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Horrible Card of the Dat Part VI: 1990 Upper Deck Bill Buckner

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

Infamous for the ball through the legs in the 1986 World Series, Bill Buckner need not have another reminder of the play.  Alas, just four years after that cringing moment, Upper Deck created this card which subtly reminds everyone that this everyday solid player made a giant goof on the game’s biggest stage.

There had to be dozens, if not hundreds, of photos of Buckner, yet Upper Deck chose the photographer’s photo that depicts a giant tarp tube in the background.  Surely the photographer knew he had something when he peered through his view finder and saw that the hollow portion of the tube was placed so perfectly between Buckner’s legs that it made it look like the black pit in which a ball would disappear forever.

While I think the photo in and of itself it pretty amusing.  Shame on Upper Deck for choosing THIS image.

Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Horrible Card of the Day Part V: 2003 Ultimate Collection Signatures Gary Carter

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , , on January 16, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

What’s wrong with this picture?

There was a time when hobbyists clamored over errors and oddities among baseball cards.  Wrong name, no name, missing logos, etc.  People loved them.

Now?  Not so much.

If you haven’t figured out what make’s this 2003 Ultimate Collection Signatures Gary Carter a Horrible Card it’s the fact that the catcher is shown hitting left handed.  And it’s not because he actually hits left handed, it’s because someone at Upper Deck was too lazy to find a photo that actually fit their design. They decided instead to flip the negative of the picture as if no one would ever notice.

Well I did.

Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Horrible Card of the Day Part IV

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , on October 23, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

1993 Rembrandt Ultra-Pro Eric Karros #3

When Eric Karros burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 1992, he was known for being an outstanding hitter and a decent defender.

His skills were good enough to earn him 1992 National League Rookie of the Year honors, an achievement that Dodger player earned three straight seasons.

Such accolades usually lead to different types of endorsements — shoes, clothing, cars, etc.

In Karros’ case, he got the Ultra Pro gig, something that fellow National Leaguer Bobby Bonilla was holding down at about the same time.

Ultra Pro, the producer of fine baseball card storage products such as soft sleeves and binder pages, produced promotional cards to go along with their products.  One such card is this 1993 Karros shown above.

What … the … hell … is going on here?

Is he really wearing a blue polo shirt and doing a curl with a 5 pound dumbell?

Think that is awesome?  Check out the back:

Karros looks like a celebrity endorser for Pert Plus or SuperCuts.

Also have to love that this was a Limited Edition of 100,000.

S-U-P-E-R

S-H-O-R-T-P-R-I-N-T

Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Horrible Card of the Day Part III

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

2008 Topps Mayo Black Front Printing Plates Michael Turner

Once upon a time, press plates were popular.  They were unique, they were rare and they offered collectors a chance to own a piece that helped make the thousands of other cards that were sitting in collections, showcases, common boxes and still in packs.

Nowadays they are an afterthought.  Unless you’re sitting on a plate card of a player who has a great following in the hobby, odds are the plate card can be had for less than $20.

Check out this latest example I found on Checkoutmycards.com.  This is a Michael Turned 2008 Topps Mayo mini press plate,  although it could be of anybody.  Do you see Michael Turner?  I sure as hell don’t.

This could be the worst press plate card I have ever seen.  Usually you see the outline of the image that was produced on every other card.  Here are we have is a seemingly blank “Warm Grey” color plate.

In case you’re interested, here is the basic card that this gem helped make.

Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Horrible Card of the Day Part II

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

In the 1990s, I was a HUGE Buffalo Bills fan.  Call me a front runner if you wish, or maybe even a masochist, but it was a lot of fun cheering for Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and Jim Kelly.  Bruce Smith was my favorite player.  I loved the way he got after the quarterback in real life and even in Tecmo Super Bowl, maybe the greatest sports game ever created.

I digress.  As you know, the Bills made it to four straight Super Bowls and lost them all.  The first of that series was Super Bowl XXV when the Bills lost to the Giants after kicker Scott Norwood missed  game winner.

And thanks to Upper Deck, we all get to relive that. Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.

Horrible Card of the Day Part I: Darren McFadden

Posted in Horrible Card Of The Day with tags , , , on October 6, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

I came across this chunk of crap late Thursday while scouring CheckOutMyCards.com.  I’m not a football collector, so this is the first time I’ve seen these things, but is there another piece of cardboard more atrocious that this?  A ManuPatch, a team logo, a player name and player number, and a “low” serial number,  but NO player face or likeness on the front of this card? Ugh … this card is just horrible.

“Horrible Card of the Day” is a special series showcasing some of the hobby’s hidden gems. To see additional segments, check out the pull down menu on the right side of the home page … or click here.