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.

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*


  1. I'll take my chances with the red pill. Topps makes 1/3 of their set rookies and most don't pan out anyway. I'll take the base and buy the rookies I want.

  2. Red pill. As much as I enjoy adding cards to my Damaged Card PC, pulling damaged cards from packs would get annoying fast.

  3. The last two years of buying UD hockey series 1 meant all my base cards were terribly dinged. So I might as well take the blue pill and complete what upper deck started for me [the young guns and other inserts came out fine]

  4. Red pill every time, I'm not someone who chases the hot rookies anyhow.

  5. I'll go blue pill. That would give me incentive to buy packs and then I can go find the base singles for a dime a shot to finish the set and not pay a premium for no-name rookies I don't care about who haven't done anything.

  6. Eep. I don't mind not getting rookies, but with modern sets not being able to pull any parallels, inserts, or hits would be rough. I'm fine with retail knowing I won't pull bit hits that often but I want to at least get some interesting parallels and such, you know? So I guess I have to go blue pill, assuming that that would allow me to pull parallels and such although I guess I can give up on pulling an Alonso or a deGrom.

    I'd happily buy packs with dinged corners if they're cheap!

  7. Never caring much about rookies, I guess I'd be in camp red pill.

  8. Are you saying the blue pill results only in packs that only consist of rookies, each with a dent? I'll go red then.

  9. I occasionally like Rookies. I don't "have" to have them and don't get disappointed if I don't pull one. I also don't mind dinged corners, sometimes slightly dinged corners I barely notice I'll go Blue with this because as I said I occasionally like Rookies but I don't go out of my way for them.

  10. I'll reluctantly take the red pill. It would start to get boring seeing the same handful of names, again and again.


Cards and coffee go together like PB&J, so don't you and leaving a comment below. Take a sip and let me know your thoughts!