Random Card of the Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Year: 2008

Set: Upper Deck (Rate)

Card: #26 Mike Piazza

“ I like this for a 00's set. Classic vibrant UD card, decent back. Not great, but not bad. ” -muskie027

“ When I was in school and baseball was discussed, his name was usually mispronounced as "pizza" on purpose. Granted, I think that was 3rd or 4th grade when he got to the majors. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Upper deck 2008 will still be my favorite card set ever ” -Bargunmaster

“ A nearly flawless card with a classic batting stance, sharp photo with Piazza the lone focus, and the card company's logo occupying an appropriate amount of space on the upper right-hand corner. None of this set are on my Want List, but they will be. ” -Sportzcommish

“ This HOF'er was a 62nd round draft pick! ” -carthage44

“ He wasn't a great defensive catcher. In fact for many years he was lousy. The question I have is would he have been in the Hall of Fame if he puts up the same offensive numbers as a first baseman? ” -Brimose

“ Oakland, eh? Never knew that. ” -DanD

“ I'm not sure which is worse: Piazza as an Athletic or a Padre. Never mind...it's Piazza as a Marlin. Nevertheless, nice card and nice scan. ” -mkaz80

“ Wow! This came out the second year after I started collecting. I liked the simplistic design, but I didn't like the foil they used because it made the cards hard to read sometimes. If these had looked more like the 08 UD first edition I would have liked it more. But, it's not bad. This was Piazza's last base card for UD. What a player he was even in his later years. ” -Slug03

“ Great back of the card. Front is clean and solid also. Only draw back is the small foil making some of the cards in the set difficult to read. ” -rmpaq5

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:34 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Missed this as the random card. Sigh. Anyway for some reason the 2007 through about 2010 Upper Deck baseball I think are my favortie years for Upper Deck Baseball. I like the first few years of 1991 - 93 but those are not my "fave" years of that brand.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:40 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Billy Kingsley's comment made me feel old. He was in 3rd or 4th grade when Piazza came up. I graduated high school in 1992!


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:57 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Sorry! But, if it helps, it was actually the end of 1st grade. Not that I had become a sports fan yet. I started school the year my brother graduated. 


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:41 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Not a bad looking set, I'd probably pull this card out if I ran across it in a stack.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:07 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Thanks Olerud. Now I feel old. I graduated in 1978.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 7:50 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Thanks for making me feel young again KC.  I graduated in 1980.

kcjays wrote:

Thanks Olerud. Now I feel old. I graduated in 1978.

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