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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Set: 2001-02 Topps (Rate)

Card: #118 Brad Stuart

“ Not sure why Topps went on a color kick for a few years there. 1999-00 was orange, then purple and then blue, then back to the tradition white borders. (For the NBA at least) I kind of liked it at the time, but now that I am scanning them, I like the white borders better- don't show off the dust and scuzz that invariably gets trapped on the bottom of the scanner's glass tray. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I can see he plays for the Sharks and I'm guessing his name is Sunoco because I can't tell what it is. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice early card of a future HHOFer. ” -vrooomed

“ These Sharks unis were too Nike-ified. Hockey is the only sport where sweaters should stay the same, forever. ” -jlaz10

“ I really liked this set & the inserts. ” -uncaian

“ Never was a big fan of the Topps/OPC dual version. If you're going to make 2 different brands, make them look different. What's even worse is the OPC parallel in Topps products. Is that really necessary? There's already enough confusion with parallels... ” -suomibear8

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Set: 1967 Topps (Rate)

Card: #542 Athletics Rookies - Rick Monday / Tony Pierce

“ Too bad this card is not going to come up as Card of the Day on a Monday! (At least, I don't think it will! I've never actually counted the days between posting the thoughts and actually showing up) The design is good, even if they did apparently catch Tony Pierce in mid-blink. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ah, the green and gold KC A's. One of the best uni sets ever. ” -jlaz10

“ Ah, the last year that I collected until the early 80s. If you find any that are centered, let me know (just kidding). I remember Rick Monday most from a game when he was with the Dodgers. Two guys ran onto the field and tried to ignite the American flag but had trouble. Monday swooped in and picked it up before they accomplish their sad goal. ” -NJDevils

“ What's not to like. A couple of minor leaguers looking to make it big in the show. From what I remember, Monday had a pretty good run into the mid-80s, while Pierce, I don't recall at all. ” -vrooomed

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Set: 2010 Bowman - Gold (Rate)

Card: #2 Kevin Youkilis

“ Very good design. Could use more stats, but the front is excellent. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ oh Kevin you're soooo funny,Youkilis !!! Nice card ” -uncaian

“ Yooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!! ” -jlaz10

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Set: 1982 Topps (Rate)

Card: #1 Steve Carlton

“ Been a while since we had a card #1 come up as Card of the Day...if ever. Not really a great picture, it makes it look like he does not have a left hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ My first true collection of cards. ” -addysdaddy

“ I thought Topps could've used a better photo back in 1982. No hand and no forearm! Although, I guess that's why he was so good, hid the ball effectively. And yes, he was my favorite pitcher while I was growing up. ” -vrooomed

“ A bit "freaky" with them catching him where it looks like his arm has been severed, yet good action shot none the less! A lefty (like myself) and a great one! I've had people tell me over the years that us "lefties" are special...I tell them, although not unhappy to be one, it really is a curse, as we live in a "right handed" world! ” -bkklaos

“ I hate to say this, but...he kind of looks like Jim Abbott in this photo. ” -revnorb

“ He would have been the best pitcher of his time if it were not for Nolan Ryan. ” -deporcoruña

“ Bad action shot. Carlton looks like an amputee. ” -ThemightyOx

“ A little known fact is that the Phillies used maroon in the 80's instead of their standard red. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Set: 1992 Topps (Rate)

Card: #226 John Roper

“ ” -NJDevils

“ Even back in 1992, football uniforms were beginning to get tighter and tighter. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Set: 2000 Bowman (Rate)

Card: #428 Wilfredo Rodriguez

“ Don't see many cards with a gray theme...I like it. I like that the fake autograph is off to the side and not over the picture...I still say it'd be better without it, but at least it's by itself. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This is what happens when your tryout with the Astros is on the same day you're taking senior pictures ” -jackal726

“ Really nice card. Different, yet in a non-obtrusive way. Back is as good as they get. ” -NJDevils

“ I never understood why or how the Bowman brand became the "Minor League" issue. ” -vrooomed

“ Bowman should have said No Man for this design. Yawn! ” -addysdaddy

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Set: 2012 Topps - Game Time Giveaway Die Cut (Rate)

Card: #7 Calvin Johnson

“ Interesting design. It kind of reminds me of an egg. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ My crystal ball says no on this card. ” -addysdaddy

“ When card designers go wild ” -Young Kilo

“ How does this card look in Soda Machine Form? ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Just in time for Easter we have the Calvin Johnson Egg. ” -ThemightyOx

“ Perfect timing with Easter coming up. Really odd write up on the back referencing youtube and espn. ” -NJdevils

“ The Lions uniforms are sleek, but the black is a little extra. ” -jlaz10

“ Best. Easter. Egg. Ever! ” -Vvvergeer

“ Die-cuts never scan as cool as they look in real life, but knowing that I imagine this is a nice card in hand. ” -jackal726

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Set: 1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Cards (Rate)

Card: #44 Tony Gwynn

“ First time I've seen a Starting Lineup card as Card of the Day...I know there are some years not even on the Database yet, finding a checklist is next to impossible, and even when you can, it's for the figures only, not the cards, which some years actually carried a number system. The NBA cards from 1988, the first year, had a blue border where this one is orange. I only have a handful of the 1988 figures, 2 or 3 I think. And I think only one of them came with the card, but I have not scanned mine yet so I have not posted them to the Database. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ There were two versions of Tony Gwynn. This is the skinny Tony. The other version looked like someone had eaten Tony Gwynn. ” -deporcoruña

“ This is what modern looked like in the 80's. I didn't even had to look at the year of release on this one. They even saved a few buck by printing with only one color on the back, but don't get me wrong I like this card. ” -xv3thekid

“ My grandmother was pretty pessimistic whenever the Padres were in a close game, except when Tony Gywnn was due up. And, most of the times, he didn't disappoint. ” -volbox

“ Nice Padres pinstripes. ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Set: 1992 Pro Set (Rate)

Card: #437 Steve Christie

“ Good photo, good card back. I like Pro Set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I never understood why they radically changed the design between sets 1 and 2. Of course, I think the company may have been dealing with bankruptcy and a federal investigation at the time. A real shame - from 1989-1991, their cards were the best anyone was printing, even with the long list of typos and errors. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Making sure he NEVER goes wide right ” -jackal726

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Set: 1979 Minnesota Twins Postcards (Rate)

Card: #24 Bombo Rivera

“ I don't like how the white stripe in the middle of the black and red stripes is different widths on the sleeve and on the waist, but i guess i can't argue with the spiritually uplifting way they typeset "POSTCARD" on the back. ” -revnorb

“ I love the postcard and the name "Bombo"...I do wish I had a set of these! ” -bkklaos

“ Welcome to BomboCard, where the only limit is your batting average. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ The Twins had the best script in the bigs. They've brought it back for a throwback alternate, but I don't think that's enough. ” -jlaz10

“ Cool first name ” -Young Kilo

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