Sunday, June 13, 2021

Rodney's Cardboard:2020 Select Blue Parallel /99

Rodney's Cardboard is back and so am I on this blog. After taking more than a month off from posting on here, I feel refreshed and ready to bring some new energy into this blog starting today.

What this means for my other two blogs especially Cards Over Coffee, well, for now they will be put on hiatus.

To put fuel to the fire for this blog, I have accomplished some great things for my Rodney Hampton collecting including a couple of finished rainbows and a deep 2020 Select chase I will be starting to share first.

This Select chase starts off today with the Blue Prizm parallel. Which sounds weird having to call a non Prizm product a Prizm. I wished I could just call it a blue refractor. I refer to these as just plain (insert color) parallels.

The blue parallel I am showing off today looks more outstanding in person. Blue is my favorite color and this card also matches Giants team colors which makes it possibly my favorite in the set.

The blues are numbered to 99.

Here is the complete chase below. With each card I reveal, I will be crossing it off on this list. You can find my complete haves and needs HERE. (if you want to blow the fun )
57 Signatures Black Prizm 1/1
57 Signatures Black Prizm Die-Cut 1/1
57 Signatures Green Prizm /5
57 Signatures Green Prizm Die-Cut /5
57 Signatures Gold Prizm /10
57 Signatures Gold Prizm Die-Cut /10
57 Signatures Tie-Dye Prizm /25
57 Signatures Tie-Dye Prizm Die-Cut /25
57 Signatures White Prizm /35
57 Signatures Light Blue Prizm /50
57 Signatures Maroon Prizm /75
57 Signatures Blue Prizm /99
57 Signatures Prizm /199

It looks like I have a long ways to go, but I promise, this list will narrow down as these posts come along each and every Sunday from today on.

I am sure by now you are excited to see some new content on here again, but may be wondering what will happen to the Summer Of Wes posts, don't fret, I won't leave you hanging. I am sure you all must be wondering what the Top 10 will be and which card or possibly cards will be number 1. Those posts will be dual posts somedays and fillers on others as I ease myself back onto here with new and better content.

I hope everyone has an amazing Sunday and thanks for reading,
Matt

Summer Of Wes Card #73

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Cards Over Coffee:Update

*it's time for some update, coffee and cards. Sounds like a good start to a "warm" 30 degree morning. Almost T-Shirt and shorts weather! Takes a sip, begins to start today's post*

The title of today's post is update and I have a few. Let's start with these,
  1. The blog is still snail paced growing after much promoting of it. Not sure what steps to take to get this blog going more.
  2. Trying to build up this blog more has cost my other two blogs better content. I may take some time off from here to work on them. No worries about my coffee though, there won't be a break from that.
  3. I had my virtual non alcoholic fatty liver appointment. The Liver Specialist is going to send me for multiple blood work, possibly put me on some medications (that's all I need is another medication) and have me come down to her in May to run a test on my liver to see if there is any scarring from having this issue for years. Just hoping all of that goes well. She did say however, keep on drinking coffee as coffee is good for the liver! Woo Ha!
  4. My kidney check-in is for the 23rd of this month to see if the medications they gave me helped the blockage in my right kidney. I will be getting an ultrasound before that appointment to check. If the medications didn't work, they will test me further and who knows what happens from there.
  5. Have any cards to trade? Well, I do to. I am always up for a good trade!
One more update....

Some 2020 Topps Chrome Update baseball.
Each 2020 Topps Chrome Update Mega Box comes with 28 cards which is 7 packs of 4 cards. There are no guarantees in here but I have seen some pull 1/1 Superfractors and autographs from the product. I was hoping for the same. Each box roughly costs $30-$50 depending on when and how you buy it.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

The base set is built up of 100 cards. Players featured are from the past and present.

I found a few PC guys in this break including the Tino above, Gleyber here

Aaron Judge (awesome photo)

Cal Ripken Jr (well not really PC, but dig a 90's guy find)

And Ken Griffey Jr, still my biggest PC I have.

*takes another sip before moving onto the rookies*

My rookies started off rough.

Not many big names to see in the first six packs.

That's not until I got to the last pack. Where I found this Bo Bichette.

And Luis Robert.

So not too bad of a start to this box. Let's check out the inserts next.

*takes another sip, hopes that his readers are joining in on the coffee today*

I found it odd that I didn't pull a single parallel in my break but they must be hard to find. There are these offerings to be had if I had pulled one,
Pink, Pink Wave, Refractor /250, X-Fractor /99, Gold /50, Red /25, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

I did land some insets though, all of which I really liked the designs of.
Decades Next 2020 with Yordan Alvarez and Pete Alonso.

There are 25 cards in this set and they fall 1:4 packs.

Numbers Game Tony Gwynn

And my favorite card of this break, Numbers Game Jackie Robinson. I cannot tell you in words how great this card looks and my picture doesn't even touch it's beauty. It's like that perfect cup of coffee you can only taste, but can't describe.

There are 25 cards in this set and falls 1:4 packs.

*takes a sip, definitely not the perfect cup for this morning but is at least something to keep me going*

I am sure I will have updates on my updates to post when the time comes to do so, that way I won't leave you all hanging.

As for now, I am going to finish this cup of coffee and get going on the day. As you get older you come to realize more and more you don't want to waste a single minute of your day and I have lots to accomplish.

*takes another sip, coffee blogger out*