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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Set: 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #243 Lee Stempniak

“ Stempniak was drafted in the 5th round (148th overall) by the St. Louis Blues during the 2003 NHL Draft. He currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins but he has also played for the Blues, Maple Leafs, Coyotes and Flames. Career Stats: 637 Games, 150 Goals, 191 Assists and 341 Points. ” -carthage44

“ Love the size of the OPC sets, not always a great design though. What's with those markings on the sides and top of the card? ” -suomibear8

“ The Leafs unis have changed slightly in the past few years, but are at their best now. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Set: 1957 Topps Space Cards (Rate)

Card: #32 Rocket Jet Heat

“ These must have been very cool back in the day when the space program was in full swing! ” -carthage44

“ This set is awesome. I wish I had some! I love the 50s and 60s theories on what it would be like in the future. Still waiting on moon vacations. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not that I didn't love your past CotD selections, but surely you can't take "heat" for this card...SWEET! ” -bkklaos

“ Really starting to like the non sports stuff ” -SSG Temple

“ Nice crescent Earth in the background.....I can dig it. ” -flcardtrader

“ So realistic! ” -jlaz10

“ This one looks exciting. Too bad it was way before my time. ” -volbox

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Set: 2005 Topps Wacky Packages All-New Series 2 (Rate)

Card: #34 Punchables

“ Speechless, do people actually buy these? ” -carthage44

“ (after browsing the rest of the set) I'd put this one in the trash, no questions asked. ” -volbox

“ I sense the 50's, 60's, and 70's making a comeback with their phoney funnies and puzzle back connections now... "All new series..." Saw it over 30 years ago, Topps. Thanks for playing!!! Besides that... COOL CARD and I WANT THE SET!!!! ” -Dixxy

“ I have no idea why these are popular...or even exist. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ If you're a child of the 70s, like I am, you know the impact Wacky Packages had back in the day. There has never been a non-sport issue- not Garbage Pail Kids, not Mars Attacks, not Star Wars- that caused such a commotion with kids. When each new series came out, it was like a holiday in my hometown of Garwood, NJ. In fact, Wacky Packages OUTSOLD baseball cards for a good portion of their 1973-75 run. This sticker (yes, they're stickers, and there wasn't a stop sign or school desk back in the day that wasn't adorned with a Wacky Pack) is part of the new run which began in 2004. And yes, my kids collected them- in spite of the fact I could never get them into collecting baseball cards long-term. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Wow...I thought you were baseball, baseball, and baseball! Glad to see you branching out and I love it! Cheers! ” -bkklaos

“ I remember these! ” -jlaz10

“ There are no words.... ” -suomibear8

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Set: 1990 Cal League (Rate)

Card: #158 Joseph Ortiz

“ Are we sure this isn't the Alctraz League set release? ” -addysdaddy

“ Obviously an A's affiliate by their use of green and gold. ” -jlaz10

“ While we're at it, his cards are listed under "Joe Ortiz", which should be separated from the post-2010 minor league pitcher Joe Ortiz. ” -volbox

“ Ortiz was drafted by the Brewers in the 8th round during the 1987 MLB Draft. He also played in the Athletics minor league system never reaching higher than High A ball. Career Minor League stats: 534 At Bats, .236 Average, 4 Home Runs and 58 RBI. After playing only 7 games in 1990 with the Modesto A's, he was cut and his baseball career was over. ” -carthage44

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Set: 1980 Topps (Rate)

Card: #217 Ed Halicki

“ Love the cartoons on the backs of some of these older Topps sets. This set came out the year before I began collecting. ” -switzr1

“ The card front is not bad, but I really like the card back. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The golden age of card back writing - he "victimized" the Mets. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Love the topps early 80s releases. Takes me back to grass cutting to buy these gems as a boy. ” -addysdaddy

“ Halicki played from 1974-1980 with the Giants and California Angels. Career Stats: 55 Wins, 66 Losses, 3.62 ERA and 707 Strikeouts. He is most famous for throwing a no-hitter against the Mets on August 24, 1975. ” -carthage44

“ I love the simplicity of the 80's designs. 1980 was a great design year. ” -suomibear8

“ If only the Giants threw back to these beauties. ” -jlaz10

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Set: 1960 Leaf (Rate)

Card: #115 Chuck Tanner

“ Vintage is cool. Card design is not so cool. Had the photo been in color it would have been much better. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Tanner played from 1955-1962 with the Milwaukee Braves, Cubs, Indians and Angels. Career Stats: .261 Average, 21 Home Runs and 105 RBI. Tanner then became a manager for the White Sox, Athletics, Pirates and Braves. In 1972, he was named Manager of the Year while with the White Sox. He won a World Series in 1979 while managing the Pirates. He is the father of former Major Leaguer Bruce Tanner who played one season with the White Sox in 1985. Tanner died on February 11, 2011 at the age of 82. ” -carthage44

“ Many people don't know that the Indians wore pinstripes. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Set: 1990 Grand Slam Texas League All-Stars (Rate)

Card: #11 Jeff Barns

“ Barns was drafted in the 15th round during the 1987 MLB Draft by the California Angels. He played in the minors with the Angels, Indians and Athletics but never made it higher than Triple A. Career Minor League Stats: 1,610 At Bats, .265 Average, 7 Home Runs and 164 RBI. He was a true utility player like this card suggests as he played SS, 3B, 2B, 1B, OF, C and even pitched in 10 games. ” -carthage44

“ Not a bad card design at all. The border color on the front is interesting, I like seeing usual colors as borders. The back of the card seems like it might have been copied off the Star NBA sets. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not too shabby of a card even if it is Texas league! What utility is he? Electric or water works? ” -addysdaddy

“ A real Texas Leaguer! When I was 14 my family drove from Arizona to Arkansas and passed through Midland. I tried to get my dad to stop so we could go to a Midland Angels game, but he declined. My missed opportunity to see Jeff Barns in action. ” -jackal726

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Set: 1990 Panini Stickers (Rate)

Card: #340 Todd Worrell

“ Worrell played from 1985-1997 with the Cardinals and Dodgers. Career Stats: 50 Wins, 52 Losses, 3.09 ERA, 628 Strikeouts and 256 Saves. He was a 3x All-Star and won Rookie of the Year and NL Relief Man of the Year in 1986. Todd is the older brother of fellow Major Leaguer Tim Worrell who played in the majors between 1993-2006. ” -carthage44

“ Not a bad design...I don't consider these cards though, and I don't count the ones I have as part of my card collection. (But, I am OCD so maybe it's just me!) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Whooo!! My first RCotD, maybe that's why I can't sleep (3:40 AM). Sure, it's not a real card, but I'm not getting picky. ” -volbox

“ Not a great fan or collector of sticker cards. I have a few from the 80s Fleer issue but other than that stickers didn't not fancy my collecting tastes. ” -addysdaddy

“ I had no idea Panini has been around so long. ” -CluelessJoe

“ Now where would one put this sticker? ” -jlaz10

“ OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH I wish I keep my books from childhood, love the Panini sticker sets...sorry for the OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH but what a flashback... ” -SaveDaKid

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Set: 2007 Topps - Gibson Home Run History (Rate)

Card: #JG82 Josh Gibson

“ Not a bad card, but whoever painted the image doesn't really understand the concept of shadows on the human face. Perhaps it's just something I notice as both a photographer and a figure miniaturist. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Josh Gibson was a Negro League player from 1930-1946 with the Homestead Grays (twice) and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. The Negro League did not keep actual statistics but records show that Gibson hit 107 Home Runs in 1,825 at bats and had a career average of .350. Since the Negro League seasons only lasted about 60 games, players would make more money barnstorming against semi-pro and other non-league teams. That is where it was said that Gibson had hit over 800 Home Runs but they are "unofficial" because most of them were hit against local or non-Negro League games. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 by the Negro Leagues Committee. ” -carthage44

“ Josh Gibson undoubtly the best vet but it was such a shame Taft he an many others were never allowed to play for MLB teams. A hero for every generation! ” -addysdaddy

“ Nice Negro League unis. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Set: 2012-13 Upper Deck Artifacts (Rate)

Card: #40 Joe Thornton

“ I only have 4 hockey cards (surprisingly) and one of them is of this guy, a US promo from the early 2000s. Decent design. I am not a fan of digital background creations, I much prefer real photos, but I don't dislike this design, either. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Thornton was selected 1st overall during the 1997 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. He is currently playing with the San Jose Sharks. Career Stats: 1,207 Games, 342 Goals, 852 Assists and 1,194 Points. He is a 6x All-Star, won the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy (2006) and won a gold medal in 2010 with Team Canada. ” -carthage44

“ Yes, I would definitely classify Joe Thornton as an artifact. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ The Sharks returned to a sense of normalcy with their new uni set, eliminating orange. However, it's just not as good as their original sweaters. ” -jlaz10

“ BIG JOE !!!!! I like this set crisp,clean & not to busy . ” -uncaian

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