Sometimes I will have a doughnut or two with my morning coffee, sadly not with this morning's cup, and other times it is a local tradition to dunk your doughnut in maple syrup when it's sugaring season. Otherwise known as the time for making maple syrup.
This year, my father-in-law was back at making maple syrup full force at the almost age of 75 spending countless labor hours in the woods and in the sugarhouse. He has been doing this his entire life.
When he makes a batch, he usually sends along a little sample for us to try. Sometimes we just sip on it and sometimes we dunk a plain raised doughnut in it.
This is usually the sample size he gives out in cups, and this is as much as I had along with my plain raised doughnut. Just so none of you don't worry that I haven't stuck to my diet plan, I am still doing good, but I am flatlining at my weight. I guess it's better than gaining am I right?
But when it's this time of year, it's a sweet tradition that I feel must continue diet or not. Some people, not this blogger, will eat a dill pickle with the maple and donut so it offsets the sweetness. I am more of a bread and butter pickle guy so eating sugar on sugar isn't for me.
I like sweetness, but not an overload of it.
Unless it comes in a form of a mail day and my most recent two from Oren had sweetness overload.
*takes a sip before moving on*
First up were these 1994 Score Gold Rush that fell one-per-pack. Normally I don't collect anything pre-1995, but these are an exception.
None of these were particularly players I collect, but they fit in my 90's PC.
Speaking of 90's PC, there was no shortness of that in these mail days either.
Score Changing Places Of Roberto Kelly
Complete Players of Manny Ramirez
Manny Ramirez Dugout Collection
Upper Deck Sp Marquee Matchups Manny Ramirez
Tomorrow's Legends of Manny Ramirez
Wave Of The Future Manny Ramirez (this was one of my most favorite designs for this insert series)
Score Hall Of Gold Manny Ramirez
(if you are wondering by now if I PC Manny that is a no, I actually don't like him but I do like 90's inserts)
Steel Power of Mo Vaughn
Back is numbered to 5000.
Sports Illustrated Year In Review 1997 of Roger Clemens.
Score Gold Stars of Albert Belle
Fleer Lumber Co Albert Belle
Topps All-Stars 96 of Albert Belle (shiny....)
And finally a card that looks 90's,
but isn't. This is a 2000 Upper Deck Pennant Driven Chipper Jones. Inserts and even base from the early 2000's were just as great as the late 90's.
Thanks again to Oren for the last two trades.
*takes a sip before closing up today's post*
Sweet syrup, sweet mail days sums up how March went for me. I am a little backed up on posts so this one is a little late coming, well at least the card portion. My father-in-law just finished up making the last batch of maple syrup on Saturday.
Thoughts on today's mail day show off, if you have tried syrup that is not made of corn syrup, if you have had doughnuts and syrup are welcomed in comments.
Hope everyone has an excellent Monday.
*Coffee Card Blogger Out*
PS: PLEASE remember if you find any of these cards Coffee Card Hall worthy, nominate them!