Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Set: 2000-01 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #153 Darius Miles

“ So I guess his high-school didn't keep stats?? Went and read up on him via Wikipedia. Sad tale. ” -rmpaq5

“ Miles was touted as the "next big deal" but never quite reached expectations. A solid player but there was too much expected of him. He was thought of as one of the marquee rookies of the 2000 draft. The 2000-01 Stadium Club set was a nice set even if it was too small. The cards have an interesting coating on them that gives them a unique feel in hand, something that was only used on the Stadium Club brand at the time. While I've got well north of 100 cards of Miles I still need this one. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Overall, a bust as a player and the number 3 overall pick. At least he got a cameo in the movie Van Wilder! ” -carthage44

“ I can't decide if the 'Did Not Attend' college note on the back is funny or sad; seems they could have picked a better description that doesn't sound so insulting ” -Brimose

“ At least they were able to squeeze the players arm into half the photo. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice design for Stadium Club. Getting a little chuckle from the "College Record: stats on the back "Did Not Attend". Why not just say he was drafted out of High School? ” -captkirk42

“ Back looks strange where college stats should be had he played in college. I'd prefer a place on the front for position. Not my favorite of photo choices on the front. The name blocks out a good chunk of the actual photo and a lot of wide open space in the top corners. ” -Mitch

“ Stadium Club always had such great photo quality. There was always something that appeared to be missing from them though. This isn't a bad card, but ends up looking more like a picture than a card. The back works, but something is missing from the front. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Set: 1973 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #176 Chuck Taylor

“ Almost Topps. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Photo is a bit boring, but still like the design, and OPC is almost always a winner in my book. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Not the strongest design of the 1970's, but at least the white borders beat the challenge of keeping good edges like on the 1971s and 1975s. Of course they offset some of that with the black backs. Where is he standing? Looks like a skyscraper behind him. ” -tbshaw

“ You can't beat a classic! ” -carthage44

“ I really miss those comic drawings next to the interesting fact about players on the back. Thanks to OpeeChee you now all know how to say Tennessee National Guard in French. ” -rmpaq5

“ Looks like a decent reliever, but he bounced around a bit in 72. I wonder what team's hat Mr. Taylor was actually wearing when photographed. Did he create those incredibly uncomfortable canvas shoes before or after his baseball career ;) ” -dilemma19

“ Wow, look at that authentic, game-worn hat. ” -wax_house

“ Like complete minor on back ” -dobbie

“ Even though this is over 40 years and I like older cards, this one is pretty horrid. No logo. Colors on reverse, to quote Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx), "make me burp" ” -NJDevils

“ Another cool vintage card for the random card of the Day. Oooooh its an OPC also. Typical Topps airbrushing job probably a late 60s photo of him with no hat the hat doesn't look like it is fitting correctly on this card. I've got a card or two of Mr. Taylor. I also like the name game connection for Converse All-Star "Chucks". OK so he has nothing to do with those shoes but I like the same name connection. ” -captkirk42

“ Quite an extensive minor league career. Cool card. I like the design and the cartoon on the back.. ” -Mitch

“ I love older cards. Never really collected the O Pee Chee over Topps, but man, I love the old designs. ” -muskie027

“ Giving his best "smolder" face. Possible relation to Jay Cutler? ” -Madden95

“ Cool 1973 OPC. This card is one year older than me. ” -switzr1

“ 1973 Topps is my favorite set of all time. O-Pee-Chee, well... Great airbrushing! ” -cjjt

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Set: 1999 Donruss - Executive Producers (Rate)

Card: #EP20 Jamal Anderson

“ 1846 seems like an odd number to pick for a serial number, but then looking closer I see it's numbered to the yards he rushed. That makes it interesting. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I do like how they use the previous season stats as the serial number of the card. Cool idea! ” -carthage44

“ Remember when he was supposed to be the next great RB? ” -Brimose

“ Eh. Front is too busy, correction the frame is too busy. What exactly is the qualifications for the "Executive Producers" insert set? Back is better looking than front except the super high serial numbering. Personally I think serial numbering should not go over x/1000, maybe that is just me. ” -captkirk42

“ Can't say I am a fan of the name Executive Producers. Sounds like a cheesy failed attempt to come up with a cool name for an insert set. The look isn't too bad, but the picture is very small compared to the overall dimension of the card. It is somewhat funny that th3e insert name is the largest font, the position is next, and the na,e is last. I would have reversed that. The back isn't much. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Set: 1993 U.S. Playing Card Co. Aces (Rate)

Card: #AC Juan Gonzalez

“ Need the McGwire, Sheffield, Lofton, or Maddux for Black Jack. ” -rmpaq5

“ These were a great idea as Texas Hold'em was up and coming. ” -carthage44

“ Nice , he was an Ace too. ” -uncaian

“ These playing card sets are great! I wonder if anyone ever actually used these as playing cards. ” -twinscollector34

“ Don't really know why, but I like this....first time I have ever seen these. For the time, this has a Stadium Club feel. ” -tbshaw

“ Whenever I come across cards like this I'm torn. Do I just look for my players/teams? Or do I try to find the full deck (preferably with case/box)? Like I do with the Stancraft NFL team decks I collect complete (with both jokers) in box. ” -captkirk42

“ It's cool, but again, I am not sure I would call it a trading card. If we are putting playing cards up, should I put up my 1985 Bicycle red back cards with no photo. Are people trading a 5 of clubs for a 6 of diamonds. ” -muskie027

“ Pretty good 17 year career, played one year (2000) for the Tigers. 5 time free agent! ” -Kaline6

“ I avoid these types of sets like the plague. ” -Doc Floyd

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Set: 1998 Pinnacle Mint Collection (Rate)

Card: #11 Chipper Jones

“ Was never a fan of the Pinnacle Mint cards- the glaring hole is just not very impressive, and if you tried to put the coin in the hole, it just fell out because the cards were super thin and the coin- technically, a medal, as a coin is only something issued by a government with monetary value- was very thick. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ These cards were terrible. This is the base version with a large hole in the card. Other versions had bronze, silver, gold ext. coins in that place. So i'm you got the base version like this one, it was a BIG waste of space! ” -carthage44

“ I'm not familiar with this set, but why do all the cards pictured in our db have holes for coins, but the sample picture has a coin inserted? ” -CluelessJoe

“ Is that a relic, or an anti-black hole? I think if anyone was a Phillie killer, it was David Wright, but Chipper was a close second. ” -DarkSide830

“ Don't remember this Pinnacle set since it was when I was on hiatus (from about 1994 or 5 to 2002 or 3.) Looks like they planned on putting coins in/on them, or did and this is the bare bones base card. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Set: 1995 Topps (Rate)

Card: #398 Edgar Bennett

“ An overused design, but nice looking nonetheless. Edgar was a good running back, then he gave way to Dorsey and wasn't heard from much. ” -muskie027

“ Great photo, blah design. ” -rmpaq5

“ Known more for is pass catching abilities than running the ball. He is the current offensive coordinator for the Packer which is not going so well right now. ” -carthage44

“ It's like a football version of D-Day. ” -sahal694

“ Here we have a preview of Topps Gallery baseball. The only thing missing is someone applying a photoshop filter to make the photograph look hand-drawn. ” -dilemma19

“ Reminds me of the 87 Topps Baseball mini-leaders ” -NJDevils

“ Good looking card. Not a fan of the back however. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Always liked this set. Great action shot. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Except for the difficulty of reading the player's name (in person) because of fancy looking foil lettering the front is OK the back has most of the basic info needed. Card number easy to read but I prefer them to be on the top. ” -captkirk42

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Set: 2009 Press Pass Kiss 360 - Factory Set Blue Edition (Rate)

Card: #34 Meet and Greet

“ Only Press Pass would think putting the brand logo giantly across the face of the card was a good idea. I'm not sure giantly is a word, but it is now! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is it just me or does she look kind of uncomfortable ? Wish they didn't have the giant KISS across the front , really takes away from the picture. ” -uncaian

“ This set is way better than those Benchwarmer "kiss cards". They could have used a different photo on the back, and put a bit more effort into the blurb, but overall a neat set. ” -dilemma19

“ Such an overrated band. They are more famous for their makeup than their music. ” -carthage44

“ Same picture on front and back irritates me. ” -Mitch

“ "I wanna rock & roll ALL NI----GHT and PAR-TY EVER-RY DAY!" Nice card. I'm not familiar with the set. Meaning I don't know a lot about it not that I didn't know it existed. ” -captkirk42

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Set: 1999 Playoff Absolute SSD - Red (Rate)

Card: #75 Wayne Chrebet

“ A little too much border, but it looks like it might be a shadowbox card which in that case it's much better. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Playoff was in full overkill mode at this point. ” -carthage44

“ Ha! It's a clipboard! No wait, it's a photographic slide! I'm confused. What if they mixed up the photos and ended up with the rev. neg. on the card front? I recall that kind of stunt made for some high-priced variants back in early-90's baseball land... ” -dilemma19

“ One of these hate/love type of things for me. I mostly hate this type of "slide" precursor to the acetate cards type. They are nice oddballs. ” -captkirk42

“ Mmmmm, sherbert. ” -sahal694

“ No thanks. The border completely dominates the photo, rather than add to it. And I assume that if this is the Red set, there are many other colors as well. ” -switzr1

“ Almost has a TCMA baseball design feel to it. Moving the cursor over and off it quickly makes him look like he's spinning. ” -rmpaq5

“ This card is Absolute Garbage! Haha, I had to bust that joke out, I couldn't resist. Truth be told though, it is somewhat blah and I very much dislike the reverse negative on the back. I just don't like it. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Set: 1982 Topps (Rate)

Card: #224 Rolf Benirschke

“ Bring back the one bar face masks. It says I'm a kicker and I don't get hit very much but the league requires us to have at least one bar on our helmets. SO COOL! ” -carthage44

“ Kicker's helmets are instantly recognizable. I like these early 80's card backs. ” -dilemma19

“ Hope Rolf isn't thinking of sticking his head anywhere with that facemask. Are these even allowed nowadays?? Even for kickers?? ” -rmpaq5

“ Love it....simple, nostalgic. I can almost smell the gum. Reminds me of my childhood when sports cards were not over complicated in design.....the little pennant name plate is a nice addition as well. Had forgotten about the single bar kicker's helmets....takes me back. ” -tbshaw

“ This is without a doubt my favorite Topps football set of all-time. I have great memories of ripping open rack packs of these and sorting them endlessly! ” -cckeith

“ Old Topps. Kickers and punters everywhere! Maybe my favorite of all Topps football sets, and honestly one of their best issues in any category, in my opinion. The helmets just look so cool, after years of helmets with no logos. ” -switzr1

“ I miss those face masks! ” -vrooomed

“ This card is pretty cool, I especially like the helmet in the corner ” -Bargunmaster

“ I will always love the classics! I don't care how cool some of the cards are that come out now a days, any football pre-1989 is just awesome!!!! ” -muskie027

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Set: 1985 Burger King Huntsville Stars (Rate)

Card: #NNO Gary Lance

“ Wow, minor league manager card. Other than it looking like a size that is not our "standard" 2.5 x 3.5, it's a pretty nice set for the time. Wish we had the size of the cards in the overview page. ” -vrooomed

“ This is great. The Bio on the back is pretty extensive for a guy nobody ever heard of. It took me a second though, when the card first appeared on the screen I thought it was a NASCAR card. MiLB rules! ” -rmpaq5

“ I like how they list the Burger King locations on the back. Good advertising. ” -carthage44

“ For some strange reason, I really have an urge to go get a Whopper. ” -sahal694

“ Why can't Topps force the players to pose in front of a Topps advertisement for their baseball card photos?? Also, everyone should be expected to grow a soup-strainer mustache. To me, the best aspect of this card is that half the back is devoted to a list of Burger King locations in the vicinity of Huntsville. Highly educational! ” -dilemma19

“ BRIGHT LIGHT! BRIGHT LIGHT! Wow that is a bright and colorful card. UHOH Burger King sponsored making me hungry. But tonight is Chipotle night not Burger King Night. ” -captkirk42

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