Random Card of the Day

Monday, December 7, 2015

Set: 2008-09 SkyBox (Rate)

Card: #138 Ron Artest

“ The last Skybox NBA set. Somehow, it's eluded me, I have no cards in my collection from this set. I don't really like the design all that much, but at least there is a photo background, not some computer generated thing like the early Skybox releases. Sadly, there are no cards of him under his former name Panda Friend, which he used while in China. He legally changed his name to Metta World Peace several years ago..which led to many jokes when he was cut for salary reasons twice in the last few years. ("Lakers cut World Peace for money"). Interestingly, he is one of only two people to wear three different numbers, all in the 90s. 91, 93 and 96 have only been worn by two people in NBA history each. He is the only one to get cards wearing #96. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I can't point to anything I don't like about this card. Odd though, that despite not seeking many basketball cards, the back design just screams circa-2008. Does it remind me of some Upper Deck baseball product?? ” -dilemma19

“ Nice card hard to read the foil printing but then it is the post-junk years. This design (minus the foil lettering) is good for HOF or retired player inserts. Only real complaint about the back is his jersey number is much bigger and a little easier to see than the actual card number. ” -captkirk42

“ I dig the design. Could use a headshot on the back, but other than that, this is cool. ” -wax_house

“ I know he bounced around to a lot of teams but I do not recall "Metta World Peace" playing for the Rockets. ” -carthage44

“ Gotta love those free throw actions shots. ” -bigmeat

“ Nice design, but the front is somewhat plain for my liking. Nice shot as well. ” -DarkSide830

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Set: 2002-03 Pacific (Rate)

Card: #127 Sergei Fedorov

“ The basic Pacific hockey sets are phenomenal. ” -wax_house

“ One of the better Pacific designs I've seen. Nice action shot as well. ” -DarkSide830

“ One of the best ,nice set too. ” -uncaian

Clean design. Good picture showing a lot of action. Sergei was a center, so it would have been nice to see him on offense, but this is nice. ” -cjjt

“ I was a big fan of his back in the day even thou I am a Blackhawks fan. ” -carthage44

“ Never cared for the "e e cummings" printing on cards. Overall not a bad card design. It looks like Sergei buried his stick in Claude Lemieux's gut. Of course, I had the same feeling when I saw the Picasso Coyote. ” -C2Cigars

“ Simon says....."FREEZE" ” -NJDevils

“ OK card. This is more like cards should look like. I would make the player's name a little larger and use proper capitalization for names. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Set: 2005 Fleer American Idol Season 4 - Behind the Scenes (Rate)

Card: #11BS Keeping Them Straight

“ Glad this show is on it's final season because it got old real fast! Like 10 years ago, LOL! ” -carthage44

“ I never saw this and sadly, I had to see it here. Going to go wash my eyes out with soap. ” -NJDevils

“ And here I thought my Charlie's Angels cards were dopey! ” -revnorb

“ Odd card even for American Idol. I am not a fan of AI or any of those "reality" competition shows. Odd because I like "game shows" which the competition type reality games shows are sort of a variation of. My biggest beef with AI is that the women are almost always Whitney Houston Wannabees and the Men are boy-band Hunk Wannabees. ” -captkirk42

“ I am trying to find any redeeming quality about this card. After 4 minutes of staring in disbelief, I give up. This could be the most irrelevant card ever listed in this section. ” -flcardtrader

“ I didn't even know they made American Idol cards. ” -bigmeat

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Set: 1992 Leaf - Black Gold (Rate)

Card: #372 Tom Foley

“ Good design...and good action photo. This card is a winner in my book. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Love the leaf gold '92 set... seams like an ancient relative of the modern topps gold numbered, or other series. Either way, love gold cards, and the picture on this one is pretty cool. ” -DarkSide830

“ "Fool's Gold" ” -NJdevils

“ One of the original parallels, and still one of my favorites. Stupid chip-prone black borders though... Today I learned that Tom Foley had higher WAR (both career and as an Expo) than Tim Foli. ” -dilemma19

“ I wonder if he is related to Matt Foley, LOL! ” -carthage44

“ I love/hate this leaf set (and the 93 I think) It is nice looking and very simple design. Maybe the lack of any team name or logo on the front? Back is very nice. ” -captkirk42

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Set: 1978 Kellogg's (Rate)

Card: #27 Tom Seaver

“ This would have been a great card without the fake signature. I saw some of these Kellogg's 3-D cards in person for the first time a few weeks ago, and they are really cool. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ As a kid, ate many boxes of cereal to get some of these.Now I work in Battle Creek, home of Kellogg's, and can smell the cereal being toasted every day.Cards cracked if you didn't handle them carefully. Tom Terrific was a great one! ” -Kaline6

“ Tom Terrific. One of the greats. The only Met player to have his number retired. A very dark day in Mets history when Seaver was traded. The next 3 seasons the Mets finished last. Attendance dropped to less than 10,000 in a stadium that held 57,000. At least the two men responsible were fired. I never cared for the '78 Kellogg's design. The too much ribbon getting in the way. ” -C2Cigars

“ Did these come is cereal boxes? If they did, I would have bought a lot of cereal! ” -carthage44

“ The best thing about these Kellogg's cards was the semi-transparent paper pouches they came in. I guess you could still be surprised once you'd choked down enough corn flakes to be able to dig it out of the cereal box... ” -dilemma19

“ Not impressed with the 3D but anything given away to a kid in a box of cereal is pretty cool. Back in the 50s and 60s when I was a kid, they did this quite often......and no one ate the giveaway. Can't do that today, somebody is afraid a kid might eat a plastic figure or 3D card. I say "bottoms up"! ” -NJdevils

“ I ate an awful lot of Corn Flakes as a kid to get enough proofs-of-purchase to get these sets each year. I love these sets to this day...Corn Flakes, not so much... ” -cckeith

“ Love me some Kellogg's 3-D cards. Prefer earlier 70s but later 70s are just as good. ” -captkirk42

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Set: 2011 Topps Update - Cognac Diamond Anniversary (Rate)

Card: #US162 Troy Tulowitzki

“ Aside from the name, I love this card! The name seems kind of silly...isn't cognac some kind of alcohol? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Great pickup for the Blue Jays.This card must from when he played in the "bush league".Cognac Diamond really ? ” -uncaian

“ Several points to make on this card - and they are all good! Great player - probably deserved to be the starter in the ASG in the first place. I always liked the 2011 design. And I was actually a fan of this parallel (not usually a fan of parallels). Lastly, nice scan! ” -vrooomed

“ OK I like 2011 Topps and I like the Update set, I even like opening day somewhat and the All-Star game cards sort of, but I am not a fan of all the Diamond Anniversary cards or this camouflage variant. Or wait is this the diamond prism green "ice" variant? This is a perfect example of variant overload. ” -captkirk42

“ Good use of landscape orientation. Apparently didn't have enough stats/material to fill the back, so Topps decided to triple-space it. I remember using that trick when trying to stretch ten sentences into a "five-page essay"... ” -dilemma19

“ This is when Topps got real obsessed with diamonds. ” -carthage44

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Set: 2001-02 Topps (Rate)

Card: #21 Kevin Garnett

“ Nice run of NBA lately. This scan is a little washed out, and this is not one of my favorite Topps issues. I never liked the font that was used on the names. Garnett is still going, back with the T-Wolves, and if he plays even one game next year, he will set the record for longest NBA career. I hope he does it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like this card. Nice design front and back. And they used two different photos! ” -NJDevils

“ I don't collect basketball, but like this design for the era ” -mzentko

“ Nice card. Good photo, not too busy, full stats and a blurb on the back. The "futuristic" font is especially cheesy! ” -dilemma19

“ Nice looking card. Not sure about the futuristic "computer" style font for the names on the back though. ” -captkirk42

“ For Christmas every year until Topps stopped producing NBA cards, my dad would get me a box of that year's Topps and we'd try to build the base set. ” -wax_house

“ The Big Ticket/Da Kid!! ” -cjhiles83

“ This guy started his NBA career when I was in junior high and he is still playing! ” -carthage44

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Set: 1994-95 Collector's Choice French (Rate)

Card: #261 Eric Mobley

“ Were these distributed in France? ” -carthage44

“ Not a huge fan of the "Collector's Choice" sets, but I like the little position character in the corner. The back is pretty good. ” -captkirk42

“ The thing I like about basketball action photos is you can have a common card with a star in the background or right next to the "common" guy. ” -NJdevils

“ You have to look hard to find the player's name and team on the front. But no problem finding what company made the card. ” -C2Cigars

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Set: 2002 Inkworks Witchblade (Rate)

Card: #74 High-Flying Heroics

“ What?! Wires?! Ohhh, thanks a lot for shattering my perception of reality. Must be why the show was cancelled. The fans saw these cards and realized none of it was real. ” -C2Cigars

“ Was this a show or movie? Never heard of it. ” -carthage44

“ Hanging by a wire in a men's room? No thanks ” -NJdevils

“ Nice Non-Sport card. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Set: 2001-02 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #63 Kenyon Martin

“ The Nets in 2001-02 were magical...one of the most exciting, memorable season ever. The Nets (my favorite team) were always near the bottom of the rankings, until they traded for Jason Kidd in the offseason between 2000-01 and 2001-02. They then made the biggest turnaround in NBA history at that time, and went all the way to the finals, first time in franchise history. Unfortunately, like all Byron Scott led teams, they did not try to get rebounds and were swept in the finals. They made it back the next year but then the GM of the team broke it up, sending Kenyon to the Nuggets. (as well as other changes) The Nets have not made the finals since. Kenyon was one of my favorite Nets and I will still wear, on occasion, my road #6 jersey. He just retired in the last offseason. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I must be really old because even though this is a pretty cool pic, this type of card design does nothing for me. And did he outrun all humanity in the fast break or were his opponents calculatingly Photoshopped out? ” -revnorb

“ Nice photo. Always like large readable card numbers. Don't care for foil anywhere on a card. Kenyon is a great role model for all of his off-court charity and community activities. ” -C2Cigars

“ I like the very readable back, everything compartmentalized. Great job. ” -NJdevils

“ Pretty nice card, except for the foil printing. Back is a nice design. This rookie card was before they started with the big noise of actually printing "RC" or "Rookie" on player's RCs. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice action shot! ” -carthage44

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