Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Set: 1995 Traks - On The Rise First Run (Rate)

Card: #OTR17 Ricky Craven

“ First run parallels of the base set were issued one per pack....I'm not sure anymore what the odds were of the inserts' First Run parallels. Craven did win 1995 Rookie of the Year, but is most well known for winning the closest race in NASCAR history- 3 hundredths of a second at Darlington in 2003. That equates to about an inch and a half. He later worked for ESPN. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Ricky's cute and handsome ” -dah15

“ Eww. Looks like a cheap photoshop card design. ” -koloth42

“ Nice card except for the gold foil printing. **sigh** it was the 1990s. I really wish card companies would stop using that as a main design feature. Using foil for "RC" designation or some kind of award, or a small logo would be OK, but NOT for the player name, team name or dang set title. Back is pretty plain but then again it is racing so unless the driver has a long career what sort of stats could you list? ” -captkirk42

“ Wow, a guy with sunglasses. Wonder what they will come up with next. ” -NJdevils

“ I have to know...did he win rookie of the year? Also, I'm not generally a fan of cards with only a last name on the front. This is no exception. Still better than that surfing set with only first names though. ” -switzr1

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Set: 1976 SSPC (Rate)

Card: #285 Mario Guerrero

“ He almost looks like Keith Hernandez. ” -addysdaddy

“ Back in the day when these cards came out I HATED them (like I hate modern super short printed cards and relic cards and chrome cards you can't read because of all the shinny glossy stuff they are made out of) but sometime in the late 80s or early 90s when I wasn't really into current stuff I started liking them again, and now with the super proliferation of chrome, and multiple uncountable color and design variations I prefer the simple cards like this. Sure they don't show individual stats by year they give a career summary because they had a lot of retired players and long ago HOFers in the sets. ” -captkirk42

“ Talk about a close-up... Isn't this the set that Keith Olbermann wrote the bios on the back for? ” -switzr1

“ Is that a tiny Cardinals logo sticker on his cap logo? Whatever it is, it shouldn't be there. ” -jlaz10

“ How were these cards released? Special promotions or packs? ” -carthage44

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Set: 1991-92 SkyBox (Rate)

Card: #619 Rickey Green

“ Always fitting when a player named Green plays for the Celtics- a team that has worn green for 70+ years now. (They actually predate the NBA!) Interestingly enough, this is my second Card of the Day in a row...and both Skybox sets, but in reverse order. (Hmm, will a 1990-91 card of mine come up tomorrow?) This set has a couple of things going for it- it's size and comprehensiveness, at 659 cards the largest NBA set ever produced. However each and every one of the player cards are all photos superimposed over an early computer generated backdrop, which really brings the enjoyment of the set down quite a lot. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is there a goofier basketball set? The weird "3-D" '90s-style shapes, using the first name on the back, limited stats. How bizarre. ” -wax_house

“ i'm not too much of a basketball fan and def not a fan of this card. Low quality graphics, poor choice of pic on back of card. ” -tonym

“ another Skybox card (we had one yesterday as well the year later I believe). This set I like the simplicity except for the back stats, but don't like it being ALL white background with ALL white border. Actually it looks like it would have been better back in the 70s. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice stash on back! ” -carthage44

“ Love the card design but I'm so glad that the shorts got longer over the years! ” -m2collection

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Set: 1992-93 SkyBox (Rate)

Card: #257 Allan Bristow

“ Veeery interesting... ” -domentho

“ I sure miss coach cards. There should be one set each year with coaches included. Of course, we can't even get a set with all the players included, as Panini ignores at the very least 125 players a year. This card is unusual, most of them were not these extreme closeups. This is my favorite flagship Skybox set. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Some people like these. I am not one for coaches cards. Since there are not many players on basketball teams, companies use the coaches as filler. ” -NJdevils

“ hmmmmmm, let me think, "what do I think about this card"?.... What?!! Are you kidding me?!! That's it?!! 10 years as a player and 10 years as a coach and all they come up with is "He likes to fish and play tennis"? Well, besides the useless back. The purple name/team/position block seems out of place. ” -C2Cigars

“ Never been a big fan of coach cards. I do find his hobbies interesting though. ” -bigmeat

“ "Sure wish I was in the skybox suite relaxing instead of coaching this crappy team." ” -marcbrubaker

“ I'm mixed on this set. I like the look but don't like the one year stats on the back. ” -captkirk42

“ Let me think about this. You know what? I like the idea of coach cards so I have no complaints. ” -armac

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Set: 1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars (Rate)

Card: #182 Ken Oxendine

“ Nice design. Big, clear photo and you don't lose much to graphics. Back is a little hard to read in the scan, but I suspect it is easier in person, it looks like the scan wasn't color-corrected from the raw file. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Bit of a tight crop on this one. Kinda odd that they went with a receiving photo for a rookie RB. ” -marcbrubaker

“ Very nice card. Have never seen these. ” -NJdevils

“ Nice pic, clean front. I like stats on the back, even his collegiate record, in this case. Never could understand why manufacturers leave any blank space. ” -Kaline6

“ EEh an OK design. Not too great. ” -captkirk42

“ This is the first year that Leaf/Donruss/Panini came out with the Rookies and Stars set. These sets are chalk full of rookies and usually more rookies than veterans in the sets. LOVE THESE SETS!!! ” -carthage44

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Set: 1999 Ty Beanie Babies II (Rate)

Card: #156 Bronty the Brontosaurus

“ I remember when this fad was THE thing...hard to believe that was 1999 already. I don't know if they still make them or even if Ty is still in business. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ What is the differance between a ton and a metric ton? Is it anything like the difference between a pound of feathers and a pound of nails? ” -SFC Temple

“ This dinosaur is cool. ” -dah15

“ Sigh...no comment. ” -Kaline6

“ I think my brain is going to melt! ” -koloth42

“ Non-Sport BABY! Beanie Babies *chuckle*. Back in that day (1999) Beanie Babies were THE Collectible. Oddly it was because of beanie babies that I first heard about Ebay in 1998. Some girls/women I knew from my community theatre work were really into them and mentioned Ebay. The first few auctions I bid on were for some Beanie baby bears. I recall trying for the Jerry Garcia tiedyed beanie teddy bear, and some other maybe a dog or cat. I don't remember exactly which ones. Didn't win them because I only went up to maybe $20 and was so newbie to Ebay I would only bid in individual increments not my "max" bid back then. ” -captkirk42

“ Hahaha, it's so qoot! ” -wax_house

“ Just when I thought I've seen it all... ” -C2Cigars

“ Are any of these still valuable? ” -carthage44

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Set: 1993 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #213 Carlos Baerga

“ Clean card, not cluttered with a lot of distractions. 93 was probably his best year, hitting .321 playing for the Tribe. He would go on to hit .343 for Arizona in 2003, but with limited AB's. ” -Kaline6

“ A nice simple design. Not a big fan of the vertical name/team. I don't know why, but I like the back design. ” -C2Cigars

“ Front is OK, back picture is too big and the color fade in the name is distracting. ” -captkirk42

“ Very weak design all-around. ” -carthage44

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Set: 2000 Fleer Tradition Update (Rate)

Card: #U32 Hector Mercado

“ Love retro sets. Except now there are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo many retro sets, and Topps doing that archives thing with 4 different years every year the concept is overdone like relics and on-sticker autos. ” -captkirk42

“ Looks like Fleer ripped-off Topps' 1954 design. Topps can't complain since they do the same and steal other companies designs (Goudey, Turkey Red, Allen & Ginter, Gypsy Queen, etc). ” -C2Cigars

“ These have a classic feel which has been hard to duplicate. ” -carthage44

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Set: 1995 Fleer Skeleton Warriors (Rate)

Card: #60 The Duel

“ Oddball Non-Sport. Based on the cartoon series that also spawned some action figures? ” -captkirk42

“ The days when literally ANY toy line could get a set of cards. I'm both surprised and not that this set exists. Playmates Toys went for the all-out blitz on this brand with comics, toys, cartoons, trading cards and video games. I wonder how much money they lost in that venture? ” -DaClyde

“ I hope they used recycled paper. I'd hate to think a tree died for this. ” -C2Cigars

“ Weird. ” -carthage44

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Set: 2014 SPx - 1997 Inserts (Rate)

Card: #97-JM Johnny Manziel

“ Ugly. I'm not saying anything else. ” -captkirk42

“ I picked the wrong day to give up drinking. ” -NJdevils

“ more like Johnny Bench ” -lxnlxn

“ Despite not having a MLB or NFL license, Upper Deck has not a pretty good job with the college sets. ” -carthage44

“ Phft, what a joke. Why did they draft him? ” -CardDude14

“ I hope that he has turned his life around after rehab and becomes successful with the Browns. I generally try to pick up whatever Browns draft picks' college cards I come across but Manziel has so many. ” -armac

“ I've nothing nice to say about the card nor the player. ” -C2Cigars

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