Random Card of the Day

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Year: 1997

Set: Pinnacle Totally Certified (Rate)

Card: #103 Johnnie Morton

“ This is an ok card. ” -Brendan Barrick   1
“ Some forgot to follow "peel off" direction. ” -freakizon   5
“ To peel or not to peel, that is the question..........Nope not peelin' it, you can't make me! ” -Gunny   9
“ Why is this “Peel Off” film here? Should I peel it off? If so, why put it on, if not, why does it say peel off? So confusing. ” -Tscastle
“ Totally certified, huh? ” -TwinKiller   2
“ I loved the way these cards bent into nice u-shaped forms after being out of the packs for a while. It's slab time for Totally Certified! ” -hamrlik22
“ Thought this was a Topps "Finest" at first. ” -captkirk42
“ Those Peel Off instructions are really distracting. ” -John Kerry   2
“ A nice peel off cover there ” -mkb   1

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:01 AM

I'm with Gunny on these and the Topps Finest cards. I'm not peeling it! The only "Peel Off" cards that got peeled were the Mystery Finest cards around this same time. You can't know what card you pulled if you don't peel the black cover off of it. As for Totally Certified, I really liked the cards. The designs were nice and the SN's were the best ones at the time instead of black ink-dot printed SN's. The back design could have been better, but they used odd stats to stand out from regular sets. 1997 PTC had a really nice front design across all sports.


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Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:10 AM

Here's the deal. If I know I'm going to resell trading cards with this "Peel Off" cover, then okay, I'd leave it on. But, If know I'm keeping them (especially if I want to display them), then I'm peeling off the cover). Who wants to leave a cover with repeated printing covering up the original printing on trading cards they want to keep and look at? Protection? Sure, I protect my trading cards with CLEAR sleeves. At least I can see through them without some other print covering up a player's face...and there ARE cards in this set where the "Peel Off" print does just that!


Edited on: Oct 14, 2021 - 7:07PM

Ken Kinsey

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:40 AM

Are they worth more if you don't peel them?
Sort of the Velvet Underground / In Through The Out Door conundrum...


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Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:21 PM

The peel off is very distracting.

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