Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Set: 1999 SP Authentic - Chirography (Rate)

Card: #IR Ivan Rodriguez

“ Cool one. Autograph card as RCOTD makes a day. Just makes me wonder, why that space for signature is so big. Space for a little poem perhaps? ” -Duke

“ Who says trading cards aren't educational? Chirography is a word I was unfamiliar with before seeing it on a card. The definition of the word is "handwriting", or "Penmanship" and was first recorded as being used in the year 1645. I looked it up. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice signature and great catcher. I'm just not moved by a card which minimizes the picture of the player. ” -Sportzcommish

“ PUDGE! Very cool Auto to have on RCofD. I'll admit before Ivan Rodriguez became a National I didn't follow him too closely if at all. But once a player comes to DC to play ball I'm on them like stink on a skunk. I'll try to remember to put this card on my mental wishlist. ” -captkirk42

“ Yes, finally a REAL Autographed card. ” -carthage44

“ Cool...from a first ballot HOF member (and despite the steroids controversy)! ” -bkklaos

“ Nice, an auto on the RCOTD. Pudge was always great. The card is cool enough, but the white on the bottom could have been reduced. ” -muskie027

“ Sweet an auto! Wish the bottom half wasn't washed out. ” -rmpaq5

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Set: 1982 Montreal Expos Postcards (Rate)

Card: #NNO Dan Schatzeder

“ That's a schatz-eding grin. ” -sahal694

“ Nice clean picture , let's hope Montreal get's a team back again soon. ” -uncaian

“ The Expos did color postcards for most seasons, beginning in 1969 and then from 1977-2004. They can be a little tough to assign years to, as most of them are blank-backed. Fortunately, with the help of hobby legends like Bob Thing and Dan Even, the lists are about as close as they might get to being complete. ” -Dave Sosidka

“ 1980s postcards cool. Expos even better. AS much of a Nats fan as I am I really wish it hadn't had come at the expense of another team. Wish the 'Spos were still around. Liked their uniforms. ” -captkirk42

“ Bring back the Expos! Best logo in baseball! ” -carthage44

“ Ugg. Tigers traded Ron LeFlore to the Expos for Dan. Nothing against Mr. Schatzeder, but Ron LeFlore was great. Detroit native. Sure, he had problems. But he also batted .300, stole 70+ bases. Schatzeder 17-21 over 2 years with ERA 4.51. Tigers got Larry Herndon for him, but still. Another reason to hate Sparky Anderson. 4 potential HOFers (Morris, Trammell, Whitaker, Parrish) plus Gibson. And you win 1 pennant. You trade away Steve Kemp (age 26) and Jason Thompson (age 25) because you have "too many left-handed bats in the lineup". Then wait 4 years and get big left-handed hitter in Darrell Evans. ” -cjjt

“ I miss the Expos! ” -jayoneill

“ Bring them back, MLB!! ” -DanD

“ Was never a fan of postcards being on the site, but this one is amazing. Old Expos uniforms and the great late 70's early 80's stats. Not sure if the back was scanned or not, usually postcards have the place for the stamp and stuff on the back. This is cool. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Set: 1985 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #201 Jeff D. Robinson

“ Not a bad card...A little bland perhaps...I like the light yellow back. Black borders are not a favorite of mine because they chip so easily but this card does not seem to show any of that issue. Nice scan. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I love when a great classic style set appears on ROCTD. Even as a kid I used to wonder why Donruss used a design so similar to this only two years later. The cards have a great look and the classic Donruss stats on the back. As a kid I used to get annoyed at these because Donruss wouldn't show the whole career stats, just the most recent 5 years. I now think of it as classic Donruss, but it is the reason I never liked the back of the old Donruss cards. ” -muskie027

“ Barbie, meet Ken. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Love the 1980's Donruss sets. ” -carthage44

“ Classic Overproduced years set. I suppose that by now since this set is now 32 years old some would consider it to be "vintage". Some folks consider anything produced before they were born "Vintage" so for those just graduating High School this year the 1999 and 2000 sets are the line for "vintage" and almost the line for people who consider the 20 year mark for Vintage. ” -captkirk42

“ not a baseball guy, but the 80s donruss designs were pretty good ” -Thunderfoot

“ Okay design. Good info on backs of 1985 Donruss. ” -cjjt

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Set: 2008 Donruss Sports Legends (Rate)

Card: #60 Yogi Berra

“ Love Yogi and the Yogi-isms. Not a bad card, not a great card. ” -muskie027

“ Yogi seems to be in a scene from The Twilight Zone with the walls closing in and him trying to swing his way out. Wait till the end, I've seen this one! ” -Sportzcommish

“ Boring. ” -cjjt

“ He was ok. ” -carthage44

“ oooh, Yogi, I like the shadowbox feel of this one ” -mbarlow092

“ I see a single rating vote for the set of "1.5"...when and if I get some of these cards, I'll be raising the average, as I love these kind of sets! To each his/her own, as they say! ” -bkklaos

“ I don't have any of these, but the design looks like someone just put the name plates over a different card. ” -biggiofn7

“ Any card with Yogi on it is a good one. ” -jayoneill

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Set: 2011 Topps - Diamond Anniversary (Rate)

Card: #321 Jeremy Guthrie

“ Ohh, sparkly! These are neat. I've seen them on the blogosphere but don't have any in hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ My first impression was of shattered tempered glass, but then I noticed how colorful it was and I pictured stained glass. Whatever. Hold it carefully lest you cut your hands. ” -Sportzcommish

“ That hurts my eyes. ” -CluelessJoe

“ Thankfully, Jeremy escaped just before the confetti factory exploded. ” -uncaian

“ Too Sparkly. I know others like the sparkly diamond effect but it gets lost on me. Don't like it. Like the 2011 set in general but these gimmick cards I dont' ” -captkirk42

“ ...wonder what they'll call the 70th anniversary? ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ I seldom see cards that I completely dislike, in fact, this may be the first. Oddly enough the 2011 design is my favorite Topps release for base sets. Diamond Anniversary, not so much. ” -Doe MG

“ Hurt's my eyes. ” -carthage44

“ Wow. Just....wow. ” -suomibear8

“ Holy COW! My first Card of the Day! Thought this day would never come! This is one heck of a month. I get 'Superstar' status and now a COD! Whoo Hoo! ” -dsorek

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Set: 1987 Topps (Rate)

Card: #155 Eddie Whitson

“ Hard believe that Willie Nelson's career started before Eddie Whitson's playing career and is still going. Neat "old" Topps card. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Fitting that 1987 Topps shows up with 17 Topps going heavy on the 87 throwbacks ” -ketchupman36

“ Ahhh the original of Topps recent favourite design to continually reuse. I did get a chuckle with the personal fact, can just picture "You Were Always on my Mind" blasting in the clubhouse before one of his starts to get him pumped up. ” -rmpaq5

“ I will go as far to say this is the flagship set of my generation. Who doesn't love this set? Everything about it just brings me back to youth. Design was great, stats are great, backs are great! This might not be the most beautiful set, but I think it might be my favorite. ” -muskie027

“ Wow an actual 1987 Topps card. Not a 2011 or was it 2012? Mini, Not a 2013, 14, 15, 16 archives. Not even some sort of bizarre tribute card, but a real live 1987 card. Love it. ” -captkirk42

“ I go back and forth on the'87 set primarily over the wood grain border. I agree with the probable use as the appearance of a framed masterpiece, and all other elements of a trading card blend in well, so my teetering probably deals with the photography more than anything else. ” -Sportzcommish

“ My dad says these are one of the worst Topps designs of all time, I can sum this set up in one word, "meh" ” -JoshReese92099

“ I love the 1987 Topps set. ” -Mitch

“ Love the wood! ” -carthage44

“ Good to know that Ed listens to Willie Nelson music. I always wondered about that. ” -NJDevils

“ I definitely prefer the wood grain style of the 1961 Topps over this. ” -CluelessJoe

“ Love this card design! I'll never forget in 1990 trading an '87 Topps Will Clark straight up for a '90 Upper Deck John Olerud. Good times! ” -olerud363

“ One of the worst designs ever! Hate it. ” -cjjt

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Set: 1997 SkyBox Premium - Rookie Preview (Rate)

Card: #7RP James Farrior

“ I like the blue foil. Not bad for an insert. For a base card I would not care for it much. But since it's not, it's all good. If I watched football I'd probably root for the Jets. They are local-ish (I'm in their TV market) and they wear green, my favorite color since birth. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Too busy on front. Blowup of same picture as background. Vertical title reading vertically bottom to top bad. Player name blends into image. Can't even read "Skybox" on the Skybox logo, does it even say "Premium"? Back with the 7 of 15 SP clued me into the fact it was an insert set not part of the base set. Good it would be a bad base card. Info on back of the card is OK since it is an insert. ” -captkirk42

“ How I miss the old Jets logo. ” -carthage44

“ Since this is an insert, I am going to say I love it. I think everything that makes a card awful is reversed when a card is an insert. I don't want my inserts looking like base set cards, and I don't want my base set looking like an insert. With that said, the color looks amazing. I like the background photo and the granularity, the giant name of the insert set and the small name on the front. A+ as an insert! Also, inserts need stories on the back, not stats, so another plus! All this and I hate the Jets, so that is saying something. ” -muskie027

“ Fantastic picture, but I believe they should have used the underlay instead and maybe we could see the intensity in his eyes. I'm okay with the transparent ROOKIE, but the name seems secondary and almost hidden at the bottom of the card. ” -Sportzcommish

“ as much as i hate the jets, i kinda wish they'd go back to this logo ” -Thunderfoot

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Set: 2001 Fleer Triple Crown (Rate)

Card: #172 A.J. Pierzynski

“ This design was used in the NBA as well. For some reason I've never really warmed up to it and I am not sure why. It has a real photo with no digital creation background, it has a lot of stats...It should be a design I like but I just don't. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ A favorite player, this guy! The man who stole 1st. Want. ” -Doe MG

“ I really liked the idea of numbering parallels to the player's statics. Generally, the "common" players had lower quantities, which I thought added a neat wrinkle to the set. I wish Triple Crown stayed around longer. ” -olerud363

“ Love A.J.!!! ” -carthage44

“ This design looks busy, maybe if all the text was in a border and a bit smaller it would look nicer. Back is minimalist OK. ” -captkirk42

“ At first glance, I thought, too much, logos on the upper right, position and umber up a side, name on the bottom, team underneath, an inlaid bord3er, and an actual white halo border. Amazingly though, that feeling left and I really like the look of this. The back is nice too. Overall, this is a pretty cool card. I'd take it. ” -muskie027

“ A.J. Pierzynski the player you hate unless he is on your team. ” -kirkscards

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Set: 1999 Pacific Aurora (Rate)

Card: #128 Derek Jeter

“ Pacific's glamour shot set. ” -ShoTime

“ The 2000-01 Fleer Tradition got it right. Here Pacific just the year prior missed the mark with the miniature of Jeter needing to be inset toward the bottom to complement the primary focal point. It looks more like Jeter has a devil or angel on his shoulder. ” -Sportzcommish

“ The dual photos are cool but the computer generated background stinks. ” -carthage44

“ Nice photography but card design awful. Back is too blank as far as stats, what are they showing? Front is that main photo even Jeter? He looks different, probably because his eyes look darker and his cheeks and jaw don't look as puffy as the usually do. ” -captkirk42

“ 3 different pictures. Nice. HORRIBLE stats on the back. ” -cjjt

“ Might have been a better design if the photos were swapped and the player name was along the bottom. Pacific put out so much stuff at the time, it sometimes seemed like someone just said, "Good enough. Run the presses." ” -olerud363

“ Love when the legends make ROCTD! I was out of the hobby for this issue, and I am not sure how I feel. photo looks quality, but not liking the background or the dual photo. Would have preferred one or the other. The top right photo would have been cool as the whole card and centered, with a game action photo. The bottom left would be cool on this background as an insert. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Set: 1996 Signature Rookies Old Judge (Rate)

Card: #28 Chad Renfroe

“ I didn't know they were doing throwback sets as far back as 1996. Cool. I like the throwbacks. Signature Rookies usually made unlicensed cards but I can't tell if this is unlicensed or just a nod to the vintage design with the lack of team name. I am not familiar enough with the vintage baseball sets to know. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I thought he was another lost angel from the city of night with a halo. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I wonder if he is related to the current top prospect of the Padres Hunter Renfroe. ” -carthage44

“ I have never seen this set before. ” -jayoneill

“ Nice basic retro card. I'm not intimately familiar with the vintage Old Judge designs to know if this is a real retro design or just a modern design loosely based on the original. Nice all around card. ” -captkirk42

“ Not my cup of tea. The T-96 Series denotation almost looks like a halo or a tiara. Very bland, very boring. I'll pass. ” -muskie027

“ This card doesn't work for me. Black letters on navy blue blackground with an even darker navy blue uniform. Too much dark! ” -olerud363

“ I don't know why, perhaps the simplicity, perhaps the colour combonation, but this card really looks good to me. ” -rmpaq5

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