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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Set: 1990 Topps Magazine (Rate)

Card: #20 Sandy Alomar Jr.

“ Smile for the camera! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ "Can we hurry this up?" ” -SSG Temple

“ I'm surprised Topps hasn't bothered to resurrect some of these terrible designs from the magazine for some Heritage or Archives set. The actual magazine was a lot of fun, but ultimately couldn't survive by focusing only on Topps products. ” -DaClyde

“ These Indians uniforms are more famous for their appearance in Major League than being worn by players like Sandy Alomar. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Set: 1984 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #104 Steve Sax

“ I hadn't realized this design existed previously, when Panini used it for the 2010-11 Donruss NBA cards (to date the only time there has been a simple "Donruss" set for NBA. I like it, though. Even though the text is small on the back it's clearly readable. Hard to believe this card will be 30 next year, isn't it? So will I for that matter! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I remember really hating this design back in the day, but it would seem as though nostalgia has caught up with me here. A big improvement would have been to use team colors for the front. Purple & Yellow aren't very Dodger like. The backs were starting to become rather stale at this point, shame they kept on it for several more years. ” -Shane715

“ Steve Sax Syndrome, and one of the greatest baseball quotes ever, courtesy of teammate Pedro Guerrero: #Steve_Sax_Syndrome ” -wamk

“ I've always liked how the Dodgers front numbers are red while everything else is blue. ” -jlaz10

“ not a great pic, but nice set... was all the rage back in the late 80s/early 90s with its rated rookies like Mattingly...i still don't have very many cards of this set.. ” -lyfestory

“ A good front of card. Back would be better with full ML stats, not "recent". ” -NJDevils

“ Ha! I just finished watching the Simpsons episode where Saxy Boy got framed for a couple of murders and ends up doing 6 life terms ” -Young Kilo

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Set: 2007-08 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #488 Riley Cote

“ Nicely done card. I miss series 2s, in my two sports we have not gotten any since 2009, and before that I can't even remember when the last one was, early 2000s. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Young Guns has got to be the longest running subset in sports cards. ” -suomibear8

“ Nice photo. Good to see the player head to toe with no arms or legs hanging out of the picture. Nice readable back too. ” -NJDevils

“ Nothing really stands out about the card itself.. but the guy has a cool name.. ” -lyfestory

“ The Flyers original Edge uniforms looked terrible. Thank god they went back to their original duds. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Set: 2003-04 Bowman Signature - Foil (Rate)

Card: #20 Shaquille O'Neal

“ Hey, it's been a while since one of mine got up here! :) This was a one per box parallel in the 2004-05 Bowman Signature brand. I am slowly working on getting the backs scanned of the fronts I already had done for my own website before I joined the Database, I hope to have them finished in 2014. I can't believe the Lakers have been wearing the Sunday Whites for a decade now; it seems like just yesterday they introduced them. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Shaq! Ahhh! ” -jlaz10

“ This is why silver foil and black backgrounds do not mix. Even in-hand, it's a pain trying to read foil names on a dark background. Someone needs to destroy Topps stockpile of foil. Think of the children! ” -DaClyde

“ Shaq took jump shots? ” -SaveDaKid

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Set: 2011 Topps Chrome - Rookie Autographs (Rate)

Card: #178 Mark Trumbo

“ Always loved the Chrome sets. I wish Topps still had the NBA license! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This picture was taken before he was assigned his number 44, as there is no number on the front. ” -jlaz10

“ I'm a sucker for the Chrome cards, and autographed cards. This is a sweet looking card (front and back). ” -vrooomed

“ pretty nice card.. wasn't surprised to see him traded, but the Angels will miss his bat, especially if Pujols and Hamilton don't break out of their funks.. ” -lyfestory

“ That's a nice card. And look, he actually signed his whole name! I mean, it looks like he signed it in third grade handwriting class in blue crayon, but still! ” -Luckynumber78

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Set: 2012 Topps - A Cut Above (Rate)

Card: #ACA-12 Stan Musial

“ Cut Above may be the most common insert name, and this is a good card design. The back is a little less interesting than the front, but you can't win them all, I suppose. It should have included the years he played on the back, some of us (ie Me!) are clueless but still curious. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ RIP ” -jlaz10

“ More football ” -SSG Temple

“ This is a die-cut card set I really like. ” -vrooomed

“ this brings new meaning to "Paper Cut" ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Stan "The Bad Front Scan" Musial??? ” -SaveDaKid

“ I don't think players like Stan Musial were meant to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Photoshop era. The back could use a cartoon. ” -Norb Rozek

“ A more current release, decent cards.. Bought a bunch of newer Topps packs and these cards are relatively normal for their more common inserts.. Great player.. ” -lyfestory

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Set: 1993 Studio (Rate)

Card: #59 Greg Swindell

“ I bet he plays for Houston ” -Young Kilo

“ I love this set because of the backgrounds being closeups of uniform elements. Too bad for me it was quite difficult for me to find a pack of Studio in 1993. ” -duaned99

“ I always liked this set. The shiny facsimile auto's and the stitched team logo was a nice touch. ” -suomibear8

“ I loved these sets by Studio. Stats freaks wouldn't like the lack of stats, but it's nice to get a glimpse into the player. ” -Mike67

“ I like the uni-centric design to this card. The 'Stros caps were and today are some of my favorites. ” -jlaz10

“ I hope it's the scans fault you can't see the autograph, otherwise white on white, BRILLIANT!!! ” -SaveDaKid

“ I actually enjoyed the earlier Studio sets because they were a break from the normal card sets of the early to mid 90s... ” -lyfestory

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Set: 2005 Inkworks Serenity (Rate)

Card: #54 Attack of the Reavers

“ Boy. You never appreciate good makeup till you see examples of poor makeup ” -SSG Temple

“ Loved this movie !!!! Loved this series !!! This looks like it would have been a nice card set too. ” -uncaian

“ From a plot standpoint, I didn't understand how the Reavers got to be such an organized threat as they seemed to be mindless barbarians by all accounts. And they were physically destroying themselves. Just play keep away and in a few years they'd have all died of self-inflicted decay. ” -DaClyde

“ Eww, that's one of the most disgusting cards I've seen on here. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Yikes, that's an ugly card. If you were going to do this scene, why not put the Kaylee picture on the front instead of the back? No one wants to be innocently flipping through their Firefly cards in the middle of the night and run across /that/. ” -Luckynumber78

“ I'm scared ” -jlaz10

“ The face not even a mother could love... ” -lyfestory

“ Now that's disturbing. ” -koloth42

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Set: 1996 Stadium Club (Rate)

Card: #388 Steve Ontiveros

“ Too many colors on the back of the card... but a great shot of the grip for a split finger fastball on the front. ” -ThemightyOx

“ Big picture. Minimal information on the front. The TSC Skills Matrix is a little dumb. I love how he is topped out on Savy and barely average in Velocity and SO Pitch. Great looking front, but the back is way to busy. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Front - B (although I can tell from the photo and knowing the player, I want to see position listed on the front). Back - F (graph is useless, stats are weak, and the write up can barely be read over a picture). ” -vrooomed

“ I like a lot of Stadium Club front designs but never enjoyed the back...eeewww ” -SaveDaKid

“ Front of this card is cool. Back of the card is a little garish. The green and yellow "works" for me too. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ One of the great ones in the shining history of the mid-to-late 90's Oakland A's. If it weren't for you, Steve, and Geronimo Berroa, the A's would have been way worse than they already were. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Let's see some football ” -SSG Temple

“ the fronts are nice and clean, but the backs are clearly not... ” -lyfestory

“ Is the back on fire? "Skills matrix"? How about readable, useful stats on the back. Oh well, that was 17 years ago, I guess they won't issue a recall and fix this. ” -NJDevils

“ Didn't realize he pitched this long. By the way, cards from Steve Ontiveros (70's OF) need to be separated from Steve Ontiveros (P). ” -volbox

“ I like the pic on the front of the card, clear and colorful. Don't like the back though. The Oakland A's green, always a classic. ” -grim25

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Set: 2002 Bowman (Rate)

Card: #193 Derrick Lewis

“ Before changing his name to Dwayne Wade, Derrick Lewis tried a career in baseball, but after some embarrassing outings a name & sport change was due for Derrick to hide from his past & start a new... ” -SaveDaKid

“ These were the years when Bowman had too much going on and looked like a mid-'90s mess, all the way into the mid-'00s. Boooring. ” -Luckynumber78

“ An interesting thing about the Braves uniforms is that up until 2005, their player names were vertically arched, not radially, as is common. ” -jlaz10

“ I've seen this design come up as Card of the Day before, and I like it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Looks like something an ancient Egyptian slave carved several millennia ago. ” -revnorb

“ If I remember right, there's some great RCs and stars in this set. Don't believe this guy is one of them.. ” -Hollywood42

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