Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Set: 2011 Bowman Platinum - Gold (Rate)

Card: #97 Evan Longoria

“ Let me guess, whoever scanned this had an Epson scanner? One of mine put those pinkish stripes on all holofoil cards. Not a bad design and an otherwise good scan. I have a green version from this set. I think the set listing may need to be tweaked, I don't think Bowman Platinum should be listed twice...but I may be wrong. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Tough scan. ” -carthage44

“ Bowman Platinum. Too shiny now. A bit too plain. Cool scanning effect though. ” -captkirk42

“ Is that the gold? I can buy the ruby, but that is one ugly scan. ” -rmpaq5

“ I actually kind of like this. I don't get into parallel sets much at all, but this one looks pretty good. ” -switzr1

“ I like it. It has a great clean look, and the baby blue Rays uniform fits it perfect. ” -muskie027

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Set: 1992 Pacific Greats Washington Huskies (Rate)

Card: #44 Brooks Biddle

“ Great information on the back. I'd buy a car from him! ” -rmpaq5

“ I like this type of set. Team set covering the history of the team. Makes it possible to own a card of an old timer. Sometimes it's the first time a guy ever appeared on cardboard. I'm amused by the uniform number thing too. Surely I'm not the only one to catch this! ” -switzr1

“ Huskies are back to prominence. ” -carthage44

“ Nice card. Nothing flashy, but everything you need to know is there. ” -dilemma19

“ As a Husky alum, I need to get this set! I'll always think of Brooks Biddle Chevrolet! Love it! ” -bkklaos

“ Nice retro card. I got a little excited at first because I saw a B&W picture and thought it was a vintage card. But retro is just as nice. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice photo. Biddle probably got tired of posing for a picture and the result was better. ” -Sportzcommish

“ I think everyone has one or two of these cards lying around somewhere ” -SFC Temple

“ Not great, but good. I like it. Nothing like sets remembering those forgotten. I never heard of this set, but I am curious to see more about who was in it. ” -muskie027

“ Love his hair, love his ears, great card! ” -UKboogie

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Set: 1998 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #93 Deion Sanders

“ The back is cool, but I am not a huge fan of the picture tapering down so I can get more border. Just give me a full picture. I like that they give the date of the picture and what was happening on the card. I'll give it this, it has a cool look nonetheless. ” -muskie027

“ Nice scan....only an OK card design though. For some reason this year's UD flagship never really grabbed my attention, in any of the sports it was used in. I do like the game dated aspect of it though. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ He couldn't tackle but he could sure make a play on a ball! ” -carthage44

“ The design is a waste for me, but I really do like the captions Upper Deck put on the front during this time period describing what the play the photo was taken during. ” -rmpaq5

“ A so-so Upper Deck design. Sort of has the goalpost thing going. That design aspect hasn't been good since the 1974 Topps. The I noticed the first 42 cards in the set are the Rookie stars and those look like they belong in a completely different set, different type of design. I hate when sets divide the design up so drastically within the set. Hard to know they are from the same set. And with each company making a dozen different sets each year this problem only increases as the years go by. ” -captkirk42

“ Is that a GD or a 69 in the upper left? OK design but not the best Upper Deck ever did. ” -switzr1

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Set: 2007 Upper Deck Goudey (Rate)

Card: #190 Jermaine Dye

“ Nice throwback. I like the modern sets that pay homage to the old ones, I think I am in the minority there. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ JD was the White Sox World Series MVP in 2005. Glad the White Sox are currently rebuilding their farms system with some blockbuster trades! GO SOX!!! ” -carthage44

“ Love retro sets. I was mixed about these when they first came out. Then learned there were the green backs like this one and red backs. Only difference is the font color on the back. I think the red backs are supposed to be rarer. ” -captkirk42

“ I remember this guy. His name is Jermaine Dye. When at the plate he had a good eye. & his fielding was effortless: he didn't even have to try! I remember this guy. ” -pksteinberg

“ Love it! Well made throw-back card. As an A's fan, love his contributions to the team back in the day.....who knows what would have happened if he had not broken his leg in the ALCS in 2001.... ” -tbshaw

“ I like the look, but don't know if I would like to store the shape. I never collected these, but they do look great. Whatever happened to Dye? He had a couple great years. Were these cardboard (they look like it) or since Upper Deck made them, were they glossy with a cardboard look? ” -muskie027

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Set: 2009 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #213 Yovani Gallardo

“ Actually one of my favourite, yet multi-used designs. ” -rmpaq5

“ I really like this design. Wish the NBA set wasn't so expensive because I would like to add more to my collection, but that year has some key rookies that keep it high. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Near the end for Upper Deck and their MLB licence which ended because they were not paying the athletes for autographs. ” -carthage44

“ The hard-to-read name in foil on the front is about the only thing I dislike about this card. I was not actively collecting when this card was issued, but it sure was nice when Upper Deck could produce licensed baseball cards. Topps take note: Despite this being a "20th anniversary" year for UD, gaudy logos aren't plastered all over the card. ” -dilemma19

“ Overall it is not bad, I just am not falling for the gold bottom. Maybe it is because I am thinking that should be a gold parrellel? A decent card with a nice design, it just falls a tad short. ” -muskie027

“ This was around the time Upper Deck started getting good again. ” -captkirk42

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Set: 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads - Throwback Collection (Rate)

Card: #TC-50 Lance Berkman

“ Didn't we just have another card from this same set last week? Clearly designed for a relic or autograph- or both- making the basic version look incomplete. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ It looks like there should be a jersey swatch and they forgot to put it in. This card is terrible, and I like Lance Berkman! ” -switzr1

“ Had some great years in Houston! Card design is so so. Not bad, but not great looking either! ” -Joshua825

“ The wasted space is where the "Threads" are supposed to go, but why even make a base card of a special design for a mem card? There is not one appealing thing about this card. ” -rmpaq5

“ Too much wasted space but they produce it that way because there is a memorabilia version of this card. ” -carthage44

“ I see from the blueprints that the right-hand side was all planned out, but apparently Donruss didn't get around to adding that relic they'd intended to include. Berkman was pretty good, but not for long enough. ” -dilemma19

“ Can someone explain this set and it's name to me? I don't see any threads. Berkman is wearing a new uniform not a throwback. Seems very misleading ” -NJDevils

“ I totally thought Berkman would be a lifer Astro. Then he ended up on four teams in his last four years in the league, or something like that. Still a great player, and I enjoyed watching him play for my Cardinals for a short time. ” -Brimose

“ Pretty much every insert Donruss put on in 2005 was designed with the relic, autograph, and relic autograph parallels in mind. That's why there's so much wasted space on the base cards. ” -cynicalbuddha

“ Pretty cool! might have space for more, like a jersey...... ” -Thomas555

“ Never been a huge fan of relic (game used and what not) type cards. The sets that are devoted to them even more so, because of base cards like this that have huge blank spots on them for the swatch or piece of memorabilia to be glued onto/into the card. ” -captkirk42

“ What a super boring card, are supposed to have a game used piece or not? Sooooooo much wasted space ” -aussiewayne

“ Is this a memorabilia card? If not, too much wasted space. I am not liking it. ” -muskie027

“ Here, enjoy this blank space... ” -SaveDaKid

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Set: 1986 Topps (Rate)

Card: #267 Pat McInally

“ Green Black Yellow Blue and Orange! My eyes! ” -rmpaq5

“ The ever popular Punter/Wide Receiver. I like it. ” -switzr1

“ I like the design. Green on the front (my favorite color) and yellow on the back (quickly becoming my second favorite color) makes this a winner in my book. The crooked stats part not so nice, but at least there ARE stats included! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of my Top 5 football sets of all-time! LOVE IT!!! ” -carthage44

“ Except for the uniform number, I automatically presumed this guy was a kicker - without even seeing the one-bar facemask. Border is a bit like 85 Donruss baseball, but with a "football field" twist. ” -dilemma19

“ Brown numbers on a tan background always made this a little tough to sort. ” -NJDevils

“ Wow, big dude for a punter. And he went to Harvard. I wonder how much standard punter heckling he was subjected to by his teammates; I bet it was below average. ” -Brimose

“ Ahh yes, Pat McInally, dual threat punter/wide receiver ” -ketchupman36

“ I never cared for the green and white border. The lack of contrast made reading the card number difficult. ” -C2Cigars

“ The first football set I ever collected. I LOVE THIS SET!!! I didn't have a lot, but you always fall in love with the first. I love the position Punter/WR. I don't really remember him, but that is interesting. I loved the backs of these as well!!! ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Set: 1988 Columbus Clippers Police (Rate)

Card: #17 Turner Ward

“ I thought to myself "that looks like Cracker Jack" and lo and behold, it is. Great regional promo issue! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Don't even know who he is, but I'd love to have this set! ” -vrooomed

“ Cracker-Jacks border.....now, that is original! And a full color back makes this one a rarity in 188. ” -tbshaw

“ The Cracker Jack around the edges is hilarious!!! ” -carthage44

“ I love it! Is that caramel corn as the border? ” -rmpaq5

“ "Candy coated pop-corn peanuts and a prize!" That's what you get from Cracker Jack and that is what you get from this minor league card from the Super Overproduced late 1980s. Lets search for who the Clippers were affiliated with in '88... Ah The Yankees. Judging by the team logo it could have been Cubs or Indians (which they are currently affiliated with). Nice Police Card. ” -captkirk42

“ Until you turn the card and realize the background to the front is a pile of Cracker Jacks, it's kind of gross. ” -wax_house

“ Nice card. I'd say more, but I suddenly feel the urge to go get a snack. ” -dilemma19

“ Interesting design....I am all of the sudden feeling the need to eat Cracker Jacks.... how can that be? ” -grim25

“ Living in Columbus, I remember this set. I have some of them. I'm actually more curious to read the comments related to the crime prevention tip on the back of this one. ” -Brimose

“ I love it! (And want some Cracker Jack.) I remember him with the Blue Jays. ” -armac

“ Some stats would have been better than no stats and I think the quantity of CrackerJack on the font is a tad overdone. Not a bad card, especially for a minor league promo type set, but not great either. ” -muskie027

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Set: 2004 Bowman - First Edition (Rate)

Card: #183 Jarrett Payton

“ Walter's son who only got a taste in the NFL (105 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns) but he is still in the Chicagoland area doing community work and going to schools talking about bullying. ” -carthage44

“ I like it! Nice colour combination, good framing, back is solid. I have nothing bad to say at all. ” -rmpaq5

“ Not bad design wise. Better than the easily chipped black borders Bowman usually used. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of the annoying things of the early 2000s Bowman, the dependence on foil text. Other than that a pretty good card. ” -captkirk42

“ Son of Sweetness AND a former Argo? That's as good a Random Card of The Day as I can expect. ” -DanD

“ I feel like the foil dominates the photo here. Cuts him off at the knees. I don't like it. ” -switzr1

“ Hard to read the name the bottom, but it has a pretty cool look. I will always have a negative comment about using the same picture on the front and back, but I like this. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Set: 2014-15 Donruss - Elite (Rate)

Card: #16 Tiago Splitter

“ Wow, terribly bland. ” -carthage44

“ One per pack in the Donruss set that year. I would have been happier with another base card instead. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Cool name ! ” -uncaian

“ Tiago...never heard that one before. ” -DarkSide830

“ I always like spotting a player I like in the background of another player's basketball card. Panini hates all backgrounds but at least you can sort of see it on the back. ” -UKboogie

“ This may be the most glorified I have ever seen Tiago Splitter look. I actually like this picture, coloring and the background. Not a fan of the same picture on the back, but they at least fill in the background, so somewhat cool. There are some key elements lacking, but overall, not bad. ” -muskie027

“ The design is good, but why repeat it year after year, sport after sport? ” -rmpaq5

“ Elite is yet another one of those sets I have issues with. The years when it is super chromey I hate. ” -captkirk42

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