Random Card of the Day

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Set: 1996-97 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #159 Theo Fleury

“ This card is a winner in my book. Large clear photo, everything is easy to read, lots of stats on the back. The only thing missing is home town. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of the best "little" men that ever play . Scrappy & could score. Not a bad set at all considering the era it came from. ” -uncaian

“ Gotta love a 5 foot 6 captain. ” -carthage44

“ Nice name for an ice hockey player Fleury. Front half-way good design. Not sure what is up with the star in the circle, but they seem to have catered them to the team colors. Back like that they have the career stats but I think they should have kept the large photo out, and then used remaining bottom space for a brief bio or career highlights. ” -captkirk42

“ Not too shabby. Good photo. Again, I do not like a camouflaged number on the back ” -NJDevils

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Set: 2015-16 Panini Prestige - NBA Passport (Rate)

Card: #PAS-PC Pat Connaughton

“ Wow... If this was a baseball set, there would be 16 parallels of it, signatures in different inks and whatever other gimmicks they could come up with.. Maybe pieces of expired passports?? ” -Mike67

“ He wants to be a multi-sport athlete- he has offers from the MLB- but the Blazers forbid him from playing baseball in the off season. I'm not sure why, as they mostly refuse to play him. He's only gotten a chance to play 30 of the Blazers' 76 games, and at that only 109 minutes combined. Cool card design. Prestige was a Target exclusive release, but I was not lucky enough to pull any autographs from this season's release. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Like my thoughts on most all the Panini cards I see, don't care for it. ” -Kaline6

“ Interesting concept. Can't say I dislike it. ” -DarkSide830

“ Really like this card. It's an auto, serial numbered and a creative design. ” -carthage44

“ Excellent use of a polo shirt on an NBA card. ” -UKboogie

“ I "pass" on the passport. ” -NJDevils

“ Pat....Pat....time to wake up.... ” -Joshua825

“ LOL...Oh so many things to say. I will let you all and enjoy the comments. You can't show up drunk for your drivers license or passport. ” -RoyalChief

“ I feel like this could be identity theft... ” -suomibear8

“ I don't think I like anything about this, although it does capture the awkwardness of a real passport photo. ” -switzr1

“ Looks more like a mug shot than passport picture. ” -cjjt

“ What am I looking at a driver's license? Oh its a trading card, which sport? Oh Basketball. Oh its a "Passport" got ya. Um fail Panini. ” -captkirk42

“ SMH. I think I have a new winner (or should I say loser) for worst card design concept. I won't go into the Title 18 US Code violations. ” -C2Cigars

“ Wonder if any of these "passport" cards are printed with expiry dates? ” -dilemma19

“ Interesting looking card. ” -a1allstar

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Set: 1995 Finest (Rate)

Card: #227 Mike Macfarlane

“ It totally slipped my mind he played for other teams besides the Royals. ” -jupiterhill

“ Not sure which aspect I like better: The "vertical blinds" background (on both the front and back!) or the name, blurb card number, etc. written in uber-high-tech font... So much to love. ” -dilemma19

“ Needs team name and team logo. Player position would be nice. NOT Topps "Finest" by any means. Back is OK but would be better with more complete stats. ” -captkirk42

“ Good ol Mike Macfarlane. Solid catcher for the Royals for quite a few years. Question peel or don't peel? ” -RoyalChief

“ Sorry to say, not my favorite set by a long shot. Topps at its worst IMO. ” -engine614

“ Crazy good scan for a chrome based card. ” -carthage44

“ These sets are way too condition sensitive for my collector's taste. ” -suomibear8

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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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