Random Card of the Day


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Year: 2010

Set: Upper Deck MLS (Rate)

Card: #62 Daniel Hernandez


“ This is actually a pretty good card design. Neat uniform. Why are the stats selective on the back? Or did he take years off? ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I really like the FC Dallas shirt that year. Also, I've always been ok with horizontal cards. So I guess I'm saying this card is a winner with me. ” -switzr1

“ Sharp design with a semi-action shot, but I'm certain the whole set is not horizontal. I prefer them to all face one way. ” -Sportzcommish

“ FC Dallas... It's what's for dinner. ” -mkaz80

“ Nice change of pace...an American soccer card, with NO weird numbers and attacks. I could get into this! ” -RoyalChief

“ The best action shot they got? ” -carthage44

“ good design, i still have yet to ever buy a soccer card though. ” -parsley24

“ Nice looking soccer card. ” -captkirk42

“ Not a bad soccer design. Not sure what that white stripe is doing there though. ” -IfbBirdsCards

“ At least I understand this soccer card. Most soccer cards look like game cards. This one lacks all the meaningless numbers that some soccer cards have but it also lacks anything interesting. ” -cnangle

“ Best soccer card that has been COTD. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice to see a soccer card that is not a game of some sort. The front design is nice. ” -kents_stuff

“ Upper Deck made some really nice soccer cards. Check out the pictures in all the sets they did. Phenomenal! I got some 2012 cards as a free gift from Dave and Adams and those were great too! This one has a slightly smaller name than I would like, but a great looking card overall. ” -muskie027

“ This is a pretty nice card in my opinion. For once we have a soccer card that is not a game card! The only thing I don't care for is how they did the stats. Either give us recent stats or give us career stats, but don't mix-and-match years, that is really strange! ” -cckeith

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Billy Kingsley

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:43 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I can't help but notice that the logo looks an awful lot like the Florida Panthers logo...maybe the sane person/group owns both?

Here's a card that shows the Panthers logo, can't copy the image on my tablet. http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/150970/cid/10166630/2017-18-O-Pee-Chee-232-Jonathan-Marchessault


Edited on: Dec. 5, 2017 - 1:46AM

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Celticwolfco

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:52 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

By the way Billy, the reason for the gaps in his stats was that Upper Deck chose to list only his MLS stats.  The years missing on the back of the card he played in Mexico.

muskie027

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:40 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I looked up his stats suspecting the gaps were foreign leagues, and they were, however, interesting was that his Wikipedia page shows him as having played 29 games with the Galaxy in 98-99 and 4 with the Mutiny in 99-00.  When I add that up, it doesn’t equal the totals on the card.  I have to be doing something wrong.

switzr1

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:38 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

This is another example where soccer, and soccer cards, can't be viewed in the same way as other sports.  Unlike other sports we collect, the top league in US/Canada is not considered the best league in the world (not even close).  Also, guys move around between countries all the time, and teams change leagues.  Stats for a player's career generally cover any senior league in any country they played in.  But card sets probably only include stats for the leagues they have a license with.  At least that was the case with this UD set.  Imagine counting Ichiro's Japanese stats, Aaron's Negro League Stats, Rose's minor league stats, Walker's USFL stats, etc.


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Putting my collection in the site again.  Gotta do something on winter nights when there's no hockey or basketball to go to!  I'm even open to trading again.

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Billy Kingsley

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:29 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Interesting. I know so little about this sport that my cluelessness should surprise no one.

There is a hockey site that includes all top level leagues in stat totals, not just NHL or KHL or whatever.


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muskie027

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:41 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Actually, I believe Topps always included the USFL stats.  I remember this as Jim Kelly is my favorite NFL player and I vividly remember his Houston Gamblers stats being on all his Topps cards.  I think I remember Moon's CFL stats with Edmonton on the back of his cards as well.

I really think soccer gets a bad wrap, probably because there is a bit of North American pride and we don't have the best league.  Part of the beauty of soccer though is that the various leagues exist and the Champions Cup tournament is so much fun.  To me, it resembles college sports where the best leagues are like the conferences, the lower leagues are like FCS, DII and DIII and the Champions Cup is like the CFB Playoff.  If you watch it that way, it makes more sense.


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