Random Card of the Day


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Year: 2014-15

Set: Panini Totally Certified (Rate)

Card: #118 Scottie Pippen


“ A whole lot of "meh" Panini can't be bothered to give HALF of the players currently in the league a card, yet they cram in the same dozen retired players into base sets, taking away cards from the players actually playing. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I saw this card and I immediately thought late 90's and was actually shocked when I saw it was from only 5 years ago. The look of the card looks like something from the late 90's and then add Pippen and my brain is confused. I want o give them props for not using the same picture on the front and the back but then they ruined it by cropping the pictures so horribly. ” -davidhandberry

“ Decent card, though a little awkward with the basketball out of frame. ” -switzr1

“ Scan by Sonka. ” -Kirbythedodger

“ I'd like Totally Certified much better if it wasn't all foil leafed shiny stuff. ” -captkirk42

Additional Comments

Posted ByMessage

PapaG321

Posts: 494
Joined: Mar 2018

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:27 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Would have been a better looking card had they been able to fit the complete player and ball somehow in the frame and on the back as well. A little too cropped I'd say.

jasongerman9

Posts: 809
Joined: Jan 2015

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:35 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Looks like the numbers in this set need a little work as well. Shouldn't the "a" and "b" denotions be in the sub-number field, and VAR: added to those with image variations?


-------------------------------

"We're all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children's game, we just don't... don't know when that's gonna be. Some of us are told at eighteen, some of us are told at forty, but we're all told."

NJDevils

Posts: 3719
Joined: Sep 2010

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:39 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

  I agree with Billy. As a Yogi Berra fan,  I really don't want a 2019 Berra card.  Keep it current.

Billy Kingsley

Posts: 4408
Joined: Aug 2011

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:02 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I would love an all-Legends set...but cramming the same few players in to every base set gets old. Quickly. The NBA is a 525 man league, and this year's longest set only included 280 of them. That is not right. 

But, knowing Panini, even if they did an all-Legends set, it would just be the same guys from the 80s to current that the put into every set, with about three players who entered the NBA before 1979-80- Mikan, Russell and Chamberlain. 

I hold out hope that there will be a proper history set issued in 2021-22 as that is the NBA's 75th anniversary, but I am not going to hold out too much hope since Panini's exclusive license lasts until that season or later, I can't remember. 


-------------------------------

Collect for the love of the hobby!

Writer of Cardboard History  & Nothing But Nets | My COMC- most under 75 cents!

New Collection Website: Cardboard History Gallery Shows my entire collection in albums for each person, team and set (Still under construction)

Tips on how to make your scans look like the card does in hand (No more washed out, fuzzy scans!):

 

Sonofearl

Posts: 50
Joined: Jan 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:26 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I second Mr. Kingsley's sentiment.  If I buy an archives set, mixing current and past players, fine.  If an insert set is put in because of a significant date or context, fine.  But non-active players in base sets, while active players get no card...not cool man.  Not cool.  


-------------------------------

*Collects: All Braves  //   All Topps Base   //    *92-94 Tops Gold   //    *Upper Deck Base 89-93 

 

switzr1

Posts: 4410
Joined: Dec 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:54 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Cal Ripken had over 800 cards issued in 2018.  Think about that.  So it's a problem in baseball too.  It seems to me that Topps and Panini don't think the current players are enough to sell their product.   Not that there is a shortage of Harper or Trout cards.  But it's overkill.  It's especially bothersome because they reuse so many photos of the old timers too, since you can't take a new picture of Ty Cobb.  So it's not exciting to pull one at all.

Eagles1960

Posts: 13
Joined: Jul 2016

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:31 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I agree with what everyone is saying, it's the same way with football. As Billy said a all legends set or hof set would be awesome.

There is 800 Ripken cards because you know each card needs 50 different variations.

bevans

Posts: 174
Joined: Oct 2016

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:26 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I think there's a simple explanation: The card companies know that kids aren't buying cards anymore, so they include the players us old farts fondly remember from back when we were kids.

Eagles1960 wrote:

I agree with what everyone is saying, it's the same way with football. As Billy said a all legends set or hof set would be awesome.

There is 800 Ripken cards because you know each card needs 50 different variations.

switzr1

Posts: 4410
Joined: Dec 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:34 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I'm not sure even NJDevils is old enough to remember Rogers Hornsby!!

(Sorry Joe, I couldn't resist)


Log in or register to post.

User Name:
 
Password:
 
  Remember Me
Register

  

Copyright © 2019 The Trading Card Database LLC
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.