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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Set: 2007 Bowman Heritage (Rate)

Card: #232b Dallas Braden

“ Good scan. Card could really have used his name on the front. I know it's a Heritage set but the same holds true for the original . ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy threw a perfect game despite being and below average pitcher for his career. ” -carthage44

“ Love these retro sets except for the modern Rookie Card and RC logos. This was a Heritage set done right in my book. ” -captkirk42

“ I'd rather collect either the original '51 Bowmans or the real '07 Topps, but the Heritage sets do look cool. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Sad to see his career cut a bit short, but man who can say they threw a perfect game!! That was epic. The card is cool too. ” -RoyalChief

“ Nice clean card. Dallas Braden, I hardly knew ye. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice design both front and back. Just don't walk across his mound during a game. ” -grim25

“ Bowman has grown on me over the years, and this is another set that I think looks pretty good. ” -Doc Floyd

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Set: 1985 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #149 Tony Armas

“ Solid design, I've always liked Fleer...back scan is terrible. Front's washed out too but at least you can see it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Love everything about this set. ” -vrooomed

“ Boo ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ I like everything except the gray border. Tony was one of the most injury prone players. Don't know how he last as long as he did. ” -C2Cigars

“ I love this set. One of my favorites. That is also one of my favorite stache/side fro combos as well. ” -RoyalChief

“ The Fleer sets in the 80's were amazing! ” -carthage44

“ Why has no one made a set called "all-time best mustaches in baseball"?? 85 Fleer was nothing remarkable, but in that era it didn't take much to print better-looking cards than Topps. I like these Red Sox uniforms, despite the lack of red. ” -dilemma19

“ Say what you will about 1980s Fleer but I like them. I like the look and feel that the early 1980s Fleer sets have. OK this one has the minimum for a front almost. They have the team logo and for most of the teams the team name is either part of the logo, around the logo or on one of the edges of the logo (the Phillies and Mariners seem to be the exceptions). Back is very nice and the way a modern card should be for the most part. ” -captkirk42

“ I have a lot of fond memories of buying many many packs of 85 Fleer. I definitely have soft spot for the mid-80's Fleer sets. ” -cckeith

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Set: 1995 Donruss Red Zone (Rate)

Card: #274 Natrone Means

“ Hey a gaming card not from the original football. Good action shot, looks like a "normal" card. The soccer yellow card one from about two weeks ago is just above this one in my opinion. ” -rmpaq5

“ HUH !!! ” -uncaian

“ I vaguely recall this guy was a beast. Nothing noteworthy about the card design. ” -dilemma19

“ Very complicated card game. ” -carthage44

“ This sounds like a confusing game. ” -RoyalChief

“ Natrone Means- Synonymous with "Botched Off Tackle" ” -Howintensive

“ OH gees Donruss had a TCC Football game? Totally confusing. ” -captkirk42

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Set: 2004-05 Hoops - Checklists (Rate)

Card: #NNO Checklist 1-130

“ I love checklists! I miss them, too. Even when they were done this poorly by Fleer. I still love them. From 1996-2005 a checklist was my #1 most wanted card. Fleer used this same black and white design from 1998-99 until they went out of business in 2004. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is this our first checklist as RCOTD? That's funny. I see they didn't put the little check boxes next to the numbers. It serves its purpose. ” -vrooomed

“ Everything about the checklist being the random card of the day makes me laugh. What a boring selection. As far as checklists go, this one is bad, unless it is the scan. Usually, they provide you the little boxes, as if you are actually going to use them to check off your cards. Also, was this really black and white? ” -muskie027

“ Ummm I know COD is random. But surely we could have a no checklist filter. It's not even an interesting Checklist ” -mbarlow092

“ Checklists are the best but they could have put some effort into this card and not make it look like its the final graduation roster for rural school #19. ” -flcardtrader

“ If that is a checklist, where do I put my "check"? Where is the little box? Why must life be so difficult? ” -NJdevils

“ Well, technically, I think this is just a list. A checklist would imply something to check. In their zeal for a clean design, they forgot the check boxes. ” -DaClyde

“ Blah , blah , blah. ” -uncaian

“ Boring checklists. They need to put a player on a checklist to make it worth while. ” -carthage44

“ First time I've seen a checklist. Nice card, I like how they put the numbers in numerical order, it really helps :). ” -RoyalChief

“ What a treat...such greats on this list...one of the greatest hairstyles ever, Chris Wilcox...Sam "Not From This Planet" Cassell...Keith "Journeyman" Bogans...oh Lamar Odom, why Lamar, why...nothing like a good Predrag...one of the smallest guys ever, Earl "The Size Of A Pearl" Boykins...not in my house...ahhh and ends with ZaZa and that's just the front people...get out there and buy this... ” -SaveDaKid

“ What can you say? When it comes to checklists, this has got to be the most basic and boring one I've seen. They wouldn't even splurge on some color ink. ” -C2Cigars

“ A Checklist for the Random. I guess that is a new one. Didn't expect that. This is a sad case of the modern checklist. They no longer provide the little check boxes. This one doesn't even have a little logo of a picture. NO color at all. Fortunately you can tell it is basketball with the name "Hoops" the NBA in the title, the NBA logo on the back. Nothing unique about this card to make it obvious which set it belongs to, or that you should even try to keep it in your collection. ” -captkirk42

“ Well it does its job. ” -rmpaq5

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Set: 1994-95 Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #71 Philippe Boucher

“ Great card design. Like it in all 3 sports in my collection. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This kid looks like he's in High School. ” -carthage44

“ Not liking the vertical lettering, but the back, like most Upper Deck backs of this era, gives a strong secondary picture and all the vitals you need. ” -rmpaq5

“ Wasn't much of a fan of this set it just was kind of blah . Boucher won a Stanley cup with Pitts. Now coaches the Quebec Remparts. ” -uncaian

“ Nice pictures--both home and away uniforms ” -cjjt

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Set: 2010 Topps Heritage - Ruth Chase '61 (Rate)

Card: #61BR14 Babe Ruth

“ I think this is the first Babe Ruth card to be card of the day...My baseball knowledge may be limited but he is considered the greatest of all time, isn't he? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I don't get the meaning of this set. An apostrophe before the 61 means 1961. But Ruth wasn't chasing anything in 1961 since he'd been dead 13 years by then. This set should have been called "RUTH CHASED '61". BTW, I hate sets that have a separate card for EVERY hit, home run, completed pass, touchdown, game played, day of existence, etc. ” -C2Cigars

“ I like most things about Heritage but I don't like some of these additional made up "just because" inserts. ” -captkirk42

“ Nifty looking card. The history lesson on the back is an added bonus. ” -dilemma19

“ Babe Ruth cards are always must have in collections no matter what year. ” -carthage44

“ Nice insert set. The black and white photo super imposed on a modern background is a hit and miss thing. With this insert set I believe they hit. ” -rmpaq5

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Set: 2013 Choice Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Rate)

Card: #20 Kenny Mathews

“ I like it. Minor league cards lately are better than most pro cards of the 2000s it seems. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I have grown to love minor league card sets. They usually have a great design, as this card does. It is always interesting to look through these sets to see how hard it is to make it to the majors, as most players never make it. Also, you never know who will show up on a card as a coach or manager. As a Twins collector I was surprised to see Scott Erickson in this set. Very nice set!! ” -twinscollector34

“ Wow neat card, total 87 Topps. What exactly is a scrapper? And what does that say on the back "Scrappermania"? ” -RoyalChief

“ Nice variation on the 1987/1962 Topps themes. This team is in the New York-Penn League, which is the same league as the team a mile away from me (HV Renegades), so I may have actually seen this guy play. Nice design to the card. ” -vrooomed

“ Fantastic minor league card! Wood border on front: Check. Subtle baseball background on back: Check. Despite not signing until the second time he was drafted, this guy was still only 20 when this card was printed. Would have thought he'd still have a shot, but presently he's carrying a 6.23 ERA in A-ball. ” -dilemma19

“ Nice minor league card. Nothing bad to say. I like the faux wood background reminiscent of 1962 Topps, Actually with the lighter color more like 1987 Topps. I don't follow minor league baseball but I do collect the mascots. I have a card of their mascot Scrappy that I made a "Mascot Monday" for on my blog http://captkirk42.blogspot.com/2012/11/mascot-monday-scrappy.html I really need to do more of those posts soon. ” -captkirk42

“ I really like the wood border style cards. This is really well done for a team issue minor league set. ” -rmpaq5

“ Glad they still make minor league baseball cards. They went with the 1987 Topps look. I like it! ” -carthage44

“ Nice looking card, clean easy to read front ” -aussiewayne

“ Wow a curveball here! A set I've never seen before. It definitely pays homage to my favorite all-time set 1987 Topps Baseball, Which was the first set I ever completed by purchasing packs and trading with friends. Enough about 1987 Topps. The name is easy to read. The logo is on the front another plus. The only negative i can see other than this being posed is the Position is a bit hard to read with the black on wood grain at this resolution. It could have been an oval or something with the postion. I am shocked that the card producer is not more prominent...and I love it! The bio could of included a highlight for the players career at some level. ” -collect-a-set

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Set: 1996 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #220 Eric Karros

“ Fleer card designer - "Let's see how many different photos of a player we can cram onto a card." Fleer exec: "OK." How else is this monstrosity made? The photos are good - could've made 3 or 4 cards from them. ” -vrooomed

“ I like the front better than the back, which reminds me of Flair. Ultra is my favorite brand so they all are cool in my book. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ OMG the back! It reminds me of the episode of Star Trek TNG where at the end there are multiple datas from different time streams occupying the same limited space! ” -rmpaq5

“ These cards are cool. The triple threat of pictures on the back is a bit much, looks like some "awkward family photo" stuff. ” -RoyalChief

“ Karros was the start of for straight NL Rookie of the Year awards for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1992-Karros, 1993-Mondesi, 1994-Nomo and 1995-Hollandsworth. A feat that will almost surely never be broken. ” -carthage44

“ Hahahaha, those reverse photos. ” -wax_house

“ Add this to the list of "worst card back". ” -NJDevils

“ A great player, and the first of five straight Dodgers ROY winners (he had an excellent rookie year, though his competition in 1992 wasn't too strong). As always, I fawn over borderless cards. I'm okay with the photo montage on the back, but I'd be okay without it too. I think I've opened a few packs of 1996 Ultra recently, and was Ultra disappointed to find the foil player and team names sticking to and peeling off on the adjacent card. ” -dilemma19

“ Plain design..good action shot..back is a little busy for me. Meh.. ” -SuperFred

“ When Fleer first brought out the Ultra brand I liked it, then I entered my short hiatus from the hobby during the height of the overproduced years so I missed some of these not as good Ultra designs. OK so minus several points for foil lettering. I can just about read this one. Looks more like Eric "Karrus" or Karrgs". Team name good good. Missing his position missing team logo. OH Weill. Flipping to the back... OH yes Ultra's "Three Stooges" set. 3 photos of the player dominating the card back. The easiest thing to read is the card number, often that is the hardest. Can read team name OK can barely read his first name (almost hard to tell if he spells Erik with a "c" or a "k") and some of the last name. I'm guessing his position reads "1b"? Stats cant read only one year looks like. Big disappointment of a card set. ” -captkirk42

“ Wow, three pictures on the back is distracting. Not sure what the plan was there. ” -Mitch

“ Not great, but not bad either. Overall, I like it. I never collected an Ultra set. This doesn't make me want to go back and grab some, but I am also not opposed to it. I guess a little more contrast in the name to help it pop would be nice. The back is a little much though. ” -muskie027

“ 4 different pictures on 1 card. Awesome! ” -cjjt

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Topps (Rate)

Card: #117 Scottie Pippen

“ OK set, not as good as the previous year though. Great HOF player. ” -Doc Floyd

“ This really works for me. It is a great picture, and appropriately picked for the large All-Star logo. Since it is an all-star card the comparative stats to the rest of of the league on the back is a nice touch. ” -rmpaq5

“ Euh...not a very appealing design. ” -DarkSide830

“ For some reason I never really liked the 1993-94 Topps set. They didn't have a good feel in hand and the orange theme , while it makes sense for an NBA set, just didn't work for me. This subset is OK but the subsets of the year before and after were better. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Wish they used an actual action shot and not this shadowy superimposed one ” -mbarlow092

“ Maybe a little overrated because he played next to the best player of all-time but he was a do it all kinda player. ” -carthage44

“ OK card for an All-Star card if he also had a regular card in the set. His team logo and team name (other than on his jersey) would be nice. OK so Pippen was a BIG star, but still consistency is needed in sets. ” -captkirk42

“ Reminds me of 1991 or 1992 OPC Premiere baseball. This might as well be a sticker for the paucity of information on the back. ” -dilemma19

“ On the back Scotties looking like "You done with baseball yet Michael". ” -RoyalChief

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Set: 1996 Leaf Preferred (Rate)

Card: #92 Dwight Gooden

“ I like the way the branding is subtly integrated into the border. Can't read the player name very easily, and would prefer to forget Doc's time with the Yankees. ” -dilemma19

“ Yankees logo looks like a cartoon thought bubble ” -mbarlow092

“ Could have been one of the best. ” -carthage44

“ Ironic calling this card "preferred". I know there is foil text on the front there but I'm not sure what it says. I think his name is vertical on the leftside border there mixed in with the Leaf Preferred "LP" logo. Oh wait I caught a glimpse of "Dwight" at the bottom there with that foil lettering. So the left side lettering (after doing a quick google search to look for other samples from this set) apparently says "Leaf Preferred" if you read it from top to bottom from the left hand side. At least you can read the position easily and see the team logo. On to the back... Large photo (different from front photo good), basic player info stacked up weirdly on right. One year of stats (if played Doc didn't play in 95 apparently) with career totals. ” -captkirk42

“ This is not one my Preferred designs. Blah! ” -rmpaq5

“ Seems so wrong seeing him with the Yankees. I had forgotten he played for them, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Houston briefly to finish out his career. Never saw this set before. I like the photos and the overall design but text is difficult to read. I wonder what his career would have looked like had he been able to avoid drugs. One of the all time what might have been guys. ” -Mitch

“ A strange case Doc was. Talented, but obviously had/has a rough go of things. As much as I like strikeouts, the more recently-retired one is my favorite "Doc". I love the straight up "Did Not Play" these card companies use for seasons the players...well, did not play in. So straight and to the point. ” -DarkSide830

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