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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Set: 1990 CMC (Rate)

Card: #43 Don Gordon

“ Another team with green and yellow? I actually really like that combination, ironically enough I'm wearing a yellow shirt and green pants as I write this! (LOL) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Jeff Gordon Sr. ” -SaveDaKid

“ E-mail me if I'm wrong, but didn't CMC evolve into Pacific (MC part of CMC being Michael Cramer [Cramer's Choice inserts] of Pacific)? I always like Minor League sets. They came a long way in a short period of time (say, 10 years). Look at 1980 minor league sets and compare to this one. ” -vrooomed

“ 1990 CMC, the first ridiculous minor league baseball set... and it came in packs in case you wanted to happen upon that elusive card of the Iowa Cubs trainer. 880 cards of gloriousness. Don Gordon's career, not so glorious. He, the Denver Zephyrs and the American Association have all gone away. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ The blue and green color scheme the Zephyrs wore in Denver is so much better than their current navy and silver in New Orleans. ” -jlaz10

“ They come out in droves to watch Don Gordon pitch! ” -switzr1

“ Do you get twenty bucks for every pixel of green, CMC? Because you're rolling in it. ” -Luckynumber78

“ That's actually a cool logo. The set isn't anything to think about, but I like the logo ” -Hollywood42

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Set: 1993 SkyBox Milestone: The Dakota Universe (Rate)

Card: #68 Jeong Lee & Ann Kim

“ I'm not familiar with the fandom, and the art looks like it was drawn by an overzealous eleven year old who had just discovered the wonders of comics, but not quite yet the wonders of drawing inside the lines. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Milestone was a comic book universe founded by (I believe) entirely minority creators, feeling that there were not enough Black and Asian comic book characters. Eventually, the books all got cancelled, and after a few years of inactivity, they were purchased by DC Comics, who then incorporated them into the DC Universe in the mid-2000s. The most famous Milestone character is Static, who had his own animated TV show. After company founder and driving force behind the characters Dwayne McDuffie died unexpectedly a few years ago they stopped using most of the characters, which is a shame as I was enjoying the stories with them. I believe, since DC got rid of all their continuity and started over in 2011, that Static is the only Milestone character to appear, but I may be wrong as I stopped reading in 2011 when they basically told all long time fans to get lost. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I expect to see a lot of "who?" comments here. Not many actually remember DC's multi-cultural Milestone universe. But it did produce Static, who somehow got his own cartoon 15 years later. ” -DaClyde

“ Love the DC Universe cards but the Dakota Universe (huh?) ” -Mihome316

“ Shaking my head here. ” -NJDevils

“ Expecting yet another hockey card and this is what I see. Awesomeness. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ Where would these two be without hardware...thanks to this card, I'll be researching what the Dakota Universe is... ” -SaveDaKid

“ Glad the U.K. is part to the TCDB...never heard of this set, but I like it (my wife is Asian, so I love the international flavor in the cards)! And being the "scanning machine" you are, keep 'em comin'. Cheers, ” -bkklaos

“ :( ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Set: 1993-94 O-Pee-Chee Premier - Gold (Rate)

Card: #305 Denis Savard

“ Foiled again. Foil doesn't scan well at all. I remember when these cards came out and how "nice" they were then. In retrospect, they still are. A lot better than other cards of the 1990s. ” -vrooomed

“ The back of the card is pretty cool. The design is nice, the picture is nice, the border adds pop. The front of the card is pretty typical early-mid ;90s fare. Eh. ” -Luckynumber78

“ One of my favourite players ,the master of the spinaroony.I like this set too. ” -uncaian

“ The Lightning are one of a few teams that actually look good in black. ” -jlaz10

“ All i can think of when i see this is that if somebody painted this and they stuck his name in a little pennant shaped box, this card would look strangely like a '52 Bowman. REALLY strangely, if you factor the hockey stick into the equation. ” -revnorb

“ The gold foil made it so hard to read the player names. ” -suomibear8

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Set: 1971 Dell Today's Team Stamps (Rate)

Card: #166 Ron Swoboda

“ When will they learn not to stick us with a front devoid of information? It never looks good, and it's always frustrating. The picture looks good, otherwise, and even his awkward smile is offset by the quality photography. If only the company's logo and his name and team were emblazoned on the front, I'd be 100% on board with this design. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Finally, somebody who appears happy to be in a photograph! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Well, at least his autograph is readable... ” -lyfestory

“ I grew up knowing Ron Swoboda as the sports guy on the local news. It wasn't till later that I realized that he had been a baseball player. ” -MAS

“ A little known fact is that the Mets interlocking NY logo was actually used by the Giants while they were in New York. ” -jlaz10

“ Was that the last year they gave out autographed pictures of gas station attendants with the purchase of a pack of baseball cards? ” -revnorb

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Set: 2002 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #10 Todd Helton

“ Seems awfully washed out. Correcting a washed out scan takes about 3 seconds (literally!) on PhotoScape. Or maybe Fleer was just off with this card...I've gotten a few that didn't look quite right. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Yuck. This card, though from a major company, looks like a knock-off or a giveaway. As much as I like Helton, he's getting the full minor league treatment, here. ” -Luckynumber78

“ The Rockies uniforms have been the same for essentially their entire 20 year history. ” -jlaz10

“ Helton definitely was a Franchise Player ” -Hollywood42

“ I don't really recognize him as Todd Helton without the goatee... ” -jackal726

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Set: 2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's (Rate)

Card: #22 Jeff Burroughs

“ Bright colors! I like that. If I collected baseball, I'd be chasing this set big time. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ He looks like he should be palling around with Alvin and the other chipmunks. ” -Luckynumber78

“ I think its great when the card companies have "Bring your child to work" day and then let the kids pick out the colors for the card designs. ” -ThemightyOx

“ As a child of the 1970s, I think this set could have been better. Too many liberties were taken with photos- some were clearly from the 1960s, others from the 1980s. Using black and white photos, like this Burroughs card, also shows laziness. Loved the homage to 1975 Topps design, however. ” -PlayerPCCollector

“ Lemon and lime popsicles on the front. Raspberry and banana bomb pop on the back. ” -NJDevils

“ I didn't know Jeff Burroughs... and apparently he didn't. That was supposed to be Senators. How quickly they forget. ” -ray fosse's ghost

“ They couldn't find a color picture? ” -jlaz10

“ Looks like something out of a print ad from an old comic book where the person making the ad added random swatches of color to a black and white image, having no idea what the full-color image was supposed to look like. As such, it is strangely compelling. ” -revnorb

“ Please tell me this a bad scan...not an eye appealing set... ” -SaveDaKid

“ Were they trying to make the photos look bad? ” -vrooomed

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Set: 1989 Topps (Rate)

Card: #91 Bruce Matthews

“ OL cards are great for working on creative writing skills ” -jackal726

“ Looks like Will Forte got paunchy. ” -Luckynumber78

“ The Oilers color scheme alone is better than anything the Titans will ever wear. ” -jlaz10

“ It galls me that the colors of the green and red border stripes are chosen more or less at random. It also used to gall me when Topps would assign some similarly random color scheme to each team's cards, so every team had the same color combination of stripes or ribbons,even though those combinations had nothing to do with the team's colors. I guess i'm easily galled. ” -revnorb

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Set: 1992-93 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #304 Patrick Poulin

“ Never seen the hockey set of Ultra of this year. I like the front, but the back is a little lacking. One of my favorite sets, and I miss the Whalers. ” -jupiterhill

“ Great player,I don't think he did as well as expected,but he did pretty good.I like this set nice clean pictures,not a bunch of unnessecary clutter. ” -uncaian

“ These were the couple years when Ultra, the Fleer imprint that wouldn't die, actually looked good. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Bring back the Whale!!!!!! But no silver, please! The Whalers looked best in kelly green and royal blue. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Set: 2001-02 Pacific (Rate)

Card: #312 Jaromir Jagr

“ MARIO JR !!!! One of the best sets Pacific put out, nice simple design.Jagr's still chugging along. ” -uncaian

“ Nice front. Trying to set a record for smallest stats on the back? ” -NJDevils

“ This Penguins uniform summed 1990's hockey design up in one sweater. Mismatching sleeve stripes, huge crests, wacky fonts, etc. ” -jlaz10

“ The bottom half of the front design is nice, but otherwise, the card is a bit chaotic. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Love that he's in NHL '94 and the new NHL 14 video games. Not many players can say that. ” -DanD

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Set: 2008-09 Topps Chrome (Rate)

Card: #99 Ronnie Brewer

“ I really like the 2008-09 Topps and Chrome designs. I only have one pack's worth of the Topps set, and two or three singles from the Chrome set, I need to get more. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Thank god the Jazz went back to their New Orleans-era uniforms and logo set. ” -jlaz10

“ I'm sure this card looks better in person. It's kind of a mess in this scan. I like all the colours, though. ” -Luckynumber78

“ Back of card is really nice. Mom always said "if you can't find something nice to say about the front of the card, don't say anything at all". ” -NJDevils

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