Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Set: 1996 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #220 Eric Karros

“ Fleer card designer - "Let's see how many different photos of a player we can cram onto a card." Fleer exec: "OK." How else is this monstrosity made? The photos are good - could've made 3 or 4 cards from them. ” -vrooomed

“ I like the front better than the back, which reminds me of Flair. Ultra is my favorite brand so they all are cool in my book. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ OMG the back! It reminds me of the episode of Star Trek TNG where at the end there are multiple datas from different time streams occupying the same limited space! ” -rmpaq5

“ These cards are cool. The triple threat of pictures on the back is a bit much, looks like some "awkward family photo" stuff. ” -RoyalChief

“ Karros was the start of for straight NL Rookie of the Year awards for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1992-Karros, 1993-Mondesi, 1994-Nomo and 1995-Hollandsworth. A feat that will almost surely never be broken. ” -carthage44

“ Hahahaha, those reverse photos. ” -wax_house

“ Add this to the list of "worst card back". ” -NJDevils

“ A great player, and the first of five straight Dodgers ROY winners (he had an excellent rookie year, though his competition in 1992 wasn't too strong). As always, I fawn over borderless cards. I'm okay with the photo montage on the back, but I'd be okay without it too. I think I've opened a few packs of 1996 Ultra recently, and was Ultra disappointed to find the foil player and team names sticking to and peeling off on the adjacent card. ” -dilemma19

“ Plain design..good action shot..back is a little busy for me. Meh.. ” -SuperFred

“ When Fleer first brought out the Ultra brand I liked it, then I entered my short hiatus from the hobby during the height of the overproduced years so I missed some of these not as good Ultra designs. OK so minus several points for foil lettering. I can just about read this one. Looks more like Eric "Karrus" or Karrgs". Team name good good. Missing his position missing team logo. OH Weill. Flipping to the back... OH yes Ultra's "Three Stooges" set. 3 photos of the player dominating the card back. The easiest thing to read is the card number, often that is the hardest. Can read team name OK can barely read his first name (almost hard to tell if he spells Erik with a "c" or a "k") and some of the last name. I'm guessing his position reads "1b"? Stats cant read only one year looks like. Big disappointment of a card set. ” -captkirk42

“ Wow, three pictures on the back is distracting. Not sure what the plan was there. ” -Mitch

“ Not great, but not bad either. Overall, I like it. I never collected an Ultra set. This doesn't make me want to go back and grab some, but I am also not opposed to it. I guess a little more contrast in the name to help it pop would be nice. The back is a little much though. ” -muskie027

“ 4 different pictures on 1 card. Awesome! ” -cjjt

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Topps (Rate)

Card: #117 Scottie Pippen

“ OK set, not as good as the previous year though. Great HOF player. ” -Doc Floyd

“ This really works for me. It is a great picture, and appropriately picked for the large All-Star logo. Since it is an all-star card the comparative stats to the rest of of the league on the back is a nice touch. ” -rmpaq5

“ Euh...not a very appealing design. ” -DarkSide830

“ For some reason I never really liked the 1993-94 Topps set. They didn't have a good feel in hand and the orange theme , while it makes sense for an NBA set, just didn't work for me. This subset is OK but the subsets of the year before and after were better. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Wish they used an actual action shot and not this shadowy superimposed one ” -mbarlow092

“ Maybe a little overrated because he played next to the best player of all-time but he was a do it all kinda player. ” -carthage44

“ OK card for an All-Star card if he also had a regular card in the set. His team logo and team name (other than on his jersey) would be nice. OK so Pippen was a BIG star, but still consistency is needed in sets. ” -captkirk42

“ Reminds me of 1991 or 1992 OPC Premiere baseball. This might as well be a sticker for the paucity of information on the back. ” -dilemma19

“ On the back Scotties looking like "You done with baseball yet Michael". ” -RoyalChief

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Set: 1996 Leaf Preferred (Rate)

Card: #92 Dwight Gooden

“ I like the way the branding is subtly integrated into the border. Can't read the player name very easily, and would prefer to forget Doc's time with the Yankees. ” -dilemma19

“ Yankees logo looks like a cartoon thought bubble ” -mbarlow092

“ Could have been one of the best. ” -carthage44

“ Ironic calling this card "preferred". I know there is foil text on the front there but I'm not sure what it says. I think his name is vertical on the leftside border there mixed in with the Leaf Preferred "LP" logo. Oh wait I caught a glimpse of "Dwight" at the bottom there with that foil lettering. So the left side lettering (after doing a quick google search to look for other samples from this set) apparently says "Leaf Preferred" if you read it from top to bottom from the left hand side. At least you can read the position easily and see the team logo. On to the back... Large photo (different from front photo good), basic player info stacked up weirdly on right. One year of stats (if played Doc didn't play in 95 apparently) with career totals. ” -captkirk42

“ This is not one my Preferred designs. Blah! ” -rmpaq5

“ Seems so wrong seeing him with the Yankees. I had forgotten he played for them, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Houston briefly to finish out his career. Never saw this set before. I like the photos and the overall design but text is difficult to read. I wonder what his career would have looked like had he been able to avoid drugs. One of the all time what might have been guys. ” -Mitch

“ A strange case Doc was. Talented, but obviously had/has a rough go of things. As much as I like strikeouts, the more recently-retired one is my favorite "Doc". I love the straight up "Did Not Play" these card companies use for seasons the players...well, did not play in. So straight and to the point. ” -DarkSide830

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Set: 2014 Flair Showcase (Rate)

Card: #70 Jimmy Garoppolo

“ GO JIMMY! Representing Eastern Illinois!!! ” -carthage44

“ Never heard of this guy or his team. After a quick search I see he will be the starting QB for the Patriots this year (first four games at least). Another reason I love random card of the day! ” -RoyalChief

“ The side view of that far-away eye stare down field looking for the open receiver....now that's what football cards are made of. Go Pats! ” -flcardtrader

“ In the white(silver) helmet pic, looks like Kerry Collins to me. ” -NJDevils

“ Looks OK for a College set. I'm not a huge fan of college sets. Can sort of read his name at least "Jimmy" can't tell what the foil stuff at the bottom reads.I think the team name is there and does that read "Flair Showcase"? Back is OK pretty standard for an Upper Deck product. ” -captkirk42

“ Ugly card of Jimmy who? Oh, a 2014 Draftee. A benchwarmer for New England. And of course he has 1,140 cards already. A little perspective, Johnny Unitas had about 25 cards during his entire career. ” -C2Cigars

“ Would've been better to use the back pic on the front. ” -Doc Floyd

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Set: 2003 Inkworks Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 (Rate)

Card: #44 Bag of Tricks

“ A Buffy card with no Buffy? Certainly is a bag of tricks. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Honest to God, I said to myself "qb24" before I looked at who scanned it! Don't have any of these, never watched the show, but I love it! Keep 'em comin' "qb24"! ” -bkklaos

“ Raise your hand if you had a crush on Buffy? ” -carthage44

“ Not interesting to me, since I am completely unfamiliar with the characters, but a fan of the show would probably like it. It looks fine. ” -switzr1

“ Buffy! OK but a boring looking front image. Back is pretty good. Looks like it gives a brief synopsis of the episode featured on the card. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Set: 1991-92 Pro Set Platinum (Rate)

Card: #280 Gary Roberts / Tim Cheveldae / Trevor Linden

“ Sub-par lineup. ” -carthage44

“ For all the jokes that are made about ProSet they still managed some nice cards. ” -mbarlow092

“ This set really dropped the ball by not having any names at all on the front...and when they do appear on the back, they are in cursive and not always easy to read...especially if you don't know much about hockey and don't know what the names you're seeing are. I was given a large stack of this set last year. The photos chosen are good, that's worth noting. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice card for some kind of commemoration of an event. This is a set I'm not 100% thrilled about. I think the Platinum circle/medal on the cards in the set is too big, and if it says anything other than "Platinum" it can't be read. Odd because normally I like Pro Set sets even though they tend to be bare bones. ” -captkirk42

“ Make fun of Pro Set all you want, but this set is very easy on the eyes. ” -DanD

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Set: 1993 Pinnacle (Rate)

Card: #358 Bip Roberts

“ Good action shot, solid card all around. Doesn't look like the black border on the scanned example has taken any damage, a true rarity. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Bip was a good all-around player. ” -carthage44

“ Maybe it is just my screen, but isn't the border on this set supposed to be black and not green? ” -rmpaq5

“ OH NO The Random Card of the Day has been BIPPED! RUN AWAY! OK seriously I love/hate the pinnacle sets. They are nice cards usually. Player position and team logo would be good, back needs complete stats. OH found the team logo on back. ” -captkirk42

“ A dreaded "black-bordered" card. With the card stock being used at this time, the cards did handle a bit better than the 1971 Topps baseball stock, however, there is still quite the risk with these cards. I did like the design for the most part. Nice big photo on front. Position on front instead of a huge company logo would have been better. Full career stats would also be nice, but Pinnacle was a Score release, and if you wanted full stats, get the Score card. At this point in time, companies were introducing brands to fill different collector's tastes and a lot of experimentation was still happening. ” -vrooomed

“ Tony Gwynn let me know that Bip's card is only worth 4 cents. ” -wax_house

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Set: 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects - Chrome Refractors (Rate)

Card: #CDP131 Tejay Antone

“ I have no problem with the front, but the bar graph stats on the back are just awful. ” -rmpaq5

“ I like refractors. The 2014 Bowman design was very nice. So this card works for me. ” -vrooomed

“ I love refractors. It doesn't matter what the subject is, they are ALWAYS great. I've never heard of this guy but there are a lot of baseball people I don't know, so that probably doesn't mean anything. The back of the card doesn't make too much sense to me. You don't see bar graphs on cards very often but the labels are so small I can't make out what they are. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The bar chart shows me that he pitched well in college. Both the player and the card design are forgettable in all respects. ” -dilemma19

“ Refractors are always very difficult to scan. ” -carthage44

“ Way too much border for this card ” -aussiewayne

“ Not much good I can say about this card. I like the front design that is about it. I DON'T like: chrome cards, Bowman Draft and Prospects, the back of the card, the numbering Bowman does with their cards. ” -captkirk42

“ Cool looking card but man these subsets are getting confusing! ” -Joshua825

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Set: 1964 Phillips Tea Army Badges Past and Present (Rate)

Card: #23 The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

“ This is freaking cool. A card and a history lesson all wrapped up in one. ” -rmpaq5

“ Way cool. This is the kind of stuff I love to find in non-sports. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Wow. Definitely not the normal Card of the day. I like it ” -mbarlow092

“ Neat , it's nice to see cards that educate & look good . ” -uncaian

“ Well now, thats cool! ” -RoyalChief

“ This is cool if you are a collector of army memorabilia. ” -carthage44

“ Neat set. I like military badges and the write-up on the back is interesting. Unlike many modern trading cards, this is a worthwhile issue. ” -dilemma19

“ Oh nice non-sport vintage. I thought it was much older vintage tobacco era, but it is mid 1960s. Nice very good change of pace from Soccer CCG cards and 1990s minor league baseball and the occasional awful late 1990s early 2000s Football. ” -captkirk42

“ Love this oddball card! ” -NJdevils

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Set: 1993 Score (Rate)

Card: #402 Jeff Conine

“ Nicely done card. Has everything you could want. A good photo, full stats and a write-up. I like the fact that the photo did not have his hands or feet cut off and that there's nothing altered like a superimposed team logo. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Conine was the man! ” -carthage44

“ Excellent card back write-up, as usual for a Score card. Front photo is okay, but I wouldn't quite call it an action shot. A few elements are too small for my liking, notably position and card number. Conine was a solid player for several years, and "Barbarian" was a fun nickname. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice card. Good design. Go Royals! ” -RoyalChief

“ Eeee is that a mouse !!! ” -uncaian

“ Nice 1990s Score Card. Good simple design has everything on front I like, except needs team logo (which is on the back) would prefer the team name to be horizontal not vertical (eek its that way front AND back) ” -captkirk42

“ I like the simplicity of the front but don't care for vertical printing. I'd rather have a small team logo on the front. The back is nice with the exception of the vertical printing. ” -C2Cigars

“ So harmonic, so clean. I really like beginning of '90s decade – a total opposite for it's ending. Really love the rich info on the back as well as stats. I don't know anything about baseball, but thanks to cards like this I can learn something about its players. For me it is the greatest value of base sets. ” -Thomas_Kava

“ "Dang it, Drabowsky tied my shoelaces together again!" ” -Lea DeFoote

“ I know I am not in the majority here, but I really liked what Score did in their first few sets. This set has some drawbacks, but all in all, they provided a card that the average collector could afford and would like. Nice large photo on the front, decent sized (& different) photo on the back. Full stats. Team name, position, player name on front. Team logo on the back. And where space allowed, a healthy write up. ” -vrooomed

“ Never have cared all that much for Score base cards. Strange pic with Conine hovering though. ” -Doc Floyd

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