Random Card of the Day

Friday, February 12, 2016

Set: 1984 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #288 Chris Speier

“ Good design. I always liked Fleer. He physically resembles one of my local card dealers. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This was always my favorite of the early Fleer baseball designs. ” -UKboogie

“ The pitch is a little high. I love this set, always have, and was thrilled to finally get the update set to this one a little while back for a decent price. Looks GREAT in a binder! ” -vrooomed

“ That camera angle makes it look like he's trying to hit a looping, underhand slo-pitch. Wow! Over 1700 games of big league experience, and looks like he could be waiting tables at Olive Garden. Maybe he plays slo-pitch when not serving pasta... Supplementary "did you know": Drove in 8 runs in a single game in 1982. Drove in 26 runs in 113 games in 1979. ” -dilemma19

“ Cool Pre-Junk (or beginning of Junk) Fleer. Odd that this is now part of DC Baseball History yet wasn't back then. :) ” -captkirk42

“ That's fun photography. ” -wax_house

“ Solid and gets the job done. Typical of 80's cards. Love it! ” -carthage44

“ He can't seriously be thinking about swinging at that pitch, even if it is BP. ” -NJDevils

“ SWEET card! Looks like he is going to be way late on that swing. Must be taking. :) ” -RoyalChief

“ LOL. Great pic. "Hey, where'd the ball go?" "It's stuck to your bat. Now quit using so much pine tar!" One of Fleer's better early designs. Nice and simple. ” -C2Cigars

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Set: 2010 Panini Crown Royale - Royalty Materials (Rate)

Card: #14 Troy Polamalu

“ Is that a card or a whiskey label ? ” -uncaian

“ Nice Card! And all around Nice guy! Can't believe the Chiefs did not take him, they traded down to take...Larry Johnson :( ” -RoyalChief

“ Holy clutter! ” -carthage44

“ At first glance this looks like a very luxurious card. Then you see a one-color swatch, no autograph, and SN299. I like Polamau, but this card is destined for a dollar bin or a bulk relic cards auction. ” -dilemma19

“ G..a..r..b..a..g..e ” -NJDevils

“ Very royale indeed. I think this card is nice. ” -DarkSide830

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Set: 2004 UD Diamond Pro Sigs (Rate)

Card: #72 Drew Brees

“ Drew Brees. then Phillip Rivers? I would say Drew Brees is slightly better. Rivers needs some help around him. ” -RoyalChief

“ Hope you liked the photo on the front of the card, because here it is again on the back! ” -dilemma19

“ They really wore out these facemale signatures. ” -carthage44

“ Nice card except the foil/leaf printing should be regular printing. I can take or leave the faux signature even though that is the selling point of the set. ” -captkirk42

“ I wonder how charger fans feel about brees (since he left), miss him, or love rivers? ” -mzentko

“ Nice use of silver. Never much a fan of cut out pictures, though. ” -cjjt

“ My favorite quarterback, stand up guy on and off the field. Has done so much for Louisiana, and he continues to break records! Even though I don't collect football much, might be time to start collecting him! ” -Joshua825

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Set: 1992 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #323 Hector Wagner

“ Stadium Club was a nice addition to the Topps line in 1991. Clean photo, interesting stats on back. ” -Kaline6

“ LET'S GO ROYALS!!! I must say don't remember much of this guy, and I love me some Stadium Club...except when they stick together. ” -RoyalChief

“ I still have a love/hate with Stadium Club. There are many things I like/love about it many things I hate. Like the front but would like team name and logo, back would prefer more career stats. I sort of like the "rookie" card bit. ” -captkirk42

“ I really liked the older Stadium Club cards especially with a photo of the rookie card on the back ” -Mike67

“ I just saw this one last night when I was pulling some for another trade.. ” -mzentko

“ I fell in love with Stadium Club for the first few years. Borderless, uncluttered fronts, great photos, colourful backs with unique stats, even a mini-pic of the player's Topps RC or FTC! This one however: Generic photograph of a forgettable player. ” -dilemma19

“ I always liked how they put the rookie card on the back of this Stadium Club design. Unfortunately in my preferred sport (NBA) Topps had last produced an NBA set more than a decade previously so most of the players had cards from that season...some even pictured itself. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Too many staged player photos in this set. Like the action shots better. ” -carthage44

“ February 13, 2012- I remember scanning this card! ” -Dave Sosidka

“ I do not remember this guy AT ALL. I've never seen this card before. I like it. It's one of the few early Stadium Club designs that I liked, in any sport. I want it. My collection feels a little more incomplete because I own no cards of a guy in a mainstream 1992 set. Shame on me. ” -switzr1

“ Never heard of Hector but Stadium Club was a step in the right direction for Topps. ” -UKboogie

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Set: 1995 SkyBox Pocahontas (Rate)

Card: #39 "You Killed Him!"

“ I've still never heard a wolf cry to the blue corn moon. ” -jupiterhill

“ Disney movies used to be good. Then this one came out. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I prefer Beauty and the Beast and probably Lion King over this garbage. I love these random cards! ” -RoyalChief

“ Nice Non-Sport. I'm usually not a fan of the full "bleed" front image. Without any sort of border or writing this could very easily just be a postcard if it was the right dimensions but it isn't it is a standard trading card size. BTW I miss Skybox in some ways. ” -captkirk42

“ I can imagine some poor 1st grader getting suspended at school for carrying this card. What a society we live in. ” -NJDevils

“ Very good movie! ” -carthage44

“ He Shoots! He scores! Oh wait, wrong sport. Who'd thought you'd ever see, "You Killed Him" on a Disney card? ” -Kaline6

“ At least no one can complain about the foil or lack of stats on the back. ” -UKboogie

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Set: 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #399 Toni Lydman

“ O-Pee-Chee appears to be very popular with the Hockey fans. ” -carthage44

“ Played 7 seasons in the NHL.I like this set EXCEPT FOR THE LACK OF A WRITE UP!!!! ” -uncaian

“ Yuck. Ugly color scheme. And those darn player's photos keep getting in the way of all the graphics. It'd also be nice to be able to tell which card company made these. ” -C2Cigars

“ Okay, Card manufacturer logo: check. Team logo: check. Player name and position: legible under magnification. And look. There's a bit of room left over! Maybe we should add a picture. Careful not to make it too big though... ” -dilemma19

“ Nice OPC card. Love the retro unbleached cardboard I wish all the card makers still used the vintage "card stock" and not the modern thinner "paper stock" ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Set: 2014 Topps Heritage (Rate)

Card: #83 Justin Smoak

“ Awesome photo. ” -Thomas_Kava

“ I know I am in the minority here but I really like the Topps Heritage sets. ” -carthage44

“ Take one more picture & I will Smoak you !!! ” -uncaian

“ Nice! Looks like he's ready to play ball. ” -RoyalChief

“ Put the bat down, Justin. You may have bat but if you look at my baseball card, I am holding a taser. ” -NJDevils

“ I like Heritage over Archives, they are the same basic idea, except Archives uses 4 vintage designs and Heritage has only the design that will be 50 in the next year. I like the tribute but they tweak the fonts too much. Teams that were not around during the vintage days I am sometimes disappointed in the color design they chose for them. They also pay homage to that particular year's errors by making some mock error cards, I don't like that part as much. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Topps Premier - Gold (Rate)

Card: #108 Vladimir Konstantinov

“ The Vladinator ” -vrooomed

“ I like this design. While Topps mostly was using the same themes in all their sports at the time, this set did not make it's way to the NBA. A shame. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The "Vladinator". Great player, great team, and a nice card. ” -Kaline6

“ Nothing premier about this set. ” -carthage44

“ Pretty good except for the foil name I can't read. Have I said I don't like the silver/gold foil/leaf that card companies insist on using since at least the mid-90s? ” -captkirk42

“ For whatever silly reason, my favorite part of these old Gold parallels is that the checklists didn't get the gold treatment. They replaced them with a player that isn't in the base set (Alan Conroy is one for this set I believe) and I think that's so cool. ” -wax_house

“ Well, I was wrong. Alan Conroy is an example in 1992-93 Topps. ” -wax_house

“ Even the gold doesn't improve this card. ” -NJDevils

“ I always found the gold name on gold stripe was very difficult to read. Very good design for the base set. I just don't like the golds. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Set: 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #2 Guy Lafleur

“ Favorite all time Canadien. I liked this set, but it was also the start of "the garbage years" as far as hockey cards were concerned. Way too much product & not enough substance. ” -uncaian

“ Wasn't he the first HOFer to come out of retirement to play the sport again? The only other 2 I can think of are Mario Lemieux and Michael Jordan. ” -vrooomed

“ Is french still the #1 language in Canada? ” -carthage44

“ Nice OPC card. Excellent design. ” -captkirk42

“ I like OPC but don't think I've ever owned a hockey card from the era that they were the Canadian counterpart of Topps. Just baseball. I should buy one online, I guess. ” -switzr1

“ This is a rare error card, "Guy" is misspelled "Gueeey" on the back of the card. :) ” -RoyalChief

“ Don't understand why he's on the Rangers on this card. His last game was with Quebec. ” -wax_house

“ Of all the crazy anecdotes surrounding Lafleur's career, this is my favourite: In 1979, Lafleur released an album called Lafleur. The album consisted of Guy Lafleur reciting hockey instructions, accompanied by disco music. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Lafleur) ” -dilemma19

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Set: 2013 Panini Prizm - Prizms Blue (Rate)

Card: #150 Doug Martin

“ I like Prizm cards. I like how they shine. I just wish the baseball cards would have to logos. ” -Young Kilo

“ never really cared for the Prizm brand.. good RB though ” -tonym

“ Looks like he is running through a space ship door. ” -carthage44

“ Not bad, not bad at all. ” -RoyalChief

“ Not a fan of Prizm. I think I was a semi-fan the first year, but my main dislike is it is too much chrome and you have to handle with gloves or you splotch up the card with fingerprints. (My real big beef with chrome like cards) ” -captkirk42

“ Poor Panini. They try. ” -wax_house

“ Maybe one day the cards will be 90% border, with a little thumbnail photo of the player positioned roughly in the middle (Topps cards will still be horribly off-center). ” -dilemma19

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