Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Set: 1991-92 Parkhurst (Rate)

Card: #220 Patrick Roy

“ This is so plain looking, I initially thought it was from that terrible Classie All-Sport set. Maybe it's borrowing the design of a popular vintage set. Either way, I don't like this card. At all. ” -switzr1

“ I think Parkhurst was trying to go Retro Mod.They failed miserably. Great goalie,ugly card. ” -uncaian

“ One of the best goalies of all time, and this card is one of the worst. ” -engine614

“ Frequent All-Star: A subset to get yet another Patrick Roy, Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, etc. card in the full set (and to pad the size of the set). I could really do without the yellow background. And before stats guys go ballistic, there was at least one other card in the set that had Roy's stats. :) ” -vrooomed

“ Nice simple card surprising from the time period it comes from. Well sub-set actually. The regular base cards from this set are OK not great but these All-Star cards excuse me "Frequent" All-Star cards are nice. ” -captkirk42

“ Reminiscent of the 1960-61 Parkhurst design. I'm no fan of reusing card designs. It smacks of laziness. As if they're admitting they can't create a good design and have to resort to plagiarism. After this set was produced, ProSet entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy and after the 1992-93 set they were backrupt. ” -C2Cigars

“ Is he skating on the sun? ” -carthage44

“ I'm not sure why I like this, but I do ” -jackal726

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Set: 2010 Topps WWE Slam Attax Mayhem (Rate)

Card: #121 Gorilla Monsoon

“ Gorilla Monsoon sounds like a sequel to Sharknado. I'd probably watch it, too! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I loved Gorilla Monsoon. Too bad they didn't use a picture from his wrestling career, since this is apparently a card game where the player would be using him as a wrestler. This guy is taking no nonsense from anyone, especially that "pipsqueak" Jimmy Hart, as he used to call him. ” -switzr1

“ Not a fan of the Topps Attax games. Guess all the sports got one eventually. Wait has anyone seen tennis or golf attax? ” -captkirk42

“ Is this a wall street card? ” -carthage44

“ LEGEND...GINO!!! ” -SaveDaKid

“ Are these his skill points as a wrestler or a commentator? ” -jackal726

“ #legend ” -titanup74

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Set: 2000 Upper Deck Ultimate Victory - Crowning Glory (Rate)

Card: #CG4 Tim Couch

“ Wondering why this insert set features purple? It's because for many years, dating back to the Roman Empire, purple could only be worn by Kings and Emperors, or those they specifically allowed to wear it...thus the crown aspect. That didn't change until the 18th century, when new, cheaper dyes were introduced. This is an abbreviation leaving out many details but the one thing I love more than cards is history. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ What a total bust! Typical Cleveland Browns pick. ” -carthage44

“ Don't have much positive to say about this. OK design but not for sports cards. Maybe non-sport depending on the subject. ” -captkirk42

“ There's another Browns quarterback who's had a lackluster career with the number 2... I just can't quite put my finger on it... ” -jlaz10

“ YES!! Only a matter of time before the Browns scans start taking over!! ” -SFC Temple

“ Is this a Tim Couch candy bar? I realize that I'm colorblind, but this looks like chocolate to me. I want one, but only if it's made out of chocolate. ” -switzr1

“ It is really too bad that he didn't have a good offensive line in front of him in Cleveland. I think he would have been a good QB if it wasn't for the injuries suffered while running for his life. ” -armac

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Set: 2007 SPx (Rate)

Card: #36 Greg Jennings

“ I believe SPx has outlived it's usefulness/interestingness. When it came out, it was innovative and exciting. Now it's just one computer generated background after another. I have not seen a really good SPx design in years. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Again, computer generated backgrounds are the worst! ” -carthage44

“ For some reason this card made me think of a great movie. "You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Take the Red Pill Greg! ” -koloth42

“ *sigh* another odd looking mid-to high range set. Not sure if I have any from this set and don't really care if I don't. ” -captkirk42

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Set: 1996 Bowman's Best (Rate)

Card: #159 Stepfret Williams

“ I've never heard of a high school principal also being the head coach of the football team. I found that much more interesting than I would have found his stats. The front is another story though. I don't understand why his name goes in front of his legs, but COWBOYS goes behind them. Looks awkward. Maybe a Cowboys logo in the corner would have worked better here. ” -switzr1

“ Bowman's Best? UM No TOO MUCH CHROME Why does chrome and shinny have to be "best"? Also where are the stats? This was a regular set no? Not a fan of this design. Don't recall if I have any of these cards. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice scan for a chrome card. ” -carthage44

“ What do you call Stepfret for short? Step? Frettie? ” -jackal726

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Set: 1990 Fleer Canadian (Rate)

Card: #34 Paul Kilgus

“ Fleer's 10th consecutive entry in the baseball card market was pretty dismal. Beyond the terrible graphics (do we really need part of the picture to pop over the top border on every card?), the card stock was thinner than previous years and the quality control wasn't there - if you open a pack of these cards, no two cards are going to be the same size. The only difference from what I have seen between the US and Canadian versions is where it was printed and the fact that it says so on the Canadian version. Not really sure what the need was for the different version. ” -vrooomed

“ LOVE IT!!! ” -carthage44

“ The Cubs would have looked good in pullover pinstripes had they not worn sansabelt pants. The thick blue stripe across the middle does not go well with the overall look. ” -jlaz10

“ Used to have most of this set back in 90/91 then foolishly started trading away tons of stuff when I got back into the hobby in mid2000s. Back in 91 or 92 (the last few times I went to a local card show) one of the sellers had grab bags I think for $1 and $5 (or maybe $1 and $2) that were simply paper lunch bags filled with 50some cards, or more for the higher price and these 1990 Fleers were most of what was in those bags. I remember getting several Baseball and I think one or two football bags. ” -captkirk42

“ Something other then Topps ? I like it :). The " vital signs" on the bottom don't qualify as "saber stats", but it is still a nice touch. ” -engine614

“ Easier on the eyes than what Topps had offered that year! ” -Shane715

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Set: 2006-07 Upper Deck - Century Marks (Rate)

Card: #CM5 Sidney Crosby

“ Great insert set design and relevant stat(s) on the back. ” -vrooomed

“ Not a bad looking card.One of the best players in the world,just wish he had a better supporting cast. ” -uncaian

“ I like when insert sets actually have a criteria instead of some silly adjective that barely fits half the players in the set. ” -wax_house

“ meeehh. OK design. I think for a card celebrating 100 goals for the season the photo should be a celebration pic, or an action shot of the player shooting. ” -captkirk42

“ Upper Deck in the mid to late 2000's really struggled. ” -carthage44

“ Ah, the odd transition period with the modern Penguins design before Reebok EDGE. The Pens are one of the few teams who look better after the league-wide redesign. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Set: 1996 Score (Rate)

Card: #35 Quentin Coryatt

“ As far as Pinnacle era Score goes this is not a bad design. Looks like the card might have been suffering from being in the pack too long and sticking to the card in front of it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The Hit ” -SFC Temple

“ *Sigh* one of the years of Score that bores the living daylights out of me. Given another dozen years maybe I'll start liking it. ” -captkirk42

“ Not my favorite Score effort, but not terrible. Score always had the most copious card backs in the business. ” -mkaz80

“ Looks like Score was cutting corners, so to speak. ” -NJDevils

“ I've always found it interesting how the Colts helmets have only 1 stripe while jerseys and pants have two. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Set: 1992 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #34 Willie McGee

“ I miss checklists. Although I prefer actual checklists to team checklists, I'd be happy for them these days. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ While I am a fan of the team checklist, I'm more of a fan of putting a team photo or even just the manager on the front (if you need a photo at all). Team records, last year's stats, all would work for me too. Not a fan of the artwork, though some were better than others. ” -vrooomed

“ The good old days! ” -carthage44

“ I like these team checklist cards but at first glance it is difficult to know which set they belong to since those first few years of UD looked alike. ” -captkirk42

“ Willie McGee will never look right in any uniform but the Birds on the Bat. Definitely one of my all time favorite Cardinals. ” -switzr1

“ The drawing of Candlestick in the background is a nice touch. ” -duaned99

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Set: 2010 Topps (Rate)

Card: #226 Juan Rivera

“ I really like this set a lot. Topps started in a good groove of designs from 2009 to 2014. ” -vrooomed

“ Great scan...like I'm holding it in my hand. I like the card design. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of the better Topps designs of recent years, in my opinion. ” -switzr1

“ Don't trip on the bat monster!! ” -dobbie

“ When 2010 Topps first came out I was board by the design. Didn't like it. About 2 maybe 3 years later I started liking it some sets do that to me. ” -captkirk42

“ IMO one of the better common sets to come out. The card is very simple, yet provides the information you need to tell who the player was and what he did. ” -engine614

“ This set got me back into baseball cards! ” -carthage44

“ The Angels need a serious uni overhaul. It's a nice set, just very outdated considering they've worn it since 2002 as the Anaheim Angels. ” -jlaz10

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