Saturday, April 30, 2022

Coffee With Coolio

*sits down, takes a sip and get's ready for the newest post on Cards Over Coffee*

It has been a long time since I have added any autographs to my non-sports PC. WAY TOO LONG.

I have such a long list of autographs I want but haven't had the funds to grab them. That was until my birthday in March where I got a few small eBay gift cards.

Normally, I grab some cheap cards so I can land multiple mail days and stretch the mail day out as long as possible, but I decided this time to pull the trigger on a card I had my eye on for a few years that would eat up one gift card.

It was worth it.

*takes a sip*

I was never really into rap in the 90's, I was more of a pop kind of guy. But, one catchy song always came on the radio and I really liked it.

Gangsta's Paradise was released by Coolio in 1994-1995 and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie, 1995 hit movie Dangerous Minds.

I hadn't seen the movie until I met my wife, but the song I could listen to all of the time. Though I was far from a Gangsta's Paradise. Unless you consider out in the boonies just that. It was probably more like Rednecks's Paradise.

With anything that ties into nostalgia for me, I try to find a card that goes with it.
I discovered that Coolio had a signature in the 2015 Americana set and had it in my watchlist for a while. Luckily this cheaper one I had in my watchlist never sold.

 
Back of the card talks more about his reality TV visits than his music. Kind of odd, but will go with it.

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

I have tried to listen to other songs by Coolio, but they never really caught on with me. Like I said, I don't listen to a lot of rap music especially today.

Let me know in comments your favorite Coolio song or songs in comments.

Have a Super Saturday.

*turns on Gangsta's paradise to lead out of today's post*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Friday, April 29, 2022

Death Of A Wallet Card

*today will need to be a three cup of coffee kind of day. takes a sip, sits down and begins today's post*

It was only a short time ago on here I was talking about my 7-year long wallet card, well, I am sad to announce, that it has passed on.

Some days my mind is shot. I have too much on it and don't think clearly. When doing laundry last week, I forgot to take my wallet out of my pocket and washed it. I guess all you can say is that I am glad I don't ever keep money in there.

Upon my realization, long after the wash cycle had ended, I pulled my wallet out of my pocket.
It was saggy as expected.

I opened it up and checked all of the contents inside, mainly old gift cards, insurance cards, and old receipts but under all of that was the wallet card.

It appears he had a rough trip.

 
I mean, taking a closer look at him it looks like me on a day I miss a cup of coffee.

There isn't a lot left to the card as pieces of cardstock flooded the inside of my wallet and stuck to some of the other savable items.

Even though there is some card left, I decided it was time to leave the card out and give it a proper goodbye. 

Now the question is, do I start another Wallet Card or do I leave this as the ending?

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

The card still resides on my desk until I figure out what to do with it.

I considered nominating this card for the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame just because of it's meaning, but was curious your guys thoughts. Or maybe one of you will comment and nominate it....

Let me know in comments below what you think I should do with the card.

Have a Fantastic Friday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

*plays boyzIImen End Of The Road for wallet card*

*takes another sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out for real this time*

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Would You Rather? Coffee Edition

 *takes a sip, sits down for today's latest post on Cards Over Coffee*

Welcome back to another Would You Rather? Today, I decided to go cardless on the topic and tackle a coffee one.

The game is called, Would You Rather. In this series you will be given two choices and you must make one decision sort of like The Matrix. Each decision you make will also have a problem tied into it and you will have to decide which is the better of the two choices. 

You will also have to live with your decision for the rest of your life...so make the right one.

*takes another sip before starting today's new series*

*sits in the dark alone wearing all black clothing and sunglasses*

*in a deep voice sitting in the dark*Hello Readers, my name is Mattpheus. I am the leader of the sport card universe and can offer you the control of your future.

    
I have two pills to offer you *holds hand out with both pills* that will lead you on your path today. Each pill gives you both an reward and a penalty.

Today, you can take the Red Pill and be stuck with only drinking Decaf Coffee for the remainder of your life (this alone is penalty for choosing it)
Or you can choose the Blue Pill and you can only drink Caffeinated Coffee for the remainder of your life but also every cup you drink has some coffee grounds in it.

 

Make your decision below in the comments.

I will be awaiting your choice with my cup of coffee in the dark.

DISCLAIMER:
The Red Pill does not taste like cinnamon

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

I hope you enjoy this new segment and I hope a lot of you join in on the conversation.

Have a great Thursday.

*takes a final sip on today's post*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

IMPRACTICAL

*coffee is set, cards are in hand, and laptop is open for another new post on cards over coffee. let's dive in!*

I have come to realize the last few years that my favorite Topps product release is Allen Ginter. It's time to move over Topps Chrome.

I enjoy Allen Ginter for the non-sport quirkiness it brings and not so much the baseball element.

The checklist usually includes a few actors or actresses I try to chase down cards of and sometimes includes people I have never heard of.

For example, I pulled this card from a pack of 2015 Allen Ginter of some guy named Murray, I had no idea who he was so I tossed it into my Allen Ginter box for another day.

Fast forward to last year, I began watching a show called Impractical Jokers, that was suggested to me by a friend. I am not usually someone who is into "reality" TV but thought I would give it a watch since they enjoyed it so much. Watching one episode can't hurt right? 

I was hooked from the first episode I watched.

Being someone who enjoys comedy and making others laugh, it was quite enjoyable.

The show features Q, Sal, Joe and Murr who are real-life best friends and love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera. Some of the things they do is completely insane and has to be embarrassing at points.

Which makes it even more funnier.

*takes a sip, checks the guide on the television to see when the next episode airs, in a few minutes, guess I better move this post along. takes another sip*

I never made the connection to the Murray card I pulled back in 2015 to the Murr on Impractical Jokers until I saw a tweet from someone else looking for all four cards. That's when the realization hit....WAIT...THEY HAVE CARDS?!!?

I searched my Allen Ginter box and found the Murray card, but had no others from the set. I actually have two Murray cards now thanks to blog reader Oren, but I still lacked the other three.
Fortunately, Oren had Q in his possession as well so I had another one down.

Then came Joe. I don't remember how I got the card but thank you to the person who helped me add it.

And this left me Sal-less.

I tweeted for months looking for a copy of the card and had no responses. I also took to this blog as well looking for it and still nothing. I searched Burbank Sportcards Beckett Marketplace with no luck and then went to eBay where they were overpriced. I wasn't sure that I was going to complete the four. It was disappoing but that disappointment didn't last too long.

While working on another trade with Dennis from Too Many Verlanders Blog, I asked him if he had a copy of the Sal card or if he knew anyone who did. That's when he sent me to @flywheels on Twitter (he runs Cardboard Collections blog) because he had a copy for trade and then magic happened.
 
Colbey checked to see if he still had the card and did. He amazingly sent me the card as a RAK and now my four is complete. So cool!

Thanks again to Dennis for the assist and for Colbey for the card. Appreciate you both!

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post and to hurry it up before the episode comes on*

Since the show has been on since 2011, I still have a lot of episodes to catch up on. The new season also just came out and one of the Jokers is no longer apart of the show for personal reasons. I am not sure how that will go without him. If they want me to step in his place, I will.

Let me know in comments today if you watch the show at all and your thoughts on chasing non baseball characters in Allen Ginter.

Have a great Wednesday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Rodney Brew: 2021 Illusions Trophy Collection 1/1

*takes a sip, gets ready for a new cards over coffee post on this fine Sunday*

It has taken me some time to think of a good name for a Rodney Hampton segment on this blog, I have finally come up with a good one finally I believe.

Hope you are ready for some Rodney Brew. It's a special combination of coffee and Rodney that will include the newest additions to my Super Collection of Rodney Hampton cards.

This newest segment will be added to the lineup of these ones already established,
  • Coffee Break
  • The State Of The Hobby
  • Unfinished Cup
  • Coffee With
  • Would You Rather
  • Slice Of American Pie
  • Giant Cup
I still need to think of a way to intertwine my newest Kerry Collins, Charles Way, and Eli Mannings. I would be happy to take some suggestions below! Maybe even turn those all into one segment name.

As for today, let's move on and talk about some Rodney.

*takes a sip before moving onto the next card*

*before moving on, gets up and stretches. this is actually Friday and I am getting three posts together for the weekend so need a stretch*

*stretches*

*sits back down, takes another sip and moves on with the card talk*

Today's Rodney is a huge one. I go from questioning chasing this series of Rodney's since the main focus of this one is Saquon to actually landing the biggest card in the chase thanks to my buddy Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday fame.

 
The 1/1 is mine!! This is probably the first Rodney rainbow chase I have done with landing the 1/1 earlier on before finishing it.

This design is a bit funky with the diamond shapes.
 
Back of the card looks like the rest.

Once again, here are the ones that I know exist and I will cross off the ones I have with every post. The ones that are offered are, /35, /25, /10, /5 and 1/1. If there are any others outside of these, that information would be new to me.

The only one left for the rainbow is the /35. There is one on eBay which is listed for a higher BIN than this 1/1 went for. I guess I will wait on that one for awhile.

Thanks to my buddy Shane for helping with this one.

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

I think rainbow chases are fun, though very costly. I hope to finish this Rodney one up soon, but not sure how long it will take before I do. At least I got the toughest ones out of the way.

I may post all of my Rodney rainbows at some point together in one post.

Thoughts on today's addition and I am also curious which segment is your favorite(s) so far on here.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Saturday, April 23, 2022

GIANT CUP: Adds From A RAK And Trade

*it's another dreary morning. sounds like the perfect day for another new Cards Over Coffee post*

Yesterday, I mentioned my huge sorting project with my NY Giants collection and how it grows on a daily/weekly basis, it's mail days like today's two that keeps it growing. 

I recently did a trade with @cardboardfan775 where I sent him some Chiefs cards for some Giants cards. Easy, simple trade. The kind of trades I like. He gets his team cards; I get mine and it works out well for both of us.

The first two cards I didn't have and the fact they were team colors to, worked out perfectly.
Red Press Proof of Azeez Ojulari
 
Blue Press Proof of Azeez Ojulari

Another Ojulari is the next card,
This time a Playoff rookie.

Next one is a 2021 Mosaic silver NFC subset card of Saquon Barkley. I can't get enough Mosaic parallels. You will find a few more in my next NY Giants post.

Next card from the trade was a Prestige 2021 rookie of Kadarius Toney. I see a lot of potential in this guy, just hope he can stay healthy to show it. It's a little disappointing he isn't showing up to voluntary camp especially when a new offense is being put into place with a new regime.

and the final card of the trade was this 2021 Gary Brightwell Donruss rookie. Brightwell didn't see the field too much last season having one rush and one reception and a neck injury as well. He may also have one of the saddest Wikipedia Personal Life stories I have ever read.

This wasn't the end of the mail day either.

*takes a sip before continuing on. also wonders if the curtains should be shut so the hideousness of the outside weather can be hidden*

Along with the trade we did above, a week later @cardboardfan775 sent me a PWE RAK of Gmen.

2021 Illusions rookie of Kadarius Toney

Then some 2021 Rookies and Stars cards. I don't see Rookies and Stars anymore now that it became a Target exclusive. I live in an area where no Targets exist, unless you want to drive hours away. I strongly dislike when companies do retail product exclusives.
Kadarius Toney rookie

Saquon Barkley base

And a Azeez Ojuari rookie.

Thanks goes out to @cardboardfan775 for the trade and for the RAK. He is a good dude who does easy trades. I suggest you go give him a trade.

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

I wished everyone did easy trades like this. There are so many out there that fight over every nickel and dime and only look for the star players of their team. I prefer to trade with true team collectors who support their team with any player on it. I take anything, any player NY Giants as long as I don't have it. That's my only stipulation.

Comments below on my mail day or retail product exclusives are welcomed.

Happy Saturday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Friday, April 22, 2022

The Giant Sort

*takes a sip on this cold morning, brrr. guess no plans to go outside anytime soon so might as well tackle a new cards over coffee post*

Every time I feel like spring is coming near, winter comes back with its ugly face and drops either an inch of snow or completely freezes everything.
This was the ice patterns on my car this morning.

And the ice hardened to the windshield. This is the view from inside of the car.

As long as winter drags on, so won't my bigger card projects. 

I prefer to be outside, but, nothing wrong with sorting cards inside.

Just a couple of years ago, I did a huge sorting project where I separated all of my New York Yankee and New York Giants cards by player. I got so sick of trying to find things in those collections and keep the duplicates out, that it was becoming overwhelming. I was hoping that sort would be the last for those two collections, but as Maury would say, that has proven to be a lie.

Especially for my daily growing NY Giants collection.

I found myself getting lazy and creating new binders of the players I have already established in those original binders. All of a sudden, I have a mess of duplicates and two if not three sections of the same players. This was driving me nuts so it led me to my newest sort and possibly the biggest one I have done yet.

*takes a sip before moving on*

My Giants collection is roughly 6,000 cards spread across a ton of binders, so I knew once I dove into this project, it was going to take a while. The time it takes to pull out the cards alone from the binders is grueling but also fun at the same time looking back on cards I had forgotten about.

Here is my overall process in this project.

First, as I already said, I pull the cards from one binder at a time. I didn't want to do all of them at once as that would have been a disastrous mess and I don't have the space for that.

 
I take those cards and put them by their player stacks in this BCW card sorting tray. You can find one of these on BCW HERE.

Next, I have to cut index cards to fit the box then label each one on the front with the player's name.

 
On the back of the index card, I put how many cards I have of that player. This adds on as I find more that are not duplicates of each player. I plan to list each added number underneath each then add them up for a total when all is said and done.

These cards are then added to this BCW Super Monster Box and I move onto the next binder. You can find these boxes HERE.

What makes this more challenging, is after completing the next binder, having to go back through each of these rows to make sure I don't double up on a player. On top of that, if the player exists in there, I then check through all of the cards to make sure those are not doubles as well before updating the number on the back of the index card. I am hoping in the end, this will eliminate all of my duplicates and give me a number on how big my Giants collection really is while also keeping the players sorted.

I haven't decided yet if they will remain in the box or if I will move these into their binders afterwards and somehow label each binder telling me who is in there.

I have already spent a couple of months on this project and expect it to take a couple more especially since more Giants cards are coming in weekly it seems.

*takes a sip, then a gulp then decides I rambled on for too long so the coffee got cold*

*gets up, brews another cup, sits down to try to finish up this post*

Big projects like this can be fun, but also be very tiresome. I was having more fun in the beginning than I am right now in the middle of it.

Today in comments, let me know your thoughts on my project and if you are currently in the middle of any sorting.

Have a wonderful Friday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Unfinished Cup:1997 Ex2000 Baseball Base


*finishes up the morning bagel and first cup of coffee. begins to brew the next cup and grabs today's cards for the latest post on cards over coffee*

*coffee is finished and now will be brought to the table as well. i hope you have yours ready to*

Other than 90's Spx, one of the other base card sets I have been chasing for every sport in that era is Ex.

I have so far completed the Ex2000, Ex2001 football sets, I still need Ex-Century. I have added a couple cards here and there from basketball for all three sets but with MJ, Kobe and some key rookies, I don't ever expect to finish those. 

But, one I am hoping to finish that I am soooooooooooooooo close on is today's Unfinished Cup special.

*takes a sip before moving on, you can take a sip as well.*

The 1997 Ex2000 baseball card set has been a working progress since 1997. I have been adding cards here and there to the set but haven't ever finished the 100 card base set. Which I will also toss in that this is my favorite set of the three Ex versions.
I took to Twitter in hopes I can finally fill this unfinished cup but there was no help there.

So I turn to you blogger family and anyone who may read this. I am only five cards away, do any of you have any of these to help me finally complete this set?

If you do, let me know!!

In my next post in this series, I am also looking for help with my 1998 Ex2001 baseball card set. I tell you this now just in case you want to dig those out for the next post.

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

I am hoping to finally close the book on this long sought after set.

Before I completely close up today's post, I wanted to show off the new nomination for the COFFEE CARD HALL OF FAME,
 
This card was nominated by Jafronius. This is the first nominee since the Kurt Warner I added in. I also wanted to post this as a reminder to make sure you remember to nominate some cards as well.....but only if you feel they are Hall Worthy.

Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Slice Of American Pie: Kurt Cobain

*takes a sip of fresh brew, gets computer ready for a new Cards Over Coffee post*

It has almost been a year since I have done a new post in this series. It's not that I haven't added a lot of cards for my set chase, I just haven't had the time to do a new post about them.

That ends today because my newest add to my set chase was a tough one and I must share it.

In the 2011 Topps American Pie set, there are certain cards that are tougher to land than others. Some feel rare and others have been driven up in price. Fortunately for myself, thanks to blog reader Oren, have a few of the tougher ones in the set but there are still more out there that will take a little bit to land. Those cards are considered to be "rookies" which is what makes them so tough to add because you don't want to feel like you are overpaying for base cards.

Today's card was one of those I didn't want to overpay for especially since I was never a fan.

*takes a sip before continuing on*

Kurt Cobain, the lead singer for Nirvana, has a base card in the set considered to be his rookie. Most of his base cards are listed as BIN's at $10 and up. Sometimes auctions can even go that high if not a little higher. When I saw one listed for a .99 auction with $1 shipping, I jumped on it hoping for the best. In the end, I won it for $4.36 which I saw as a steal though one recently went for under $3.
The card showcases Cobain on the front of the card as apart of the 90's era on the set.

 
The back discusses his suicide that shocked his fans.

I never really liked any of Nirvana's songs so if it wasn't for this as a set need, I probably wouldn't have chased this card down. 

In comments today, tell me your favorite Nirvana song if you were a fan.

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

I hope to do more from this series and showcase more from the set I already have. I hope to add new ones, but for now will just focus on what I have.

If you have any of these cards in your collection and want to check and see if I need them for my set chase, CHECK IT OUT HERE to see my needs. I am creeping closer to completion on this one.

Have a great Wednesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Would You Rather? Rookie Edition

*takes a sip, sits down for today's latest post on Cards Over Coffee and kicking off a new FUN segment*

I have been sitting on a bunch of fun new ideas for this blog and decided today I would finally kick off one of them.

The game is called, Would You Rather. In this series you will be given two choices and you must make one decision sort of like The Matrix. Each decision you make will also have a problem tied into it and you will have to decide which is the better of the two choices. 

You will also have to live with your decision for the rest of your life...so make the right one.

*takes another sip before starting today's new series*

*sits in the dark alone wearing all black clothing and sunglasses*

*in a deep voice*Hello Readers, my name is Mattpheus. I am the leader of the sport card universe and can offer you the control of your cardboard future.

    
I have two pills to offer you *holds hand out with both pills* that will lead you on your path in the hobby. Each gives you both a reward and a penalty.

Today, you can take the Red Pill and never pull a rookie card in a pack again and only get base cards.
Or you can choose the Blue Pill and you can only pull rookies from packs but each has a dinged corner.

 

Make your decision below in comments.

I will be awaiting your choice with my cup of coffee in the dark.

DISCLAIMER:
The Blue Pill will not give you any issues that will last longer than four hours and if it does, consult a Dr. It also will not require you go home and "be" with the Mrs unless you take the wrong blue pill marked Pfizer.

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

I hope everyone enjoys this new segment and I hope a lot of you join in on the conversation.

Have a great Tuesday.

*takes a final sip on today's post*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, April 18, 2022

Following In The Footsteps

*turns on Pandora Elton John station, starts jamming to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road*

*gets cards ready, coffee prepped and laptop ready. it's time for a new Cards Over Coffee post!*

When you compare my father and myself, there are a lot of similar interests as I followed in his footsteps with a lot of the things I like.

We both are NY fans. NY Yankees, NY Knicks, NY  Rangers and NY Giants fans in an area dominated by Boston/New England teams. I think others always scratch their heads when they find out we were not even from New York and follow those teams here.

We both also collect sport cards, though most of his collecting now is more flipping than collecting. The new age of the hobby has done that to him but he still does collect some cards.

We even listen to the same kind of music. It was Eagles, Chicago, the local radio station and of course, Elton John.

I remember going to card shows and having him put on Elton's Too Low For Zero cassette tape and we would listen to it to the card show and back. When there was a new Elton song on the radio, we would turn that up. Music was just as important as sports to us.

As I sit here listening to Elton during today's post, it brings me back.

*takes a sip, switches the song to I'm Still Standing*

My obsession with non-sport cards and my love of music have really been crossing over this year as I have picked up many singer's autographs or cards just to have that nostalgia.

When I added this Elton John card, Elton's checklist of cardboard was short and just base cards.

Then came 2021 Leaf Pop Century which included a line of relic cards from the legendary singer.

I am fortunate to have great friends like Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday fame who grabbed two of them for me for my collection. Each swatch had a different colored relic.
This relic is numbered to 80 and features a darker colored relic.

 
This one here is a white relic numbered to 12.

Back of the card.

I haven't seen any other colored relic releases yet, but would definitely be interested in others if I do.

These are the only cards in my Elton John PC so far. There are others out there I need to add at some point and on the top of that list is still an autograph need. I don't believe he has any certified autograph cards out there...yet. At this point I would love to add an authentic autograph CD cover or anything. I heard he did TTM awhile back so I attempted that once to get sent back a replica autographed picture so I must have missed the cutoff for when he was signing. Bummer.

Thanks again to Shane for snagging the relic cards above and trading them to me!! Appreciate you as always buddy, despite you not liking coffee and liking the Boston sport teams.

*takes another sip before finishing up today's post, switches song to Tiny Dancer*

Even though I have a lot in common with my father, there are still a lot of things we don't. He could do "manly" things that I can't such as doing oil changes for a car, fixing a muffler with a coat hanger, building stuff and other things like that. I also don't agree with some of his life choices but that along has made me a better man to learn from his mistakes.

But, for what we do have in common, I am glad I followed in those footsteps.

Have a great Monday.

Comment below your favorite Elton John song.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The Big Four

*it's late afternoon and I am on my fourth cup of coffee today. It is needed just like today's Cards Over Coffee post*

It has been a very long week. I found out that there could have been a possible positive Covid exposure in my household, that I needed two new tires for my car which was going to cost me a stocks in coffee, and a bunch of other smaller things popping up. I couldn't wait for the week to be over.

At least I am still alive and enjoying some cards and coffee on this rainy day. 

I have been sitting on some posts in my drafts for a while and figured it was time some of these posted. Sometimes on here it is hard to keep up with posts and sometimes things get buried within my drafts and I forget about not posting them.

But, I needed a good distraction from the week so it felt like a good time to get a post up.

*takes a sip before moving on with today's post*

Back in the 90's I was a huge Knicks fan. I was the Spike Lee of Knicks fans in my area. Of course my area is loaded with Celtics fans, but you get the point.

In my backyard, I would pretend to be that Knicks team and take on the league's best. I would set up 20 point quarters and be the starting lineups for both teams. When a team reached that 20 points, the quarter would end and I would write down the stats for each player for the quarter. It was a lot of fun to keep track of. 

I wouldn't always let the Knicks win either despite being the one playing the game. I always played fair games, and most were close. If either team was within three points after the other team reached 80 to end the game, they would get one last shot. It had to be a three point shot regardless of how many points they were behind. Sometimes they would tie or win the game and other times I would miss and they would lose. There were some games though where the outcome was completely one-sided so no team had that opportunity. 

There was an overall 20-game season, then three rounds of best of 7 playoff games. I would only play the playoff games up until the Knicks either won it all or got eliminated then a new season would begin. I must have played like this for ten years.

*takes another sip*

There were four players for my NY Knicks starting lineup I used for every game.
Allan Houston, my favorite Knicks player all-time, who had his superstar presence.

The three point dominance of John Starks

 
The ultimate rebounding abilities of Charles Oakley

NO AUTOGRAPH (wishing on star for one)
And then Patrick Ewing who did it all. I usually did a lot of spin shots with him after he got a rebound.

These core four carried this team to multiple championships for me....I just wished they could have actually churned out one in real life. I at least got a few "Gatorade" baths.

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

In case you were curious and so I don't leave you hanging, my fifth starter was a plug-in guy whether that be Charlie Ward, Larry Johnson, Latrell Sprewell, or Chris Childs. 

As for the cards in today's post, I have multiple Houston autos, that one and only Starks, just traded for that Oakley and now need to fill in that Ewing autograph gap someday. I would really like to complete my Knicks lineup of autographs.

I hope you guys had a great week and hopefully mine goes better next week.

Have a great Saturday night.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Coffee Break:2021 Mosaic Football Hanger Pack (GENESIS ACHIEVED!)

*takes a sip of coffee and is amazed to have posted now four days in a row. I never miss a day of coffee, but I don't always post consecutive on here. you guys should feel lucky. so let's get on with today's post*

It's been a rainy week, so I was glad to have some cards to focus on and blog about. I am just hoping that these rainy showers actually bring May flowers.

Today is the final part in my Mosaic break series and we end it with football. 2021 Mosaic football is near impossible to find unless you happen to time it right with the vendor's arrival. This product is so hot, that after my father grabbed me this pack because he happened to be there right after the vendor left, that rest of the shelf of blasters and hanger packs had sold out within in an hour of when my father left and came back to grab another pack. The woman who stands by the self-checkout by the card section told my father that a guy had come in and bought $1400 in cards within the last hour. That's crazy. I don't even spend a fourth of that a year in cards.

*takes a sip wondering if I should just keep this sealed and stare at it instead of opening it knowing how hot the product is*

*nope, it's going to be opened*

*another sip leading up to the pack opening*

Every hanger pack of 2021 Mosaic football comes with 12 cards in one pack and a bonus three card pink camo parallel pack. Each pack runs $30.

When you open it up, you get these two packs.

As always, I save the parallel pack for last.

I opened the main pack and there was something blueish hiding towards the end. Oh my....I may have hit a case hit Genesis finally! So just like the 90's, I peeked around all of the other cards first and set the Genesis one off to the side to reveal after I open the parallel pack.

*excited sip commence!!*

Here are the other key cards,


My rookies in the pack.

Silver Kyle Pitts NFL Debut. I keep pulling this guy.

Holofame insert of side PC guy Davis.

Pink Camo Parallel pack time!

*takes a sip, begins to rip*
Melvin Gordon III

Tom...oh wait. Kyle Trask who was going to be starter for about a month. I am sure he is Tom Brady's biggest fan.

Najee Harris NFL Debut. This is a solid pull.

Now that those are revealed, it's time to peel away this Myles Gaskins...


SLOW...SLOW...SLOW......AND....DRUMROLL NOISE LIKE ON CHRISTMAS VACATION....
 
BOOM! Tyler Lockett!

Well, my Genesis wasn't anyone too big, but these look super cool and Lockett is a top notch wideout.

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

That wasn't a bad break at all, by far superior over the basketball ones. The Pitts, Harris and Lockett were outstanding. Then you add a TD insert and it's a winner for me. Needed that sunshine on this rainy day.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday and your thoughts on my latest pack break is welcomed in comments.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

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