Tuesday, April 30, 2024


I can't believe that another month has almost gone by in 2024. I would say April was by far the fastest month yet. If I look out my window and see snow all over again because it's Christmas already, I may cry.

Even though I love Christmas, I just need some green grass and sunshine first.

To celebrate another month gone by, I thought I would share what possibly is and what might be my biggest mail day of 2024 thus far.

It's time for some cards and some coffee.

*takes a sip*

@ChrisParksIT and I have done multiple trades on Twitter, but none like this one.

Chris noticed that I have been really into collecting Marvel cards, so he inquired if I was interested in any WandaVision cards since he had opened a case of the Upper Deck product.

I have never seen the Disney+ series but know the characters from the Marvel movies I watched. So of course I was interested.

And after a few days of searching, we were able to come to a deal. Chris is very easy to trade with which is great.

He passed along an entire base set, stack of parallels (roughly 100+), a couple of autographs, some film cel relics and a hobby box. Yes, a hobby box. Which I believe is my first hobby box break of 2024 and my first opening of anything since Series 1 released.

This is the base set that I need to binder still.

The Purple and Red parallels fall one-per-pack. They look super cool against the black and white base set pictures. There was almost a complete set of each so I may need to write down what I am missing and finish them.

Wanda's Reality are unique thick acetate insert cards. I think these only fall a couple per case.

This may not look like many Film Cel relics, but it actually is. One of these stacks is actually a complete 6-card set. The others have two or three towards its 6-card set.

Evan Peters autograph. He has played in a variety of TV shows and Movies over his career including Marvel and the Dahmer mini-series.

Fred Melamed played in a variety of TV and Movies, nothing that I have really seen. But when I take the chance to watch this series I will have seen him in something.

Some really cool items added to my Marvel PC thanks to this trade.

But this wasn't everything. I still had that hobby box to open.

Here were the results. A Green parallel /99, a Film Cel (that I didn't have above) and another Wanda's Reality to go with the others. I may have to chase that set as well.

Thanks goes out to Chris for another great trade.

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

I think after hauling all of this in, that I need to do an Unfinished Cup to sum up all of my needs or most likely do them separately because it's easier to track that way.

I feel after looking through these cards that I need to watch the series now as well. First, I will have to finish up my last couple of movies to catch up there.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday and last day of April.

In comments, tell me what the highlight of April was for you or simply tell me what the big plans for May are. Or comments on today's cards of course or if you have watched WandaVision.

*takes a final sip for the post*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, April 29, 2024

Parks And Recreation

It's been over a week since the last post on here, I suppose it's time for some Cards and some Coffee.

I have both next to me, so let's get this party going!

*takes a sip*

I get a lot of TV show suggestions time after time and most of them don't hit home. One of those in particular is The Office. I just can't get into it even though it's loved by all.

However, another show with the same kind of premise, I recently really got into recently.

That show is Parks and Recreation. 

The show ran for 7 seasons from 2009-2015 and takes place in a Parks and Recreation office led by Leslie Knope who is played by Amy Poehler. The cast is really solid and works well together as you watch relationships build and the comedy rolls on with the situations they are placed in. Along with Poehler, the cast consists of Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Rob Lowe, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt to name a few. There were also some guest stars as well.

So far, I have only made it halfway through season 2, so no spoilers in comments please! But I have enjoyed every episode all the way from the start.

*takes a sip, thinks about putting on an episode while typing this up but knows the article won't get done if that was the case*

*takes another sip*

After getting into the show, I remembered that back in 2013 Press Pass created a Parks and Recreation card set. I wasn't into the show then when I opened a box and had no idea who or what the show was, but now I do and now I want the cards.

So, a chase happened.

I do have a couple autographs and relics I will show another time, but I wanted to chase the base set and silver parallel set as well.

After weeks of posting on Twitter that I was looking for said sets, I finally had someone replied and we pulled off a trade.

Included in my portion of the trade was an almost complete base set, missing card #6.


And roughly an almost complete silver parallel set. I will have to write those numbers down sometime.



I will have to do an Unfinished Cup at some point on this set.

If any of you have any kicking around and want to check in with what I need, just drop me an email at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com.

Thanks again to @wolf_and_saint for the trade. I hope you enjoyed what I sent as much as I enjoyed what you sent.

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

I have also gotten a few other mail days recently as well and will be posting those soon too along with a few other special posts.

Hope everyone has been drinking their coffee during my hiatus on here and saying cheers while waiting for my return.

Have a great Monday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Coffee With Craig T. Nelson

Good morning!!

Well, it could be better. I ran out of coffee this morning and will need to make a run at some soon, but first, thought I would drop a quick post.

I am not sure if this will be my last post for a little while, but it could be. So, I am making sure that I end on a good note before a small break takes place.

However, I do have NEW Rodney's Cardboard posts going up on Sport Card Collectors blog I already had prepped, so go check those out every Sunday. There could be few other posts on there as well coming up.

But, for today, let's see what I have to show off so I can go to the store and grab some coffee.
Craig T. Nelson autograph!!

This card comes thanks to a RAK from @maevro who saw my interest in the owning it.

In my lifetime, I have watched a lot of Craig T. Nelson on my television screen. Whether that was watching the Poltergeist movies with my mom multiple times each, Coach, Yes Dear, Monk, CSI:NY, Young Sheldon, The Incredibles movies (signed sticker above), both Book Club movies, and The Proposal to name a few of my favorites. But he has shown up many other times as well.

So, owning this autograph is a pretty cool addition since he is a part of my nostalgia which is a big focus in my collection.

Today in comments, let me hear your favorite Nelson role.

Also, a big-big thanks to @maevro for this awesome RAK. Really appreciate it!!!!

Time to make a coffee run. Hope the rest of you have a great day.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Drawing A Blank

I have written today's post multiple times over the last few days. I was trying to find the right approach or theme to the cards featured and just kept coming up empty.

Not my coffee mug, just the theme for the post.

First, I attempted to try a 90's music theme and tie in the years of the cards with some of my favorite songs, then it came to a dead end with it. Then I attempted to do a Back In Time post, got halfway done, then fell flat. Then attempted combining both ideas, nothing. Then tried to tie in #90sOn9th or even save the cards for those posts but didn't as the post went nowhere.

I am drawing a blank.

But I want to showcase this pretty awesome mail day from friend and blog reader Oren, so I guess we will get one of those basic this card and that card kind of post.

At least I have an idea of what I want while I am posting this. Coffee. Yup. No surprise there.

*takes a sip*

This first card was a set chase. It's a 1995 Flair Wave Of The Future that fell 1:37 packs. I have been wanting to piece together the 10-card set for many years now but only have three of them.

Side note, James Stewart looks like me while I am watching someone add too much sugar or creamer to their coffee.

The next few cards are Select Mirror Gold are shiny standouts and fell 1:5 packs. The lightbox really makes these blossom the way they should. I don't have a ton of these, but the ones I do, I really enjoy.

This next card features one of my favorite parallels of the 90's. These 1000/3000 yard club booster parallels fell 1:36 packs and with 41 subjects to find. I am also set chasing these, but I have a long ways to go with only 6 in hand.

Special Fx Die-Cuts were the combo of shiny and die cut I am always looking for (insert the Anthony Anderson rubbing hands meme-look it up if you haven't seen it). Then on top of that you toss in the hologram and it had me drooling. These were tough pulls at 1:75 packs.

The next card is a Jerome Bettis Profiles By Steve Young that fell 1:12 packs in Series 2. This card is another set chase. I might have about half of the set down.

Before Chrome was Chrome, we had Playoff Illusions that put out some great looking parallels with a chrome-like texture.

Next card is from DCIII, an all die-cut base set.

Now I may have another set to chase thanks to Oren. These stunning Hidden Gems refractors fell 1:24 packs. I know Topps brought back this insert into newer products, but nothing is better than the OG.

If I had stuck with a 90's type post, this card would have had to make a later on appearance since it's from 2000. But those who collected the early 2000's know they were just as nice as the 90's. Things didn't go downhill until 2009. Just my opinion.

Thanks again to Oren for our latest trade and I hope you like what I sent. Can't wait for our next one, I am ready when you are!

*takes a final sip before closing up today's post*

If all goes well the next time I do a post, I can be more creative. I don't want you guys having to drink caffeinated beverages just to keep you awake to read this because I was drawing a blank.

I hope you at least enjoyed the card gallery.

Have a Super Sunday. Be nice to others.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Before I close, I also wanted to remind you of the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame voting and that it needs you guys to nominate cards in. So far ONLY 4 cards have been nominated!!

Details on the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame can be found HERE. I may add this to every post from here on out for a reminder as I will forget about this too! Haha!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Blog Bat-Around: 5 Best Pack Pulled Hits (Cards Over Coffee Version)

There are some Blog Bat-Arounds I like so much, I do them twice. The difference this time is I am doing it with coffee.

*takes a sip*

Matt over at Diamond Jesters has sent forth a new Blog Bat-Around challenge where he posted his Top 5 best pack pulls and wanted others to do the same. I did do this already over on Sport Card Collectors, yes, I revived the blog for a day I can do that, but I wanted to do one on here as well. I have opened up packs on both blogs so figured why not do one of these for each.

Now the one I posted on Sport Card Collectors will strongly be the better one especially with the top card, but this one I feel isn't too shabby. You can read the Sport Card Collectors one HERE.

Now onto the Cards Over Coffee version.

*takes a sip, moves on with today's post*


1996 Summit Turf Team Emmitt Smith. They don't make inserts like they used to! This one is numbered to 4000. They were randomly inserted into packs.


A Case Hit with this Genesis card which also happens to be in the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame. It had to make this list didn't it?


It's Jeter, it's an X-Factor. The odds of landing an actual good player that fits my PC is not easy. I would call this a solid pull.


Tua has shown flashes of big-time stardom and then he has moments where he has you shaking your head. But, he is still on his way up and playing for a good team and coach. Pulling a good silver Prizm is something I never do, even though this is a Prizm Black meaning the value isn't as great as it would have been as an actual Prizm silver, but it's my best card of his and it's a keeper.


It's numbered to 5, Hall Of Famer autograph. Looking at the others I have on this list, it's an obvious number 1 to me.

Well, there you go. My best 5 pack pulls on this blog.

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

I hope all of you join in on this fun Blog Bat Around. I want to see your best pulls.

Thanks to Matt for the creative idea and for helping me come up with a post for today.

Hope all of you have a great day!....and with lots of coffee!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

90's On The 9th: 1995 Pro Line Autograph Jeff Blake

You didn't think I would miss anything with the 90's did you?

Here is a late coffee-less edition of 90's On The 9th.

*yawns, but tries to get this accomplished*

Tonight, I am taking a trip back to 1995 and checking out the Pro Line Classic autographs. As I have said many times on here, 1995 was my big year in the hobby as I became deeply involved into it.

I was fortunate to open a good amount of this product in 1995 and even pulled my very first autograph card from it in Mike Mamula. The autographs fell one-per-box and there were over 120 to collect. I know this number because I am trying to do the impossible and chase this set myself. So far, I have roughly 25-30ish towards my chase.
Jeff Blake is one of my favorite adds so far.  He played for seven teams in his NFL career most notably with the Bengals. I think this card is considered his autograph rookie even though he played for the Jets prior to arriving to the Bengals.

I have always liked the card fronts for these autographs since they feature action photography and on card autographs. We don't see action photography autos anymore.

The back of the card features a small write up which is kind of lame, maybe this is where Panini gets it from :)

If you are curious on my chase or have some of these I don't, see my checklist HERE. Let me know in comments if you can help!

*yawns before finishing up tonight's post*

So far this segment has been disappointing in terms of views, comments and lack of interactions. I may not continue it much longer. But, if you would like to join in on the fun for 90's On The 9th to keep it going, there is still time. Just post a card on your blog or on social media tagging me and remember to use the hashtag #90son9th.

Hope everyone has a great night sleep. I am heading to bed now so I can wake up for some coffee.

*yawns again*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, April 8, 2024

Total Eclipse On This Card

Today is the Super Bowl for NASA scientists as the world awaits a total eclipse.

Where I live is supposedly is a sweet spot to see this event that will take place this afternoon. They are closing schools early and warning people to be careful on the roads as 100,000 extra people are expected to arrive in the state. Could block traffic for hours. Figures my wife works late on Monday's.

I am not sure if I will chance and witness the event or not, really hard to trust staring at the sun even with the glasses on. Even though it will be 2044 before the next one comes and I may not be here by then.

But I will have at least my coffee and see it from the inside of my house.

*takes a sip*
Speaking of the Total Solar Eclipse, in 2018 Topps included the "Total Solar Eclipse" rookie card in its 2018 Allen and Ginter Product. To me, it looks like my coffee mug filled before I stir the creamer.

Back of the card discussed the last Total Solar Eclipse which took place in 2017.

In comments today, let me know if you will be viewing today's event.

And don't forget to wear your protective sunglasses. I don't want you to go blind....and you will miss all new posts as well.

*takes another closing sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Banana Bread Poptarts And Cards

Wake up! It's time for coffee, cards, and a banana bread Poptart.

These things are pure fire. If you like banana bread or banana flavored things, this is for you.

*takes a sip and a bite*

Today's cards I am showing off comes thanks to yet another trade with @levy2628. He certainly knows how to get my attention with the non sport stuff.

A couple cards from Rocky II. Rocky's rookies?

Believe me Doc, you will want to go back to the past looking at this future.

Me when my wife has something she wants me to do.

I don't know what this is, but it's vintage and cool.

I honestly don't have any idea who she is, but I like Ginter non sport relics so it's been added.

I don't know Country Music all that well, but from the few names I know, it does not include Bob Carpenter. I just keep adding these Country Music autographs to my collection. Wonder how many of these I own now? I definitely did not have this one.

Then came some The Walking Dead relics. I still to this day have not seen this show. I am sure if I was as deep into horror as I used to be, I would have watched it all by now.

I do collect the cards still, especially the relics. How cool is a wine bottle swatch or a swatch from a "walker"? Cryptozoic was great with their non-sport products.

Thanks again to @levy2628 for our latest trade. I know we are already working on the next and I can't wait to show off the goods from that one.

*takes a sip, another bite, okay, I finished the first half, and gets ready to finish up today's post*

I finally finished taking care of these cards just the other day and realized that I really need to sort my non-sport cards better.  It's literally a box I have thrown stuff into. It needs to be sorted by what it is so I am not trading for stuff I already have.

I will save that project for another day.

*takes a final sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Before I close, I also wanted to remind you of the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame voting and that it needs you guys to nominate cards in. So far ONLY 4 cards have been nominated!!

Details on the Coffee Card Hall Of Fame can be found HERE. I may add this to every post from here on out for a reminder as I will forget about this too! Haha!

Friday, April 5, 2024

Coffee With Karen Gillian

Coffee is ready and I have a card as hot as my coffee.

Hoping you are sitting down for the newest #CardsOverCoffee.

*takes a sip*

If you read any of my blog posts in 2023, you would have seen that I have grown into quite the Marvel fan watching almost every movie last summer.

One of my favorite franchises in the Marvel movie series was Guardians Of The Galaxy. The mix of humor, action and some incredible scenery caught my attention.

Which is why I started collecting the cards from the movie, especially of Nebula who is one of my favorite characters from the films. I also like Star Lord and Drax.

Nebula is the adopted daughter of Thanos, the main villain of the Avengers series. Nebula was originally a supervillain who fought against the Avengers, but later joined the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight against evil including Thanos.

In the movie, Nebula is portrayed by Karen Gillian who I knew previously from the new Jumanji movies. Which I really enjoyed those movies as well and can quote from them.

So, I have been wanting to add her autograph to my collection as a centerpiece for my Nebula PC (and because of Jumanji) and finally found someone on Twitter who had one for trade.
@BeantownChris91 posted this card for sale on the weekly non-sport thread hosted by @TGNCards. Not having any funds, I inquired about the card to see if there was any chance of a trade which he was happy to do.

With a blink of an eye, I was able to add this to my collection.
Back of the card.

Thanks to @BeantownChris91 for the smooth easy trade transaction.

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

There are still other autographs I would love to add to my collection from the Guardians, but the prices are out of my range, and I don't ever find too many people who have them for trade.

But as I learned with this Nebula add, it doesn't hurt to keep chasing because maybe you will catch a break.

*takes another sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*