Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Set: 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter - Mini A and G Back (Rate)

Card: #72 Clayton Kershaw

“ Great card of a great player. The quaker on the back is a bit scary though... ” -dilemma19

“ what a great pitcher (except in playoffs vs cardinals)! ” -mzentko

“ A&G Love it LOVE IT. Doesn't matter who, when or what LOVE IT. Mini eh OK A&G back again love it. ” -captkirk42

“ No thank you. Is that a sleeper with feet Kershaw is wearing? ” -NJdevils

“ I like the front, except for the "rookie card" designation. I like the size. I am not sold on the back. Is that a picture of Allen or Ginter there? And when did Kershaw become a World Champion? I must have missed that World Series. ” -switzr1

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Set: 1994 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #46 Tim Teufel

“ love the action shot on this card.. think the lettering on the back could use some work. ” -tonym

“ I like the uncluttered front, and the cloud of dust which unfortunately draws the focus away from Teufel. I wonder how may MLB GMs use the "Topps skills rating system" scores to guide franchise-shaping decisions. Almost all of them I would suspect... ” -dilemma19

“ Love the design of the front, simple yet perfectly effective. The back is nonsense. ” -wax_house

“ Didn't we have one of these a few days ago? Maybe it was a different sport. Anyway of the 1990s designs this one isn't too bad. Would like the team name and logo on front and the Stadium Club logo in regular print not red foil. Back terrible 1990s design gone all Andy Warhol. ” -captkirk42

“ I like the photos for the most part with Stadium club, but the nameplate design is straight garbage. The pics on the back are laughable. Sometimes I think that they decide on pics by throwing a dart. ” -SFC Temple

“ Ah the old label maker set. Classic. ” -cynicalbuddha

“ One word: YUCK! ” -DarkSide830

“ Nice action shot. ” -carthage44

“ Didn't we just have a card from this set? I know, I know, "That card had the Members Only stamp so it's totally different". I don't feel like repeating myself. So, please refer to my previous comments. ” -C2Cigars

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Set: 1994 Pinnacle (Rate)

Card: #118 Gary Brown

“ not a fan of the make shift football at the bottom. looks like its coming off a launch pad. white lettering on the back should have darker, made hard to read. ” -tonym

“ Bring back the Oilers! ” -carthage44

“ I usually like Pinnacle but this too much gold foil on front. Back, AH figured out what I don't like about many sets from the 90s. The background photo behind the profile or headshot too busy. ” -captkirk42

“ One of the least known 1000 yard rushers. ” -wax_house

“ Tough to read front, ugly back graphic, no logos.... does have a narrative, which I like ” -SFC Temple

“ I miss the old oilers :( ” -RoyalChief

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Set: 1986 Sportflics - Trivia Cards (Rate)

Card: #70 Baseball Trivia Quiz

“ Such a strange RCotD! ” -vrooomed

“ Love the trivia ” -SFC Temple

“ I loved these trivia inserts! And I always enjoyed the Sportflics to for a change of pace. You can sure get them cheap now! ” -bkklaos

“ These cards helped me build my baseball knowledge. ” -carthage44

“ Trippy front. Very bleh in all. ” -DarkSide830

“ I always liked cards that provided an opportunity to learn something, however inane. Never collected this set back in the day, but seeing it now has inspired me to hunt it down. ” -dilemma19

“ I never cared for Sportflics; and especially these little trivia cards. Just plain boring and ugly. ” -C2Cigars

“ Odd thing about Sportflics cards. Back in the day 1980s I loved them. However, sometime after my hiatus from the hobby in the early 90s to around 2004 or so I totally lost interest in them and No do not bother looking for them. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Set: 1989 Mother's Cookies Houston Astros (Rate)

Card: #13 Danny Darwin

“ Nice food product card. They left a space for autographs, assuming the kids would rush to the ballpark to get their favorite player's autos. Would have been cooler if they had commissioned the signatures from the players they included in this set. Come on it was only one team. Not sure how widespread the brand was to cater to more markets/teams. ” -captkirk42

“ I like how they put a spot on the back of the card where the player can sign the card. A nice little touch. ” -carthage44

“ Good old Mother's Cookies. Always had the same look. I like that in a small-time company. ” -vrooomed

“ Oh, Mother's Cookies. I love it! And look at all those empty seats at Dodger Stadium. Must only be the second inning. ” -switzr1

“ Borderless cards way before it was novel. Nothing fancy, but I like it. ” -dilemma19

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Set: 1933-34 World Wide Gum (Rate)

Card: #12 Nels Stewart

“ Wow! Incredible vintage card. My grandparents were too young to walk yet when this card was made. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Too cool , awesome card . ” -uncaian

“ love the old time card/design, but this reminds me of something out of a Stephen King flick..eeeek! ” -tonym

“ I'm not a hockey collector but I wouldn't mind having this card. Love the old stuff! ” -CluelessJoe

“ Awesome! Would love to have a "token" one of these in my collection! ” -bkklaos

“ Looks like they put a picture of a guys head on a painted body. ” -carthage44

“ "Old Poison", cool nickname. The NHL's career goal scoring leader when he retired in 1940. Even though the card is very plain and simple. Even a bit drab, I still love vintage. Back when they only cared about giving the fans a picture of their favorite players. Not a bunch of crappy, glitzy, graphic designs. ” -C2Cigars

“ VINTAGE LOVE!!! 'Nuff said. ” -captkirk42

“ Super super card! ” -NJDevils

“ never seen this set before since I am not a hockey guy, but I like it ” -mzentko

“ Why does it seem like the primary focus of this is to appeal to French-speaking Canadians, then the text was translated into English. I can barely understand it. ” -DarkSide830

“ Coolness. ” -vrooomed

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Set: 1994 Stadium Club - Members Only Parallel (Rate)

Card: #DD5 Jack McDowell

“ That may be the worst card back I've ever seen...yikes! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like some of this and hate some of this. It is typical 1990s weird design this time sort of cut & paste scrapbook look. I hate the stamped foil logos. The logo on the right is definitely the Topps Stadium Club logo I can read that semi-OK the one of the left I think is the "Members Only" I can barely read the "Only" part the "Members" part looks like some weird horizontal fern-leaf design. Back cute pun cartoon. ” -captkirk42

“ What a fun card! Enormous rock-star Jack McDowell is hitting the puny batter with an enormous electric guitar, and if the guitar doesn't knock him over, the noise from those middle infielders certainly will. Very unique leg kick in the front photo. I can't recall any pitchers tucking their front foot in so tightly. Obviously it served him well for a few dominant years... ” -dilemma19

“ The back of the card has a negative barometric pressure. I hate the mixed "fonts" on the front; labelmaker, typewriter, embossed. Looks like some kid pieced this together in his bedroom. ” -C2Cigars

“ I do not like the graphics on this one Dugout? Dirt? Jack? McDowell. Looks like the committee of Members Only could not agree. Need some new members. ” -NJDevils

“ ...I'm confused. ” -DarkSide830

“ "Black Jack" McDowell loved the Chin Music! ” -carthage44

“ I never had a Members Only card. I wasn't a member of the Stadium Club. Or any other clubs that I can recall. ” -switzr1

“ I have no idea what the back has to do with the front but if I had a Dymo label maker I would type "trash" and stick it to this card. ” -UKboogie

“ Not sure who Topps was trying to appeal to with the back--5 year-olds? ” -cjjt

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Set: 1997 Finest (Rate)

Card: #330 Chipper Jones

“ Good scan for a Finest. I really liked the two Finest sets they did in this style. My favorites of the brand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ He was a Master of the game! ” -carthage44

“ First time I've seen one with the protective coating peeled off! They do look a lot nicer, but can't bring myself to do it! ” -bkklaos

“ Nice looking card of a quiet legend. I love the "fun fact" element on the back, and can almost overlook the missing stats. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice overall card. Not big on the finest semi-chrome concept but then again not a fan of Chipper either so I guess it balances out. ” -captkirk42

“ First, thank you jringolaughlin for removing the protective film. I HATE cards with the protective coating left on. And the scans of those cards. Such an awful visual detractor. The protective film only makes these ugly cards even uglier. The back has a much nicer look. Chipper was a great player. He should be a first-ballot selection to the HOF in 2018. I also love and respect any player that spends their entire career with one team. ” -C2Cigars

“ Man, I LOATHE Chipper. Don't get me wrong, he was an amazing player, but he was also the guy who hit two three-run walk-off homers in one season a few years ago (Maybe 2011 or 2012) against the Phillies. Likely a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer when he gets onto the ballot. ” -DarkSide830

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Set: 2001-02 Pacific Private Stock - Retail (Rate)

Card: #66 Daniel Alfredsson

“ I actually like this card. ” -switzr1

“ One of the most beloved Senators of all time , shame it ended on semi sour note . This set's not too bad , have definitely seen worse, but it's nothing special. ” -uncaian

“ The card looks washed out. The fancy script font is too big and not easily read. I prefer more stats and bio on the backs; not another picture. ” -C2Cigars

“ An OK design. Prefer regular text print for players name not script text. Team name is there but it is also nice to see a team logo somewhere in the design and not rely on the player's uniform. Back too much script text This is a trading card not an engraved invitation to some fancy affair. And only one year of stats and career total? ” -captkirk42

“ Looks like it's snowing in the background. ” -carthage44

“ A Private Stock Malt Liquor sponsored hockey set? Talk about targeting a different demographic! ” -UKboogie

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Set: 1983 Los Angeles Dodgers Police (Rate)

Card: #12 Rick Monday

“ Big fan of sets like this. I have way too few in my current collection. ” -switzr1

“ Interesting that this card came up on a Monday to write about! I have a love/hate relationship with regional promos. On the one hand, they are great when you have them...but trying to find them for your collection can be nearly impossible for some issues. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The front is too plain for me, but I can handle the back at least. ” -DarkSide830

“ I wish the police still gave out cards to the public. ” -carthage44

“ Any real police card tells me not to do drugs or don't talk to strangers on the back. No wonder LA has problems. ” -RoyalChief

“ I like to look at an image and guess what it is before actually reading the card name. Here's one where as soon as I saw the card, I said, "Police Issue". They do have a standard format, don't they? This is a great early 80s card. ” -vrooomed

“ nice police card, plain and simple. I don't like oversize cards for the most part due to storage challenges, but good for team/player collectors ” -mzentko

“ Nice Police card. Way back when I used to love finding these, but since they are usually "tall boys" it wasn't til more recently that there were proper binder pages for them. ” -captkirk42

“ I've always liked Rick Monday, especially after he grabbed the American flag and ran off with it before a couple of moron "protesters" could burn it in the Dodger outfield! ” -cckeith

“ I always liked him from his Oakland A's days. But, for me he cemented "Hero" status when he saved an American flag from being burned. ” -C2Cigars

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