Random Card of the Day


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Set: 1983 Topps Return Of The Jedi (Rate)

Card: #56 The Deciders



“ Love the Jedi set. Not sure if I have this card or not, been a while since I have gone through my collection. Some of the captions were kind of simplistic (like this one). This is one of the sets that got me into the hobby back in 1988, my brother gave me his duplicates that he got new from all three original movies. I still have not completed any of the three sets yet either! Maybe I will make that my goal for 2018 to celebrate 30 years in the hobby. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Cool! I have this one. ” -volbox

“ Great pic, ugly border. Worst movie, and card set of the original Star Wars Trilogy. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Nice Non-Sport. Glad it is an original and not one of the Anniversary retro-type reprints. ” -captkirk42

“ Excellent. Well-chosen frame, reasonably colorful back (for 1983) and well-written passage. ” -dilemma19

“ Classic! Nice example from the original run. The 'Empire' and 'Jedi' cards never seemed quite as great as the Star Wars cards, but my age may have been a factor in that perception. In elementary school, I remember Star Wars cards being a big deal for many years after the movie came out, but I was in high school by the time Jedi was released. ” -Lea DeFoote

“ What do you mean "deciders"? I only see one decider here. ” -Tater Salad

“ Was this a good movie? I;m asking because I have never seen. ” -carthage44

“ "Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will..." ...and then Luke goes all medieval. Even the weakest (IMO) of the original three has many excellent moments. ” -rmpaq5

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Set: 1998 SP Top Prospects (Rate)

Card: #31 Kerry Wood



“ I can't say anything good about the CHICAGO Cubs, but I guess I got no grief with the IO-Way Cubs. This card is whatever, ” -switzr1

“ Not too bad for a mirror foil. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I guess he turned out pretty good. :) ” -vrooomed

“ One of a million Top Prospect Cards (that continue to this day) that actually turned out to be a solid major leaguer, or a major leaguer at all for that matter. ” -rmpaq5

“ I'm not big into Prospect only sets, but this is OK in that they have the guys who were drafted and the pro team uniforms. Front design is nice but ugly with the foil hard to read. Like the pinstriping to me that says "Baseball", I wish all the teams would return to those at least for alternate uniforms they could use their team colors not just black or blue.Back the picture is WAY TOO BIG. That is probably to hide the fact that most of the players won't have a long stats chart. ” -captkirk42

“ He sure was a Top Prospect! ” -carthage44

“ Almost a good looking card, almost. ” -Doc Floyd

“ The back has a better picture of the player than the front. Wood actually lived up to the "Top Prospects" designation; winning the NL Rookie of the Year in 1998. Of course, when you create a set of 126 "Top Prospects" you're bound to get a few correct. ” -C2Cigars

“ Nice card. I liked Kerry Wood. ” -dilemma19

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Set: 1995-96 Topps (Rate)

Card: #147 J.R. Reid



“ My first copy of this card is the first card I ever traded for! It was 5th grade, and by then I had already been collecting for 8 years, but none of my friends did. That changed that year when my mom brought home a pack of basketball cards as an Easter present for me. Needless to say, it changed my life. I eventually upgraded the card but I still have my original that I traded for- and I'm still friends with the guy I traded with to get it, at least on Facebook. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ That front font is brutal. ” -wax_house

“ Love the dew. ” -carthage44

“ JR, great guy to have coming off the bench. Was a fan of his in both his stints with Charlotte, though he didn't quite turn out to be what some had hoped for at the time. The odd font, and cock-eyed placement ruined an otherwise decent design by Topps. Backs were solid. ” -Doc Floyd

“ I like the overall design but not the text on the front. Too hard to read. Seems funny to see him in a Spurs uniform even though he spent more time with the Spurs. I think I just have his Hornets rookie card burned into my brain. ” -Mitch

“ Too much foil lettering. Actually the front design and the back remind me a little of UD Collectors Choice, which I thought this was at first. Back info hard to read and his photo too big, card number should be a bit bigger. ” -captkirk42

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Set: 1995 SkyBox Premium (Rate)

Card: #16 Barry Foster



“ Very interesting, not a lot of cards based on newspaper designs. I like it. I can still remember when I was getting into the NBA I learned which team name went to which city by looking at the results in my local newspaper. It was so early in my following if the sport I didn't have every team in my collection yet. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is this a card or a newspaper article? ” -captkirk42

“ This is a pretty neat card. I like the uniqueness of it. ” -RoyalChief

“ Kinda like the newspaper look. ” -carthage44

“ Interesting idea for a card, I wish either a) the scan was bigger or b) my eyes better so I could read the "article." ” -rmpaq5

“ Rarely seen 'news headline' sports card. Crazy that this card is over 20 years old. Will newspapers even exist in another 20 years?? ” -dilemma19

“ According to this card he brought pro bowl power to Carolina. Was cut shortly thereafter. The sad short career of most NFL running backs. Never played another down after leaving the Steelers. Not my favorite design. Feel a little too high school journalism class to me. ” -Mitch

“ Cards like this seem cool at the time, because it's the first time seeing an expansion team on cards. But once they have cards with real game photos, I totally lose interest in these. ” -switzr1

“ The new expansion teams, Panthers and Jaguars, were treated with this ugly design. The rest of the set has a much better look. ” -C2Cigars

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Ultra - All-Rookies (Rate)

Card: #2 Viktor Gordiouk



“ 90s inserts at it's best. Best decade in history of the hobby in my opinion ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Good looking insert, always liked Ultra, the gloss always worried me though. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Finally, a Buffalo player comes through on the random card of the day!!!! Too bad it is one that never contributed much to the blue and gold. The card is nice a insert or subset. The background for some reason reminds me of a Canadian Maple Leaf, which is interesting given the player is not Canadian. Let' go BUFFALO!!! ” -muskie027

“ Another of the many "all-rookies" of whom I have never heard. He did have a long career in Europe. ” -NJDevils

“ Not a bad looking card at all . ” -uncaian

“ I've flip flopped on sets like this over the years. A year ago, I went through a phase where I would have given this a bad review, but today I love it. This was a fun time to collect. It was past the point where packs got expensive, but by that year I had a job and could afford them again. And the inserts were the best. ” -switzr1

“ No wall can contain Viktor Gordiouk! Viktor smash!! ” -rmpaq5

“ Poor animation in the background. ” -carthage44

“ Yep, he was a rookie. That's about all you can say about him. His entire NHL career consisted of 26 games over two non-consectutive seasons. The background on the front is just plain ugly. ” -C2Cigars

“ Insert set. Looks like a promo card. OK I guess. ” -captkirk42

“ My favorite year of hockey cards. Viktor didn't quite work out and this card is fine as an insert. ” -wax_house

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Set: 1990-91 Pro Set English League (Rate)

Card: #23 David Platt



“ An actual card! Nicely designed and a good photo, if I was into this sport I would like this set a lot. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I had one relative try to repay a debt to another relative with a box of these in lieu of cash. He justified it by claiming that I had said these cards were valuable. They could be had at Big Lots for $3 a box. Since that time, I've only been able to think of him when I see a card from this set. ” -switzr1

“ Wow a real Soccer card and not one of those weird Topps Attax game cards. Looks nice OK Team name and logo would be GREAT on the front. As I'm not familiar with soccer (football, fotball) that sort of thing would help.Back looks a bit plain. Some player career stats would be nice. ” -captkirk42

“ Not a bad looking card (especially for Soccer) wish Pro Set had been better managed .They really did have some nice card sets. ” -uncaian

“ One of those rare soccer cards that ISN'T a card game. But still leaves a little to be desired. A team would be nice on the front. The vertical nameplate gets in the way. The back could do with career stats. ” -C2Cigars

“ I like the set, though I should finish looking for the variations and complete the set. ” -jupiterhill

“ Loved Pro Set football (not futbol) cards. ” -carthage44

“ This is a good looking soccer card, but how about club name on the front and some stats on the back? ” -rmpaq5

“ Pretty good, as far as soccer goes. Is dude doing a MJ imitation? ” -Doc Floyd

“ Good ad for the copier company. Get used to it basketball fans. I guess they would never use throwback jerseys unless mita paid for it. ” -NJDevils

“ Hey, a "real" soccer card. Not a game one. I don't know soccer well enough to know if "stats" are needed to make a "good" card, but I think ProSet did a very nice job on this one. ” -vrooomed

“ Oh man. Pro Set, non-major sport. Hoo boy. ” -wax_house

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Set: 2006 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #838 Kameron Loe



“ Wow, two former Mariners in a row. Neither worth talking about! ” -ketchupman36

“ Solid, less foil would be an improvement, but overall solid. ” -rmpaq5

“ Cool photo ” -wax_house

“ A decent looking card, though I'm a sucker for borderless fronts. Now I need to go solve the mystery: Did Kameron Loe end up pitching more than 100 innings in the majors??? ” -dilemma19

“ UGHTer Deck and its love of foil. OK wish the full player name was easy to read. Nice they highlight the last name only confusing when a team has two players with same last name. Team name would be nice, got the team logo, but foiled UGH. On to the back... All around OK the way things should be except card number should be bigger and closer to one of the corners for sorting purposes. ” -captkirk42

“ Not bad for UD, no mistaking it's from them that's for sure. Hope that's an update card, being such a high number. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Honestly, not a big fan of covered faces, UNLESS it is a well-known player or famous situation. Color is good, but a little hard to read the name. Not made for us fellas with, bi-focals. ” -Jambarrett

“ In March of 2016 while in the White Sox minor leagues got busted and given an 80 game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance. Once broke his throwing hand during an in game brawl at Triple A. Google is amazing. ” -Mitch

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Set: 1996 Topps (Rate)

Card: #38 Tim Belcher



“ Woo Mariners! Boo being a player not worth remembering. He played only 1 season with the M's and finished with a 10-12 record. Pitched poorly in the post-season too, losing both games he started. ” -ketchupman36

“ I like he back, and I would like the front if the smaller photo was different from the main photo. To me, repeating a photo on the same card is useless. Put the position there instead. ” -vrooomed

“ Everything a card should be. Fantastic design. ” -Doc Floyd

“ This is *totally* a mid-90's card design. Belcher strikes me as one of the most low-key #1 picks of all time. ” -dilemma19

“ Overall nice design. I don't care for the little face or foiled name on the front. Not a fan of additional photos on the back. I'm one who wants stats and bio info on the back. ” -C2Cigars

“ The smallest Topps set since 1957. Don't forget about the Mantle commemorative set and retired card. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Press box photo shot. ” -carthage44

“ UGh Mid 1990s. Not thrilled with the 1996 Topps. Foil name can't read, team name should be there somewhere (other than his jersey not all photos are full body with home unis) Back should lose the picture make the stats chart easier to read. Sadly the 1990s were the beginning of Topps using a thinner card stock and bleaching the card stock pure white, so the feel of cards was changed as well as the looks. ” -captkirk42

“ Never knew he was a Mariner. ” -DarkSide830

“ Very middle-of-the-road deisgn. Not garish but not plain. The back is a little too busy. ” -realrealsoft

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Set: 2010 Panini Prestige (Rate)

Card: #51 Mohamed Massaquoi



“ Panini was getting back into the game at this time and this set looked like they rushed it. ” -carthage44

“ Alright, for Panini. Really just makes me miss Topps FB even more. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Cool vignette effect. It's like he's standing in a cloud! Everything's there, but I wonder what Panini would ditch first for a player with more than one year of stats. ” -dilemma19

“ Using the same photo on both sides is just the worst. ” -wax_house

“ I can't find any redeeming qualities of this card design. ” -C2Cigars

“ What are they doing with the text at a weird angle? Team name a bit big, but at least it is there. Back a different photo for the head shot would be fine. Stats OK for this guys rookie year, for vet cards they would need full career stats. ” -captkirk42

“ Typical Panini. Not a bad design but not all that memorable. A similar design was used in the NBA. I think the player's name should be more front and center than the team name. ” -Billy Kingsley

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Set: 2010 Topps Match Attax South Africa World Cup (Rate)

Card: #92 Rene Adler



“ Here we go! I wondered how long it would be before we saw some more Soccer game cards ” -SFC Temple

“ I think I can safely say Attax is the worst set ever made. ” -carthage44

“ Yes it is another soccer gaming card...but unlike most this set has a bit more traditional feel on the front as the lay out of the stats incorporate well into the card design. The back is...well it is a gaming card. ” -rmpaq5

“ The goalkeeper has an attack rating of only 4. Pathetic! ” -dilemma19

“ Oh look a soccer Topps Attax card. Front is interesting. Back hey I thought the had to all look alike since it is a card game (CCG) Maybe for Attax games things are a bit different. ” -captkirk42

“ Yes! Soccer game card! I can't wait to read all the favorable comments about this card. I definitely like it because Herr Adler is the goalkeeper for my favorite Bundesliga team, Hamburger! ” -switzr1

“ To paraphrase Will Rogers, "I've never met a Topps Match Attax I liked." ” -C2Cigars

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