see on a card. Not a bed subset, another rarity-active leaders instead of last season's leaders (their subset came immediately after this one) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Cool a Michael Jordan clock card. Looks to be almost 5 o'clock? OH just a new take on the old leader cards for the first 10 cards or so. ” -captkirk42

“ THE WORST IDEA in trading card history - the overhead view! I've yet to see a card that appeals to me with from this perspective. (Some are in my Want List, but that's because of the player not the design.) ” -Sportzcommish

“ Would be a much better action photo if it didn't have it superimposed on the graphic. The over rim photos are cool but only when they are unedited. GOAT is not overused with MJ, although I didn't fully appreciate him until after he retired since I was a Celtics fan and didn't like the Bulls growing up. ” -Brimose

“ Cool...a card #1 of a set...and a Michael Jordan to boot! What's not to like! Okay, maybe the card itself, but I still like it! ” -bkklaos

“ It's not even close. For active scorers, Jordan is more than 6 points more per game in his career, at the point this card was printed, than 2nd place Karl Malone. Jordan is the best player of all-time, PERIOD! ” -carthage44

“ Love the photography on this one. Amazing shot. Also, I like how the star of the league is card #1, even if it is some type of league leaders card ” -jasongerman9

“ Cool shot, and the background design frames Jordan nicely. ” -Shadowmangmr

“ The framing on this picture is excellent. A fitting image for Air Jordan ” -ketchupman36

“ Jordan is a Legend. Are the corners dinged up or is there an issue with the scan? Might be fixed by the time this is card of the day anyway. Some of the back is kind of hard to read but I think it might be the scan. I recall liking this card more in person. ” -Mitch

“ Is this a screenshot from Space Jam ? ” -uncaian

“ I remember this.....unfortunately. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice to see a legend on a card, albeit, not much of him. I like the scoring leader card in sets, but the picture on this one is rough, even if it is of MJ. As a scoring leader card and not the actual base player card, I like the design and the business, I think that works for special segments of cards in sets, but this card could have been better if the picture was on a slightly better angle. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Set: 2002 Grandstand Mobile BayBears (Rate)

Card: #20 Johnny Hunter

“ I like it. Nice design, a well done back and a great scan. This one's a winner! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice appealing design that keeps up with the big boys. The only improvement would be the name plate as the style used would be better served on the back. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I think this has everything you could ask for in a baseball card, and it's even a minor league one! I'm really impressed with most of what Grandstand has issued, especially these that are original designs (they have been known to use old Topps designs with very small variations). This one is VERY nice. ” -vrooomed

“ Album of the Year. "Johnny Hunter-Pitching for your Love" ” -sahal694

“ Nice card. ” -carthage44

“ Looks like a glamour shot / school pictures pose. Certainly not the typical minor league card from the 90s. ” -Mitch

“ Minor League Baseball! My favorite! Don't care for how they put the name in the upper left. And I always hated how minor league hats from the 1990s-early 2000s always tried to fit so much information on the cap; logo and nickname? Really? ” -jasongerman9

“ Very nice minor league card. Beats a lot of what Topps and UD and Panini put out. ” -NJDevils

“ I wonder how many teams make their name by just having the word "Bay" plus a random mascot. What even is a bay bear? ” -lxnlxn

“ This is the first I've seen of these cards and I like them. This is a great looking minor league team set. ” -cynicalbuddha

“ Nice MILB card. With the two photos on front looks like a 1990s Fleer or Upper Deck set. Back is nice. ” -captkirk42

“ Anyone else notice that the minor league cards seem to be far and away better designs than the major league cards? I might switch the sizes of the portrait vs in-action shot, but other than that, great design. ” -hphillips

“ At first, I hated it, but then, just staring at it, I turned my thoughts around pretty quickly. As a minor league card, I actually like it, and the back is better than most minor league sets. As a pro set, not sure I would feel the same, but I rather like this. Even the odd dual picture, one action in black and white and one portrait in color isn't making me hate it like it should. ” -muskie027

“ What ridiculous photos minor league cards have. ” -Quinn820

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Set: 2000 Topps Pokemon TV Animation Edition Series 3 (Rate)

Card: #120 Staryu

“ The card and comic book shop killer..... ” -hphillips

“ ACK! I don't do Pokemon. This is from the animated series based on the card game, that involves the card game. ” -captkirk42

“ One of my favorite cards of a starfish in a bedazzled backpack. ” -UKboogie

“ My seven year old, like many his age, is into Pokemon. Watching the XY Cartoon with him a few weeks ago this occurred to me...They have these cute animal creatures as pets, and train them and use them to battle each other. Basically it is a huge accepted dog fighting ring. ” -rmpaq5

“ Oh man how I hate Topps Pokemon cards. When I was a kid in 1999, Pokemon cards were the thing to have. My mom never bought me any cards so I was only able to create a collection of cards that my friends had given me. For Christmas 1999, I got my mom to by me a box of Pokemon cards so I could be able to show them off and play with my friends. Much to my dismay on the morning of 12/25/1999, I opened pack after pack of Topps Pokemon cards, not the real deal Pokemon Trading Card Game. What a bait and switch by Topps to fool mothers into buying this crap! lol Still never ended up getting any packs or boxes of Pokemon cards after that. Don't even get me started on the knockoff brand scooter I got the next year! haha ” -sahal694

“ I refuse to comment on this series of cards and thus perpetuate the silliness that is Pokemon. I wish it would go away, just like this Geodude that just disappeared before I could capture him on Pokemon Go!! ” -Sportzcommish

“ The names of Pokemon are hilarious and not creative. ” -carthage44

“ So why is there a #120 in front of Staryu? Is #120 part of Staryu's name? Are there another 119 different Staryu's? Why does every Pokemon in this set listing have a # as part of its name? ” -C2Cigars

“ Oh, can it be? The thing from 50's japanese scifi movie Warning from space (Uchujin Tokyo ni arawaru). ” -Duke

“ I have no words to describe this. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Set: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen (Rate)

Card: #179b James Shields

“ Not a huge Gypsy Queen fan, but this isn't bad. I like the photo and the overall design. I hate the lack of a first name on the front, and if the Gypsy Queen logo was actually the team logo, this would be real nice. ” -muskie027

“ Gypsy Queen is growing on me. This is not one of the better years. When Topps first revived the GQ brand I HATED it. Thought the border was too dark and looked too much like an attempt at the Upper Deck Masterpieces Framed cards. I like it sometimes now. I have grown tired of the mini parallels from this and A&G. ” -captkirk42

“ Hey, look, He's singing along with Snoopy! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ So glad the White Sox have this guy.... NOT!!! ” -carthage44

“ One of the better Gypsy Queen designs that takes just enough border and maximizes the player's picture. Even with the dull dual colors they chose for the 2015 series works to make an attractive card. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I bought a lot of retail packs of this set from the Seattle Mariners team store as they were always on discount. It's a decent looking set. ” -ketchupman36

“ HATE the card design and the pose. ” -cjjt

“ Still love the Gypsy Queens, as I've mentioned before. Great signature cards like the A&G for autograph collectors. Something about the texture and the photography. ” -jasongerman9

“ My face when I see how cool the Gypsy Queen logo is ” -lxnlxn

“ Interesting look on his face. I've always liked the look of gypsy queen cards. ” -Mitch

“ nope ” -hphillips

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