Saturday, December 25, 2021

And It's Christmas Time Again...

*takes a seat early on this bitter cold Christmas morning. Coffee in hand and ready to celebrate the day. Christmas will always be my favorite time of year*

Spoiler alert for today's post, there are no cards with the coffee today.

Today, I just want to celebrate Christmas as the dice have hit 00 on my Days Till Christmas Countdown Scentsy holder. Before you ask, my wife is a Scentsy consultant, so this is kind of a promoting her side business kind of deal. She sponsors me with kisses and coffee. Hope that wasn't too much TMI, if so, just cover your kids' eyes if they get to that part of today's post.

I cut back a lot on my decorating this year, not sure why, but instead I upped the lights. I have lights in every room of my house, including the front of my house, but not the bathroom where my cats like to hang. If you have seen Christmas Vacation, you will know why I didn't put them in there.

These Christmas throw pillows were the only new addition this year to my nonlight decorating, I think they are solid additions though.

My tree, bless its soul, has probably seen it's last year as one of the legs had broken and it's being held up by a book instead. I should have gotten a new one this year or even gone into the woods where I live and got a real one, but I just gave this one its final goodbye tour. It's like when a player gets signed back to their original team on a one-year contract to retire as a part of that team.

I should also mention the tree won't make it another year as it has fallen over a couple of times, once on me. Just picture that scene in Elf when he was trying to put the star on.

I am sure that will be one for the Christmas memory bank.

*takes a sip, starts to take a dive into that memory bank for a story from the past to share today*

Growing up poor, there wasn't a lot of expectations around Christmas. We visited the mall Santa maybe twice my entire childhood, only got a few gifts yearly which mainly came from the Santa Fund-and wasn't anything off from our lists-and my family didn't decorate much. The tree we would get, was usually the ugliest one that could be found in the woods-not on purpose-that made Charlie Browns look like a tree from heaven.

I also remember my parents never using real wrapping paper for our gifts, instead it was grocery store plastic bags or old newspapers. Then the memory of my sister getting caught in the middle of the night trying to snoop at her gifts. Another year, she opened them all and then tried her best to re-wrap parents obviously saw that, and she got in trouble. I remember watching Rudolph, Frosty, California Raisins Christmas Special, Peanuts Christmas Special and the Garfield Christmas Special on television every year. I also remember watching Silent Night, Deadly Night and its sequels with my mother who would rent them on VHS.  None of this was the Ghostbusters Firehouse I wanted or felt at the time I needed, but looking back on those memories, they were so much more.

This may sound corny and probably repetitive, but Christmas truly is about family and the memories you make with them. It's not about the gifts, not about the glimmer and glam, and it's not even about having the prettiest tree. It's family.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

I have plenty of other memories to share about Christmas and you will hear them all as years go on.

For this year, I just need to get off this computer to go and make some memories with family and I hope you all do the same. Well, expecting you to read this first of course.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May your coffee mugs be filled, and your hearts be full.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Coffee With Erin Andrews

*takes a seat, it has been a while since I put up a new post on here. But, that didn't mean the breakfast and coffee went away, it just meant the blog took a break but today I am ready to go!*

*has coffee in hand, takes a sip, begins to process thoughts for today's post*

What a month it has been. I haven't fully felt great, was busier than usual and had family come up for a little over a week from Nashville and Boston. 

It feels nice to have a few minutes to put up a new post on here as I still haven't fully given up my dream of making this blog something special. I just hope you guys are still around to read it.

(I also hope and pray you guys get the word out there on this blog. would be greatly appreciated)

*takes another sip*

Today's card I acquired a few months ago. When Panini released Donruss and brought back the Fans Of The Game autographs, one of the autographs I most sought out was the Erin Andrews one. The problem was they were out of my budget which is technically a lot of cards I want.

Lucky for me, I was working on a large coffee mug sized trade with Valley Of Cards and one of the cards he offered up for trade was that card. Without a doubt, I grabbed it as a part of our package deal.

*takes another sip, then another, a longer one, a shorter one, okay..a chug. Get's ready to show off the card*

Why did I want this card so bad? Because I am a big football fan and enjoy her sideline coverage on Fox. Plain and simple. I thought it would be a fun card add to the PC because of that.

Erin Andrews also has covered a lot of other sporting events as well I have seen her on.

*takes a sip before closing up today's post*

I hope Panini brings back the Fans Of The Game autographs again. Of course, with the hobby landscape changing with Fanatics in town, who knows what to expect anymore. I have always enjoyed this autograph series because it brings in people you don't always see with autograph cards.

In comments today, tell me someone you would like to see be a part of the Fans Of The Game series.

Other than that, have a great Wednesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


*sits down to an EMPTY CUP!! gets up refills cup, sits back down for a new #CardsOverCoffee*

Last year, Topps introduced an artist led card series known as Project 2020 which took 20 artists to do a reimagining of 20 classic Topps baseball cards of the past leading to a 400-card set.

At first, the cards took off a little slow until the flippers came in and started making a ton of money off from the cards which then drove others to the set. Even I fell into that trap, buying a Shore Griffey hoping to have hit a gold mine until I found out I was one of over 99,000 to do so. After that card, I never bought another and many left trying to flip them.

The cards themselves didn't entice me very much outside of the one I bought that I was trying to flip.

Then came one that caught my eye. Not just because of the player, but because of the design.

*takes a sip before showing off the card*

The Don C Jeter Project 2020 is an obvious design to most of us who watched television in the 90's.
It is based off from the logo used for the iconic Seinfeld television series. Having added a few Seinfeld cards to my collection in 2021, this card was at the top of my want list to have.

My buddy, @Jake1725, who is a big collector of the Project 2020 series, knew I had wanted this so he had bought it for me for Christmas. A great gift, from a great friend.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post. maybe should watch some Seinfeld with the next cup of yada yada yada*

The Jeter isn't the only Seinfeld related card in the Project series. The Topps Project 70 card of Mike Piazza done by Oldmanalan is a throwback to Jerry's apartment. That is the next card I want for my collection.

As for the Project 2020 and 70 cards overall, my feelings on them have changed as this year has gone on. I have actually come to appreciate them more and wouldn't mind adding a few more to my collection of players I collect or just because I like the look of them.

But first, I need that Piazza!

In comments today, let's talk Seinfeld and the Yankees. Which character matches up with a Yankees player, coach, or management? 

Here is my take,
Jerry-Brian Cashman
Elaine-Derek Jeter
George-George Steinbrenner
Newman-Hideki Irabu

Let me know yours and don't mess up or NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Have a great Wednesday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Friday, December 3, 2021

Coffee With Bob Saget

*sits down, has a cup of coffee ready and an evenly buttered asiago bagel to pair it with. sounds like a good time for some Cards Over Coffee*

I don't think you cannot call yourself an 80s or 90s kid if you didn't grow up with some version of Bob Saget on your television.

Whether that be the guy cracking side jokes while people got hit in the crotch on America's Funniest Home Videos-which I had no clue this show still existed on TV still-or as the fun-loving-OCD cleanaholic dad on Full House. He was a part of your childhood...somehow.

I watched both AFV and Full House growing up and enjoyed both shows. Probably more Full House than AFV, there is only so many times you can watch the same types of videos over and over again. With him being a piece of my childhood, I had to find an autograph card like I do with most of the actors I grew up watching.

*takes a sip before showing off the card*

And my search led me to this 2004 Leaf Rookies and Stars Fans Of The Game autograph. With a little luck, I landed it much cheaper than it is going now. This was actually an autograph add from three years ago I forgot to show off on here and figured it was time to do so.

Having been born in Philly, it is no surprise to me that Bob is an Eagles fan. Even though I don't like his choice of team, I won't hold it against him.

*takes another sip before finishing up today's post*

Bob recently starred in a continuation series to Full House, Fuller House that was played on Netflix. I plan on watching the series at some point and bought the DVD seasons so I can do so.

He also lended his voice to be the future Ted Mosby on the TV series, How I Met Your Mother which was a great show by the way. I am not sure the new series coming out How I Met Your Father can quite match what the original series brought or if they will use Bob in any form on that version either.

In comments today, let me know what you watched Bob Saget in or if you have listened to or seen his Stand Up comedy.

Hope everyone has a great Friday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*