Thursday, March 31, 2022

Random Card Of The Day:2012 Crown Royale Autograph Patch David Wilson

Show Me The Way:1998 Topps Stars Silver

I have introduced Rodney's Cardboard, Kerry's Cardboard, then Eli's Cardboard yesterday and today I am Showing You The Way!

The fourth major player I collect gets his own segment on Big Blue Cardboard as well.

One of my three newest Charles Way pickups from Burbank Sportcards is this Topps Stars Silver parallel.

The set comes with Base, Silver, Gold, Bronze and Gold Star Rainbow. 

The only difference between the cards is the foil used on the front.

And the numbering on the back. The silvers are numbered to 3999.

Thoughts on my latest Charles Way addition welcomed in comments.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Eli's Cardboard:2014 Elite Aspirations Die Cut /90

Welcome to the first Eli's Cardboard post on here.

I have picked up quite a few Eli's recently but wanted to start out with a decent one to kick off this segment on here.

Panini has been known never to put odds on their inserts, parallels or hits like Topps does, so I don't know the odds of pulling today's card, I only know it can't be easy with only 90 of them in existence.

This is a 2014 Elite Aspirations Die Cut numbered to 90. I really like the blue shine it has and any cards that match team color are spectacular.

However, I see I will need to be very careful with the corners on this one when I transition it to my Eli Manning binder.

Back of card shows one-year stats and a write up.

Thoughts on my latest Eli Manning add or the card design always welcomed in comments!

Super Collections:@Hudsonfan15 Tim Hudson Collection

I have followed Tom a long time on Twitter and have watched his pickups for Tim Hudson over the years and am happy he wanted to join in on this series and probably Series finale since I don't have any more of these to post and haven't had time to promote or want to do anymore of these.

Collection In His Words:
I have been collecting Huddy for more than 20 years. Sadly due to the metrics used by the current voters I don't believe he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He played on too many offensively anemic teams with poor bullpen arms and was not a strikeout artist. He was a pitcher, not a thrower, who induced contact to be more efficient and stay in games longer wherever possible. He and Pedro Martinez were the top 2 in no decisions in the 2000s, which hurt their win totals. I am always looking for rare Huddy cards and was pleasantly surprised to see he was in a couple new releases in 2021.


Thanks goes out to Tom for sharing his collection with me to post today. If you have any Tim Hudson's you don't think he may have, contact him via Twitter @Hudsonfan15.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


That was quite a month of giveaways!! There is still a couple more to go so don't fret if you don't win today's. This was probably the biggest of all of them, but a couple more nice ones will end this 10-year celebration.

Before I can get onto those, let's see my latest winner.

There were 25 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Kelly Smalls
  2. Fuji
  3. ajg
  4. Trevor P
  5. Jacob Stonehammer
  6. Jafronius
  7. Brett Alan
  8. Dion's IP Autos only
  9. Oren
  10. Matt
  11. O'sFan21
  12. Johnnys Trading Spot
  13. hudsonfan15
  14. @SportsFan88427
  15. John Sharp
  16. Tony Hudnell
  17. RJ Sahl
  18. @CChase313
  20. The Diamond King
  21. Sean Johnson
  22. @Jake1725
  23. Dennis
  24. bbcardz
  25. Pennsylvania Tiger

IP: 2001:5b0:2c76:16a8:50e8:f260:63e1:17c1
Timestamp: 2022-03-29 12:15:10 UTC

You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Kelly Smalls. Kelly, please contact me via social media where you found my blog or contact me via email at

Thanks to everyone that entered. There will be a BCW supplies contest coming up along with a numbered Joe Burrow card giveaway.

Mission Possible

*takes a sip, sits down and tries not to look outside at the new fallen snow, but instead focus on today's post*

My birthday came and went 8 days ago and this was the first year I had a few surprises for it. First, my buddy Wes sent me an eBay gift card, my wife got an eBay gift card and a carrot cake (don't worry I still stuck to my diet and kept it under control), and my sister-in-law sent me a one-of-a-kind gift I was not expecting.

*takes another sip before continuing on while also thinking back to that carrot cake*

Tim Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played a couple seasons there struggling on and off before being traded to the Jets where he played one year in the backup role. After that, he failed to make the Patriots and Eagles rosters before trying a baseball career and playing in the NY Mets minor league system for five years before retiring from pro baseball. He didn't give up on the NFL dream yet after his MLB retirement as his college coach Urban Meyer was hired by the Jaguars and he was signed to play the Tight End position instead of quarterback. It didn't work out in the end for either Meyer or Tebow, and he ended up on the sports talk show First Take while Meyer ended up on the news.

Tim may not have been a Hall Of Fame NFL QB, though he did throw a game winning touchdown  pass to win an playoff game that many QB's have not done, but he is a Hall Of Fame person we all should look up to.
His devout Christian faith, willingness to always help others and showing to never give up on your dreams should be a life we all should live. I know I try my best, but I am not even close to his level. I do believe though, that every little bit helps and hopefully those of you reading this today do your part as well big or small.

This is what made me a fan of Tim Tebow and though I have never mentioned it on a blog before, I do collect his cards and add what I can.

One of my biggest wants was an autograph of his to be the centerpiece of my collection and this tidbit of info must have slipped out to my sister-in-law at some point.

Because for my birthday she bought me Tim's latest book that was a signed copy version.

Inside a few pages in was this. So cool!

Definitely a centerpiece for my collection and a book I will actually read.....when I am not on here writing a post or busy with life.

Thanks again to my sis for this awesome gift if you happen to be reading this post today.

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

My next plan is to get an autograph card of Tim, however, those don't go for cheap despite his pro career. His college career holds his values along with what he stands for.

Tim, if you happen to be reading this, I just want to thank you as well for standing up for what you believe in, your faith, and for being an inspiration to this blogger.

In comments today, thoughts on this addition, Tim Tebow or anything positive.

*gets into Tebowing stance*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


I must apologize right off that if you clicked this link hoping to see a post about Phil Collins songs, this isn't it. I do enjoy listening to I Can't Dance, Land Of Confusion and Hold On My Heart.

Today's post is about my first Mosaic Genesis parallel thanks to a trade with @NekBone860.

I have been wanting one of those parallels for a while as they look really sharp from what I have seen and when I saw that @NekBone860 had one from my beloved Giants, I needed it. 

Luckily for me, @NekBone860 and myself have a long history of trading and quickly worked out a deal.

Along with the centerpiece of the trade, I also landed a couple more Golladays.

Swagger insert Prizm parallel

Silver Prizm base card parallel

Mosaic Mosaic base card parallel

And now onto the biggie from the trade....
GENESIS! Giants blue against the Genesis background is stunning.

Glad I finally have one of these! I have one more of these than Golladay had touchdowns last year. Let's hope for a better 2022 season for him.

Thanks to @NekBone860 for the trade and hope we can do another soon.

Thoughts on my newest addition is welcomed in comments along with your favorite Genesis song.

Breakin Wax:2021 Leaf Multi Sport Trading Card Blaster

I know it may appear I am a big Leaf fan, I am least for their sport items. I absolutely love Leaf Pop Century.

For some reason I can tolerate Panini logoless products but I can't stand any other product that doesn't have logos. I don't know if it's because Panini does a better job hiding the non logos or if I just never got a good feel on the other companies.

Either way, I bought another Leaf blaster box to open and show off today.

Just like with the last Blaster Box break of Leaf I did, this product has a 10 card set along with an autograph or 1/1 slab per blaster. The boxes are a bit steep at $40.

This product also includes many sports and not just football. I made the final decision on grabbing this one when I saw a few cards on the checklist I wanted from the base set and then the autographs had some big ones to find.
A new Jasson Dominguez for my PC

Franco, Tyson, Curry some big names in this set.

And here is hopefully a Joe Montana autograph....
Nope. It's a blue 1/1 Proof of Chris Evans. Beautiful card!

Thoughts on this break welcomed in comments.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Drop It Like It's Hot

*takes a sip to get ready for today's post. memories are coming back as I look at today's card*

I think we all go through phases in our lives.

This can be a variety of things. It can be the food that we eat, I sure know I eat a lot of things I didn't used to like asparagus and have gotten rid of foods like tuna fish I used to enjoy. It can be what we drink, I used to enjoy soda a lot but now you find me drinking water when I am not having coffee. It can even be TV, I used to love watching horror movies and raunchy comedies but now I am into dramas and non rated R comedies. I guess it's toning down your life as you grow older.

I even went through a lot of phases in music in my life.

Childhood Age 1-17: I listened to whatever was on the radio especially songs I felt were cool like One Week by Barenaked Ladies or Kiss From A Rose by Seal.

Age 18-20: I hit a weird stage where I really enjoyed listening to female singers. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore (who I had a mad crush on), Spice Girls, TLC, and some under-the-radar groups.

Age 21-24: As I began my career in a meat room, most of my co-workers were into Rap Music so they got me hooked. Every day headliners included Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and Nelly.

Age 25-33: My career had started to change and I started to back down from a lot of the rap music. I did some Linkin' Park and Paramore for awhile but mixed in a lot of other stuff as well.

34 til now and probably beyond: I strictly listen to what some would call "the oldies". Music from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Nostalgia driven songs I remember listening to with my father growing up or ones that bring me back memories from childhood. Artists include Elton John, Chicago, The Eagles, Michael Bolton, Rick Astley, Huey Lewis and The News, are among the 100's of artists I listen to now.

Actually, I am listening to Simply Red, "Holding Back The Years" as I am typing this.

Something tells me I should switch up the song today to match what the card featured today.

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

To keep those memories in my life, I use cardboard to hold onto them as you have seen in previous posts.

When I saw that Snoop Lion, AKA Snoop Dogg, had a card included in the 2014 Allen Ginter base set I had to have it. By the way, Snoop Lion was Snoop Doggs short stage name in 2012 when he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafari priest in Jamaica and for the release of his new album at the time, Reincarnated.

Front of the card

Back of the card

Even though I don't agree with Snoop's lifestyle, I did enjoy some of his music during the rap time in my life. I always listened to songs like Let's Get Blown, Beautiful and Drop It Like It's Hot.

Thanks to my buddy Shane who landed me a copy of this card.

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

I can't remember the last time I listened to any Snoop Dogg songs or any rap music in general. I guess it would have been an appropriate time to have at least put one song on while I typed this up. But I will just listen to my oldies, sip my coffee and not eat my tuna fish sandwich instead.

Let me know your favorite Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion song in comments. Also, let me know if you have had any changes in your life over time.

Have a great Monday!

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

A Mosaic Addition!

It's a dreary Monday both in weather form and the fact that it's Monday, but on Big Blue Cardboard, I am trying to brighten things up some.

In a shiny way of course.

I was in trade talks with someone for my very first Kadarius Toney Mosaic card and the trade talks fell through as I didn't have quite what the trader needed. However, this wasn't the end of me landing the Toney. Being the kindhearted person @lordremix876 was, he ended up sending me the Toney along with a few friends as well.
Here is the Toney, it's the NFL Debut subset and a silver Prizm. These look so sharp in person!

Mosaic Camo Pink of Giants legend Tiki Barber.

Andrew Thomas Optic silver. Thomas is still the anchor and the best player on the Gmen's offensive line. I hope he can continue his growth this year, Daniel Jones needs it.

Speaking of Daniel Jones, a pink camo Mosaic of him. This is a big break or make year for Jones under the new regime. He has got to show something or he will be gone.

Thanks again to @lordremix876 for the newest additions. It made my week.

Thoughts on these additions or the players welcomed in comments.

Breakin' Wax 2021 Pro Set College Football Blaster Box

Pro Set made it's return for the 2021 football season and seems to have come back again for 2022. This form of Pro Set is not even close to the original we all loved. This is Leaf's version of the product and it doesn't turn a lot of heads....yet.

I saw a blaster box recently sitting on a shelf and said, hey, why not?

In every blaster box of 2021 Pro set College football comes with a 10 card set and two autographs. Boxes run $35.

The box says 2021, but it's actually a 2022 product with the newest rookie class in there.

Here is the 10 card set. They all have this unique rookie card logo on them. The set includes top rookie QB's Malik Willis and Matt Corral.

Now my autographs. The checklist for autographs goes beyond the ten cards so you don't know who you will land,

They may not be big names but pulling a QB and RB is never bad. Maybe they will become studs someday or go into my other pile of Leaf and Sage junk autographs.

Thoughts on this product welcomed in comments!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Rodney's Cardboard: 2021 Panini Illusions /5

Another week, another NEW Rodney's Cardboard!

So far, this segment hasn't fared too well on here but this is the permanent home either way. Hopefully I can build this blog up some.

Today, I am showing off another Panini Illusions add.

Last week I showed off the /10 Illusions card and today I am tackling one that is a bit tougher to find, the /5.

This card has like a fireworks kind of look to it in the background.
The card back remains the same.

Once again, here are the ones that I know exist and I will cross off the ones I have with every post. The ones that are offered are, /35, /25, /10, /5 and 1/1. If there is any others outside of those, that information would be new to me.

Thanks to my buddy Shane for the assist on landing this card.

Thoughts on today's card and the Illusions parallels welcomed in comments.

Breakin Wax:2020-2021 Mosaic Basketball Hanger Box

Today's break was easier to get my hands onto than football. Usually, basketball cards are completely impossible to find but lately my Walmart has had them. 

Mosaic was sitting there from my previous visit two weeks prior. For some reason it wasn't moving, maybe it's because it flooded the market or maybe it's because the rookie classes the last two years were weak.

I didn't quite have the funds to pull off a blaster, so I picked up a hanger box instead. These cost $20 and comes with one pack of 20 cards. No guarantees.


More base


Orange Parallel. The Lillard is nice.

And my inserts.

Ugh. Another rough break. Why do I buy wax at all with the luck I have had? I know this addiction to opening won't stop. At least some of this I can turn into other cards with trading.

Thoughts on today's break welcomed in comments!

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Single Card Mail Day:2021 Playoff Rookie Wave Red Kadarius Toney

Welcome back to another Playoff Rookie Wave mail day of Kadarius Toney!

Hopefully by now you are not bored with these.

Today's colored parallel took a while to arrive as I am not sure if the seller took forever to ship or is USPS took forever to get it to me. It made me nervous for a little while but it's in hand and all good now.
So here is the red which matches parts of the Giants away uniform. Looks really sharp. You can tell the differences in parallels for these by looking at the sand color.

Back of the card as well which also tells us it's a Prizm parallel.

So far, I have the following, Base, Blue, Die-Cut, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Gold /10, and Touchdown 1/1.

Here they are all together, and yes, I forgot to showcase the blue on here, but check it out below.
Don't tell me you don't think these look cool whether you are a Giants fan or not.

I actually have at least one more on it's way and more updates to come. If you see any of these I don't have, please let me know. I am hoping for the rainbow, but I never get my hopes up for that.

Thoughts on today's addition and my rainbow beginning is welcomed in comments!

Single Card Mail Day:1997 Fleer Metal Universe Marvel Kordell Stewart

As I posted on Cards Over Coffee, I am chasing this set so here is my latest add to it. This time it's Kordell Stewart of the Steelers being paired with Wolverine. I have always been a fan of Slash as well, so this was a double PC add.

Thoughts on today's card welcomed in comments!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Kerry's Cardboard:1995 Signature Rookies SR Force Football Autograph

I have a few Collins autographs in my collection, but there are still plenty of other ones I need.

Today's pickup was a cheap one that I was the only bidder on.

There was a lot of cards to chase in the 1995 Signature Rookies line including multiple autograph cards. So far, I have two of them in my collection including this one.

Notice that there are two types of numbering going on this card which took me until this post to notice. I have to assume the /5000 is the basic version of this card since the autograph is /2500. I am not sure I have ever seen a card numbered like this before.

The back of the card gives stats from his college football years.

Thoughts on my latest Kerry Collins add is welcome in comments.

If you have any Kerry Collins you think I may need, check out this LINK first to see if I already have them. If I don't, contact me.

Breakin Wax:2022 Sage Football Blaster Box

Even though I haven't been as big of a Sage fan since they lost their collegiate license, I still find myself wanting cards of the next rookie class, so I find some. 

This was one of the last blasters sitting on the shelf so I took it. There are five packs per box and 60 cards overall. Blasters run $22.

The packs came silver, and the autograph pack was separate like it usually is. That actually drives me nuts.

One thing I immediately liked is the base card design. Bright, colorful base takes away from the usual white background with players featured in working out attire.

Cool write up on the back, but I do wished there were stats.

By the way, I pulled four of the Willis' in my box...

There are a few inserts to find as well which are just as bright and colorful

This Artistry Willis looks super cool. Marvel hero maybe?

And now onto the three autographs,

Did I miss a photo...nope. I got two autographs instead of three. Wonder if the third one was a better player?

I contacted Sage via Twitter and apparently have to mail in a bunch of stuff that sounds like a pain. So I may not bother and they want the receipt which I had already tossed.

Thoughts on my break welcomed in comments and whether you buy Sage products to.