Thursday, December 29, 2022

Coffee With Mandy Moore

*takes a very excited chug...this post and item has been a long time coming.*

*takes another sip*

My latest mail day from Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday fame came with such a big collection item, I carried the box home from my mailbox like Gollum saying, "My Precious".

I barely made it through the door before ripping into it.

And there it was. My second most wanted autograph sitting right there. I couldn't believe it and now I want you guys to believe it.

*takes a sip before showing off the item*

Since 1999, I have been a big fan of Mandy Moore's music and acting and may have had a crush on her as well. 

I have added a couple of cards of her over the years, she isn't featured on many, but have always wanted an autograph for my collection. It serves both as a fan piece and a nostalgic piece.

When I saw that Mandy was releasing a new CD. I checked it out and noticed that if you pre-ordered it, it came with a very special item.

A signed art piece!

With Shane's assistance, I was able to get one. 

Such a great item!! This goes up there with my Elton John add this year.

Thanks to Shane for the assistance on this piece.

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

In comments today, let me know your favorite Mandy Moore song, movie or TV show spot.

Mandy, if you are reading this, thank you for signing these for fans and keep doing what you are doing!

*takes a final sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

2022 Cards Over Coffee Hall Of Fame Cards

*sits down in a tux with a pile of cards to present the winners for the inaugural year. let's get to some cards over coffee*

*first, lets take a sip or two*

Well, the inaugural edition of my Hall Of Fame didn't quite go as well as I had hoped. A lot of commenters didn't nominate any cards to be voted on. There were plenty of cards I thought that should have been voted in but didn't make it, at least in your opinion, or maybe you simply forgot to vote. I mean, that Griffey auto I added recently really should have made it.

So, this led to only four cards being nominated which meant no voting needed to narrow it down to five. This means that all 4 cards have made it into the Card Over Coffee Hall Of Fame.

*takes a sip before presenting the winners*

Here are the 2022 Inductees and who they were nominated by,

Nominated By myself

Nominated by Jafronius

Nominated by myself, Matt, Oren, Fuji

Nominated by Jafronius

Congrats to our Winners and thanks goes out to those of you who nominated.

I haven't decided if I will bring this back for 2023 since the reaction was so poor. If I do, I may change a few of the rules and make things easier. Maybe even post out reminders.

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

Let me know in comments if you would like to see this back and how I can tweak it so you would join in more.

Have a great day!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, December 26, 2022

Chasing Chevy

*sits down after a long Christmas day, gets ready for new post on Cards Over Coffee*

*forgets coffee on the counter, how is that possible?, gets back up gets coffee, adds some leftover non-alcoholic eggnog as creamer and sits back down*

*takes a sip*

When I think about Christmas, I can't think about Christmas without thinking about Chevy Chase.

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is not only my favorite Christmas movie, but my favorite movie overall. And Chase, who I grew up already been a fan of, is lead.

For me, it only made sense to make Chevy a PC in my collection.

Up to this year, I only had an autograph card and some relic ones in my collection until I decided it was time to add upon that after doing some research and finding out he has plenty of cards out there.

251 to be exact.

*takes a sip before moving on with today's cards*
One of the first adds I did, was the Super Glow Blue base card. I thought this card looked really cool.

Next up, Chevy was featured in many of the 1992 Star Pics SNL cards. I have all but one of them now.

Weird thing is, despite being a big fan, I never once watched him on SNL. I wasn't really into SNL. I still not a big fan now but do enjoy a couple of the sketches I will watch time to time.

I need to add the final SNL card at some point.

Up next, a couple of 1994 Comic Images Boris 4 featuring two of Chevy's movies in art style. The top one is of him in the comedy Nothing But Trouble and the second one features him in European Vacation.

And my favorite adds and ones I considered to be his rookies, 1988 Hostess Hot Summer Flicks Stickers from the Funny Farm movie,


Pretty cool finds. I didn't know these even existed.

*takes a gulp to finish up the cup, gets another cup ready and takes a sip of eggnog then puts some eggnog into his mug for creamer again*

There are plenty of other Chevy cards out there that I need to add that are non relics/autographs, but there are also lots of autograph/relics I don't expect to ever add.

I currently reside as the #1 Chevy Chase collector on TCDB sitting 4 cards ahead of second place.

Thoughts on my adds and your favorite Chevy Chase movie/show is welcomed in comments.

Have a great day!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Sunday, December 25, 2022

It's Christmas!

*sits down, takes a sip with some newer Christmas cards to post nearby. the spirit and joy of Christmas is in the air and I am ready*

It's Christmas!

This means many things to many of us. 

For me, it means the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus. It also means spending time with my family eating a big breakfast and sharing gifts and love. And finally, it means the end of Mariah Carey's reign of terror on the season until next November. 

I know we all feel the last one.

I am technically not blogging this live today as I am as I stated spending time with family, but other than that, another thing that I do on Christmas day is open up card packages I had gotten for the month. One of my favorite openings every year is my massive mail day from Wes from JBF/Area 40 blog fame, which I always save for last.

Even though I won't be posting this year's cards yet, I have been holding the cards I will feature today in drafts for a whole year waiting for this post.

*takes a sip and gets ready to show off the cards*

One of the most iconic Christmas cards to collect I believe is this 1998 Upper Deck Holiday-Worn Jersey of the man himself Kris Kringle. This was very unique for the time it was released. This was a very exciting add.

You're a mean one! Not talking about Wes either. Somehow, he must have known I wanted this card since I had already added the autographs from the set. Is this in a weird way Jim Carrey's rookie?

I don't care if you put a piece of pizza on a prism card, always shines.

I hadn't been able to land this card last year as it was a part of Panini's Black Friday set in the past. Glad to have this one knocked down finally.

And finally, after penning all of those letters to Santa over the years, he finally gave me an autograph in return.

Thanks again to Wes for the mail day of Christmas cards.

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

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good cup of coffee.

In comments today, tell me what you hope to see under the tree.....other than coffee of course.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Shiffrin Into Gear

*sits down, gets ready for a new post and new surprise for you guys on Cards Over Coffee*

Let's just get to it already, the big surprise....I have started a new PC. Yes, I have tons and tons of them already started, but I wanted to add to that. To me, you can never have too many. You need to give yourself variety in a hobby that can sometimes fall flat or lead you down an empty road over time if you don't.

My latest PC is something that started out of the blue.

Where I live, we don't have many, if any, big time hometown athletes. Today's person is borderline on this but was close enough that I counted it.

*takes a sip*

Mikaela Shiffrin wasn't born here, but she spent some time going to school at a local skiing academy which is roughly half an hour from where I live. 

She has 77 total career wins, is an Olympian skier, World Champion, has 14 medals between the Olympics and the World Championships in which 8 of those are gold. To say she is dominate in her sport would be an understatement.

When I saw that she had some cards in a couple of Upper Deck products, I decided to go and chase some down.

She had many cards in the 2021 Upper Deck Skybox Metal Universe product with multiple parallels and 90's looking inserts.

Dots parallel /299

Blast Furnace. Looks amazing.

Skybox Premium Insert

Intimidation Nation

Reaching For The Stars die-cut. One of my favorite adds.

A Cut Above

Fresh Foundation

Fresh Foundation Dots /299

Green Galaxy acetate insert. This one I believe is a case hit pull.

Mikaela also had some cards in 2021 Goodwin Champions,
Orange Premium parallel

And a relic insert.

On TCDB, I am ranked as the 2nd among collectors of Shiffrin with 11 cards. The leader has 18. 

But, I also have a lot more that could be added and if any of you have any of her you don't see pictured above, let me know and we can work out a pwe trade!

I am also hopeful I can add an autograph one of these days.

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

As I said above, if you have any of her cards, just drop me an email at and we can work out a trade.

Thoughts on Shiffrin, my collection and a local athlete that you collect welcomed in comments.

Have a great day.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Unfinished Cup:1995 Score Red Siege

*takes a sip taking a trip back to 1995 when the good times rolled in life and in hobby. takes another sip, gets ready for a new post on cards over coffee*

Welcome back to another Unfinished Cup, not something I ever personally experience. All cups are finished, unless they are segments for cards.

Today we finish up the conversation from my last post with another throwback parallel from 1995 that I enjoy. I think I opened more packs of 1995 Score football than any other product in my history of collecting. I even opened two boxes as an adult. I am not sure why, but I loved every aspect of the product including the "childish" looking base card design.

But, that "childish" base card design does look even better in red. Let's take a look 1995 Score Red Siege.

*takes a sip before moving on*

1995 Score Red Siege parallel cards fall 1:3 packs.

This set though is much bigger than the 1995 Summit Ground Zero one I spoke about in my last post. There are 275 cards in the set.

Here is what I have left,

If you have any of my needs, let me know.

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

Let me know your thoughts on this parallel set and what Score parallel set you enjoy the most in comments today.

Have a great day!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Man Vs Coffee

*takes a sip, gets ready for a new Cards Over Coffee*

I am not sure what it is about me, but I love watching food on TV. I love seeing what kind of food offerings there are across the country and one of my favorite shows that offers a good look at some delicious food is Man Vs Food.

Not only does the show present food, but it has food challenges that the hosts have to take on in a certain amount of time. Some of them are absolutely ridiculous and I am not sure how the hosts even finished it. You must really have to train for that kind of eating.

Makes you wonder how well Joey Chesnut would do with some of those challenges.

*takes a sip*

When I first started watching Man Vs Food, the host is the guy featured on my latest card pickup that I snagged for $1.

*takes a sip, wonders if I should take on a coffee challenge*

Adam Richman is a TV personality that was the host of Man Vs Food from 2008-2012. He took on many of the nation's biggest food challenges such as 10-pound stuffed pizza for example. His personality made the show even more interesting, and I think he was a great choice for a show like that.

Even though Adam doesn't host Man Vs Food anymore, he is still on television hosting a variety of other food related programs.

Man Vs Food was off the air for many years after Richman exited before being revived back in 2017 with a new host in Casey Webb who puts his own spin and personality on it. He does a great job as well.

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

Someday I hope to check out some of the places featured on this show . I won't be participating in any of the challenges....unless it involves a 10-cup coffee challenge. 

Man vs Coffee....MAN WINS!

I hope everyone has a great day.

In comments today, let me know if you watch food shows like this one and which ones are your favorite.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Another HOFer Knocked Down

*sits down, takes a sip and gets ready for a new post on cards over coffee*

I always feel bad when I sit on a mail day for so long without posting about it, but, as we all know life gets in the way.

It's not that the mail day isn't appreciated by any means, especially one like today's, it just happens.

Today's mail day is from my buddy @CardpocalypseNC on Twitter who hit me up with a really nice mail day in our latest trade.

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

I would call this a yearlong trade and there were more cards than I am showing involved in this trade, but I am only posting the key cards in it.

Kerry Collins refractor /250. Always like a hard to find refractor for my key PC's.

It's a Anna Kournikova card, do I need a reason?

1997 Fleer Metal Universe base card of Jim Harbaugh. I haven't seen this one before, but it has a Halloween feel to it.

For my next card, if you didn't know already, I have been chasing all of the RL Stine cards from 2020 Allen Ginter. RL is the reason I am writing today as he was my biggest inspiration growing up.

This is a 1/1, my first 1/1 of his, Topps Vault Blank Back card.

I believe this is also my first Topps Vault card.

My final card has been sitting on my want list for so, so long and now I have it....
Jim Kelly autograph! I finally get to knock it off of my HOFer autograph list. I still have more to go, but it always feels nice to have one down. It has been a while since I was last able to do so.

Thanks again to Tim again for the trade.

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

Tim's mail day is one of many I have in drafts that really need to be published and shared. It's just finding the time to do so and over the next few weeks my time will be very tight. I do have some posts already put together to cover me for the next few weeks or you guys would be cup-less otherwise.

Thoughts on my mail day welcomed in comments today.

Have a terrific Tuesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Sunday, December 18, 2022

It Came To My House

*sits down, takes a sip on this rainy day. gets ready for a new cards over coffee*

There are some cards I see and automatically think, I need it. Most of those cards usually sit on my Top Want Lists for years and sometimes even years and years. But occasionally, when the card is affordable enough, I can grab it and keep one less card from being added to that list.

That was the case with today's card.

I am not even sure how I stumbled upon this card, it wasn't like I opened any Bowman Chrome this year or saw any cards from it.  I wasn't even looking up the player either despite collecting a few cards of him. It just popped up in one of my searches and there I knew I had to have it.

*takes a sip before showing off today's card*

There was just something eye pleasing about today's card that led to my purchase.
I am not sure if it's the font, the Martian/alien/IT things in the background or a combination of it all. It just looked really cool from a distance and even cooler in person.

This Jasson Dominguez card is from 2022 Bowman Chrome's It Came To The League insert set and features the upcoming hot rookies.

Overall it is a 15-card set that falls 1:12 packs.

Will this turn into another set chase? I am not sure. I am just glad to have the one I do for now.

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

In comments today, let me know if you have love at first sight with cards and either add it immediately or add it to a want list.

Also, speaking of want lists, check mine out above on the link I included just in case you have any kicking around :)

Hope you have a great day!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Coffee Break:2022 Topps Allen And Ginter Baseball

*mug is shaking as I am holding the mug. the excitement and smell of coffee is in the air.*

*takes a sip, is ready for the latest box break*

ALLEN AND GINTER!! If you have been reading my blogs for the past 10 years, you know I have a mad man crush on Allen and Ginter.

Yes, the product has the same feel every year, but for me, it's all about the non-sport subjects. That's my main focus.

*takes a sip before getting ready for today's new post*

Every hobby box of 2022 Allen And Ginter baseball are 24 packs of 8 cards. Each box comes with 3 hits and boxes are roughly $100-$110 each. I think that is a good deal comparing other three-hit boxes.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

Each box also comes with a box topper

Oversized Allen Ginter card of the legend, Mike Trout.

The base card set is built up of 298 cards, two cards don't exist in the first 300, and has players of now,

The past

The future

Then my favorites, non-sport characters. There aren't as many for me that I am dying to chase like the past two years, but there are still a few. Hopefully Topps will finally see my years of nagging about being included in the product myself as a sport card blogger. How much fun would that be? Or what happens if they put all of us bloggers into a mini insert series??? COME ON TOPPS!!

There are also another 52 base cards that are 1:2 Sp's that complete the full base card set of 350 cards.

There are 350 mini cards in this year's product, 50 of those being the extended or sp part of the set.

Famous Rivals. From food to baseball they are all here. There are 10 cards in the set to collect. 

Mini Rookie Design. They fall 1:8 packs.

What's Cookin'? Digging these non-sport inserts this year. There are 10-cards to collect. It's about time that Ketchup got it's first rookie card!

Banner Season features players from their best seasons and has 50 cards to collect.

Pitching a Gem. Looks like a similar insert to one that was in Gypsy Queen, but I still really like the design and theme of this one. There are 25 cards to collect in this set.

Get That Bread!!...and make me some toast with my coffee! There are 10 cards to collect.

It's Your Special Day. May be one of my most favorite inserts this year. Now I can have a card to post on these special days! (looking for others I don't have)

20 cards to seek in Baseball Lexicon.

Inside The Park isn't just about baseball, there are 32 cards to collect featuring National Parks.

Mini Ducks Quacking their way into this product with 10 cards.

Fingers were crossed on pulling my first ever rip my luck goes...
Castillo relic

Luke Williams auto. My first Ginter auto pull in many years.

And by far the pull of the break, Judge pinstripe relic. This will match the autograph mini I have of him really well.

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍵 on this break and not overall product)

Design 🍵🍵
Photography 🍵
Inserts 🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵
Hits 🍵🍵
Price 🍵🍵🍵
Value 🍵🍵

I didn't pull anything huge, but the Judge relic in my very first pack was decent. The price point as I mentioned above is really great for three hits compared to other products and other products that are less fun.

I really dig this year's inserts and hope to build the sets off from them. Mainly the non-sport ones are what I am seeking.

Let me know your thoughts on this product in comments and what your favorite non-sport inserts or person you are chasing this year.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*