Random Card of the Day


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Set: 1986 ProCards Portland Beavers (Rate)

Card: #14 Randy Lerch



“ Great team logo! Minor League teams have the best team logos in sports, I think. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The uniforms players are wearing on some of these 80s minor league cards that have been popping up lately as RCOTD just scream little league. ” -rmpaq5

“ Back in the Phillies organization in AAA for '85 and '86, Lerch would wind up pitching 4 more games in the bigs in '86 before being released by the Phillies (he's go on to to the Cardinals org, but called it a career after that). Never a dominant pitcher, he probably made it as long as he did because he was a tall lefty. Part of the Phillies team that won the WS in '80, but he was left off the postseason roster (probably because he wasn't that good). Traded to the Brewers in the off-season for Dick Davis. He was a decent hitter (for a pitcher) finishing with a .206 BA. ” -vrooomed

“ Nice 1980s Minor League Baseball card. A staple for the Card of the Day it seems. ” -captkirk42

“ Ho hum ...wake me when this card is over. ” -C2Cigars

“ What happened? Sent down after about 70 major league appearances? Were the Beavers affiliated with the Giants, or was he shuffled to another organization? He bats and throws "LEFTS". So there. ” -dilemma19

“ A lot of wasted space on the front of the card. ” -carthage44

“ It's decent, but a bit too much red. Back is very plain but gets the job done. ” -Doc Floyd

“ Not wild about minor league sets. Beavers, hmmmmm. ” -Kaline6

“ Nice beaver card ” -switzr1

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Set: 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites (Rate)

Card: #39 Terry Steinbach



“ ...hard to believe its already been 20 years. Stay Topps. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Like the design even if it is a 10 years after the fact commemorative "fan favorites" card. ” -captkirk42

“ I like the built in cell phone on his helmet. Probably one of the first. ” -RoyalChief

“ He was a beast in RBI baseball video game. ” -carthage44

“ Steinbach was a very well-respected catcher. This card is bland, but I guess everything you could ask for is there. ” -dilemma19

“ This card reminds me. As I am going through boxes of cards and adding them to the database, man were there a ton of sets made in the early to mid 2000s featuring just retired players. ” -rmpaq5

“ Very so-so. Not a fan of the double face shot on the front. The logo under the A's logo makes this too busy. Glad I can read the topps verbiage above facial #2, too bad Steinbach's name is hard to read. I will give props to the back though. I actually like the purple background on the stats. ” -muskie027

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Set: 2013 Bowman - Rainbow Purple (Retail) (Rate)

Card: #131 Quinton Patton



“ I like it. I'm one of the seemingly few people who like the various color parallels that are out there these days. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ As Bowman goes this is a pretty good design. I think the obsession that card makers have of tons of parallel sets and even more short prints and insert sets is way too ridiculous. Varying the border color for the rainbow parallels is much better than what Topps did wit the backgrounds for 2016 baseball. Variants should be obvious what the difference is too often they make the differences too subtle it is difficult to know which variant is which. ” -captkirk42

“ Really wish Topps had a college football licence because having to photo shop out the team markings is weak. ” -carthage44

“ Here is a perfect example of what is wrong with our hobby. If you apply the filters for him and just 2013 Bowman, it returns 38 cards. That is 1 base and 37 different parallels in one shape or form of the base card. Ridiculous. ” -rmpaq5

“ Two thumbs down. Would be more, but I don't have three thumbs. Purple is a bad color for us colorblind folk, especially if the same brand includes blue parallels as well. And different retail and hobby versions of a card is a complete losing proposition. As far as I'm concerned, this is the worst card to ever be RCOTD. I would sooner collect the Brats Top Trumps we've had before. ” -switzr1

“ He's from Nashville! Didn't go to an SEC school but had a great career at Louisiana Tech and made it the NFL. He was so excited he got on a plane right after the draft but the Niners told him to turnaround because there are rules about when players can take part in team activities in the offseason. ” -joshthurman

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Set: 1986 Topps - Tiffany (Rate)

Card: #667 Tim Teufel



“ Excellent scan! This is not my favorite 1980s Topps design, but it's solid. Gives you everything you could want with a base card, or in this case, a parallel of one. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like the design, although it is not my favorite photo for a card. But, anytime a Twins player is RCOTD, I have to be happy! ” -twinscollector34

“ This is a top 5 set all-time in my opinion. Love this set. ” -carthage44

“ Love the stats on the back, find it interesting that he recorded an inside the park homer before a stolen base... ” -SaveDaKid

“ Hooray for Topps Tiffany. Big points for that. And the 1986 Topps design took many, MANY years to grow on me. I thought it was a letdown after I liked the 1985s so much, but I like them now. So this card gets a good grade from me. Also, I think 1986 was the last year Topps put positions on the front until maybe 1991, right? ” -switzr1

“ The first cards I collected were 1986 Topps. In retrospect not a very attractive set but partially because the black borders never age well and I didn't keep my early cards in as good condition as I did later. Teufel, which means devil in German, I think, actually platooned at 2nd base for the Mets in 1986. A memorable year all-around. ” -joshthurman

“ Tiffany cards showed us the future of cards (white stock), but we just didn't know it at the time. I wasn't aware of their existence back then (I guess my LCS didn't carry them - maybe too expensive) but now, I wish I had these. ” -vrooomed

“ "You wanna take my picture for a card? I'll think about it." ” -marcbrubaker

“ Like the 1986 Topps. Didn't know this was a "Tiffany" till I checked the flip side and it looked like a Heritage reprint due to the Tiffany brighter back. ” -captkirk42

“ Mr. Teufel seems a bit perplexed by his facial expression. ” -rmpaq5

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Set: 2002 Press Pass Optima (Rate)

Card: #37 Jamie McMurray



“ Of all the sets issued in the 2000s, this is one of the ones I have the least represented in my collection. I have 12 of them...didn't have that many until about a month ago when a friend gave me a whole bunch of cards, that included some from this set. Before that I had around 5. Don't know why this set just never made it into my collection, my local shop must have not gotten it or sold out before I got to it. (either is possible) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ RAcing isn't my thing this looks like an OK card shows both car and Driver. Many racing fans have complained about sets that don't show the car. ” -captkirk42

“ He doesn't look very fast. I like that the driver and car photos get nearly equal real estate on the front of the card. ” -dilemma19

“ Not bad for a race card. ” -uncaian

“ Not the biggest fan of some of the base sets, but man those insert sets are really cool! ” -Joshua825

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Set: 1997 Leaf (Rate)

Card: #130 Mark Wohlers



“ Not horrible. Would be easier to read if it wasn't so washed out. The font they chose is not too easy to read even in hand. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Of the 1997 sets from which I have cards, the Leaf set was my favorite. In hand, they really look nice. ” -vrooomed

“ Thanks RCOTD for reminding me that my 1997 Leaf set is still incomplete, and that there isn't really any good reason to collect a complete set of 1997 Leaf. That vignette effect on the edges is awful, as is the foil. Until I saw this card, I'd never noticed how much Mark Wohlers resembles a refrigerator... ” -dilemma19

“ I sort of like the design, but the foil lettering I almost didn't see.Still can't read it from the scan. In person they can be read somewhat. ” -captkirk42

“ The team logo looks out of place on this card. ” -carthage44

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Set: 1993-94 Upper Deck - SP Inserts (Rate)

Card: #2 Troy Loney



“ Interesting that this design is used as an insert because it sure seems like it would be a base card design to me. Not bad at all. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Please bring back that Ducks logo! ” -carthage44

“ This is an OK card, not great as SP is usually too flashy for my tastes. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice design. Borderless works very well here. I don't have a bad thing to say about this card. ” -rmpaq5

“ They play hockey in California?? Could have cropped out the goalie pad, at least in the back photo... ” -dilemma19

“ Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack... Can I get a flying V? ” -SaveDaKid

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Set: 1985 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 (Rate)

Card: #12b Hairy Mary



“ This is the kind of card that makes me say I collect some non-sports, instead of all. I don't know why these were ever popular. I feel about these the way Carthage feels about NASCAR. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Garbage Pail Kids were appealing as a kid because the cards were edgy. Now they seem tame but the puns are still on point. ” -ketchupman36

“ I disliked these cards back then, never cared to keep, buy or trade for one. ” -volbox

“ Being a young kid when these came out, some of these cards were very creepy and scary. ” -carthage44

“ I don't know how I feel about cards with unrelated backs and fronts. I like both the front and back of this card. ” -dilemma19

“ YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! ” -SFC Temple

“ Cool ORIGINAL GPK sticker/card. For some reason people have a problem grasping the concept of the numbering for these. They have 2 variants for each sticker that uses the same number sub-numbered with "a" and "b". The same image is used for both stickers but the character name was changed so the same image is used for two "characters". I'm pretty sure this format was used for all the GPK series. Oh and like many other Topps non-sport series the numbering continued from where the previous series left off. ” -captkirk42

“ Classic ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Topps and their wonderful numbering system.....arrrgghhh! ” -NJDevils

“ I feel like I shouldn't admit this, but I was a young kid when these came out and I LOVED collecting them. I have no clue what happened to the collection I had, but I wish I could find them. I really liked how each picture had two names. These were always fun. ” -muskie027

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Set: 1966 Topps (Rate)

Card: #3 Sam Mele



“ Great card! I love to get coach cards, especially when it's a former player. Great text on the back here. Why are coaches called managers in baseball? I truly don't know. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ This takes me back. No matter how bad the card, you always like the ones from when you were younger. ” -NJdevils

“ What an awesome card of the day! It is my from my favorite all-time set and from my favorite team! I love everything about the 1966 cards. I know part of it is that they were the first cards I ever collected as a boy. Wouldn't it be nice to go back and re-create opening up those 1966 wax packs? I would spend my entire allowance, which was probably a dollar a week, on these cards. I'm not sure what they were, probably 10 to 25 cents a pack. Sam Mele managed the Twins to the 1965 World Series, where, unfortunately, they had to face Sandy Koufax in game seven. Sam is still alive, 94 years old, and living in Massachusetts. For the Twins 2015 50th anniversary celebration of the 1965 World Series, he appeared on the video board with a message to the fans and his former players. ” -twinscollector34

“ OH MY! So glad to see vintage pop up on the card of the day. At first glance I thought it might be a recent Heritage card. Love it. ” -captkirk42

“ Such a classy looking card. ” -carthage44

“ ...celebrating 50 years of greatness. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Interesting read, and nice photo. This just feels like a card that Topps actually cared about producing, ras opposed to modern base cards churned out simply to fill packs (and card manufacturers' pockets). ” -dilemma19

“ Hey, why isn't he a-hollerin'? ” -Lea DeFoote

“ I don.t know anything about the man, or team from those days to be honest. That said, gotta love ANY vintage :) ” -engine614

“ I'll take vintage over modern any day. Even this plain, simple, no-frills model. For some reason I love the vintage cards that have the chicken wire in the background. Maybe because the chickens were my responsibility as a kid on our farm. ” -C2Cigars

“ Too bad this isn't one of the hollering managers pictures. Still a good card. ” -switzr1

“ 1966 is such a classic design. Sam's real name was Sabath. Skippered the Twins to the AL pennant in 1965. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I love it!!! This is what a baseball card should be. Everything about it is beautiful. It is classic and on the old card stock. It is no foiled, glossed, memoribila-ized, auto-graphed, special inserted, short printed, or any other aspect of the modern card. This card represents collecting cards for the simple sake of collecting cards. The throwbacks! Nothing is better! ” -muskie027

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Set: 2009-10 Upper Deck - Playoff Performers (Rate)

Card: #PP7 Jonas Hiller



“ For an insert, this is OK, but for a base card, it would not have been good- the Playoff Performers logo is too high up. The first thing I noticed was the Time Warner logo in the background. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Goalie masks are getting more and more creative. ” -carthage44

“ Nice , not too over the top. ” -uncaian

“ OK an insert card. Doesn't really show much action for a Playoff "PERFORMERS" card. OK back tells a little about something he's done in the playoffs. ” -captkirk42

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