Random Card of the Day


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Year: 2002

Set: Topps - 1952 Reprints (Rate)

Card: #52R-10 Jackie Robinson


“ I like the reprint ,except for tacky gold label . ” -uncaian

“ Who cannot love this? Some may think the bold borders are over the top, but I have always thought they have some class....goes well against the red background. Love me some Jackie Robinson! ” -tbshaw

“ Classic American icon. Classic baseball. Classic baseball card. Too bad it's a reprint. ” -jayoneill

“ Nice reprint. I don't like the logo seal (after a little search it reads "1952 World Series) Black border is nice and actually makes the background red pop some. ” -captkirk42

“ The gold foil ruins the entire card. ” -carthage44

“ Love it! And the fact that the budget conscious have access to it makes it more appreciated as long as we stay away from eBay hawks treating it as an original. ” -Sportzcommish

“ Never been a huge fan of reprints. ” -kirkscards

“ Great player, great original card, not digging the border on this one. Why mess with the greats. I don't like reprints. Let the originals stand as is!! ” -muskie027

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Vvvergeer

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:21 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Worst of all reprint/throwback worlds. You want to do a commemorative card of Jackie Robinson? Go for it. Make it original and interesting. You want to commemorate the 1952 set? I suppose go for it. Use modern players in that design. You want to just recreate a card from 1952, confuse people, use a different color on the back, use a different card stock, and slap a gold thing on the front? Maybe you should do something else....

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Edited on: Mar. 22, 2017 - 8:26AM

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RoundtheDiamond87

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Maybe some people like gold reprints.  I'd prefer a regular-looking reprint.  I have both, but I didn't go on to pursue this insert set.


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Billy Kingsley

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:57 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

If they didn't modify it in some way, people would try to pass it off as an original. I've seen people do that with cards that were clearly different from the original too.


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olerud363

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:35 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

While I love vintage, I'm growing to really dislike the plethora of vintage-themed issues. The original card is a classic hobby icon. Make it glossy with a coloured border and gold foil and it's just tacky.


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Vvvergeer

Posts: 814
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:35 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Exactly right, Billy. Which is why they shouldn't have made this card at all....

Billy Kingsley wrote:

If they didn't modify it in some way, people would try to pass it off as an original. I've seen people do that with cards that were clearly different from the original too.


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