Friday, April 30, 2021

Get To Know Your Blogger: Favorite Dinosaur

*coffee is brewed, poured and now being sipped as today's post begins*

I have done some fun posts on here before, at least I hope you guys thought they were fun, but nothing like today's post and new series.

It's time to reveal some things about your favorite coffee card blogger. Well, I believe I am the only coffee card blogger but that doesn't mean I am still not your favorite one.

This series will hopefully answer some of your burning questions such as who is my favorite DC Comic Super Hero? Who is my favorite singer? What Is My favorite snack? Which Ice Cream Do I Enjoy The Most? Which video games do I enjoy? And other hot topics including today's topic, Who Is My Favorite Dinosaur?

*takes a sip before moving on with today's post*

I have always been mesmerized by dinosaurs since childhood. Sometimes I would "go back in time" on my bed time machine to see them. Even though they were either stuffed or those hard figures you would find at the dollar store, I would still spend a lot of my time that way. Other times I would watch dinosaur related shows/movies such as Jurassic Park, Dinosaurs, any documentary on them along with Land Of The Lost (90's version). I also believe my passion for dinosaurs is what led me to liking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

I know I wasn't also alone in being a dinosaur fan when I was a child, or even now as an adult, and I also know that everyone who is a fan of dinosaurs has a favorite.

Mine, well, that's easy. I like who I consider the "king of the dinosaurs" in the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

*takes a Gigantic coffee sip*
Weighing up anywhere between 4.5 to 8.4 metric tons and over 40 ft long, the T-Rex was one of the largest land carnivores of all time. I would guess along with his morning meal, his coffee consumption would be pretty intense.

The T-Rex was also fast and could take down their prey like no other. He was pretty much invincible so whatever he wanted, he got. Sounds like a someone's ex-wife.

*takes another sip, stomach is starting to growl like a T-Rex's wondering what carnivorous breakfast I could make*

As for why I like him, he just seems like the coolest of all dinosaurs. Big, ferocious, feared, short armed (well that's the least liked feature), and just his appearance alone ranks him to the top. Also, all of his traits are the opposite of mine. I would probably be more Hippodraco, except the being small part as I am 6ft 2in. But the more quiet, wimpier type of dinosaur.

*takes a sip before closing*

I hope to hear which dinosaur and why it is your favorite. Whether you share it in comments, on your own blog (please tag this blog along with that post) or on Twitter. I am curious to hear!

*takes a sip, Coffee Card Blogger Out!*

Puck Ya!

In my finale post of my mail day from Grady M, I could have made this into a month long series from everything he sent, I wanted to show off my favorite cards from the box packed full of goodies.

First up, a hockey card set I actually like a lot. These Dazzlers inserts are from Upper Deck flagship Hockey for this year and they look amazing. This set brings me back to the 90's with the design and flair and tempts me to chase it. 

However, there are 4 different versions with Blue, Green, Orange and Pink and each set comes with 100 cards.

Below I got a taste of a few different ones,

But I at least got a few to kick off a "maybe later on side project chase".

Also, speaking of 90's...

How 90's are these?!! The facial expressions get me as well. I really like these but don't expect to chase them like I may the Dazzlers. I wouldn't complain though if a few fell into my hands though.

And the final piece of my Grady M mail day were these Mosaics. As everyone knows, I love this stuff and Grady had plenty of shiny to send my way:

My eyes are too distracted to continue this post.

But, I gotta finish it up.

Thanks again to Grady for the mail day. Those mail days you send always brighten me up and gives me plenty to do between sorting and taking pictures to share my treasure. I have got to continue to dig for you and hopefully before this posts I would have hit you back.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Breakin' Wax:2020 Absolute Football Blaster Box (Surprised Solid Pull!!)

Every blaster box of 2020 Absolute football comes with 8 packs of 8 cards in each. Each blaster that flippers don't get ahold of go for $20.

The base card design is okay. I chose to put Watson as my best Absolute base when I opened this in December when taking pictures. So ignore it now if you must.

Decent rookie card find.

Best rookie card find.

Another decent rookie card.

So far, so good on this box.

Green parallels....par good.

Not very good on this one. Nobody will take Russ' spot on that roster.

And holy moly good. Stunning card and a shocker for this break! This made the break!

More Jordan Love. I always pull this guy.

The GOAT. I hate to admit it but after he led the Bucs to the Super Bowl he is the man and proved it.

A couple other decent guys in inserts.

It was already a top notch break before the hit and I was happy as it was.
But landing another top pick relic card just sealed the deal. 

By far my best blaster break all of 2020 and it helped cheer up a time when I was dealing with kidney stones and kidney stone surgeries.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Player Highlights:Barry Sanders

You can't mention Barry Sanders without mention Highlights.

I can't think of a single word to use to describe what it was like growing up watching him. All I can say was that I was blessed to had done so. He is the GOAT and we will never, ever see another Barry.

In my mail day from Wes, there was plenty of Barry to show off.

Here is today's Player Highlights and I will let the cards do the talking.

How was that for a gallery?

And that wasn't them all. So it was like a sneak peek.

Not sure I will do more from this series or not. The first one was not at all popular in terms of views and comments so I may find another avenue to post these.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Looks Out Of Place

There was a time I would win contest after contest after contest, now I am lucky enough just to enter them.

Keep in mind also that I only enter contests that pertain to my collection. So you won't see my enter a contest for a Walker Buehler rookie card. First of all, not a Dodgers fan and second of all, I despise cards of pitchers.

However, contests for unopened product, decent rookie cards, Giants cards, non sport anything or break spots I will enter.

So when I saw @Sportscardnati1 was hosting a contest for a $50 gift card to One Of One Card Shop and that it was the final chance to enter, I took it.

Next day, I won.

I was a bit surprised to had won but was excited to had as well. So excited that I immediately spent the money and got myself two spots in a 2 box break of Gold Standard.

The Giants and Jaguars were my selection for those breaks. I know the Jags were a bit odd of a choice but it was because they had a shot a Brunell autographs so I said why not.
The Jags landed me nothing, but the Giants landed me this Daniel Jones beauty. The only odd thing I find about this card is the relic choice.

There are four plain swatches and one pretty sick shoe/glove swatch maybe? Is it just me or does it seem out of place? For me, it should be either half nice swatches/half regular or all nice or all plain. This just seems odd to see one nice relic and rest plain.

Maybe it's just me or maybe it's just my OCD.

Let me know your thoughts on a card like this.

And big thanks to One Of One Card Shop and @Sportscardnati1 for the mail day and contest! Go give them both a Twitter follow

Monday, April 26, 2021

Trading Again With @Bocephus

For the second time this year, newest trader to me @Bocephus and I pulled off another great PWE trade.

This time it wasn't for a fun relic but instead a lot of fun cards.

Kicks off with these shiny Mosaics. I can't ever get enough of these things. They are quite appealing.

Zack Moss Optic parallel for my rookie card collection.

Michael Strahan Prizm base. It was impossible to find Prizm this year so I have plenty of gaps in my Giants collection for it.

This card when he sent a pic I thought was just a plain boring Panini card, but it's far from that. It's embossed, has rainbow foil and plain purty. This is of the Giants new weapons.

As I said above, I didn't get much Prizm so I had to find other ways to add rookies to my collection and this was one way. Of course these are my best two. I doubt I will ever land top guys.

Thanks again to @Bocephus for the trade and I am looking forward to our next.