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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.

Card of the Day: 2003 Fleer Flair Greats “Cut of History” Cal Ripken Jr. game-used pants

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

ripkenSo Monday night I was making my blog rounds and found a post by Greg at Night Owl Cards (probably my second-favorite blog)  in which he was thanking me for some Dodger cards I sent him. In the post, he made mention to something that made me laugh, and no doubt would have made me spit up my coffee had I been drinking some at the moment.

Finally, I received a nice jersey card of Eric Karros (2002 UD Diamond Collection). Very nice, very generous, even if these cards are everywhere these days. I still rather like them, even if it’s just fabric. (Just no pants cards, please. Those creep me out).

And thus my topic for today’s special card was born. Today I present one of the weirdest — and nastiest — cards I own: 2003 Flair Greats “Cut of History” Cal Ripken Jr. game-worn pants card.

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