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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Set: 1999 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky Living Legend (Rate)

Card: #51 Wayne Gretzky (vs Pittsburgh)

“ Wayne made over 2 points in every game against Penguins. That's sick. His point average in NHL is "just" 1,92 so Väinö, as we call him in Finland, had fun time against Pittsburgh. This set has never been my cup of tea, though. ” -Duke

“ The second greatest player ever , actually not a bad set either . ” -uncaian

“ He was pretty good.... ” -carthage44

“ The Great One. The player, not the card or product. ” -vrooomed

“ Sorry I'm negative on this one. Reminds me of the MVP sets. Hard to read foil lettering Oh it says "Gretzky Vs." I thought it was "Gretzky Va." What they putting hometowns on card fronts now? Is that an anniversary logo in the lower right? Can't tell. Maybe it says "Living Legend?" Oh Upper Deck had so much promise when it first started circa 1991. In just a few short years it started hoovering. ” -captkirk42

“ Not a fan of this. The facial expression is not becoming. The card looks like it can't make up its mind if it is a card or a photo. I love Gretzky, not the card. ” -muskie027

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Set: 1991-92 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #469 Benoit Brunet

“ Where does the time go? These cards came up like yesterday and now they say it's NHL 100 years. wow... ” -Duke

“ Great scan of a great early UD design. Hard to believe that 1991-92 is 25 years ago. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Typical early 90's Upper Deck. ” -carthage44

“ Not a hockey fan, but I get a kick out of such a tough sport - and probably even tougher player - players can have such a sweet sounding name, Ben-wah Brew-nay. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I prefer blondes. ” -sahal694

“ Ahhhhh, Upper Deck before they decided to go crazy with foil / designs / 100000000 different sets a year. ” -rmpaq5

“ Nice early Upper Deck set. I have a bunch of these. Not a complete set. Need to see what I still need in it. Have a bunch of dupes from a box I had gotten cheap. Still have the box with one of the Gretzky boxtoppers, box is a beater but I think the card/bottom is mostly good. ” -captkirk42

“ YES!!!! Finally, something that is real nice that I collected back in the day. The Upper Deck Hockey were awesome in those early years, in fact, all Upper Deck from 1989 through 1992 were just amazing and novel. The bright white, the thicker card stock, the awesome pictures, the pictures on the back. THE HOLOGRAM LOGO!!! You felt like you were holding something awesome and expensive. If it wasn't for the mass overproduction....sigh. These were awesome cards!!! ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Set: 2013-14 Panini Court Kings (Rate)

Card: #23 DeMarcus Cousins

“ Great to see a basketball card of the day. Just wish Panini would lose their NBA license. Never thought grandiose designs would seem so bland not to mention the unending variations of the same card and of soon to be "where are they now" players. ” -hphillips

“ The canvas feel to the Panini Kings sets is really spot on ” -ketchupman36

“ So, this is about Kings? This is like those mind games. "Can you spot five Kings words in a pic?" "Oh darn, where is one...." ” -Duke

“ Not a big fan of the painted look, at least when they make it look like somebody just threw some paint on the wall and a player popped out, I do like the texture of these cards. Cousins is one of the most talented players in the NBA but the Kings organization is always in turmoil, always doing the wrong thing, and can't put together a team around him capable of winning. He was 12 years old the last time the Kings even qualified for the playoffs! He's got a bit of a temper control issue but I still like him, Database member UKBookie is going to be jumping for joy when this card comes up :) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not a basketball fan or collector, but this card is really nice. My first thought was Panini Diamond Kings......as this is a "Court King" card, I assume it is from the same family of cards. Very nice! ” -tbshaw

“ What a nice water color painting. ” -carthage44

“ Nice artsy card. Maybe the 'Court Kings' logos (front and back) are too big relative to the other elements, but otherwise I can't complain. I don't even mind not having stats if I get a better write-up instead. ” -dilemma19

“ I loved ___Kings for each of the sports when Donruss was its own entity in the old days. Some of these newer sets are OK. This one is a bit too busy up front and the colors a bit dark. Back is OK but still a bit dark color and tone wise. ” -captkirk42

“ This is a really sweet card of Primos. Reminds me a lot of the cards from the 90s. ” -sahal694

“ Dear Mr Panini, hire someone who cares what the card looks like. ” -NJDevils

“ Ugly doesn't begin to describe this card. On a personal level, I have no respect for players who abandon their team and leave college early. ” -C2Cigars

“ Is that the Shroud of Cousins? In what archaeological dig was this found? ” -Sportzcommish

“ Kind of reminds me of the late 90s Skybox Metal cards. I hope it looks better in hand. Based on what I can see I am not a fan. It seems they tried to do too much and failed. ” -Mitch

“ Usually I am not a fan of these types of cards, but something looks intriguing about this one. Maybe the multi-color, maybe the mystery of what it looks like in hand, but either way, I am going to go out of my zone and say this is nice. ” -muskie027

“ Got my username from Demarcus. He has the skills but I fear he'll end up like Carmelo Anthony if he doesn't grow up. And by that I mean, ask Phil Jackson how many calls he has gotten from teams dying to take Melo off his hands. #toxic ” -UKboogie

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Set: 2000-01 Upper Deck Black Diamond (Rate)

Card: #115 Yuri Babenko

“ Photos front and back are not very good. Are those only ones from this player they could find? Even though nice not so limited SN card. ” -Duke

“ Yuri's last name is the only cool thing about this card . ” -uncaian

“ I believe this was the ice asteroid NASA said we avoided in '01. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Never understood the foot on the shoulder of the Avalanche jersey. ” -carthage44

“ Tooooooooooooooooooooo busy! Wow it is actually tough to look at. It is almost as if Upper Deck had a huge surplus of foil and needed to get rid of it. ” -rmpaq5

“ A very busy card. I bet he wishes he could retake that back photo... ” -dilemma19

“ I never liked Black Diamond--the picture is always muddled. Tough to make out. ” -cjjt

“ I have never been a huge fan of the Black Diamond series. Most of them are too dark in real life, then there is the foil lettering problem. This is a ice scan but the doily effect is lets say tacky. Now why is a card like this serial numbered and relic cards and autos often are NOT? ” -captkirk42

“ The gold foil complaint is well documented, by now. Yet, added to a Black Diamond set seems to increase its illegibility. Busy front with simple, slightly understated back. Could do with some player attributes/info. Also, deep brick red on front would have been a better choice of base color for the back, rather than the magenta. Careful with that Pepsi logo, Upperdeck! ” -rolmodel12

“ Good concept, decent coloring, but comes off as too busy. The player looks a little three dimensional coming off the background. I am 50/50 on whether this is nice. ” -muskie027

“ lots going on, almost didn't notice that it is serial numbered on the front ” -hphillips

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Set: 2001 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #123 David Justice

“ I like it. Stadium Club picture quality is again high. Their is an odd feeling that I am looking at a card back because of the design of the name and year. I feel like every Stadium Club card gives me the same thoughts...awesome picture, bad stats. Overall, I'll take it. ” -muskie027

“ I like this design better than the Stadium Club set shown by Barry Bonds a few days ago. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Steroids helped him play much longer than he should have. ” -carthage44

“ Ah Stadium Club. Most years it is a welcome sight. There have been a few years where it was too tacky or shiny or just unattractive. This is not one of those bad apples. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice clean look to this card. The stat break down on the back is quite extensive. ” -rmpaq5

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Set: 1992 All World (Rate)

Card: #238 Calvin Williams

“ Very patriotic, and very much a ail. Too much flag, no team logo, it looks incomplete. The back reminds me of early Upper Deck. It isn't too bad, but overall, I don't like it. ” -muskie027

“ Cool design, great scan. This one's a winner! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I've got a few of these cards from this set. I'm mixed on it. At first I wasn't going to try to look for them, then I thought I would since it is kind of scarce, then I thought no because I didn't really like the design, then I thought I would again. Now I'm not sure where I stand on them. Do like the patriotic flag design maybe that is what keeps me coming back to this. ” -captkirk42

“ As a proud American I love our flag, but Old Glory seems out of place on these cards for the most part. Checking out the set there are some where the flag's integrated well, albeit in the same banner-like way, so maybe it's because I'm a Cowboys fan and Calvin Williams played for the Eaglets. ” -Sportzcommish

“ The flag just overpowers the card. ” -carthage44

“ This company should have stuck to CFL cards. Personally, I didn't appreciate that every other card in the set displayed the American flag backwards. Maybe that's why 1992 was their only NFL issue. Their design reminds me of Upper Deck issues. ” -C2Cigars

“ This Eagles receiver selflessly pushed his opponent out of the way of a dangerous flying flag. ” -revnorb

“ I don't like the flag being on the top. Maybe they should've put the flag at the bottom with the name? ” -TradingCards964

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Set: 2002 Topps - Ring of Honor (Rate)

Card: #JM19 Joe Montana

“ For an insert, this works very well. If my calculations are correct it will come up as Card of the Day on the 32nd anniversary of the game it commemorates. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy is really a legend. Even in cold Finland in 80s and early 90s where american football was unknown territory and it couldn't be seen anywhere, kids knew Joe Montana name basis and some got even 49ers shirts and caps. And I can safely say that he was only american football player that anyone could name. Ahh... those were the days when american cultural invasion really took off... ” -Duke

“ Normally one is trying to throw the ball into the hole not out of it. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Damn he was good! ” -carthage44

“ Loved when Montana played for the 49ers. Bets that Jerry Rice was on the other side of the throw. ” -Kirokyukan

“ Nice action shot! I have always liked cards that commemorate a single game. Classic card! Classic player! ” -jayoneill

“ I thought these cards were nice, and appreciated that they continued for a few years with the latest SB MVPs. Subtle difference also that the back pic is not just a recropped version of the front pic, but two different shots. Joe still gets my vote for GOAT, even though I know the conversation has debate. ” -Brimose

“ Great photo for the design. I like the look of this card. ” -rmpaq5

“ To showcase legendary players, I would have expected a much nicer looking card. Nothing special about it. ” -dilemma19

“ I actually really like this insert card. I have a soft spot for all things Super Bowl. I loved when Pro Set had the Super Bowl tribute set and the MVP inserts. This looks way nicer. The back is cool, the coloring is awesome. The name could be a little better, but I think it is a two thumbs up! ” -muskie027

“ I sort of like these Ring of Honor cards now. When I first saw them I hated them. Nice looking design, but I hated it at first because it is in ugly colors. Another question about these cards is WHICH Ring of Honor? The Hall of Fame, which I think it is, or the Team's Ring of Honor in their stadium? Or some made up based on fans reactions to certain superstars? ” -captkirk42

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Set: 2008-09 SPx (Rate)

Card: #73 Monta Ellis

“ These cards are die cut. When Ellis was traded to the Bucks the Warriors fans booed so badly that it cost GM Chris Mullin his job. The trade was made so Steph Curry could become starter. I think it worked out well for the Warriors, considering Steph is two time consecutive NBA MVP. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This card is about SPx... oh wait, there is a player somewhere. ” -Duke

“ This guy seems like he has been around forever! Because he has, rookie in 2005 out of high school and he is still only 31 years old! Remember when players could do that and skip college? ” -carthage44

“ Oh, wait, there's a picture of a basketball player there! ” -Sportzcommish

“ Neat card. A bit too much branding and microscopic text to suit my taste, but all the essentials are there. The die-cutting seems a bit unnecessary. Maybe it makes the card more aerodynamic when playing "closest to the wall"? ” -dilemma19

“ I like The digital letters in the background of the card. ” -TradingCards964

“ Another decent action shot with a bunch of nonsense thrown around it for the NBA. Add an SPX ticker tape below an SPx logo, cram the word Warriors in there, but make it hard to read and make the name even harder to catch and you get another bad batch of whatever. The back is nice. ” -muskie027

“ Although, the photo quality and card stock are excellent, typical of an SP release, I have never been a fan of die-cut base sets. Harder to store, display, keep in good condition, etc. Though I don't collect basketball, I do have a good many of the football issue of this set. The overall design is lacking; offset "X" consisting of team colors in the background, along with blurred digital effects. Screams lazy design team. Back of the card is functional and does not deter, at least. ” -rolmodel12

“ I'm gonna give this one a big "whatever". ” -NJDevils

“ Not a huge fan of die-cut anymore. This one is OK. Not great but OK. ” -captkirk42

“ What surprised me most about this card is that Billy didn't submit it! ” -cynicalbuddha

“ Never seen this set before. In general I like the design although I think they may have overdone it a little bit with how many times it says SPX. ” -Mitch

“ Gross!! I would've guessed this card was almost 10 years older than it is. ” -DanD

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Set: 2004 Leaf Certified Materials (Rate)

Card: #88 Rich Gannon

“ OK. Standard sort of shiny early 2000s card. Simple Certified design. Not much imagination here. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice scan of a foil card. Design is not really good, but being a player superimposed over a computer generated back drop that's to be expected. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Boring design, as it says materials is it supposed to have game used on it? ” -aussiewayne

“ Not a terrible card, but reminds me more of a poster. Both front and back are sparse, and text is a bit small. ” -dilemma19

“ He didn't hit his peak until well into his 30's. ” -carthage44

“ It looks like they tried hard. There is some symmetry, the vertical lining, the centering of Gannon, the reciprocal striping on the sides. It all ends up being just ok. ” -muskie027

“ meh ” -hphillips

“ I have never really liked Certified stuff. Any truth to the rumor that the Raiders coaching staff purposely threw the Super Bowl to help out Gruden and tick off Al Davis? ” -cjjt

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Set: 1999 Press Pass - Hardware (Rate)

Card: #HW8 Champ Bailey

“ Knowing Press Pass and scans as I do, I suspect this card it etched foil and looks a lot better in person. It kind of looks like he is jumping through a hoop, and the orange theme almost seems to make it look like he is jumping through a ring of fire. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I didn't know Champ Bailey was in The Matrix! Maybe he should have taken the blue pill. ” -Sportzcommish

“ This is just ugly, ugly ugly. He looks like he is trapped in the Eye of Sauron. ” -rmpaq5

“ I'm a very talented football player, but I can't escape from this black hole!! Help!!!!!!!! ” -dilemma19

“ Ah, a player that is now working for NFL Network. ” -TradingCards964

“ Woof. I hope this looks better in hand, but he's about to be eaten by the nothing. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I like it. Press Pass did some interesting things in the late 90s. Always liked their stuff back then. ” -cjjt

“ The back is cool. The front is ok. I can't tell if I like it or not. As an insert set, I think I would lean toward liking it, but definitely not loving it. ” -muskie027

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