Friday, January 13, 2023

You Think Friday The 13th Is Scary....

You think Friday The 13th is scary? I am more worried about March The 19th of 2023.

*takes a sip*

On March 19th of this year, I am turning 40 years old.


It doesn't seem possible, especially since I have a mindset of a 12-year-old.....though a body of a 60-year-old.

Since I will be turning a big scary number this year and the fact, I know I am getting older, I recently took an eBay gift card I got for Christmas and turned it into something that would make me feel young again. No, I didn't buy a magic youth potion from Yzma, those of you who watched Emperor's New Groove will get that reference, but I did buy something that would take me back in time.

And yes, I wished it had been a DeLorean but what I got will have to do.

*takes a sip before my coffee gets old from sitting here*

Even though these literally can't really take me back in time like the DeLorean could have, these can nostalgically.
I picked up some unopened 90's packs from my favorite time of collecting, 1995-1999, for a rip-fest. I am really looking forward to it.

Included in this pile is,
  • 1997 Upper Deck UD3 Football (4 packs)
  • 1996 Laserview Football (3 packs)
  • 1996 Press Pass Premium Football (1 pack)
  • 1996 Pinnacle Select Hobby Football (1 pack)
  • 1995 Signature Rookies Autograph-Phonex (3 packs)
A good mixture and all I had opened at one point in my youth.

I plan on posting the results from the packs in a new segment coming up soon. Right now, it's going to be called Turning 40 but the name may be adjusted before I post the first part. Let me know in comments if you have a better name.

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

I know many have said 40 isn't that scary or that old, but I guess I will find out in March. There is no turning back time, even if I was Cher.

Thoughts on my packs and if you have something scarier than Friday The 13th coming up for you this year

*takes a sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Thank You Readers!

It's a bitter cold January day, but I have my coffee in hand, and I am ready for a new post on Cards Over Coffee. I hope you are as well.

In December, Nachos Grande Blog hosted the 2nd annual End-of-year end awards where you could vote on the best of things both in the hobby and in the blogging world.

There were seven categories overall this year and those were split three for the hobby and four including Best Blog Of 2022 for the blogger world.

In the back of my mind, my hope was that Cards Over Coffee could pull off the massive upset and beat out Night Owl Cards for Blog Of The Year. Well, that didn't happen. For the second straight year, the GOAT of card blogging won that award.

However, that didn't mean that this blog didn't have its impact as made three of the four total categories.

Winning in the categories of Funniest/Most Entertaining blog, Favorite Under The Radar Blog and


 Favorite Blog To Read.

Even though I didn't win the big one, I was still happy with the showing for Cards Over Coffee.

I tip my mug to you guys for voting for me in these awards. I am proud of the content I put on this blog and glad to see some appreciation for it. Maybe next year I can win the big one, though I know it will take a lot to do so.

*tips mug towards the computer*

Before I close up today's post, I may not have won Blog Of The Year, but for the first time I did win the Fantasy Football Championship in my league.
I had a pretty dominant team all season, except towards the end when injuries started taking their toll. It was finally nice to win it all in the league I created so many years ago. So, I had to take a minute out to pat myself on the back with this post and an invisible trophy.

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

Once again, I wanted to take a minute out to thank you guys for voting for me in the End Of The Year awards. It truly means more than you know.

Thoughts on the awards or how your fantasy season went is welcomed in comments.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

New Year's Hobby Goals

*sits down and gets ready for the first post of the new year, coffee is in hand, takes a sip and gets ready*

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023!

*takes a sip and says cheers*

*pictures you doing the same*

Since this is a New Year, most people try to set up some New Year's Resolutions, you know that list of things you say you will do, but don't. I know, I have been there so don't throw you coffee at me.

This year instead of resolutions that I probably won't stick to, I just wanted to set myself a few hobby goals. Goals I figured was better wording.

*takes a sip*

Let's start with Goal 1,

Which is getting stuff sorted that has already been sitting out. I did get quite a few mail days at Christmas time that need to be sorted as well, but really need to tackle these first which in itself will take a while.

Goal 2,
Combine my boxes. I slacked a little and started some new boxes so I wouldn't have to dig for old ones. Well, I finally need to combine them all so cards are easier to find and have all of my sorted collections in their rightful place.

Goal 3,
It's time to put the cards I once had in binders such as players, rookies, etc back into the binders. After I did my big sort a few years ago, I kept most of my cards in boxes. It's time I put them back into binders so I can locate my players and rookie cards easier. Maybe even move my Giants collection into binders as well.

This may only look like three goals, but together, they are more than that. It will be quite a lofty project.

*takes another sip. aiming to finish this cup before I finish this post*

As an extra side goal, I want to continue blogging. I have been back and forth on whether I wanted to continue into 2023. With lack of products to break. less mail days and a lot less trading, this is leaving me with not much to discuss on here. I will have to dig deep to continue on along with finding a final resting place to blog on and stick to it.

*takes a sip before moving ending today's post*

I hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy New Year and I plan to give updates as I go along with my projects.

In comments today, let me know your Goals or Resolutions for this year.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*