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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Set: 2001-02 Fleer Exclusive - Game Exclusives (Rate)

Card: #4 Karl Malone

“ I have good memories of this set, although the design is not really all that memorable. It was the first set to put patches in the base set- although Fleer didn't quite know what a patch was. They considered anything with more than one color a patch, so I pulled a card with a painted pinstripe from the Orlando Magic jersey labeled as a patch. Of course, as we all know, a patch is a part of the jersey taken from the name, team logo or number- something sewn on...not a painted pinstripe or the borders around the sleeves. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ That is a very small piece of something. ” -ShoTime

“ It is very rare that I see an action shot on a memorabilia card. The back actually has things about the player. For a memorabilia card I would give this a 10 for the front and the back. If this was a regular card I would maybe knock it to a 9 for the duplicate image on the front but seeing as how rare it is to have a good looking memorabilia card I am forgiving it. ” -davidhandberry

“ Awesome card! The Mailman...jersey swatch...numbered to 100. Love it! ” -mkaz80

“ The mailman! Although this patch looks like it's from a road uniform. You'd think they'd want to match the image on the card to the game-worn jersey, but I've seen lots of examples where it's not true. Overall, the jersey is a cool idea, but it's not where I put my collection dollars. ” -vanstryland

“ You've Got Mail! ” -captkirk42

“ anybody remember when Jimmy Kimmel was actually funny and would dress up as the mailman on the man show...good times ” -Thunderfoot

“ Cool, but I really didn't like a lot of "modern" 90's basketball logos. This was one. ” -muskie027

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Set: 1993 SkyBox DC Comics Bloodlines (Rate)

Card: #13 Gemir's Primal Hunger!

“ Every summer, DC Comics (usually) did a company crossover, from 1985 to 2001, and then periodically afterwards. 1993's Bloodlines was the only one that got it's own card set, unfortunately. I was not a fan of the storyline when it was new, and to be honest...I'm still not. It was too violent, as comics were trending at the time, and most of the characters that were created were either never used again, only appeared again to die, or were annoying as all get out. The basic concept of the story is that these aliens came in from outside the galaxy, invaded Earth and would eat the bone marrow of humans by getting them in the base of the skull with the tongue like thing seen on the card. Most of the humans died instantly, but some gained super powers. After that one storyline, the aliens were never seen again...they actually all died in this storyline (they were essentially sentient larvae) but the entire species was never seen again, and only even referenced a handful of times. ” -Billy Kingsley
“ I had no idea what this was. Apparently Gemir is an alien parasite that feeds on human spinal fluid. He accidentally gave super powers to Joe Public, a superhero that I have never heard of also. The card front is interesting. The card back seems like a puzzle and I hate these cards that link up into a larger picture. Does anyone actually have all of them lined up and put together somewhere, not just of this set but any set? ” -davidhandberry

“ My son collected these. Have them here somewhere. ” -NJDevils

“ Nice looking comic card. Don't know anything about the title or characters. ” -captkirk42

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Set: 2004 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers (Rate)

Card: #NNO Sean Walsh

“ I always like minor league cards. I love reading the stories of minor leaguers and this is no exception. A 47th round draft pick that made it up to AA before leaving for the Independent Leagues. He seemed like a decent hitter but with no pop. I honestly from his stats don't know how he kept moving up. .260ish hitters with 5 or less home runs doesn't seem like what anyone wants from a 1st/3rd baseman. As for the card, actually a better design, front and back then many major league sets. Especially like the field on the back showing his position. ” -davidhandberry
“ Could do without the writing on the side but otherwise a nice looking card, front and back. ” -WallyCub

“ Really impressive minor league card. ” -NJDevils

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Set: 2018 Score (Rate)

Card: #138 Frank Gore

“ Nice picture, but the design is sort of typical. ” -kirkscards

“ I know its a cheap set, but im a big fan of score and how they do things, big base set and nice parallel system, And Frank Gore is a beast was awesome having him as a dolphin last year ” -Thunderfoot

“ Score has had a nice string of sets going. ” -muskie027

“ Not a bad looking card, but still on the bland side. Lacking in stats on the back. I would not be inclined to collect these. ” -CollectingAfterDeath

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Set: 2000 Pacific Paramount - Ruby (Rate)

Card: #243 Homer Bush

“ Just after reading complaints about early-2000s Blue Jays logos on today's Escobar card, here is that same uniform again. I'm a big Pacific guy, but this isn't one of their best sets. ” -switzr1

“ Looks like Homer is hitting a homer. ” -chvlDm

“ The black auto-crop border around the card, really makes the ruby parallel pop. ” -ShoTime

“ If he didn't play for the Cardinals at some point there is something wrong with the world. Homer Bush hitting a homer at Busch Stadium would have made my day. As for the card, I am saddened that Pacific, one of my favorite card companies went with a generic white border and this is one of those sets that has way too many parallels. The card designs are great otherwise. If they had put a different border and kept it to one or two parallels It would have been 10s for the front and back. As it is, a 8 for the front and a 10 for the back and a 7 overall for being a parallel. ” -davidhandberry

“ A good reason to keep teaching cursive in schools. ” -NJDevils

“ I like a lot of Pacific products, but this one is pretty much a failure. Perfect example of why I don't like foil lettering, You CAN'T READ IT especially in this scan. IN reality OK you can read it in certain light settings but it is horrible. Back not sure what the stats are showing and the main text is some kind of script that isn't easy to read, it isn't too difficult to read it just isn't easy. ” -captkirk42

“ My much missed Pacific...come back! ” -suomibear8

“ Love seeing these obscure Blue Jays pop up. Outside of The Simpsons, this was the first Homer I ever knew of. ” -DanD

“ You would have thought that a guy named Homer would hit more of them. Not a fan of the lettering on the front, it's hard to read. Also not a fan of backs that only list the previous season stats, I wanna see every season ” -Lennoxmatt

“ k? ” -crashdavis28

“ Both sides of this card are disasters in their own way. The front is too dark and boring, while the back looks like it puked on by the Jamaican department of tourism. Independently they do not work; together they make this card look like hot garbage. ” -LordKinbote

“ Back isn't cool, and the front would be better with a field action shot instead of blue background. ” -muskie027

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Set: 1991 Seven-Eleven Coins Atlantic Region (Rate)

Card: #6HS Jose Canseco

“ I like these neat little oddball cards. Also I was a big fan of the "Sportflics" type cards when I was young. This little disc has more stats than some modern Panini releases. ” -rmpaq5

“ That's not a coin. Coin only applies to a metallic object for the use in transactions of a monetary nature, and issued by a government. A round metal object issued for collecting purposes is a medal. (A round metal object issued to supliment or supplant coins is a token). However, this looks like it's not made of metal at all, which means it's just a circular (round) trading card. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I'd want it, if it were shaped like a baseball card. ” -chvlDm

“ I like these coins and I don't know why because I usually don't go after odd shaped cards. ” -davidhandberry

“ I see this right after reading the "Happy July 4, don't blow your fingers off" forum. Although I think Jose blew his off with a gun, not fireworks. ” -switzr1

“ Wish they still did this kind of stuff today. ” -Mscott713

“ I love these coin sets from the early and mid 1990's. Not as many were produced compared to most of the card sets from the same years. ” -Alomar_Collector

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Set: 2014-15 Panini Prizm - Prizms Blue and Green Mosaic (Rate)

Card: #127 Arron Afflalo

“ I love the action shot on the front, just wish it wasn't duplicated on the back. ” -rmpaq5

“ Card front is ok. At least they tried something new and it kindof works for me. The back they ruined by putting the exact same picture, if they had just gotten another picture the back would jump from a 5 to an 8 or better. As is, I would give the front a 7 and the back a 5. ” -davidhandberry

“ i love the mosaic design! ” -Thomas555

“ Background is just terrible. nuff said Again, Panini, thanks for taking the effort to use the same picture on front and back. ” -NJDevils

“ Not many good things to say about this one. Don't like Chrome stuff, not huge into Basketball, Nuggets aren't my team and I have never heard of this guy. OH and the same photo is used front and back. ” -captkirk42

“ I've just never been a huge parallel fan. The card from the basic set is good enough for me. ” -vanstryland

“ These look really nice in hand...there is no way to do them justice in a scan. Afflalo is a decent role player. Not a star but could contribute. He's out of the league right now, which is a shame. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Never collected Prizm and this doesn't inspire me to go buy any. It is cool to look at, but I would pick another set. ” -muskie027

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Set: 1987 TCMA Richmond Braves (Rate)

Card: #29 Sam Ayoub

“ I always like seeing cards of those that work behind the scenes. ” -Mscott713

“ TOWEL!!!! ” -Gunny

“ This card is great in almost every way to me. First it is Braves, secondly it's a minor league card, thirdly it's a trainer getting his own card and fourthly it's Sam Ayoub. I don't know why but every time I get a Sam Ayoub card in a minor league team set I am happy. He was a long time Braves trainer and just always seemed to be there without much credit, but reading about him, he just seemed like a nice guy. The only issue I have with this card is the odd size but I will forgive it with so many pros. ” -davidhandberry

“ Interesting logo location on the jacket. This is quite a 29-card set. Some great names, including Bean Stringfellow, Trench Davis, and Tom Glavine. The groundskeeper got a card, too. ” -vanstryland

“ Nice Minor League card. My first thought on this one was "Who does he look like"? a young Abe Vigoda? Joe Torre? Don Mossi after an Earbob? ” -captkirk42

“ Isn't this the guy who played "Monk"? ” -NJDevils

“ For a second I thought it was Abe Vigoda! ” -DocOso

“ Hit the showers, Sam. ” -mkaz80

“ I always why the trainer gets a card in the minors and you never see one in the majors. ” -kirkscards

“ Nice to see a trainer get some recognition. ” -muskie027

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Set: 2018 Topps Update - 1983 Topps Autographs Black (Rate)

Card: #83A-LC Luis Castillo

“ I'm not a baseball guy, but I am familiar with this design, seeing it with a black border is interesting. It kind of works. Hope these don't chip over the years... ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I love the original 1983 Topps design but have gotten tired of the reprints. They were fun at first but it's gotten old and I just want a company to do something original. I know there has been a lot of flack given to the early 90's cards that had crazy borders (90 topps and 91 and 92 donruss for example) or the late 90's, early 00's overly computerized cards (Metal Universe, Skybox etc.) but I miss when companies took risks. ” -davidhandberry

“ Very nice auto card and a parallel. The signature itself ain't pretty but most don't care about what the signature looks like just that it is there and ON CARD. ” -captkirk42

“ oooh a RCOTD autograph, don't see those often ” -Lennoxmatt

“ i like the old school design! ” -Thomas555

“ Luis' signature is a little lacking...however if I was asked to sign hundreds, or even thousands, of cards at a time you probably couldn't read my name either. ” -rmpaq5

“ 83 Topps is one of the best designs in their history IMHO. The autograph is interesting...a lower case C to abbreviate his last name? Also, why the period? It's not like Luis is a long first name. ” -vanstryland

“ This card is actually real nice! Love the border. ” -Kirbythedodger

“ I actually bought a hobby box and got a black auto 1983. I wonder now if that was the standard auto per hobby. I don't know why, I love the retreads of the old designs. One of my favorite inserts to pull. ” -muskie027

“ Nice card. The auto looks like it just says Luy - C ” -chvlDm

“ love it ” -parsley24

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Set: 2011 Topps Pro Debut - Gold (Rate)

Card: #306 Austin Reed

“ A numbered parallel is always a winner in my book! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Much prefer Minor League Cards that are novel and use their own designs rather than the Topps versions, or the Panini stuff. More "clones" is not a good thing. ” -rmpaq5

“ Sort of like the 2011 Topps sort of don't. Not a fan of these Pro Debut sets. Like when the gold variant is like this rather than the 1990s and early 2000s when the gold "variant" was the player name and team printed in gold foiled lettering. At least this you can tell right away is a parallel. ” -captkirk42

“ I almost said something nice about Topps....so close. I thought wow a Topps card in the last 10 years without either no border or a white border. I like the gold border and the picture and then I looked at the name of the set and it's a parallel. Of course it's a parallel, the only good looking cards Topps puts out anymore are parallels. I also hate this it is low numbered. I for one hate anything numbered less than 100 because there are so many team and player collectors that it means that nobody can ever complete their collection. I for one have a 1/1 Jason Heyward (because he played for the Braves) but that means that no Cubs fan ever has a chance to have every Cubs card. ” -davidhandberry

“ I always love Topps Gold Cards but it looks Austin Reed isn't too thrilled about being on one... Or about pitching in general. Still want the card for my collection. ” -Vonnegut37

“ No thanks ” -switzr1

“ Kind of plain card ” -mrmike

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