*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
Reaching For The Stars die-cut. One of my favorite adds.
A Cut Above
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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*