Friday, May 31, 2024

Counting It Down Again

I have coffee, cards and my laptop out. Guess that means some Cards Over Coffee heading your way.

*takes a sip*

My creativity has been slacking recently as I have been in a slump with so much on my mind. What does this mean for my latest mail day from Oren, well, it means another countdown which doesn't require much thought but covers all of the spots.

So, lets kick it off.
12. 1997 Finest Blue Chips base card of Edgar Renteria which covers all of the upcoming stars.

11.2000 Topps Divisional Highlight. I don't know why I wanted this, I hate Pedro, the Red Sox and seeing them win together. But, I fall victim I guess to unique photography.

10. Topps First Pitch Ben Gibbard. I had to Google who he is, which turns out he lead singer for Death Cab For Cutie.

9. First Pitch Judd Apatow who directed quite a few films I have seen such as The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40.

8. I bet this Wrecking Crew insert looks amazing in refractor form.

7. Scott Rolen was that guy in the 90's prospectors would chase. This card simply just brings me back to those days.

6.Upper Deck and Oren continue to want to draw me in to collecting Hockey inserts and parallels.

5.1997 Fleer Team Leader. I have a thing for die cuts with faces. Just like the Wave Of The Futures in 1995 football.

4. Embossed and fun.

3. I miss the Upper Deck hologram days. But, guess from what I hear it costs a lot to run the technology to make the holograms which is why Upper Deck no longer does them.

2.Tommy Franks is an American general who led U.S. forces in the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. A real hero here and is throwing out a pitch for the Yankees, this is an easy Top 3 card.

And drum roll on your coffee mug please........
 
1. Donruss Long Ball Leaders. 90's insert, numbered and shiny. To me this is the easy number one.

Thanks again to Oren for our latest trade!

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

One thing that I find fun with these countdown posts is the response from the readers. What do you guys think? Did I nail this top 12? Should some be swapped? If so, which ones? What card do you find the coolest.

Let me know in comments!

Hope everyone has a great night.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Throwpack Thursday:2005 Topps Kong

Coffee is ready and so am I for another Throwpack Thursday. Without further ado, coffee is ready and so am I!

*takes a sip*

In 2005, the movie King Kong was released and marked the second remake of the 1933 original and the eighth entry in the King Kong franchise.

The movie starred Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black and was one of the highest grossing movies of that year and also won multiple awards

To celebrate the films success , Topps released a King Kong product that you could find in retail and hobby form.

The Hobby release gave you had a chance of landing autographs and relic cards, while retail didn’t include those but did include the insert offerings.

Today, instead of monkeying around, I am going to open a pack of 2005 Topps King Kong retail to show off what you possibly might find in one of those packs.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

In every retail pack of 2005 Topps Kong, you can expect to find seven cards. One of those seven cards could be from a variety of inserts such as Stickers, Embossed Foil, Flocked Cards or Video Game Creature Cards.

 
Card #1 The pack starts off with a character card with lead Jack Driscoll who is played by Adrien Brody

The Card backs for the characters gives information on the character and also mentions who they are played by.

Overall, there are 80 base cards in the set with 11 of those being these Character cards.

Card #2

 
Card #3

Card #4 INSERT!! This is a Video Game Creature Card. These cards fall 1:4 packs. At first glance, I didn’t know I had an insert. But, after looking at the first few cards again, I could tell.

The back of the Video Game Creature Card features a code and after you collect all five cards in the set with the codes you get $10 off from the Video Game. Which is obviously no longer valid now.
 
Card #5

Card #6 features Jack Black. You can tell he is much younger here and it's odd to see him without his beard.

 
The pack began and ended with a character card. This time it’s Hayes who is played by Evan Parke.

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

*looks out the window for a giant ape, sees nothing, takes another sip*

Not a bad pack I opened as pulling an insert with a single random pack doesn’t always happen especially with my luck. It’s too bad they couldn’t have included chances at autographs and relic cards in the retail offering. Though I will say the autograph checklist is weak lacking the big celebrities in the movie but there are a few heavy swingers in terms of the relic cards.

Some of which I really want to track down.

Hope everyone has a great Thursday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Would You Rather? Parallel Edition

*takes a sip, sits down for today's latest post on Cards Over Coffee*

Welcome back to another Would You Rather? Today, I wanted to challenge you a bit more.

The game is called, Would You Rather. In this series you will be given two choices and you must make one decision sort of like The Matrix. Each decision you make will also have a problem tied into it and you will have to decide which is the better of the two choices. 

You will also have to live with your decision for the rest of your life...so make the right one.

*takes another sip before starting today's new series*

*sits in the dark alone wearing all black clothing and sunglasses*

*in a deep voice sitting in the dark*Hello Readers, my name is Mattpheus. I am the leader of the sport card universe and can offer you the control of your future.

    
I have two pills to offer you *holds hand out with both pills* that will lead you on your path today. Each pill gives you both an reward and a penalty.

Today, you can take the Red Pill and pull only silver parallels, but never from your team.
Or you can choose the Blue Pill and land every other color parallel but only of the worst players.

  

Make your decision below in the comments.

I will be awaiting your choice with my cup of coffee in the dark.

DISCLAIMER:
The blue pill makes you see night demons

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

I hope a lot of you join in on the conversation.

Have a great Wednesday.

*takes a final sip on today's post*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

My First Vintage Chase?

*sits down, coffee in hand, breakfast in hand, a huge stack cards nearby. sorts them by color than proceeds to type*

I am not much into vintage when it comes to sports cards, mostly because I don't know that many players from those eras. I wasn't really into sports until 1995 so anything that happened 25+ years earlier than that didn't really have an impact on my sports life so collecting those players doesn't play a role in my nostalgia.

That doesn't mean I won't add a few players I know of, but not my top preference when it comes to new pickups.

However, when it comes to non-sport vintage cards, that's a different cup I don't mind drinking.

*speaking of cup of drinking, takes a sip*

Recently, I made a trade with @levy2628 who had stacks of 1977 Topps Star Wars and had been looking for a trade mate to unload them all to.

That's where I stepped in.

We pulled off a trade pretty fast, like we usually do, and I landed the stacks.

There was a stack of blue.

With Obi-Wan on the top.

A stack of Red.

With a picture of the spaceport on top.

And a stack of yellow.

 
With an escape pod on top.

Having all three stacks got me to thinking...should I chase my first vintage set? And if I do, how should I approach it? Need to keep in mind also that this is a very condition sensitive set and most I have aren't mint. However, being said, isn't the point of vintage cards not to be mint? It gives them their own flavor.

If I decide to go forward with this project, here is what I will have to tackle:

There are five series in the 1977 Topps Star Wars set with each having their own color, 
1 Blue
2 Red
3 Yellow
4 Green
5 Orange

but all pick up where the last one ended. Overall, there are 330 cards.

The Blue set, the most popular of the group because it has the "rookie cards" of, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

I own a good portion of the key "rookie cards", especially the Skywalker that is most valuable, I may not be too far off from the set once I gather what I had already and what I just hauled in. There are only 66 cards in the first series.

This is my first haul of the other colors and here is how they break down,

Series 2 Border Color: Red
Card Numbers: 67-132

Series 3 Border Color: Yellow
Card Numbers: 133-198

Series 4 Border Color: Green
Card Numbers: 199-264

Series 5 Border Color: Orange
Card Numbers: 265-330

Now that I have broken it all down, how should I proceed with this. Just finish Series 1 Blue? Do the ones I have? Or chase it all?

Let me know what you think in comments!

Thanks again to @levy2628 for the trade.

Hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend and has a terrific Tuesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Monday, May 27, 2024

Blog Bat Around- The Last Base Card

John over at John's Big League Baseball Blog came up with a new Blog Bat Around and I was all on board to participate. 

Most of the Blog Bat Arounds I participate in. The ones I don't either I don't see, or they are a bit more challenging, and I am too lazy to dig stuff out for.

John's challenge was to post a last base card of your favorite player. I took this another route as I chose to post one of his first and one of his last. It had to be a base card, no inserts, autographs, relics or any of that fancy stuff.

Which isn't too hard for me as I have plenty of favorite players and base of them.

Choosing a player was pretty simple as the first player that came to my mind for me should be the one that comes to mind first, Rodney Hampton.
This is his 1990 Topps rookie card. I have close to 100 of these. It was a weird challenge to myself if you are curious why.

And one of his final, he has like six with three being different levels from Black Diamond, from 1998 Score.

Rodney played his entire career for the Giants from 1990-1997. He rushed for consecutive 1000-yard seasons from 1991-1995. After the 1995 season, Rodney was offered a Free Agent offer sheet by the 49ers which the Giants quickly and fortunately matched. 1996 season he shared carries season with Tyrone Wheatley and fell short of his usual 1000-yard season. Only to get hurt in the season which costed him most of the 1997 season except two games and one playoff game. He was then cut by the Giants prior to the 1998 season and never was signed so he decided to retire. Which is what I like. I wanted to make sure he was a Giant for life unlike some other running backs I know....

If you haven't joined in yet on this Blog Bat Around, go do so. It was fun.

In the meantime, drink your coffee, and have a happy and safe Memorial Day. 

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Updated Look At My Want List

Coffee, Cards, Lists. Sounds like it's time for a new post on Cards Over Coffee!

*takes a sip*

Last week, a Twitter/X friend of mine passed along one of my want list items,
Which is this 2023-24 Donruss Victor Wembanyama,  so I thought I would share a fully updated list of everything I want. 

This list continues to grow, and I continue to update it as I go. But I am never sure who actually clicks on my pages for Top Wants so occasionally I like to do a post and share my list just in case any readers can help out.

Here is my current-up-to-date list and none of these are in any particular order. However, there are some that have been on the list WAY TOO LONG. The crossed-out ones are completed.
  1. 1998-1999 Sp Authentic Milan Hejduck RC
  2. 1988 The Real Ghostbusters Ray Stantz Fright Future&Jail Jaw Ghost
  3. 1991 Starting Lineups Rodney Hampton
  4. 1998 Contenders Leather Peyton Manning
  5. 2020 Contenders Austin Mack Autograph
  6. 2004 Topps Chrome Eli Manning
  7. 2020 Topps Now Inauguration Jennifer Lopez
  8. 2020 Topps Now Inauguration Lady Gaga
  9. 2019 Panini Instant Black Cat NY Giants vs Dallas Cowboys game
  10. 1998 Contenders Leather Randy Moss
  11. BATMAN & ROBIN MOVIE WIDEVISION 1997 FLEER CELLULOID ACTION INSERT CARD
  12. 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie Auto Victor Cruz
  13. 2010 Contenders Auto Victor Cruz
  14. 2011 Topps Royal Wedding Elton John
  15. 1995 Crown Royale Jerry Jones
  16. 1995 Crown Royale Deion Sanders
  17. 1999 Absolute EXP Team Jersey Tandems Joe Montgomery/Ike Hilliard
  18. 2011 Topps American Pie Wheel Of Fortune
  19. 2011 Topps American Pie Alfred Hitchcock
  20. Leaf Dennis Rodman autograph
  21. 2015 Americana Laura Prepon Autograph
  22. 1991 Nike Mars Blackmon, MJ, Spike Lee Genie
  23. Breygent Wizard Of Oz Yellow Brick Road Relic
  24. 2005 Topps Batman Begins Batman Costume Relic
  25. 2011 Topps American Pie Saturday Night Fever
  26. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Hakeem Olajuwon / Shaquille O'Neal
  27. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop David Robinson/Patrick Ewing
  28. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Sean Elliott/Grant Hill
  29. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Scottie Pippen / Shawn Kemp
  30. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Karl Malone / Vin Baker
  31. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Charles Barkley/Juwan Howard
  32. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Clyde Drexler / Glen Rice
  33. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Gary Payton/Michael Jordan
  34. 1996-1997 Stadium Club Top Crop Anfernee Hardaway / Jason Kidd
  35. 1997 Spx Kobe Bryant
  36. 1992 Pro Set Darkwing Duck/Thunderquack Promo Card
  37. 2020 Donruss Rookie Sweater Dual Joe Burrow/Tee Higgins
  38. 2020 Donruss Rookie Sweater Dual Jordan Love/AJ Dillion
  39. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Bryce Paup
  40. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Ben Coates
  41. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Jim Harbaugh
  42. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Brian Mitchell
  43. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Brett Favre
  44. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Junior Seau
  45. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Michael Irvin
  46. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Greg Lloyd
  47. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Jerry Rice
  48. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Dan Marino
  49. 1996 Topps Turf Warriors Neil Smith
  50. 1997 Scoreboard NFL Experience Foundations Amani Toomer
  51. 2016 Panini Day Pro Bowl Pylon Eli Manning
  52. 2011 Allen Ginter Prince William&Kate
  53. 2022 Topps Field Of Dream Sp Aaron Judge
  54. 2022 Topps Homefield Advantage Aaron Judge
  55. 1977 Topps Andre Dawson
  56. 1977 Topps Dale Murphy
  57. 1988 Salt Lake Trappers Bill Murray
  58. 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera Rookie Card
  59. Sammy Sosa Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  60. Tino Martinez Auto Card (Yanks uni only and no TTM or IP)
  61. Mariano Rivera Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  62. 1986-1987 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card
  63. Tim Duncan Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  64. Patrick Ewing Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  65. Paul Pierce Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  66. Kevin Garnett Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  67. Walter Payton rookie card
  68. 1997 Topps Chrome Tony Gonzalez Rookie
  69. 1998 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion Peyton Manning
  70. 1997 Collectors Edge Masters Gameball #18 Kerry Collins/Brett Favre
  71. Tom Brady Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  72. Randy Moss Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  73. Steve McNair Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  74. Jamal Lewis Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  75. Donovan McNabb Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  76. Corey Dillion Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  77. Tony Gonzalez Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  78. Ike Hilliard Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  79. Marvin Harrison Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  80. Troy AIkman Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  81. Patrick Mahomes Autograph Card (no TTM or IP)
  82. Wayne Gretzky rookie card
  83. Mario Lemieux rookie card
  84. Wayne Gretzky Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  85. Mario Lemieux Auto Card (no TTM or IP)
  86. NO IP OR TTM AUTOGRAPHS FOR THE BELOW SUBJECTS
  87. Sean Astin Auto
  88. 2015 Americana Autograph Bradley Cooper
  89. 2000 Sp Authentic Jimmy Johnson (NASCAR) Rookie Card  
  90. Mark Hammil Autograph
  91. Carrie Fisher Autograph
  92. Goodwin Champions Stephen King Autograph
  93. Stan Lee Autograph card
  94. Charlie Sheen Autograph Card
  95. Harrison Ford Autograph Card
  96. Ben Affleck Autograph Card
  97. Britney Spears Autograph Card
  98. Martin Short Autograph Card
  99. Jennifer Lopez Autograph Card
  100. Dick Van Dyke Autograph Card
  101. Adam West Autograph Card
  102. Burt Ward Autograph Card
  103. Sarah Michelle Gellar Autograph Card
  104. Dean Cain Autograph Card
  105. Christina Applegate Autograph Card
  106. Ed O'Neil Autograph Card
  107. Sharon Stone Autograph Card
  108. Tara Reid Autograph Card
  109. Cheech Marin Autograph Card
  110. Wilford Brimley Autograph Card
  111. Christian Slater Autograph Card
  112. Phil Lemar Autograph Card
  113. Wallace Shawn Autograph Card
  114. Jon Heder Autograph Card
  115. Brett Butler Autograph Card
  116. Robin Leach Autograph Card
  117. Joey Fatone Autograph Card
  118. Mario Lopez Autograph Card
  119. John O'Hurley Autograph Card
  120. Chris Berman Autograph Card
  121. Chris O'Donnel Autograph Card
  122. Rich Eisen Autograph Card
  123. Bode Miller Autograph Card
  124. Alyssa Milano Autograph Card
  125. Dick Vitale Autograph Card
  126. Ray Ramano Autograph Card
  127. Tony Danza Autograph Card
  128. 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Flip Heads Yellow Ranger Trini Figure
  129. 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Flip Heads Red Ranger Jason Figure
  130. 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Flip Heads Blue Ranger Billy Figure
  131. 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Flip Heads Pink Ranger Kimberly Figure 
  132. 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lord Zedd Figure Figure
  133. 1989 TMNT Baxter Stockmon (prefer to have it complete with wings etc) Figure
  134. 1991 Playmates Toxic Crusaders Toxie Figure
  135. 1991 Playmates Toxic Crusaders Headbanger Figure
  136. 1991 Playmates Toxic Crusaders Dr.Killemoff Figure
  137. 1983-1984 Mattel Masters Of The Universe Battle Damage Skeletor Figure
  138. 1983-1984 Mattel Masters Of The Universe Battle Damage He-Man Figure
  139. 1993 Batman The Animated Series Clayface Figure
  140. 1993 Batman The Animated Series Batman Figure
  141. 1993 Batman The Animated Series Robin Figure
  142. 1993 Batman The Animated Series TwoFace Figure
  143. 1991 or 1992 TMNT Leo Figure
  144. 1991 or 1992 TMNT Donnie Figure
  145. 1992 TMNT Shredder Figure
  146. 1991 TMNT Splinter Figure
  147. 2020 Goodwin Champions Ken Jennings Autograph
  148. 2021 Goodwin Champions Michaela Shiffrin Autograph
  149. 1989 Topps Batman Base Set
  150. 1992 Topps Batman Returns Base Set
  151. 1991 Stadium Club Batman Returns Base Set
  152. 2005 Batman Begins Base Set
  153. 1989 Topps Ghostbusters 2 base card set
  154. 1988 Topps Fright Flicks Base Card Set
  155. 1989 Topps TMNT complete base set
  156. 1990 Topps TMNT complete base set
  157. 1991 Topps TMNT complete base set
  158. 1990 Topps The Simpsons Complete Base Set
  159. 1990 Topps The Simpson Complete Sticker Base Set
  160. 1994 Skybox The Simpsons Complete Base Set
  161. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Peerless Price
  162. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Tim Couch
  163. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Brett Favre
  164. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Drew Bledsoe
  165. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Tyrone Wheatley
  166. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Plaxico Burress
  167. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Jerome Bettis
  168. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Jerry Rice
  169. 2000 Pacific Prism Prospects Fortified with Stars Jon Kitna
  170. 2010 Panini Plates And Patches City Limits Eli Manning
  171. CSI Autograph card Gil Grissom
  172. CSI Autograph Card Katherine Willows
  173. CSI Miami Autograph Card Frank Tripp
  174. CSI Miami Autograph Card David Caruso
  175. CSI MIami Autograph Card Emily Proctor
  176. CSI Miami Autograph Card Adam Rodriguez
  177. CSI Autograph Card Warrick Brown
  178. CSI Autograph Card Wallace Langham
  179. 1997-1998 Metal Universe Michael Jordan
  180. 1996-1997 Metal Universe Kobe Bryant
  181. 1996-1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan
  182. 1999 Team Threads Jersey Card featuring Kerry Collins, Joe Montgomery, Ike Hilliard, Gary Brown
  183. 1996-1997 EX2000 Kobe Bryant
  184. 2022 Topps x Nashville Stars Darius Rucker
  185. 2022 Topps x Nashville Stars Autograph Darius Rucker
  186. 2015 Panini Country Music Autograph Jamie Lynn Spears
  187. 2015 Panini Country Music The Pick Collection Darius Rucker
  188. 2008 Topps Chrome Gold David Tyree The Catch
  189. 2009 Topps Heritage Originals Yankee Stadium Swatch Rudy Guliani
  190. 1997 Fleer Ultra Santa Claus North Pole Jollies
  191. 1996 Skybox MVP Lenticular Brett Favre
  192. 1996 Skybox MVP Die Cut #4 Brett Favre
  193. 2007 Upper Deck Super Bowl Predictor Winner New York Giants
  194. 2015 Panini Country Music Materials Darius Rucker
  195. 2019 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph David Sills V
  196. 2022 Select Jaylen Smith Auto
  197. 2022 Select Matt Breida Auto
  198. 2023 Topps Now First Pitch Victor Wembanyama
  199. 1979 Topps Luke Skywalker #1
  200. 2015 Top Trumps  Katy Perry 
  201. 2015 Top Trumps Taylor Swift
  202. 2015 Top Trumps Miley Cyrus
  203. 2003 Top Trumps Avril 
  204. 2003 Top Trumps Beyoncé
  205. 2003 Top Trumps Eminem
  206. 2019 Top Trumps Jennifer Lawrence
  207. 1995 Ultra Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie Base Set
  208. 1995 Ultra Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie Hologram
  209. 1995 Ultra Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pop Up Cards Set
  210. 2021 Wild Card Matte Sandro Platzgummer Rookie Auto Premier
  211. 1993 Topps McDonalds All Time Greatest Baseball Team Bob Roberto Clemente Glass
  212. Britney Spears relic card from Pop Century or Razor
  213. 2023 Pop Century Chevy Chase Relic
  214. 2023 Pop Century Elton John Relic
  215. 2023 Pop Century Elton John Backstage Pass Relic
  216. 2022 Marvel Allure /299 Infinity Stones (have Black Panther, Hulk, only)
  217. 2018 Upper Deck UD Marvel Infinity Stone Relics (have only Nebula) 
  218. 2022 Leaf Cinderella Story Relic Featuring Giants
  219. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie CJ Stroud
  220. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Anthony Richardson
  221. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Bryce Young
  222. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Bijan Robinson
  223. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Jalin Hyatt
  224. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Eric Gray
  225. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Puka Nacua
  226. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Zay Flowers
  227. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs
  228. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Will Levis
  229. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Aidan O'Connell
  230. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Anthony Volpe
  231. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Corbin Carrol
  232. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Masataka Yoshida
  233. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Jordan Walker
  234. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Adley Rutschman
  235. 2023 Topps Chrome Base Rookie Gunnar Henderson
  236. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Corbin Carrol
  237. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Masataka Yoshida
  238. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Jordan Walker
  239. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Adley Rutschman
  240. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Anthony Volpe
  241. 2023 Topps Update Base Rookie Gunnar Henderson
  242. 2023-24 Prizm Draft Wemby Base Rookie
  243. 2023-24 Hoops Wemby Base Rookie
  244. 2023-24 Hoops Chet Holmgren Base Rookie
  245. 2022 Topps Home Field Advantage Ken Griffey Jr
  246. 2023 Topps Now Danielle Fishel Autograph
  247. 1995-96 TV Week Show Card The Nanny
  248. 1985 Rock Star Concert Cards Complete Set
  249. 1999, 2000 Pacific Ornaments football and baseball
  250. 1987 Dandy Gum Rock N Bubble Pop Stars Cards
  251. 1993 Dynamic Adventures Darkwing Duck Cards
  252. 2023 Donruss Rookie Sweaters Jalin Hyatt
  253. 2024 Topps Jasson Dominguez Rookie
  254. 2024 Topps Elly Rookie
  255. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Hendon Hooker
  256. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Tank Dell
  257. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Dorian Thompson
  258. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Deuce Vaughn
  259. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Clayton Tune
  260. 2023 Prizm Base Rookie Devon Achane
  261. 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS autograph Bob Newhart as Doctor Walter Magnus
  262. 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS autograph Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer
  263. 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS autograph Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard
  264. 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS autograph Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
  265. 2023-24 Hoops Wemby
  266. 2023-34 Donruss Wemby
  267. 2024 Leaf Pop Century  Autograph Beverly Deangelo
  268. 2024 Leaf Pop Century  Autograph Karen Gillian
  269. 2024 Leaf Pop Century  Autograph Pete Davidson
  270. 2023 Leaf Pop Century Jon Heder
  271. Leaf Pop Century Autograph Charles Martinet
  272. 2023 Optic Tommy Devito
  273. Blaster Box/Hanger Box/Cello Pack of 2023-24 Select Basketball
  274. Blaster Box/Hanger Box/Cello Pack of 2023 Optic Football
  275. Blaster Box/Hanger Box/Cello Pack of 2024 Bowman Baseball
  276. 2023 Leaf Metallic Tommy Devito
  277. 2013 Parks and Rec Relic Aubrey Plaza
  278. 2013 Parks and Rec Relic Nick Offerman
  279. 2013 Parks and Rec Relic Chris Pratt
  280. 2013 Parks and Rec Relic Rob Lowe
  281. 2016 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Autograph Laurie Metcalf
  282. 1998 Nestle Armageddon Card #15 Bruce Willis
  283. 1994 TV Week MTV Ren And Stimpy
  284. 1996 Classic McDonalds Premier Cels
  285. 2017 Goodwin Champions Wonders Of The Universe Cards
  286. 2023 Optic Autograph Rodney Hampton
  287. 1999 Skybox Wild West Movie Autograph Ted Levine
  288. 1997 Pinnacle Season's Greetings (Kerry Collins)
  289. 2022 Pro Set Limited Edition Gold Chevy Chase
  290. Blaster Box/Hanger Box/Cello Pack of Metal Universe From Any Year
  291. 1995 Select Big Sticks Ken Griffey Jr

Well, there you have it. My big list. I am closing on 300 items soon which I could possibly even get to right now. But, I will leave it with these for now.

Hopefully someone reading this today can be of some help with any of these. Make sure though to always check out The Top Wants list before you inquire with me because I may have acquired a want and I always cross them off there first.

Have a great Sunday.

*takes a final sip...well for this post, I plan to drink more coffee*

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. Since there was at least one new card in this post I had to add this in just in case it gets nominated in.

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!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Surprise At The End

My latest trade with Oren hauled me in some cool cards, especially one that was a surprise in the trade. I always find having that surprise card in our trades just adds to the excitement for the mail day to arrive not knowing what he has snuck in there.

But first, let's look at the rest of the trade I knew was incoming.
The Walking Dead base cards. I still haven't watched an episode, but still find myself adding cards from it.

Hot Diggity Dog! (for those parents out there, you will get this phrase)

A DJ mini.

Always thought this was such a cool thing. Maybe, BIG MAYBE, someday my wife and I can add to this.

I can't imagine riding a horse and playing a sport. Last time I rode a horse, let's just say the saddle didn't stay on top of the horse because someone didn't strap it well enough and I found myself in a very awkward position......

Dancing will never be for me. I dance like Elaine from Seinfeld.

I really like watching reels on Facebook, especially the ones that involve Illusions. I don't know how they do it nor do I want to know. The mystery is fun.

How cool would it be to work for ESPN?!

I'm not one for classical music, but I have some family members that are.

So, is riding a bike like riding a bike? Meaning, I haven't ridden a bike in 20 plus years, can I ride a bike as easy as riding a bike?

Being a high school football coach is on my bucket list for some day. This guy sounds like a lot of fun as he is a risk taker. Onside kicks, doesn't punt, goes for two points. Interesting approach. It wouldn't be mine as I am an old school guy when it comes to football, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't try a risk.

Parasailing and me, no. I don't like water. I don't know how to swim, and I am afraid of water. This is a big no.

And now we are onto the surprise card of the group....
 
1964 Topps Beatles Black And White Ringo Star. This one moves up the ranks as one of my coolest vintage non-sport cards I own.

Thanks goes out to Oren for our latest trade.

*takes a sip before finishing up this post*

As I type this today, Oren and I just finished up yet another trade. He is keeping cards incoming to me which is good as it keeps me busy. That's until I run out of stamps!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

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.

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!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Friday, May 24, 2024

81.2%

It's been a hot week here with temps sitting at 83 and above. Which may not sound warm to most of you, but, for here, it's hot.

But here I am still sitting with a hot coffee and some hot cards with a hot new post.

*takes a sip*

I kept pushing off adding my Rodney Hampton collection on TCDB, then decided it was finally time when I was doing some research on there and saw my rankings in the 600's with a couple of cards I must have added years ago. 

Knowing I am the king of Rodney, I couldn't let that stand.

So, I went to work and input all of the Rodney's I had. Come to find out, Rodney has 962 total cards and I own 81.2% of those. Which is incredible when you really think about it. Think about all of the rare 90's inserts/parallels and the 1/1's that have been added over the years.

However, when it comes to a real total of Rodney cards, my number doesn't match that one as TCDB doesn't cover all of the oddball cards that were out there. Including uncut sheets, proofs, and uncut cards. 

Which I own some of each and here is an example of some,
Rodney mini poster.


A cut autograph from The Bar Hybrid Edition.

Uncut Fleer Ultra Sensations card featuring Rodney Hampton and Jerry Rice.

And probably my favorite one, an uncut 1995 Finest dual refractor of Rodney and Junior Seau. This is a thing of beauty.

I haven't had a chance to count up all of my oddballs to have an exact number of Rodney's yet, but hopefully will soon.

As expected, here is my ranking on TCDB for Rodney,


Pretty far at the top. The second-place person actually has some I need believe it or not. If anyone does any form of trading on there and want to snatch those up for me, let me know. I will trade with you for doing so.

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

My next project is to add my Kerry Collins collection to TCDB. I am currently unranked as I only added one card so I could see my rating. It will be interesting if I can make a run at first place there as well. The current person in first has 517 out of the 2,834 total cards Collins has. I believe my last count for Kerry was at 600.

I will do a Collins post at some point when I add mine.

I hope all of you have a great Friday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*