Some veterans will tell you a bad business card can tank a company. While I've seen some awful ones, I disagree. I don't buy into all the interest which invariably surrounds any discussion about the different aspects of a card. What kind of paper, color, design, weight, finish, cut, blah, blah, blah.
To me, a good card has simple branding, is cost-effective and gets the point across. That's what I set out to do when designing my card, and it came out pretty good! (I hope)
Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Oh, and I ordered the design on 100-lbs stock paper with a matte finish ;)