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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Set: 1995 Conlon Collection TSN (Rate)

Card: #1341 Skippy Roberge

“ Just one of the many to have their career interrupted by WW2.Bio sounds like the typical all American boy from the late 30's to early 40's, high school standout whose country came first. Thanks for serving! He may be gone, but his card will honor him for years. Great to have cards that remember these guys. ” -Kaline6

“ The nice thing about these cards is the fact that it gave a card to some players who may not have had cards in the past (or they did but were way too pricey for the average collector to obtain). However, the borders are nearly impossible to keep mint. ” -vrooomed

“ Classic Retro. The Conlon Collection sets are a very good way to get many of the very old time players in any form. A great way to get not only the guys whose vintage cards are astronomical in price and ability to find, but also those guys who never had any card back in the day. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice card, nice story. ” -uncaian

“ Everyone had a nickname back in the day. ” -carthage44

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Set: 1992-93 O-Pee-Chee (Rate)

Card: #215 James Patrick

“ Clean card, nice pic. Has the important stats on the back. Didn't collect OPC because just never found them until I was older. Carte de nettoyage, nice pic. A l'important stats sur le dos. Ne pas recueillir le CPVP parce que tout simplement jamais trouvés jusqu'à ce que j'ai été plus. lol ” -Kaline6

“ This was a nice set (minus the repetitive O-Pee-Chee logo in the stripe). ” -vrooomed

“ Nice design...scan is a little washed out (Colors weren't corrected) The Rangers were quite popular among my friends growing up, whenever anyone wore a hockey jersey to school it was ALWAYS the Rangers. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I really like this set.Not too flashy with nice pic.on the front & info on the back.Patrick was a great defenseman,highly underrated. ” -uncaian

“ At least they put half of the card in English. ” -carthage44

“ I like this set. The simplicity of it. Unfortunately I am tired of the Upper Deck influence of the early 90s. ” -captkirk42

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Set: 1995 Upper Deck - Electric Diamond (Rate)

Card: #200 Michael Jordan

“ Now that is cool. Just think, if Michael Jordan hadn't sat out a season and a half, he could have - and probably would have - won 8 straight NBA championships. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ He could have played in the Majors had a played a couple more years. The best basketball player of all-time, PERIOD! ” -carthage44

“ I love Michael Jordan, but not in a baseball uniform. However, anytime you can get Harry and his big glasses on a card it's a win! ” -cckeith

“ I will overlook the fact that this is from a parallel set, and say that this is just a great card from my favorite upper deck set. As a Cardinal fan who grew up not getting the Cardinals channel, Harry Caray was the voice of baseball from my childhood. ” -switzr1

“ wait they made a card about this ” -CardDude14

“ Always irks me when minor league bums like this no-name get a card instead of an everyday player. ” -wax_house

“ 2 Icons.... ” -SFC Temple

“ Nice MJ card. Didn't know this one existed. Only knew about the regular Upper Deck card of his (plus a zillion "broder" cards) ” -captkirk42

“ I like cards like this. A guy who's known mostly for one thing having a card in something else. ” -bigmeat

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Set: 1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes (Rate)

Card: #183 Buddy Bell

“ Steady player, 18 years in the big leagues, .279 career average. Best known to me as manager who got some bad teams, including my 1996 Tigers who lost 109 games, ouch. ” -Kaline6

“ Nice card ruined by that blue diamond with the floating head. ” -uncaian

“ Indians uniform, Reds head shot and his best year was with the Rangers. This card is an aimless mess. ” -Id8jlb8666

“ Would have been a nice front if it hadn't been for the "THE UPPER DECK CO" emblazoned across the top. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice retro set, except the leave you in the dark about his last team. The back says he had been on 4 teams with his best season being with the Rangers, He is shown both as a Red and an Indian. Where is...Astros. ” -captkirk42

“ Interesting cards. I have always kind of liked them for some odd reason. Buddy Bell was an underrated player and a really great person. I have a very fond memory of meeting him at Riverfront Stadium before a game and he signed two autographs for me! :-) ” -cckeith

“ A solid player but I don't know about a All-Time Hero. ” -carthage44

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Set: 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars (Rate)

Card: #110 Andrew McCutchen

“ Kind of a lackluster design. I suspect this set may have been an afterthought for autograph inserts. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Where's the signature? ” -Young Kilo

“ Three times 20/20 - so far. Good on UD for getting it right. But, how many were in the set that they got wrong? (I didn't look.) ” -vrooomed

“ This is actually a nice looking card with a fake background. I wasn't collecting in '09 and have never seen this design. ” -switzr1

“ Real tired of this type of design. I prefer the full real picture complete with a real background. Cards today feel less like cards and more like computer made graphic images with a player's photo pasted on it. ” -captkirk42

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Set: 1991 TG Racing David Pearson (Rate)

Card: #1 David Pearson

“ Lot of my cards coming up! I had no idea this set existed but I received it as a RAOK from a fellow collector. Yes, the photo IS the back of the card, it's the cover card to the set. Pearson ran only 4 full seasons in NASCAR...and was the champion in three of them. (he finished second the other year). Had he run more consistently who knows what he could have accomplished? As it is, he's #2 all time in wins with 105. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Might look ok if the whole set was in an album, but on it's own, terrible card. ” -switzr1

“ I don't know which is supposed to be which. But I think I'd prefer the photo to be the front image. The rest of the cards in the set are nice. It looks like they put no effort into designing the header card. ” -C2Cigars

“ Oh. My first thought was the front and back were switched on this, but then I looked it up here in the DB and they are correct. First card of a 6 card set or subset. Still they could of made this card at least as interesting as the others in the set. ” -captkirk42

“ It's been 19 days after J.D. McDuffie, and also a month after David's own wife death, he is fantastic. ” -dah15

“ Wow, they managed to incorporate all the excitement of motorsports in one card! Not. ” -Vvvergeer

“ This looks like something they would have handed out at the induction. ” -carthage44

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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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