2018 Card of the Day

by Billy Kingsley - 363 cards (Last updated on Dec 31, 2018)

1. 2002-03 Topps - Black #60 Elton Brand

December 31st...I'M DONE! Finally! This project...started out cool, got kind of annoying, and by the end was a chore. I stopped enjoying it in the summer, but wanted to finish. I did, and now, I'll never attempt this project again, of that I'm sure.
It ended in frustration, too. I had some cards left in the box I'd been saving since 2014 specifically for December 31st...I picked up the box I was sure was it...and it was a totally different box. I said some rather unpleasant things, tore through a bunch of boxes trying to find the right one, then gave up and ended up finishing the year as it started- with my mom finding an Elton in the COMC box.

2. 1991 Leaf #98 Jay Howell

December 30th. For the last two days of this project, I have decided that I'm going to go with the two boxes that I've stashed the longest for it. In 2015, one of the Database members, who has asked not to be identified, sent me a big box of mixed stuff, including all 5 major sports and non-sports. I decided, instead of going through everything then, I would save some for this project and in the end, I had built up such a huge stash of stuff that I only ended up pulling from the box twice, today and April 18th.

3. 1991 Tuff Stuff The Civil War #81 Seven Days II

December 29th. I had purchased what was purported to be a complete set of this, in a snaplock case, some time ago. I set it aside to save for the Card of the Day project, but just never got around to it. Realizing this project is almost done, I had to get it in now, because the next two days are already spoken for- I don't know exactly what cards they will be, but I am going to pull from the two earliest boxes I set aside for this project- one I've had since June 2015, and one since October 2014!

4. 2000 ArtBox The Simpsons FilmCardz #25 Milhouse

December 28th, from the box I purchased in December 2017.

5. 2017 C2Cigars TCDB Business Card #BC-AB avsbruins65

December 27th. A gift from Chuck back in January, had to get another Database member in at the end.

6. 2018 Donruss - Top Tier #TT5 Kyle Busch

December 26th. I got a hobby box of 2018 Donruss for Christmas, but came up 4 cards short. I had one pack left from the blaster I purchased back in June, and opened it on the 26th hoping to get the 4 missing cards. No such luck, but I did at least get an insert out of it.

7. 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee - Blaster Box Bottoms #NNO William Nylander

December 25th, Christmas. I got two blasters of the set, both showing the Nylander/Ovechkin panel. Since Nylander is on the left, and thus the first card I saw when I turned it over, he is card of the day.

8. 2017-18 Panini Prestige - Rain #127 Paul George

December 24th, from my Card Blog Secret Santa exchange. Read more about it here: https://cardboardhistory.blogspot.com/2018/12/secret-santa-2018.html

9. 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee #319 Jaromir Jagr

December 23rd, a Christmas present from Kin Kinsley of Bean's Ballcard Blog, and sometimes Database member

10. 2018-19 Hoops #43 Patty Mills

December 22nd, from the last pack I had gotten at the dollar store and held on to.



Jan 2, 2018 - 11:21AM

Great start to the project with a serial numbered card!

Jan 2, 2018 - 4:36PM
Billy Kingsley

Yeah that was a nice bonus...but not too surprising considering my COMC habits, lol

Jan 3, 2018 - 8:39AM

Cool Project Billy.

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:21AM

Man I wish Fleer still made NBA cards.  Flair cards are awesome.  

Jan 6, 2018 - 9:23PM
Billy Kingsley

Thanks Kirk!

Me too Shannon. They were my favorite company for the NBA. They still owed me three redemptions when they went under, too!

Jan 7, 2018 - 11:20PM

Man I wish Star still made V I Model Search cards.  What is V I anyway?

Jan 8, 2018 - 12:29AM
Billy Kingsley

Based on the copyright on the back it appears to be Venus Swimwear International, with VI standing for Venus International. Yes, I actually read the back!

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:44AM

Very cool project to undertake for the year.

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:38AM

Shouldn't #27 say "January 27th"?

Jan 28, 2018 - 3:19PM
Billy Kingsley

I don't know what you are talking about ;)

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:46AM

Glad you finally got your David Robinson Electric Court!  I was looking for it online for you one day, and I remember I ended up seeing two different David Robinsons in that Electric Court checklist and I wasn't sure which one it was you needed.  I am pretty sure that after I confirmed it with you, the card I was looking at online was no longer available.  

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:41PM

Good move switching to reverse order, Billy.

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:48PM
Billy Kingsley

I was hoping it would make the sample image on the main page change every day, but no such luck.

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:04PM
Billy Kingsley

Thanks Shannon, for a one-per-pack card I don't know why it proved to be so elusive!

Feb 7, 2018 - 2:52PM

That Celtic card is epic!

Feb 9, 2018 - 9:37PM

The Sample card for lists is always the #1 card. You'll have to leave the List Settings for Display as "Ascending" and resort the cards so the newest card is card #1.

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:50PM
Billy Kingsley

I'll try it for now...not sure if I am going to want to put in that effort for the entire year, or will have the time all the time.

Chad- thanks! it has a great photo of two of the all-time greatest...and one I had never seen before.

Feb 11, 2018 - 10:52AM

Right now you only have 40 cards to sort into order.  After they're sorted it's only a matter of sorting (moving) one card each day.

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:20PM

February 11th card. Look at Dryden's mask and equipment compared to today's. He and goalies of his era and older must look at today's goalies and just mutter "Wimps."

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:18PM

Good add with the Edwards, one of my favorites

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:02AM
Billy Kingsley

I didn't know you were a NASCAR fan Ian, cool!

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:26AM

Not as much as I used to be, but yeah. Becoming a Bubba fan.

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:25PM
Billy Kingsley

Cool! He's one of my favorites already.

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:19PM

ahh, love to see some NASCAR talk! kinda hard finsing a place online to talk it.

Apr 9, 2018 - 6:49AM

Try here DarkSide for race day chats

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:52PM

cool idea, to be this organized


May 10, 2018 - 2:51PM

Re: May 1st - Upper Deck Overtime packs are supposed to be an in-store giveaway, like Upper Deck Winter, National Hockey Card Day, Panini Player of the Day, Panini Boxing Day, etc. But like many of the others a large number of the packs always seem to get opened by retailers and sold as singles.

May 10, 2018 - 3:49PM
Billy Kingsley

Interesting, thank you. I don't think my local shop participates.

May 20, 2018 - 2:49AM

For May 19th, I think you've missed the bus with 2018 Donruss Racing. If they aren't there already, they aren't going to be there soon. Maybe next year, when the mark-downs show up on shelves. But the 'Dinger MEM isn't a bad card. I also pulled one of those from a blaster of 2017 Absolute. Mine had a small part of the Monster Energy logo on the sheet metal. Just be glad it isn't a plain one-color metal! Looks to me like it's easier to pull multi-color MEM's from retail than it is from hobby with Panini Racing cards.

I have an order in for 2 hobby boxes of the new 2018 Victory Lane cards. I hope it ends up being worth the money!

May 20, 2018 - 7:01AM
Billy Kingsley

I think you are right. My local Target has only brought in two new sets since Christmas, 2018 Topps Baseball and 2017-18 Donruss Optic, which had a Target exclusive. This is bad for me since it's where I get most of my new cards.

May 31, 2018 - 5:28AM

The legend, Randy Couture. He sounded the rally siren for Vegas last night before the game, nearly ripped it off the podium.

May 31, 2018 - 12:49PM
Billy Kingsley

I didn't recognize who he was, and didn't have the sound up loud enough to hear it... thanks!

May 31, 2018 - 7:08PM

One of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. Former heavyweight champion of the world. 

On to today’s card, I’ve got a ton of these for trade, if you want any, haha. Or any LCS would give em to you beyond price, almost free (Rush pun opportunity, sorry.)

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:59PM

Looks like my bad pun totally killed off the comments, haha. Sorry Billy!

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:06AM
Billy Kingsley

LOL! Well, I did have the list closed off for almost 2 weeks as I was not able to get the scans made that were needed, too...

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:37PM

Maybe a future member of my Discount Superstars list, Dan Fors was also an outfielder for the Orioles, Twins, and Angels.

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:07PM
Billy Kingsley

I'm not sure it's the same guy...that would be cool if it was!


Jun 26, 2018 - 12:58AM

YW for the Bubba card Billy. I told everyone those cards look much better in-hand than they are in scans! Seems like many people didn't believe me. I'm glad you like the card and I hope you find some blasters of VL soon.

Jul 4, 2018 - 7:38PM

About the checklist for the 2017 BBM 1st version, sorry that was me. It was the first checklist I ever uploaded to the website and obviously, I didn't do a pretty good job with it. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:02AM

@ October 19th, Darrell Waltrip card.  Yes, Billy, I'm sneaky like that.

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:29PM
Billy Kingsley

You're the best kind of sneaky, Chuck!

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:59AM

December 10th, 1990-91 Hoops #85 James Donaldson card.

Interesting miscut.  The other card to the right is the same exact card.  Makes you wonder how many duplicate cards Hoops put on each print sheet.

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:04PM
Billy Kingsley

I was thinking that too. Might explain why this set is so common...also might explain why some cards are much harder to find, if there were only on each sheet once, for example.

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:35PM

Almost done, Billy!

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:28AM
Billy Kingsley

Yeah...I am very much looking forward to it's conclusion. It stopped being fun a while ago. 

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:12AM

Thank you, Billy.  I know how much work and time were involved in this list/project.  And I feel honored that 10 of my cards made the list.

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:27PM
Billy Kingsley

I thank you and everyone else who contributed! I have some stats I made an excel chart of, I will share it in full on Cardboard History tomorrow (in theory) but of the 365 days of the year, 63 of them were gifts from other collectors, and 25 more were trades. 

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:46PM

Good thing you had that COMC card.  Could you imagine getting to 12/31, realizing your box wasn't the right one, and not getting a new card on the last day??  At least you finished with your favorite player.

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:29PM

Sorry to hear it was such a chore at the end there, but I did enjoy looking every few days to see what you added to your collection that day.

Jan 1, 2019 - 12:15AM
Billy Kingsley

I actually have so many cards stashed up that I could probably keep this project going for at least another 3 or 4 years. I have a box of Sumo cards that SumoMenkoMan sent me that I could do an entire year plus of just Sumo wrestlers, for instance! 

Thanks Dan, I suspect when I look back on the project in a few years I will enjoy ot more. Not that I will attempt it again!

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