Contest Winner Announced

Tonight, we announce the winner of the pair of Panini autographs from our recent reviews of 2011-12 Panini Past & Present basketball and 2011-12 Panini Contenders hockey.

After a lower than average turn out for the contest, we have done some fancy randomization to come up with a winner. And the winner of the pair of autographs is…

Dan. Dan from DansOtherWorld has won the pair of Panini autographs. So a big congratulations to him and I’ll be contacting him shortly for his mailing address to receive these cards.

Thank you all for reading and entering the contest. Look for more contests soon after every batch of reviews we do.

First Month Review of HostGator.com

I have been using my own hosting service for one month now. Going from a free WordPress blog to a self hosted blog was something I wanted to do so I could try and make a little pocket money for my hobby and work with other companies a little bit more.

I had heard of HostGator.com from several friends and decided to give it a try. Boy, were they right. HostGator has been great for me. It has great speed for my blog, great tools to run my blog effectively, and great customer service.

I was wondering why my blog wasn’t up and running after the transfer and I filed a ticket. I didn’t know much about pointing domains to a different host, but the HostGator staff told me how it worked and advised that everything was working just fine, I just needed to wait on the internet pretty much. They were right, a couple of hours later I was able to see my site no problem. I felt like an idiot since it was something that happened to everyone if they changed their servers, but they really helped me out on that one.

I would recommend HostGator.com to anyone looking to host their sports card blog, blog in general, or any site or business they want to start. With some great prices and great service, I’m glad I signed up with them.

Today’s Interesting Blog Post: All About Cards

It usually takes a lot to get me to write something about what someone else has written. You may remember the last time I did it was the epic set of 2011 Topps Series II Monopoly baseball cards. This was a huge buzz around the blogosphere and even my post got a few people to go out to Wal-Mart and search for the elusive boxes. I do apologize for you wasting your precious gas money on that. But this time, you stay home.

One of my favorite sites to check out reviews of products and compare them to my own is All About Cards. I think he is a great reviewer of products and we often have the same ideas when it comes to the products we are reviewing. I mean, I am a huge self promoter but I really do like visiting his site for reviews. But the other day he posted a post so thought provoking, I have to share it with everyone.

Who Are the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queens?

I mean, this post is actually quite interesting. It really makes you think and look at cards just a little bit differently when you see something completely different. The level of detail and the keen eye it took to figure this out was actually pretty good in my opinion. If you don’t read that post, you are really missing out.

And I do enough self promotion around here so make sure you check out his blog for some extra review goodness of the latest cards to hit them streets. I approve of his reviewing and if I approve of it, it has to be good. My word has to mean something nowadays?

Sports Card Collectors Unite!

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May the mojo be with you.

-SCB