Random Card of the Day

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Set: 2001 Topps American Pie (Rate)

Card: #78 Sam McDowell

“ Never heard of this set! Feel during a period I was on a "sabbatical" from collecting! ” -bkklaos

“ How did I miss this set? Ah 2001 during my hiatus away from new cards. I thought I had caught up to at least seeing all the stuff I had missed before. How did I miss this one again? Might need to look into getting this set. ” -captkirk42

“ Would probably be in the Hall had he played on a team better than Cleveland (i.e. he'd have more of those nefarious "wins") for the majority of his great career. ” -wax_house

“ Nice looking card of an often-overlooked pitcher. Think I'll have to find me some of these cards... ” -dilemma19

“ OK, I have never heard of this set. Looking at his face first I thought it said "Angry Pie". I like it...wonder what Royals are available. ” -RoyalChief

“ The sleeveless uniform top is probably my favorite design. I don't like the card design. The "heady" border is the worst part. And I really find it aggravating when mixed sets are listed as Baseball. ” -C2Cigars

“ These American Pie cards were a HUGE bust. ” -carthage44

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Set: 2016 Topps Opening Day (Rate)

Card: #OD-126 Ian Kinsler

“ The 2016 design is a big let down after 2015, which I thought was a great design. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ It's a Tiger, it's a Topps. I like the 2016 edition. ” -Kaline6

“ First 2016? Nice action shot. Love those. ” -RoyalChief

“ Eek I'm getting used to the '16 design. I didn't like it at first but it is growing on me. Wish they would have they had sized things properly so the team logo actually fit into the corner triangle, the don't need it to be a fancy "picture frame corner bracket" triangle. Back is fine still miss the cartoons/comics though. Like the numbering has OD for opening day so when looking at just the backs of cards you can identify it from the flagship set. ” -captkirk42

“ I like the Opening Day sets. Best cards of the Series 1 and 2 Topps and it is feasible to collect a true master set. I could however, do without the variations and purple Toys R Us parallels. ” -CluelessJoe

“ Cool card. This picture is so good, they will probably reuse it in all their other 2016 issues. ” -switzr1

“ I love how they are adding WAR to the list of stats on the back of baseball cards. ” -carthage44

“ Great picture! ” -cjjt

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Set: 1952 Topps Wings Friend or Foe (Rate)

Card: #32 C-74 Globemaster I

“ One of my all-time favorite non-sports sets. This was my very first card from the set, which I purchased at a card show sometime in the mid 1990s. At the time it was the oldest card in my collection. I don't know why I got it when I did as I did not become a true airplane fan until 2009, roughly 15 years later. I've worked on this set extensively over the years and I'm fairly close to completing it, roughly 20 cards away, although not all of them in my collection are in great shape, I'm thrilled just to have them. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Once again Billy, cool RCotD! ” -bkklaos

“ I'm going to have to go with.....friend!! ” -RoyalChief

“ Billy, that is one nice set you've got there! ” -CluelessJoe

“ Just a wonderful card. ” -NJdevils

“ Very cool vintage Non-Sport. Back when trading cards were real trading cards. I have 2 or 3 cards from this set. If I ever complete this set it would be soo cool. ” -captkirk42

“ Since my grandfather was a gunner on a plane similar to this one in WWII, VERY COOL! ” -carthage44

“ Man! Back in the day, I remember trading two "C-74 Globemasters" and a "Comanche helicopter" for a "Dassault Mirage F1" card. Did I ever take that other kid to the cleaners! ” -dilemma19

“ I suggest a comparison of the backs of this set and the 1952 Topps set. They are almost the same, despite their obvious differences in subject matter. Neat looking overall. ” -DarkSide830

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Set: 2014 Topps High Tek - Ice Diffractor (Rate)

Card: #HT-FT Frank Thomas

“ I'm guessing there won't be nice comments about this one. I like clear plastic cards and I suspect this one looks nicer in person. I have nothing bad to say about it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ To be honest, I like this card a lot, except for that the back is a little too small. ” -DarkSide830

“ Um High Tek? High Waste. Never been a fan of the Topps High Tek series. Mostly because of the 20 different variants for each player and only what a dozen players in the set? Oh this is the rebirth 2014 set. Oh then that is different 100 different variations on only 5 players. ” -captkirk42

“ My favorite baseball player of all-time!!! ” -carthage44

“ I thought the front was bad....then I looked at the back. ” -NJDevils

“ I'm guessing this is an excellent scan. I bet the card is fun in hand. Frank Thomas is the man, too. ” -wax_house

“ BIG HURT! Just one of the thousands of Topps sets. I'll go ahead and say it, are these really random? We were just talking about these cards in the forums. :) Ice diffractor? Boy oh boy ” -RoyalChief

“ The Big Hurt. Seemed to be a pretty classy guy. ” -Kaline6

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Set: 2004 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects - Gold (Rate)

Card: #18 Denny Bautista

“ Good scan, solid design, other than the fake signature. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Two thumbs down for the facsimile autographs. ” -carthage44

“ Pretty bad front. And as usual, the BDPP numbering is terrible. ” -NJDevils

“ Had such High hopes for Denny. Was mesmerized by the fact he is Pedro Martinez's cousin. However he was solid some times. ” -RoyalChief

“ Bowman. My usual the leaf/foil printing hard to read, team name and team logo on front would be nice, back OK except his minor league stats just one year via the vintage way to show stats. Oh how I dislike the way Bowman has progressed. Don't like the confusing numbering. After about 10 years or so I have finally figured out their regular, draft, and prospects numbering sort of but not quite. It is very annoying when trying to add cards to your online collection because you are looking in the regular Bowman checklist or you are looking at the Prospects set and you have a regular draft set card. UGH. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Set: 1995 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #433 Jeff King

“ Front is fine but the back is terrible. Not sure what they were thinking there. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like the clean front design. You can tell this is a mid-90s set by the back design, which has not aged well. Despite that, I really like this set. ” -duaned99

“ Please Lord... Move us back into the NL East so we can get away from the Cards.... ” -SFC Temple

“ Love the bar chart on the back. ” -carthage44

“ Not a bad front design, but the back just looks goofy with the same photo repeated thrice. ” -switzr1

“ Hate the backs. Multi-directional layout is bad enough, but the stats...yuck! I hate single-year stats to begin with and then to put them in that horrid format/layout. Way too much going on for a card back. Hey Topps!! Give my freaking eyes a break. ” -C2Cigars

“ Hahaha wow that graphic effect on the back is super weird. ” -wax_house

“ Nice front except for the foiled name UGH. At least this one is legible. Back is a total mess I don't even know where to begin or what to say about that. The triple image is trippy looks like a throwback to the late 60s early 70s. ” -captkirk42

“ The back has no socially redeeming value. Everything about the back is terrible except for the visible number ” -NJDevils

“ Hey look, a plane! ” -a1allstar

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Set: 2002-03 Topps (Rate)

Card: #214 Robert Archibald

“ Spoiler Alert: He couldn't make an impact in the NBA. He played a grand total of 44 career NBA games, over two seasons, then toiled in the EuroLeague until 2012 (where he did find some success, and he also appeared in the 2012 Olympics for the Great Britain host team) The 2002-03 rookie class is one of if not the one that holds the most memories for me. The Topps set that year has never been my favorite Topps flagship but I still have most of them in my collection. The photo here on this card appears to have been taken at the draft combine, but it may have been the Summer League. Neither were covered in the media at that time so I can't be totally sure. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nate he is not. I'm not convinced it's better to issue a card than to wait and get a photo with a real uniform, in a real game, with spectators. Who knew? ” -dilemma19

“ Nice looking card. Topps? Design looks like an early 1990s minor league set. ” -captkirk42

“ Poor Illinois. ” -carthage44

“ Great Topps basketball design. I loved these. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #409 Stewart Malgunas

“ My team, and I don't remember this guy at all. I probably have the card as well. ” -vrooomed

“ Classic Stadium Club...great scan too! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I liked Stadium Club's first two sets, what followed wasn't bad , just not as good. Pretty reliable player , spent most of his time in the minors though. ” -uncaian

“ It's a shame that Stadium Club set the bar for photography so high that sometimes even they don't measure up. Apparently the 92/93 baseball issues were selling well, so they elected to reuse a tried and true design. Can't say much about the player, since I've never heard of him. ” -dilemma19

“ Stadium Club. OK front. This was one of the sets that started this dang foil letter junk. Team name and logo would be nice on the front. Back don't like this "skills rating" thing or it's placement. Back photo bit too large for my tastes. Career record again using the original vintage only most recent season with career totals if available. ” -captkirk42

“ Great front. Back is a royal mess. ” -NJDevils

“ You can tell he plays defense. He doesn't have a visor. ” -carthage44

“ Probably the worst standard 1993-94 hockey set. One year of stats, silly "Topps Skills Rating" (where everyone is at least a 6 in everything) and a ho-hum design. ” -wax_house

“ This may be the last year I liked Stadium Club designs for a while. They went downhill fast in all sports for a while. But I do like this design, which existed in some (or all) of the other three Topps sports. ” -switzr1

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Set: 2013-14 SP Authentic (Rate)

Card: #147 Tuukka Rask

“ Don't criticize me, but boy, I LOVE this card. ” -DarkSide830

“ Excellent card (tough-to-scan foil gets a mulligan). Not news: Rask is quite a good goalie. Hockey cards generally suffer from "too much white", but I think any other color would look strange. One of the better card backs I've seen in a while. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice looking card EXCEPT for the silver foil lettering you can't raed. Make that a legible color with proper contrasting to match the background color and its good to go. Back is pretty standard and OK for modern cards. I do miss cartoons on the back though. This has the right stuff on the back. Player pic could be smaller or just not at all. ” -captkirk42

“ This is a nice set , bright and shiny but not over done. Rask is a great goalie & hates HATES to lose. ” -uncaian

“ Not bad for SP Authentic. I'm no fan of cards where there is no real background, but at least the photo is clear and the back is easily read. I like the etched foil team logo. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not as sharp this year but Rask has been a solid goalie for the Bruins ever since taking over for Tim Thomas ” -ketchupman36

“ Such a good hockey name. ” -carthage44

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Set: 1989 Score (Rate)

Card: #607 Jim Eppard

“ Like many cards from the late 80s "Junk years" there was a time when I was sick and tired of this set. Well those days are over and I like maybe even love this set again. Just like about 90% of the other sets I need to build I still need a ton of these "JUNK" cards. As I like to say about junk era cards (and about any cards in general) DON'T THROW THEM AWAY, at the very least RECYCLE THEM, or better yet give them to me no strings/commitments. ” -captkirk42

“ How did Score manage to write a legitimately informative paragraph or two on each player, display full career stats and a photo on the back? Admittedly their photography wasn't fantastic, and the designs (though uncluttered) were pretty bland, but it's a pity that this brand couldn't survive. Who's Jim Eppard by the way?!? ” -dilemma19

“ Great scan...solid card design. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Solid effort. Much better than the debut Score set from the previous year. ” -vrooomed

“ You've got to give Score credit for trying. ” -NJDevils

“ I think I could have been in the Majors in the 80's. Jim Eppard??? ” -carthage44

“ I threw a factory set of these cards out into the street with the magic motion inserts included--worthless. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Now this is a random card! I LOVE seeing these cards pop up, as it reminds me so much of the time when collecting was so fun. It still is, but this "junk" era will always have a special place in my heart. ” -RoyalChief

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