Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Set: 1998 SPx Finite - Radiance (Rate)

Card: #119 Ray Lankford

“ I remember when the NBA version of this set came out- it was the first set where every single card was serially numbered. It was a fun set to do, and over the years I did two boxes of it. The Radiance parallels and the Spectrum parallels are pretty nice too. They just don't scan very well. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I LOVE THESE CARDS! Every single card (even base cards) are serial numbered. These card were way ahead of their time. One of my most prized possessions is being able to complete the 1998 SPx Finite football base set. ” -carthage44

“ This is one of my favorite sets! I love that most of the set is numbered which is why I try to get as much as possible! ” -Joshua825

“ Another confusing "set" to compile. We tried to piece together the hockey version. What a pain. Also, the SPx logo is the focus of the front, instead of the player photos. One of the worst products Upper Deck ever issued. Quite possibly the worst. ” -vrooomed

“ I suppose someone will like this. Not this someone ” -NJdevils

“ Another uniform in the transition period between high cuffs and pajama pants. You can tell a) by the year and b) by the tighter pants but no visible sock. ” -jlaz10

“ This looks more like Broadway musical than baseball game. ” -uncaian

“ Another Cardinal. Awesome! Seems they were hurting for set names in 1998 though. Not sure what SPx Finite means. ” -switzr1

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Set: 2013 Panini Road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Stickers (Rate)

Card: #34 Sebastian Giovinco

“ Considering how popular this sport is worldwide, you'd think they would get more real cards, instead of just stickers and playing cards. Is card collecting only popular in North America? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Sebastian made this set which was put out the year before the World Cup. Sadly though he was not chosen for the Azzurri in Brazil. ” -Gunny

“ Decent looking product. Wish the front showed the sticker number as well as the back, but that's a minor gripe. I don't get the blob shapes. Anything wrong with circles for a sport played with a sphere? ” -vrooomed

“ For a World Cup that was hyping multiple colors on TV, Panini went the cheap route and did the back in black and white. Probably saves them a penny per card. ” -NJDevils

“ I wasn't a fan of Puma's kits for the most recent World Cup. The shirts were way too tight. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Set: 2014 Donruss (Rate)

Card: #141 Jose Iglesias

“ I like when companies that don't have rights to logos use poses that hide the fact. This card would be much worse if he was staring straight at the camera with a blank hat. ” -switzr1

“ I like the design. Pays homage to history while being unique, at least to my rather limited baseball knowledge. Great scan, too...it looks just like you're holding the card in your hand, which is how they should all look. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Just ain't the same without the logos ” -Young Kilo

“ Donruss seems to like the back design a lot. It is used on a few sets. So did Panini buy the right to use the Donruss name or have they always owned Donruss? ” -yokonashiwa

“ I am sort of drawn to this design. It's not too cluttered and has a nice action shot of the player. ” -koloth42

“ It has a real throw back look to the design, which I really like, but the picture is way too cropped on the card. The Donruss logo could have been a 1/4 of the size it is, the white border immediately around the photo should have been left off as it interferes with the team name, and the thick black border around the photo needed to be much thinner. With those revisions it would have been a perfect front design in my opinion. Back is perfect! I used to hate Donruss card backs back in the day, but the current trend of over-saturating the backs of cards with photos and stats makes me yearn for such designs. I'd love it if Topps went back to the old cardboard & ink backs. ” -Shane715

“ A nice salute to the 1987 Donruss. Hopefully these are centered better. ” -bplay24

“ An average attempt at a classic Donruss look. ” -carthage44

“ Oh those awful Donruss.....no...Panini backs. ” -NJdevils

“ YUCK! (And that's as NICE as I can be.) Why even bother? ” -vrooomed

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Set: 1999-00 SkyBox Impact (Rate)

Card: #71 Marcus Camby

“ I really liked this set when it came out, and I still do. Wish my scanner didn't put lines on some cards, as visible in the background on this one. He played until 2012-13, and hasn't officially retired although NBA teams are not calling anymore. Injuries hampered his career on a near constant basis, but when he was able to play he was one of the best defenders in the League. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This guy seemed to play forever. ” -carthage44

“ The great thing about basketball cards is who is in the background on the action shots. You can have a common card with a big star right next to the common guy. ” -NJDevils

“ I really like this design. Too bad it's a Knick. ” -switzr1

“ The Knicks with black was a horrible idea. With both the Knicks and Mets going back to pure blue and orange, life is better. ” -jlaz10

“ Looks like he plays for a team called The Impact and is being boosted to the rim by the defenders. ” -revnorb

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Set: 1958 Topps (Rate)

Card: #478 Johnny Temple

“ I have heard of most baseball players but I have never heard of Johnny Temple. ” -carthage44

“ I like the team by team stats on the back ” -dobbie

“ I remember getting these. Blue for the NL Red for the AL. They alternated them too, Al then NL. Wonderful and wonderful memories. I cannot express the feeling of getting cards with a special background as opposed to usual photos. Very unique at the time. Similar feeling as to when he Beatles hit the scene. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice error on the back. Anyone else notice it? ” -vrooomed

“ The background makes the card. There sure are a lot of stars. ” -jlaz10

“ Just classic. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Set: 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League (Rate)

Card: #91 Sean Coyle

“ Woody! ” -carthage44

“ Great picture! Great card. I love some of these old card designs. ” -cckeith

“ I got this set for my son because he loves the 1962 cards so much, and I could afford this one, not the 1962s. (He also likes the 1987 set, I have bunch of those!) ” -vrooomed

“ Doesn't do the 62 Topps any justice.... ” -suomibear8

“ One hop this time! ” -DaClyde

“ Topps really hit the spot with this minor league set. Yes, it's a copy of a major league set that was brought back from 1960, but it's not a bad design. ” -jlaz10

“ I never see the Heritage minor league sets for sale around here. I've picked up some singles online, but would like to collect some of these without buying a whole box. I love going to minor league baseball. ” -switzr1

“ I enjoy the Topps Heritage Minor league sets as it offers me opportunities to acquire minor league cards I enjoy collection. ” -koloth42

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Set: 1997-98 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #49 Martin Muursepp

“ Gotta love the mid to late 90's no name NBA players. ” -carthage44

“ Someone needs a new keyboard. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ I believe he was the first Estonian to play in the NBA, although he did not play very much. I have great memories of the 1997-98 set. The player's name is printed with an interesting technology where it kind of changes color and glows when you move the card- at least in Series 1, which this card is from. Series 2 it was more of just a foil. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ "Let's see how many different fonts we can use on a card?" - "OK!" This must have been the conversation at Fleer throughout the 1990s for every design session for a set. ” -vrooomed

“ Who? Besides the fact that I don't know who this is, the picture is one of the better I have seen on a card. However, the photo on the back is not a good one for Martin. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Ultra bland? Ultra stinko? ” -NJdevils

“ Great uniforms, but if only I could read his name on both sides... ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Set: 1999 Fleer Tradition (Rate)

Card: #371 Alan Benes

“ I dislike the vertical player and team tame. ” -carthage44

“ Even though I'm not a fan of the team name being in script, I really like the layout of this card set. I may have to chase this one. ” -vrooomed

“ I love it. Best uniform in sports. I prefer when cards have the white uniform/red cap combination. ” -switzr1

“ The late '90s/early '00s were a transition period in uniforms, spawning several ugly sets and tons of pajama-ers. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Set: 1997-98 Score (Rate)

Card: #223 Viktor Kozlov

“ Love the back. Lots of stats and information. ” -carthage44

“ Drafted in the first round by San Jose Sharks in 1993, I remember there were a lot of people comparing him to Mario Lemieux, given his size. Viktor never put up Mario-like numbers but had a very long and serviceable career both in the NHL and in Russia. ” -Gunny

“ I hate the Sharks. Still, this isn't a bad design and their uniforms do add variety to a sheet in a binder. ” -switzr1

“ The Sharks have tried to make amends with their current uni set, but nothing beats their original. ” -jlaz10

“ I bought tons of cards from this set in my card collecting prime years of age 12. I definitely recognize this one, but I got rid of it in a collection downsizing. ” -DanD

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Set: 1989 O-Pee-Chee Sticker Backs (Rate)

Card: #10 Tony Fernandez

“ This looks like the back of the card is posted as the front...I'm sure there's a reason for this, but I don't know what it is. The back is more interesting than the front...or I should say the side shown as Card of the Day is more interesting, anyway. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The AL had a glut of good shortstops from 1985-1995. Fernandez and Trammell were always sort of in Ripken's shadow when All-Star time rolled around. ” -DaClyde

“ Nice way of making garbage collectible. ” -vrooomed

“ Three beautiful uniforms! The Jays combination of blue jersey and powder blue pants is horrible and amazing at the same time. ” -jlaz10

“ Every bit as good as Ozzie Smith, and better offensively. Fernandez had 66 more HR's, 51 more RBI's and his batting avg was 26 points higher, all with 1,485 fewer at bats than Ozzie Smith had. And yet the Hall of Fame voting was: Fernandez = 0.7%. Smith = 91.7%. Guess all those back flips paid off in the end. ” -Id8jlb8666

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