Random Card of the Day

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Set: 1996-97 SkyBox Premium (Rate)

Card: #74 Ed O'Bannon

“ I normally don't comment on basketball because I don't collect it, but I have to say, I actually like this design. There are a few tweaks I would make to improve it, but overall, especially given the era it came from, it's nice! ” -vrooomed

“ Why the infield on the back of he card? ” -NJdevils

“ The one man who may change collegiate sports for ever. Last time I heard. He was now selling Toyotas in California. ” -deporcoruña

“ While I consider 1996-97 the best season of NBA basketball cards overall, the Skybox set is rather on the lower end of the coolness spectrum. I am not a big fan of the computer generated background. O'Bannon only lasted three years in the NBA, the first two with the Nets and then one with Dallas. Jerry Stackhouse, also visible on this card, came from the same draft and lasted in the NBA until 2012-13. O'Bannon's impact on the NBA is negligible, but he may end up changing college sports (for the better) on a wide scale. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Classic NBA jerseys. The '90s is my favorite era of uniforms, for basketball at least. ” -jlaz10

“ Not sure if I've seen any cards from this set. ” -captkirk42

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Set: 2007 Dr Who Battles in Time - Annihilator (Rate)

Card: #3 Clockwork Woman 3

“ [mimic the Lorax voice]"Hoo! That’s a woman???" ” -volbox

“ People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff. ” -koloth42

“ Domo Arigato Mrs.Roboto !Geek love for the series,not so much for the cards. ” -uncaian

“ Er, um, nope. ” -marcbrubaker

“ I love Doctor Who. Not a huge fan of TCGs, CCGs or whatever you want to label them. The episode ("Girl in the Fireplace") that had these Clockwork Droids was a bit bizarre, but is a huge favorite of many fans. This particular card game I have no idea how to play (like many of them). I'm not sure if I will pursue any cards in this set or not. Many TCGs have way too many "rare" cards that are hard to get (mostly to make them powerhouse cards in the game) for a simple set collector like me. ” -captkirk42

“ Dr. Who scared the crap out of me when I was a kid... ” -SFC Temple

“ Ummmm, yeah.... ” -carthage44

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Set: 2005-06 Magic Box Int. Shoot Out (Rate)

Card: #CA9 Hermann Hreidarsson

“ The North Pole called. It wants its socks back. It also says to stop kicking your own logo. ” -revnorb

“ Looks like he's about to kick the logo. ” -vrooomed

“ Nice card, but sorry folks I don't collect Soccer (Real Football). Just too many things to collect in just ONE sport let alone several. ” -captkirk42

“ I certainly prefer the 1923-24 baseball exhibits to this ” -NJDevils

“ This is a good-looking card. I would like to have some of these in my collection. ” -switzr1

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Set: 2014 Press Pass American Thunder - Great American Legend (Rate)

Card: #GAL-1 Richard Petty

“ Another one of my scans, unfortunately the card is not all that great- I hate mirror foils, and for the past few years, that is all Press Pass used for inserts. They also tried to cram a 38 year, 200 win, 7 championship career onto 10 cards, so needless to say it didn't work out all that well. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Not big into racing. This is a nice looking card, but it could be better. I take it it is chrome? The scan probably isn't doing it justice. I wish they would produce less chrome cards so they would be special again. ” -captkirk42

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Set: 1989 Pro Set (Rate)

Card: #213 Mark Clayton

“ Bad sign when the back of the card has basic info like team name/logo. Didn't see the name at first ” -Mike67

“ 1st Pro Set attempt ... that means >>ERRORS and VARIATIONS.. and their are some beauties. Luv this set, and still don't have all the ERR/VARs! ~BOB~ ” -BOBSCARDZ

“ Pro set were some of the first cards that I received as a child! The older cards, like this, always give you so much information and detail on the back. I miss that. ” -carthage44

“ I like the design. 1989 was the start of the greatest age of trading cards. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I miss the size of Pro Set sets because you'd get cards of players you would never get now. I liked these 1989 borders more than the following year. They were nice distinctive cards. ” -armac

“ Had a ton of these in 89/90 traded most away before I decided I really need to complete the set. The danger of the junk years products. I like the design: simple no gold or silver leaf. Real cardboard Upper Deck was just on the horizon about to take the hobby by storm. ” -captkirk42

“ The dreaded cap-sleeve. Not as small as they are today, but surprisingly small for 1989. ” -jlaz10

“ Always liked this set. It really stood out with the different colored borders when that was pretty non-existent in mainstream cards of all sports. Good photo of Clayton too. ” -switzr1

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Set: 1988 Topps - Tiffany (Rate)

Card: #490 Larry Parrish

“ Topps Tiffany... OPC backing with Topps on the front. ” -Mike67

“ 1988 Topps - looked similar to 1966 Topps. ” -vrooomed

“ He was a Man's Man!!! ” -carthage44

“ Tiffany cards? What no Debbie Gibson cards? *RIMSHOT* Seriously back in the day when Tiffany cards were the rage sure I was into them, but now-days **Yawn** Not so much. I do like the '88 Topps design. Basic and simple. ” -captkirk42

“ Topps' most boring design since 1966. This is practically its own Heritage design. Aside from the errors that were briefly popular (Murray, McGwire, Leiter, Comstock), this set had little to recommend it to collectors. The Tiffany set is just putting lipstick on a pig. Why did my 12-year-old self buy so friggin' many of them? ” -DaClyde

“ The Rangers old roads lacked red, a color that they overcompensated for in their 1994 uni set. ” -jlaz10

“ LP was a favorite when I was a kid watching the Expos. Nice player. And as I said with the last Tiffany card...I like the nice clean back. ” -armac

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Set: 2000-01 Upper Deck MVP (Rate)

Card: #37 Jeff O'Neill

“ Not a huge fan of MVP, or at least the early ones. I liked the Collector's Choice brand it replaced (In basketball) better. With that said, I'm about 20 cards away from having the complete run from 1999-00 through 2003-04. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Really dislike the bar codes on these cards. ” -carthage44

“ Great player always played hard. ” -uncaian

“ Solid product, especially considering it was "low-end". ” -vrooomed

“ The 'Canes had some good sweaters, but their new design is so much better. ” -jlaz10

“ This guy is familiar. I know the name, but I know nothing of what this guy's done. Your prototypical obscure former player. ” -Howintensive

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Set: 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen - Mini Red Gypsy Queen Back (Rate)

Card: #13 Joey Votto

“ That may be the smallest card number in history. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Half the people love these, the other half loathe these. In this case, I'm part of the latter. What IS that on the back?! ” -vrooomed

“ A BIG pass on the Gypsy Queen sets. ” -carthage44

“ I don't like this design as much as some of the other recent Gypsy Queen mini sets. I do like the choice of picture though. Don't seem to see many pictures of a first baseman covering the bag on cards, especially from this straight-on angle. ” -switzr1

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Set: 1995 SkyBox E-Motion (Rate)

Card: #13 Erik Hanson

“ Not a fan of the design. And he is concentrating on "How long are they going to make me hold this pose?" ” -switzr1

“ My local card shop had a box of the NBA release of Emotion, and I passed it up, going instead for whatever new release was new at the time. When I decided to go back and get it, it had sold out. This was 2002 or 2003. I still regret it, and I still need more than I have of the set. In fact, of all the 1994-95 NBA releases, it's the one I have the least of. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ These were very cool. Each player had a different word that described them. ” -carthage44

“ I can't find "Hanson Concentrating" in the data base. Might be rarer than Honus Wagner. ” -NJdevils

“ So having a picture of the same guy in the same motion on the back may not have been the best idea. ” -jlaz10

“ Mid-90s slop. ” -vrooomed

“ OK design only issue is it's a red sox card. ” -MAS23

“ siamese twins ” -volbox

“ I don't know anything about this set but I like what seems to be the different looks of the curveball on the front and back of the card. ” -armac

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Set: 1923-24 Exhibits W461 (Rate)

Card: #21 Cliff Heathcote

“ Wow. Clean design, nice (fake?) action picture. Feels like a foggy baseball field in the middle of nowhere. ” -volbox

“ Wow...that's huge. And old. Is it really what fits the concept of a trading card, or is it something different that's included here because it's similar? I really don't know. Always cool to see old stuff though! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Why does make smile when I see a "plain" black & white card ? It shows you can have a great product without a bunch of bells & whistles. ” -uncaian

“ Nice! I want one. :) But make it a Phillie. ” -vrooomed

“ SUPER COOL!!! ” -carthage44

“ I was the starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in a DoubleHeader against the St. Louis Cardinals the other starter was Max Flack. In between the two games I was traded to the Cardinals for Max then I would learn I would start Game #2 the pitcher for the Cubs was Max Flack. ” -WALKIN' BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA

“ In the early 20's, they experimented with a sport that combined baseball with karate. ” -bplay24

“ I like those socks! Very football-style, compared to the NFL. ” -jlaz10

“ Never heard of these, but even with a blank back...classic! Love it! ” -bkklaos

“ As old as this card is, the Cubs hadn't won a World Series for over 15 years! Great photo of a guy that was traded in the middle of a doubleheader and played for both teams that day. ” -armac

“ Look how old this card is. And think; the last time the Cubs won a World Series, Clifton Heathcote was ten years old. ” -switzr1

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