Random Card of the Day

Monday, December 2, 2019

Year: 1972

Set: Brooke Bond Prehistoric Animals (Rate)

Card: #21 Hypsilophodon

“ So at first I was like a neat looking dinosaur card, then I looked up the actual dinosaur and this looks nothing like the actual dinosaur. It looks like a 10 years old's painting of a dinosaur and not necessarily this dinosaur. It walked hunched over, not erect like this one, it had a beak, and the tail was raised, not on the ground. Those are just the main differences I can see immediately. ” -davidhandberry

“ Cool. Who doesn't like dinosaurs? I can't read the back but my eyesight is awful, I'm glad we now have the ability to enlarge scans that are posted. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I was interested in dinosaurs a few years before I found baseball cards. ” -volbox

“ I absolutely love tobacco size cards, dinosaur cards not so much. ” -Gunny

“ Pretty cool cards. ” -parsley24

“ I like this a lot. Not familiar with Brooke Bond cards but would like to learn more. ” -NJDevils

“ Ah the Jurassic era of trading cards. LOL. Nice looking dinosaur card. ” -captkirk42

“ Wonderful! I want an autographed version! ” -cjjt

“ I love this and wish there were more sets like this that were affordable. Simple, basic and something pretty neat to collect. I'd collect most sets that fit that bill. ” -muskie027

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Billy Kingsley

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Monday, December 2, 2019 6:18 AM

The drawing may not be all that accurate, but the knowledge of dinosaurs has been greatly expanded since this set was issued almost 50 years ago. The question is if the knowledge of this specific dino was upgraded...I don't know where to find out.

But I would not recommend poo-pooing an older set that deals with a topic where more knowledge is lost than is known.


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Monday, December 2, 2019 7:02 AM

They could make some pretty sweet dinosaur relic cards. 

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