Friday, September 30, 2022

Slice Of American Pie: Steve Jobs 1955-2011

*takes a bite of actual apple pie, takes a sip, and sits down with today's featured card. let's get ready for another new cards over coffee*

My American Pie set is slowly getting to its end, but I still have a way to go. What's great though is when you can find a deal like I posted about in the last the posts in this segments and landing some of these for $1 when some go for much more.

Like today's card.

*takes a sip before moving onto the card. another bite of apple pie*
I don't know if it actually is or isn't, but when most list this on eBay, they call this the Steve Jobs rookie card. 

If this is true, it's sad that it had to come in the form of his passing. This man was the legend of Apple products.
A small writeup on Jobs is on the back.

This was a big addition as this card normally goes for much more than $1. Sometimes even in the double digits.

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. And I noticed I had this locked before, now it can be viewed by everyone as I fixed the settings. So click that link.

Let me know your thoughts on Jobs or today's card in comments.

I hope everyone has a great Friday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Coffee Break:2022 Topps Museum Collection Baseball

*it's time to sit down and enjoy a fresh cup of brew, this along with some cards equals some cards over coffee time*

For the sixth year in a row, I am able to try a box of Museum Collection. I have had mixed results with the product so far scoring about a 50% decent hit ratio or 3 out of 6 boxes with at least one good card. Those numbers are rough knowing what these boxes usually cost.

Speaking of cost, this year is even more due to the inflation in the hobby.

Let's hope this box is a good one.

*takes a sip before moving onto the break*

In every box of 2022 Topps Museum Collection there are 4 mini boxes per Master Box. Each box has a hit, and the hits can range from autographs to quad relics to patch cards, etc. NO guarantees other than that, including autographs. Boxes are currently $360.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

There are 100 cards in the Museum Collection base set.

This includes Veterans,
Rookies (one per master box)

And Legends of the game.

Unlike shiny products, there are only a few parallels in Museum Collection.

These include,
Copper, Sapphire /150, Amethyst /99, Ruby /50, and Emerald 1/1.
Found this Sapphire of the GOAT of baseball, Ken Griffey Jr. It is also numbered 24/150....eBay 1/1.

There is only one, Canvas Collection Reproduction.
Mine was of Juan Soto.

I know this is what you are really here for!
J.T. Realmuto

Miguel Cabrera

Eric Hosmer with a nice patch swatch.

And the big hit of the box, a quad relic featuring the stars of MLB this year.

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

Well, for the cost of the box, it was rough even with the quad relic ending. I am a little disappointed that autographs are not guaranteed in every box which also hurts the value. My box isn't the first one I have seen autograph-less.

As for the design and appeal, I think it's still good. The product hasn't changed much design-wise over the years.

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍡 and on a per box basis. not for overall product)

Design 🍡🍡🍡
Photography 🍡
Inserts: 🍡
Hits 🍡🍡
Price 🍡
Value 🍡🍡

Your thoughts on this product welcomed in comments!

Have a great Thursday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Becoming Overwhelmed

*sits down with a stack of cards. a slice of apple cake and coffee tag along and it's time for some cards over coffee*

The past few weeks the hobby has felt like more of a job, than a passion.

I have an overwhelming amount of sorting projects I need to complete. I have people wanting to trade. I have a couple of retail items to open. I have a card room to clean up. I have blogging to do. I just haven't felt like doing any of it.


It feels like that "honey-to-do" list or when you were a kid and your parents gave you a list of chores to complete more than stuff I really want to do.

So, I have been dragging. I am behind on posts, haven't cleaned up my card room (hopefully I won't be punished and sent there), taking forever to dig out trade bait and mail it, etc, etc, etc.

I know, at least I hope, this will end at some point. Just got to get over the hump.

*takes a sip before moving onto the cards in this post*

One thing that might help lift some of this feeling is maybe getting myself to actually complete some of this stuff. Which is why I am trying to catch up on some blogging this week. Just may need some extra coffee to help motivate that.

To continue my third day in a row of blogging, let's show off my latest trade mail day with reader Oren.

*takes a sip*

If you have been a long-time reader, you know I don't collect or show off many hockey cards on this blog. But, Oren has been trying to slowly hook me in by sending me shiny inserts like this MVP Domains Kevin Fiala.

And these Pinpoints of Crosby and Marchano. 

They are very eye pleasing, just not sure enough to get me into hockey collecting.

The shiny didn't end there, this Sean Casey is stunning. Almost 3D look to it.

Then came two new Lamars for the side PC.

A V2 insert which when the card is tipped in different directions shows the player featured moving. Like Sportflix, but more advanced. I am not sure why we don't use this technology today. Their loss I guess. This is probably why I am chasing sets like this one which the Bledsoe is new to it by the way.

Curtis Martin Behind The Numbers relic. I like the die cut number with jersey as it's better than a plain square swatch. This was back in the days when these were game used by the players. Now they are just jerseys off the Fanatics shelves.

I don't collect Diaz or the Brewers, but Dufex I do. Also, the photo is also amazing.

Two 90's basketball cards. This is another sport I don't post a lot about, but when they are from the 90's, I will definitely post them. Especially when they are the Wave Of The Future.

And the final card from this mail day, is a Wander Franco rookie from Topps International Trading Card Day.

This one had a little mix of everything.

Thanks again to Oren for our latest trade! I am looking forward to the next.

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

I know I am not the only one feeling like this. I see others post about it at least on Twitter. I am sure I am not the only blogger like this either.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the hobby? let me know in comments!

Have a happy Wednesday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Coffee Break:2022 Topps Chrome Hobby Box

*takes a sip, gets ready to rip some newer Topps product. takes another sip. let's get on this*

It's Tuesday! Why is Tuesday exciting, well, I get to open my favorite Topps product since 1996. I haven't missed a year yet of opening at least a pack of Topps Chrome. I like Chrome so much that it has even become a household name. I can use Chrome in my jokes, I can use the word Chrome and everyone in the family will look at me. Chrome is a thing. I am a Chromie (groupie with Chrome love).

Today I am ripping the 2022 baseball edition so let's see how it goes!

*takes a sip, gets box in position*

Every hobby box of 2022 Topps Chrome baseball comes with 24 packs of 4 cards. Each box has 2 autographs, plenty of parallels and runs about $205 a box.

The Topps Chrome base set is simple, chrome up the Flagship product. There are 220 cards in the base set including veterans and


I chase the Chrome base card sets, but the ones from the 90's. Not the newer ones as the prices are a tad high.

As I said earlier, there are plenty of parallels.

Here are this year's options
Refractor, X-Fractor, Sepia, Pink, Prism, Negative, Magenta /399, Magenta Speckle /350, Purple Speckle /299, Purple /250, Aqua /199, Aqua Lava /199, Blue /150, Green /99, Green Wave /99, Blue Wave /75, Gold /50, Gold Wave /50, Orange /25, Orange Wave /25, Red /5, Red Wave /5, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

Base refractors fall 1:3 packs. And yes, that is two of the same.

Prisms are 1:6 packs, not to bad on the Cruz pull!

Purple /299


Hmmm two Fraziers, start of a rainbow?

Club Plaques fall 1:24 packs and there are 25 cards to collect.

New Classics falls 1:12 packs, love this design, and there are 15 cards to collect. I lucked with the two players I landed, except does anyone even care about Wander anymore?

There are 15 cards in the Future Stars set.

There are 20 cards to collect in the Topps 1987 set. YES MORE OF THESE STINKIN' THINGS!! These fall 1:6 packs.

Heart Of The City falls 1:16 packs and probably is my favorite design in years for Chrome. I want this set. Have any? Contact me for a pwe trade at


Well, unless you like the Astros, there isn't much to brag about with my pulls. This is usually how my Topps Chrome breaks go.

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

As always, I am a Chrome fan. It was fun to open and see what I can find for refractors. However, I wouldn't pay the price of a hobby box this year. Really steep for what you get. I mean, yeah, there are huge possibilities, but this box wasn't it.

I also normally suggest retail as an option when hobby is unattainable prices, but this year retail shot up in price as well. It is $35 a blaster box and I have seen lots of them just sitting on shelves locally. Nobody wants it which is both good and bad.

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍡 and on a per box basis. not for overall product)

Design 🍡🍡🍡
Photography 🍡🍡🍡
Inserts: 🍡🍡🍡🍡
Hits 🍡
Price 🍡
Value 🍡

Your thoughts on this product welcomed in comments!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday Morning Cup: Gardening

*sits down, takes a breath. finally, a new post on cards over coffee*

It has been a long few weeks and there hasn't been much time for blogging or the hobby. My goal this week is to set some time for both, though I have a lot going on this week as well.

One of those things is prepping for fall.
The leaves are starting to change colors which means I need to prep things outside such as taking care of the summer items before it gets too cold. Which the other day it was 35 degrees.

One of those preps is getting my garden fully picked and weeded so it will be ready for the spring again.
This year was the first year I was able to grow sunflowers and they came out in full bloom and colors this year.

And it was also the first year I was able to grow a Watermelon. This was the only one that grew despite multiple flowers on the plant. But hey, it's a start. Maybe more for next year.

Unless it does what my pumpkins did.

Last year, I had seven pumpkins from two plants. This year, this was the lone survivor and isn't even orange. I have no idea what kind of funky pumpkin this actually is. And no, it's not a gourd.

And finally, this is the first year I planted everything from seeds to save money from buying plants. Somethings grew fast, others took a while like my JalapeΓ±os. They are just starting to come out and I worry my supply will be low this year because it's so late in the year and the temps are cooling down fast. Hopefully I can get a few to use at least.

Most of these plants have been pulled now, well, not the peppers and most of the sunflowers still stand.

There time will come.

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

Hopefully you guys are enjoying this new segment that is a step away from cards.

However, I will toss in a sports part for this post as the Giants play tonight. Let's go Gmen!! Also, if you want to see my Giants collection, you can check that out on Big Blue Cardboard blog.

Have a great Monday and drink a few extra cups for me!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


*it's been a week since I last posted on here, I think it's time to get a new post up on Cards Over Coffee*

*takes a sip*

Awhile back on Twitter, I saw BCW Supplies tweet out something I found extremely cool and wanted for my collection and card room. Though I don't have a lot of wall space for this item......yet. I will make room.

The item I speak about are these BCW Interlocking Card Frames and I was able to land myself three boxes of them to show off to you guys today.

Each box comes with 6 individual card frames and 6 toploaders for the cards you will be framing. Each of the boxes currently run $40.99 on the BCW Website and can be found HERE.

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

*opens up the box of card frames and dumps it out*
Along with a pile of frames, toploaders and inner pieces you find the instructions. But, being a man, who needs those.

*checks over shoulder to see if wife is glaring after watching the last thing I put together without instructions*

*looks over at the crooked bench*

Honestly though, you don't really need them anyways. These are so easy that I can put them together while holding a cup of coffee.
Here is what the back of these card frames look like.

First, here is the card I have chosen and I toploaded it with the included toploader. Well, one of many cards I have chosen. I thought my 2012 Topps Chrome rainbow of Rueben Randle would look pretty cool in these.

Second, you put the card face down in the holder. 

Third, you put the back piece over the slots and line it up.

Fourth, once you have slid that piece down, you can slide it into position, and you will feel when you have it in the right spot.

That's it. You have your first card framed.

*takes a sip. starts to feel the tummy grumbling for some food*

Since I decided to frame the rainbow and not just one card, I want them interlocked together.
Here are the instructions for this part.

Once again, it's pretty self-explanatory. But, BCW also has a Tutorial Video if what I show you here or the instructions are too complicated.

*takes a sip before moving on*
Each side of the frames have an interlocking piece and a piece it interlocks into.

Line them up correctly side by side. Notice how one piece has the screw hole and one doesn't.

Get a flat head screwdriver and put it into the screw hole frame side.

Turn it until you feel it click into place. Then do the second one which is below the first one. Or vice versa depending on where you started.

And that's it. They are interlocked and waiting for you to add more or to hang.

To do one that attaches to the bottom, just line it up to the top one and use the screw holes from that one to interlock the two with the flat head screwdriver again.

Easy peasy, goes down easy.

Here are 6 of my cards interlocked.

And here are 10. There are 3 other cards in this rainbow but those are graded so they won't fit the frames. Don't ask why I have 3 graded as I don't care for graded cards but that's how I found them cheaper for my rainbow.

I think this looks really cool and I actually wouldn't even mind them being apart and hung separately either. Though it's much easier to have them all together.

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

Let me know what you think about these in comments today. Is it something you would use? What would you display if so?

My thoughts, they look nice and are so simple to use.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*