Random Card of the Day

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Set: 2006 Wheels American Thunder (Rate)

Card: #89 Kevin Harvick

“ One of the many pointless subsets Press Pass produced instead of figuring out that a NASCAR set should show the cars. I don't really miss them much, Panini is doing a decent- but not perfect-job with them...but they are not cramming multiple useless subsets down our throats so it is an improvement. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice and colorful, even joyous, but it took me a second to locate the driver's name. I'm not into NASCAR so I don't recognize the face, nor the name after seeing it. ” -Sportzcommish

“ We are back to a NASCAR card of which I have no idea about. Looks good to me. Racing fans will probably scream that it doesn't show his car or any of his stats from that season. ” -captkirk42

“ I like the information about the track on the back, and how it is connected to Harvick. ” -rmpaq5

“ Must have gotten a winner in his coke bottle cap. ” -NJDevils

“ Thank goodness someone pulled a NASCAR Nation card! Oh wait, it is Kevin Harvick. This is not a knock on the foil lettering as much as it is on how the font size for these two items on the card should have been reversed. Other than that, not a bad card, and not a great one. Not sure what makes a great racing card, but I'll give this an ok. ” -muskie027

“ had to double check to see if he was holding a coke or a mr pibb ” -Howintensive

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Set: 2014 Topps Valor - Retail (Rate)

Card: #154 Kam Chancellor

“ Nice scan. Not fond of design. It seems football gets an unusually high percentage of cards that feature just a player cut out in front of a digital backdrop. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guys is a BEAST! Love watching him level people! ” -carthage44

“ Topps Valor I have a love/hate with these sets. They look all kinds of cool although they tend to be a little dark. Back with only one year stats UGH. For cards I tend to prefer the traditional showing the player on their field or in action, or posed action not this action superimposed on some wicked cool background painting. ” -captkirk42

“ Wow it was really foggy in Seattle the day this photo was taken. ” -rmpaq5

“ Is he Scottish , just going by the tartan in the background. ” -uncaian

“ I love the basic design. Nothing too distracting. I wish it had complete career stats on the back, though. ” -jayoneill

“ Argyle? Really? Who at Topps thought an argyle background was a good look. I think of golf when I see argyle. Kam, an original member of the Legion of Boom. ” -C2Cigars

“ the front looks a little like a Leroy Nieman print. ” -kirkscards

“ At first glance I thought this was an outtake from The Mist, or Alien, but then I see the logo in the background and realized it was Godzilla. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Love Chancellor, love Seahawks logo in the back, the mist from the bottom is cool, and the plaid is ok. I think this is a pretty good overall card, but I also think I would have preferred the plaid changed to game footage. That actually may have made it worse, but I envision a really cool game photo with mist and the logo imposed in the back and I am thinking it would look cool! ” -muskie027

“ Really Liked the look of the Valor cards, and the parralells, too bad we only got 2 years worth before the panini stranglehold started ” -Thunderfoot

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Set: 1971-72 Eddie Sargent NHL Players Stickers (Rate)

Card: #100 Larry Pleau

“ He looks a little blue. Turn up the heat, Montreal! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Yep, even as a sticker, I think it's cool vintage! ” -bkklaos

“ Not bad for an early 70s sticker. I looked up Eddie Sargent and the most prominent person I could find was a Politician from Owen Sound, Ontario. Connection maybe? ” -rmpaq5

“ Nice Hockey sticker. Oooh 1970s even cooler. ” -captkirk42

“ Not sure if this is how all the sticker cards looked but it is really faded. ” -carthage44

“ Woo hoo!! My second Card of the Day. Poor guy. Helped Montreal to the Stanley Cup in 1971. Was included on the team winning picture and has a ring, but did not play enough games to be engraved on the Stanley Cup. ” -C2Cigars

“ Why do I sense Norman Bates? ” -Sportzcommish

“ Very blah for an oldie. Not much I like about it. I feel bad saying that, because I usually feel that anything old is great. ” -muskie027

“ reminds me of the 88-89 panini design ” -hphillips

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Set: 1997 Zenith (Rate)

Card: #110 Stanley Pritchett

“ I liked the Zenith sets when new but not as much now that I scan my collection, being as they are all mirror foil. The cards are pretty thick in hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ugh..there are several Pinnacle sets in 96 and this Pinnacle Zenith set in 97 that had a very similar layout/design. Unfortunately, for my taste, they were not aesthetically pleasing. All had dark backgrounds in black, umber, or brown. All had gold foil stamping that went poorly with those backgrounds. Zenith in both years, Mint, and Summit. At least the card stock was decent. ” -rolmodel12

“ There's something about the Dolphins' unis that make aqua a manly fashion choice. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I have collected every single Browns card from '97; parallels, inserts... everything ” -SFC Temple

“ Never liked the Zenith. They were always dark and too much holofoil. ” -carthage44

“ The Zenith cards could have been so much better. I think I liked it more back then than I do now. I can't imagine why I did. Very boring design, very busy back. If this was an insert, maybe it is ok. As a base set. No. ” -muskie027

“ Is this a chrome plated foil card? Front too dark Back very odd. Not much to like here. ” -captkirk42

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Set: 1989 Topps Stickers (Rate)

Card: #11 Jose Canseco

“ Oh its a sticker for the sticker album. Wow no player name and ugh a different player on the back of the sticker awful mess. ” -captkirk42

“ Let the debate begin, when two stickers are on the front, should they both be scanned together or separate. Just throwing that can of worms out there :). ” -rmpaq5

“ Shouldn't this card also have Ozzie Smith as the player name since he is on the back of the card? ” -carthage44

“ Classic Jose picture. I know he was a steroid user and a little nuts, but man, he may be the signature player from 87-92 that everyone was big on. It was always great to get a Jose card. I still smile when I am flipping through some oldies and find a Canseco card with the A's. ” -muskie027

“ Stickers are great for kids. You could slap them over just about anything as long as it was okay with Mom. ” -NJDevils

“ Bash Brother #1. Or #2, depending on how you want to look at it. I'm more interested in the Ozzie Smith card on the other side. I always thought it would be better to have the same player on both sides; I can't stand cards with no identification on them. ” -jasongerman9

“ Hug for u bro. ” -marcbrubaker

“ still better than most of the modern era cards ” -hphillips

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Set: 1998 Metal Universe (Rate)

Card: #60 Jamie Asher

“ This was the one Metal design I didn't like. Taking player images, cutting them out and putting them in front of pictures that had absolutely nothing to do with the sport...yeah, OK. But wait, they were all mirror foil to boot! I actually like foil...when it's used as an accent. Not when it's the whole card. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I remember Janie Asher as much as I remember this set. That is to say, not at all. To be honest, I don't get it. The White House? This whole set puts players in front of landmarks from the city they play for? Why can't they just be on a field? A big no in my book. The back is awful too. ” -muskie027

“ The White House in the background is funny. ” -carthage44

“ Let's see, in 1998 we had President Bill Clinton, so that would make Asher a democrat and possibly Secretary of Offense. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Cool a Redskin Random Card of the Day. Shame its the Metal Universe set. It is difficult to see some of the stuff in the dark all chrome designs you have to twist and turn the card around to get the light to hit the card just right to see whatever it is that is on the card. Back is OK but the vertical stats is annoying to read, difficult in the way of understanding it not difficult in seeing what it says. ” -captkirk42

“ Bit of a rough scan, which I've noticed with holofoil cards. The White House in the background is a really nice touch. ” -jasongerman9

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Set: 2006 Topps 1952 Edition - Debut Flashbacks (Rate)

Card: #DF12 David Wright

“ Like most things in this current culture, we go back to what was awesome/worked instead of creating something new. ” -hphillips

“ I like the way the 1952 Edition looks and feels like an older card. So if you have some 1952's enjoy The Nostalgia on the card ” -BBJUNKIE

“ Classic is written all over this particular card, not perfect, but classic. The player is the primary focus as he occupies a generous amount of space with the design features taking a backseat. The offset logo over the nameplate along with it not being an action shot keep it from perfection. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Injuries have derailed his very nice career. ” -carthage44

“ Nice retro set. I like when Topps does Heritage, but wish they would cut out all the inserts for those sets. As with the flagship sets they do not need 100 insert sets or 100 parallels. I used to like Archives as well, but that has gotten out of hand and it is now confusing when you get a lone card from one of these retro sets. Back to this specific card the 1952 Topps design is one of the most classic the front was simple and gave you most of what was needed full player name team logo and the players facsimile autograph. Often the "autograph" was not even close to how the player actually signed their name, but before the modern era of "certified" autographs the facsimiles were the way to go. I didn't mind them back in the day, but now with autographs being a key feature of modern collecting having the facsimile autograph PLUS an in-person or TTM autograph is overkill. The back is also pretty faithful to the original 52 design. ” -captkirk42

“ The more I look at it, the more I like it... ” -DarkSide830

“ These are pretty neat, but as someone who was out of the hobby, the "52 Edition" moniker was a bit confusing. Especially since Topps had already had Heritage sets. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I never can tell if I like the flashback stuff or not. Maybe I'll never decide. I will say this card looks nice. David Wright could have been so much more without the injuries. ” -muskie027

“ Ooh, I like this design. I see it's an insert, but it's actually really pleasing to the eye ” -jasongerman9

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Set: 2010 Rittenhouse The Quotable Star Trek Movies (Rate)

Card: #38 James T. Kirk / Leonard McCoy

“ This. Is. A. Cool. Card. ” -uncaian

“ A card with two backs. Not interested. ” -Sportzcommish

“ If you look close enough, you can see Ben Grieve hidden in the background. ” -Brimose

“ LIke Trek. I never saw what the big deal was about these "quotable" sets? I was confused the first time I saw/heard about a "quotable" set. I thought they were some special audio disc type card along the lines of the "talking baseball cards" from the early 1990s that was a fad for a year or two. I'm also not a fan of the double fronted card. Not for any set. ” -captkirk42

“ So weak ” -NJDevils

“ One of the best parts of my Saturday: watching re-runs of the original Star Trek episodes. I haven't watched many of the movies though... ” -DarkSide830

“ Star Trek - a legend like no other. The New York Yankees of cinema! ” -jayoneill

“ Not loving it. Move sets are tough. I like the quotes, just not how they take up so much of the card. Oh well, live long and prosper! ” -muskie027

“ There are much better Star Trek cards out there than this. ” -DanD

“ snooze ” -hphillips

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Set: 1995-96 Topps (Rate)

Card: #1 Michael Jordan

“ Don't believe there will ever be another basketball player as great as MJ. The man was an artist and a thrill to see play live. ” -hphillips

“ Nice one. Great player and looks like he's hanging there. Some rock climbing action. If I'd collect basketball, Bulls would be the team. ” -Duke

“ For some very odd reason, I like the front of this card. However I can't stand the back. ” -jupiterhill

“ Not too often we have a card #1 as card of the day, even rarer when it's one that resides in my collection. Also a rare photo angle to see on a card. Not a bed subset, another rarity-active leaders instead of last season's leaders (their subset came immediately after this one) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Cool a Michael Jordan clock card. Looks to be almost 5 o'clock? OH just a new take on the old leader cards for the first 10 cards or so. ” -captkirk42

“ THE WORST IDEA in trading card history - the overhead view! I've yet to see a card that appeals to me with from this perspective. (Some are in my Want List, but that's because of the player not the design.) ” -Sportzcommish

“ Would be a much better action photo if it didn't have it superimposed on the graphic. The over rim photos are cool but only when they are unedited. GOAT is not overused with MJ, although I didn't fully appreciate him until after he retired since I was a Celtics fan and didn't like the Bulls growing up. ” -Brimose

“ Cool...a card #1 of a set...and a Michael Jordan to boot! What's not to like! Okay, maybe the card itself, but I still like it! ” -bkklaos

“ It's not even close. For active scorers, Jordan is more than 6 points more per game in his career, at the point this card was printed, than 2nd place Karl Malone. Jordan is the best player of all-time, PERIOD! ” -carthage44

“ Love the photography on this one. Amazing shot. Also, I like how the star of the league is card #1, even if it is some type of league leaders card ” -jasongerman9

“ Cool shot, and the background design frames Jordan nicely. ” -Shadowmangmr

“ The framing on this picture is excellent. A fitting image for Air Jordan ” -ketchupman36

“ Jordan is a Legend. Are the corners dinged up or is there an issue with the scan? Might be fixed by the time this is card of the day anyway. Some of the back is kind of hard to read but I think it might be the scan. I recall liking this card more in person. ” -Mitch

“ Is this a screenshot from Space Jam ? ” -uncaian

“ I remember this.....unfortunately. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice to see a legend on a card, albeit, not much of him. I like the scoring leader card in sets, but the picture on this one is rough, even if it is of MJ. As a scoring leader card and not the actual base player card, I like the design and the business, I think that works for special segments of cards in sets, but this card could have been better if the picture was on a slightly better angle. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Set: 2002 Grandstand Mobile BayBears (Rate)

Card: #20 Johnny Hunter

“ I like it. Nice design, a well done back and a great scan. This one's a winner! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice appealing design that keeps up with the big boys. The only improvement would be the name plate as the style used would be better served on the back. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I think this has everything you could ask for in a baseball card, and it's even a minor league one! I'm really impressed with most of what Grandstand has issued, especially these that are original designs (they have been known to use old Topps designs with very small variations). This one is VERY nice. ” -vrooomed

“ Album of the Year. "Johnny Hunter-Pitching for your Love" ” -sahal694

“ Nice card. ” -carthage44

“ Looks like a glamour shot / school pictures pose. Certainly not the typical minor league card from the 90s. ” -Mitch

“ Minor League Baseball! My favorite! Don't care for how they put the name in the upper left. And I always hated how minor league hats from the 1990s-early 2000s always tried to fit so much information on the cap; logo and nickname? Really? ” -jasongerman9

“ Very nice minor league card. Beats a lot of what Topps and UD and Panini put out. ” -NJDevils

“ I wonder how many teams make their name by just having the word "Bay" plus a random mascot. What even is a bay bear? ” -lxnlxn

“ This is the first I've seen of these cards and I like them. This is a great looking minor league team set. ” -cynicalbuddha

“ Nice MILB card. With the two photos on front looks like a 1990s Fleer or Upper Deck set. Back is nice. ” -captkirk42

“ Anyone else notice that the minor league cards seem to be far and away better designs than the major league cards? I might switch the sizes of the portrait vs in-action shot, but other than that, great design. ” -hphillips

“ At first, I hated it, but then, just staring at it, I turned my thoughts around pretty quickly. As a minor league card, I actually like it, and the back is better than most minor league sets. As a pro set, not sure I would feel the same, but I rather like this. Even the odd dual picture, one action in black and white and one portrait in color isn't making me hate it like it should. ” -muskie027

“ What ridiculous photos minor league cards have. ” -Quinn820

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