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Friday, May 23, 2014

Set: 1991 Pinnacle (Rate)

Card: #167 Anthony Munoz



“ This may be the worst base card design I've ever seen. In the top 5 for sure. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The pinnacle of horrible card design. ” -volbox

“ Great player. Weird design of card. Both his kids played college sports at Tennessee and did very well. His daughter got to play for Pat Summit guess that's not shabby at all. ” -addysdaddy

“ Can anyone tell me why they never seem to put the Team logo/helmet on the front but include it on the back? This seems backwards to me, but then again, what do I know. I do enjoy the personalized quotes. ” -SSG Temple

“ Pinnacle's layout just screams "early 90s". ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Best offensive lineman ever, on the worst card design ever. ” -wamk

“ I think I'd rather have a bigger action shot and pass on the unflattering head shot and empty space. ” -jackal726

“ That is one big man. ” -jlaz10

“ Pretty bad card overall. Front is one of the worst. Next! ” -NJdevils

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Set: 2001 Wheels High Gear (Rate)

Card: #12 Steve Park



“ Right about the time this set was being issued, Steve Park scored his second and final career victory- a week after his team owner and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Park suffered some severe head injuries of his own later that year. While under caution at Darlington, his steering wheel came off and turned his car at a near 90 degree angle, into the path of another car coming at full speed, which proceeded to T-bone Park's car in the driver's door. I was watching live on TV, and I knew it was bad when they cut the roof off Park's car and put a tarp over it. (Tarped cars usually mean a driver death). He did return to Cup racing but never found any real success again, and last I knew was racing in the East series on a part time basis. He had previously missed part of his rookie season of 1998 with a broken leg. His father Bob was also a racer and had two cards issued, but I don't know if they are on the Database as yet. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Two wins in ten years? Methinks Steve doesn't exactly have a "High Gear". ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Interesting NASCAR stats. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Set: 1997 Ultra (Rate)

Card: #276 Ozzie Smith



“ Smith played from 1978-1996 with the Padres and Cardinals. Career Stats: .262 Average, 2,460 Hits, 28 Home runs, 793 RBI and 580 Stolen bases. He was a 15x All-Star, 13x Gold Glove Award Winner, Silver Slugger Award (1987), Roberto Clemente Award (1995), NLCS MVP (1985) and World Series Champion (1982). He was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2002. ” -carthage44

“ This design was used for the 1996-97 NBA sets with holofoil name/team areas and Ultra logo...my all time favorite Ultra set. The 2004-05 Ultra set was done in what appeared to be a tribute to it as well, another set I liked quite a bit. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Aggravated assault charge in 3..2..1.. ” -SSG Temple

“ Best SS ever? Possibly. Best set ever? Not even close. But, it is a decent set, very good for the 1990s! ” -vrooomed

“ THE WIZARD! Nice card, and I like how it has his complete stats on the back instead of just the recent years. ” -jupiterhill

“ Even though the Cards last used their old navy road cap only two years ago, it seems so out of place. ” -jlaz10

“ Tragically, this photo was taken days before Ozzie disappeared in the "Springfield Mystery Spot". ” -UNC_Samurai

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Set: 2003 Press Pass - Snapshots (Rate)

Card: #SN30 Ned Jarrett



“ Ned Jarrett was nicknamed "Gentleman Ned" for his pleasant demeanor...no one can be found who dislikes him. He won 50 races in his career, then retired after 1966 and stepped into multiple careers including track/race promotion and what most people remember him for, is broadcasting. He began broadcasting races in the 1960s on the radio and eventually moved to TV, broadcasting races until the year 2000. He suffered a stroke several years ago but has made an incredible recovery. He won two NASCAR championships and his son Dale won in 1999, making them only the second father-son duo to be NASCAR Champions. (His other son Glenn and his grandson Jason also has raced though they did not win in NASCAR, they do have cards and listings on the Database) Ned is my favorite race broadcaster, despite not calling races in almost 15 years. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ What exactly is this? ” -jlaz10

“ Is there any other professional sport with as many families with multigenerational representation? ” -jackal726

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Set: 1976 SSPC (Rate)

Card: #100 Marc Hill



“ Hill was a catcher that played from 1973-1986 with the Cardinals, Giants, Mariners and White Sox. Career Stats: .223 Average, 34 Home Runs and 198 RBI. Mainly a backup catcher and known as a great defensive catcher throughout his career, he was a big part of the 1983 White Sox team that won the Western Division title. ” -carthage44

“ I never heard of SSPC until right now, seeing this card come up as card of the day...at 3:08 AM, May 12th. I thought I had heard of all the card companies by now, after collecting cards since 1988, but I guess not! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I have a bunch of these cards. A little on the boring side but neat braise not a lot of people have them. ” -addysdaddy

“ No stats, but nicely-sized photo on front. Lacks so many crucial elements for a good card. Also, anyone here know the story of Marc Hill's beard catching fire in the (I do believe) White Sox dugout (circa 1982)? Apparently, he was a smoker, and someone was trying to help him light one up, and caught his bushy beard on fire! In the dugout! Doubt there are many smokers in MLB (or MiLB) these days. ” -vrooomed

“ Is it just me or is this '70s Giants road uni strikingly similar to their 2000-12 set? ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Set: 2010 SAGE HIT - Gold (Rate)

Card: #89 Garrett Graham



“ The only traditional cards I've ever had stick together and get damaged were Sage Hit cards (at least, the only ones that weren't damaged in a flood) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like the back design. Oh wait. There isn't one ” -Young Kilo

“ Graham was drafted in the 4th round (118th overall) by the Houston Texans during the 2010 NFL Draft. Career Stats: 41 games, 78 Receptions, 832 Yards and 8 Touchdowns. Graham comes from a respectable list of Tight Ends from Wisconsin to play in the NFL including Owen Daniels, Lance Kendricks, Jake Byrne, Travis Beckum, Jason Pociask, Mark Anelli, Michael Roan, Tim Stracka, Jack Novak, Larry Mialik, Stu Voigt, Lee Bernet, Pat Richter and Dave Kocourek. GO BADGERS!!! ” -carthage44

“ I think this is a pretty nice looking college set (and decent parallel). ” -vrooomed

“ Ugh, adidas. ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Set: 1998 SP Top Prospects (Rate)

Card: #27 Calvin Pickering



“ Interesting design. Looking at his Gallery here on the Database, it appears he did make it to the MLB ranks but didn't, in fact, become a star. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Probably not the best Cal to come out of the Orioles system. ” -switzr1

“ Pickering played from 1998-2005 with the Orioles, Reds, Red Sox and Royals. Career: .223 Average, 14 Home Runs and 45 RBI. He also played in the Mexican League from 2002-2003 and the Korean League in 2006. ” -carthage44

“ I like the Yankee pinstripes on the front of an Oriole card....right. Can we make the number on back a wee bit smaller? ” -NJdevils

“ AAAA ” -volbox

“ The Shorebirds still use that same 1998 logo. ” -jlaz10

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Set: 1994-95 Fleer - Netminders (Rate)

Card: #6 Kirk Mclean



“ Hockey. Never could get into that sport. The few cards I have, are only so I can say I have some. This however, is a good looking card on the front. Can't say I really like the extreme close up on the back. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Interesting jersey, and interesting background. I would not like the background on a base card, but on an insert? That's a whole different story. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice crisp photo on a nice blah background. ” -NJDevils

“ The Canucks tried to apologize for their garish Victory-V unis of the '70s with these designs. Still, the blue and green is best. ” -jlaz10

“ All of those criss crossing letters remind me too much of a calculus problem ” -jackal726

“ There's too much background in my foreground if you know what I'm sayin'.... ” -suomibear8

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Set: 1997 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #467 Wally Joyner



“ These cards felt weird, like they were printed on really thick construction paper. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Remember when Wally Joyner had the most sought after rookie card in the industry back in 1986. ” -EdTheStatMan

“ Uninspired design (and non-glossy finish). Looks like 1996 Fleer. As for the player - Wallyworld! ” -vrooomed

“ Weird set here. Was like they used cardboard to print on and the quality was very sub par. Must have been vegetable based inks. ” -addysdaddy

“ Joyner played from 1986-2001 with the Angels (two different times), Royals, Padres and Braves. Career Stats: .289 Average, 204 Home Runs and 1,106 RBI. He was an All-Star in his rookie season (1986) and was also Co-Champion (w/Darryl Strawberry) of the Home Run Derby that same season. Joyner is currently serving as the Detroit Tigers hitting coach. ” -carthage44

“ I like the road grays on front and home whites on back. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Set: 2010 Topps - Gold (Rate)

Card: #145 Justin Upton



“ Baseball is easy when there is no defense! ” -SSG Temple

“ "Ball gonna make me lose my slide, Upton here, Upton here..." ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Cool card, great photo. If this was done like the NBA sets, the gold parallel was serially numbered to 99. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is he sliding into the base or trying to comfort it? ” -Mike67

“ Upton was the first overall selection during the 2005 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He currently plays for the Atlanta Braves. Career Stats: .276 Average, 144 Home Runs, 452 RBI and 92 Stolen Bases. He is a 2x All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2011. He is the younger brother of B.J Upton who also plays for the Braves. ” -carthage44

“ Why is Chip Hale laying on the ground?More importantly, why odds Topps celebrating 59 years of collecting...why not wait until 60 years? ” -duaned99

“ I still have trouble reading the names of this set. ” -jlaz10

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