Sports Card Blog Contest #1 Results Show

*cue the fancy music*

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Sports Card Blog Contest #1 Results Show!

*applause*

Thank you, thank you. You are far too kind. But this is really about the nominees! All 31 of you had your chance to win fabulous prizes! 3 of you will go home with fancy prizes courtesy of Sports Card Blog. But first, we have a live performance by Blink-182!

Now I hear they are working on a new album so stay tuned to some other site for more information!

*applause*

We’d like to take this time to honor a great entertainer who we lost recently, Mr. Macho Man Randy Savage. In honor of Mr. Macho Man we are taking Diamond King’s idea and the name of the wheel for this contest is:

“The Macho Man Randy Savage Memorial Wheel O’ Prizes”

Please take a moment of silence for Mr. Macho Man.

*silence*

Before we go to the drawing, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who made this possible. Me. Go me! And I’d like to thank the viewers who spend their time reading Sports Card Blog. We couldn’t have done it without you! *sheds a tear*

Now, for the moment you all have been waiting for…the drawing…live on video! (previously recorded) It’s way too long of a video for what it is but we need to fill air time!

*applause*

Winners will be contacted by the email they provided. Please post your acceptance speeches in the comments.

May the mojo be with you all! Thank you and goodnight!

*standing ovation*

 

Contest #1 Is Closed

The contest is now closed. And with 31 total entries that means we are giving away 3 prizes.

I’m doing some slight modifications to the prize wheel Monday, so hopefully I’ll be able to spin it up. The bolt in the back is a little small in length for the locking nut to fit with the washers so it keeps getting too tight or too loose which makes the spinning uneven. I just need the materials and hopefully I get a chance to pick them up.

I’ll be doing more mods soon, but I was excited to get it out there for this weekend in celebration.

Good luck everyone.

I will be doing the randomization video with the winners spin video at the same time.

 

Contest: First Sports Card Blog Contest

The time has come for the first Sports Card Blog contest.

After a record breaking almost 600 views to Sports Card Blog on June 1st, 2011, I am rewarding my viewers with the possibilities of fabulous prizes. Of course, everyone wants to know what these fabulous prizes will be. If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out below.

For those who can’t view YouTube while at work or wish to not see my ugly mug, here is a breakdown of the current prizes available.

- 20 card base lot

-10 card insert lot

-1 game used card

-1 autograph card

-1 autographed 8×10

-1 Fathead Tradeable

-Mystery Box (containing autographs, game used, sports swag, terrible cards, or anything related to sports)

-Your Choice

You really need to see the video if you are confused now. If you are still at work, that’s fine. But you can always just cover up my ugly mug until I go into first person mode with the camera.

You will be spinning my “Wheel of Prizes” (name pending). Or I will, but you will tell me how to spin. Light, Medium, or Hard. This is how the majority Sports Card Blog prizes will be given out.

Rules:

-1 Entry Per Household/Person (Don’t bogart the prizes)

-You must post a comment to this post – One comment equal 1 entry – Please also post how hard you would like me to spin!

-Winners will be picked via Random.ORG for the spin of the wheel

-If a prize that requires a random number to be drawn wins, I will spin the wheel again for the random number. That random number will determine your prizes from the stack. For instance, 10 card insert lot. If a 3 is rolled, you get every 3rd card from the stack until you get 10 inserts.

-If the base lot is won, I will email you for your address and a 3 team request. All or one of those teams will be in your lot. If I run out of that team, I reserve the right to throw in randoms. (Especially basketball, don’t have many basketball cards currently)

-You may enter immediately, however, entries are closed on Sunday, June 5th, 2011, at 11:59PM PST. That gives you about 2 and a half days.

-Bonus Entry: Because of my record setting view day, I am rewarding the members of Freedom Cardboard a bonus entry if you post your Freedom Cardboard username and it checks out. Why am I rewarding them? Over 200 Freedom Cardboard members clicked on a link to my blog, beating out everywhere else I posted. If you have not joined Freedom Cardboard, make sure you join them today using this link for your bonus entry.

-More Winners? If 20+ different people enter this contest I will award 1 extra prize for each 10 additional people (up to 10 total prizes). So tell your friends.

That’s about it. Everything will be recorded and posted hopefully on Monday or Tuesday.

Also, if you wish to be creative and think of a name for the spinning prize wheel, that would be great. Get your comments in now!

Site News: June 1st 2011 Was a Great Day

I like posting about accomplishments. The reason being when I look back on the blog and look at my posts I’ve made, I like to look back and just remember certain occasions. I guess I am just a very nostalgic person in general. Maybe you have to be a little nostalgic to be the type of sports card collector I am.

The day started off great. I opened up my email and received a nice letter from Adam of Dave & Adam’s Card World. This was completely unexpected, although I had noticed on my “site meter” that I had a few hits from Buffalo and Tonawanda. I was hoping I would catch the attention of DACW or Blowout on my recent comparison between the two companies. Well I definitely caught Adam’s eye and I received a nice letter from Adam. It looks like I’ll be interviewing him with some questions about DACW in the near future. Hopefully, when I am back in Connecticut I can take a nice drive up to Buffalo and tour their facilities. By the way, if anyone has any questions they would like to ask Adam, please email me or post a comment. I would like some questions other customers may have for one of the giants of the online hobby retailers. So yeah, definitely a good start to the day.

I ended up writing 3 posts throughout the day. Sometimes I just get so excited I want to post something that I see as important. So I just kept on writing. Next, I was also informed that Freedom Cardboard had their new blog system set up. Chris Gilmore, the owner, had set up WordPress blogs for anyone to use through their site. I thought it was a great opportunity to expand my viewers and get more input. So I created Sports Card Blog – Freedom Cardboard Edition. I’m not entirely sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I thought it would be fun to have some added commentary on things every once and awhile, especially in the baseball area where Freedom Cardboard is popular. Why not, right? Plus I’m sure I’ll hold exclusive Freedom Cardboard member contests over there on that blog because it’s so generously hosted by them. Check it out every once and awhile. I can’t guarantee anything over there, but why not give it a try?

Finally, after a ton of people asking me about the 2011 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts checklist I was able to get it emailed to me the night before the product came out. I’d like to thank Upper Deck and Chris Carlin for getting that out to me so I could share it with the hobby community. Oh, and share we did. Almost 600 people visited Sports Card Blog late yesterday afternoon and evening just to catch a glimpse at the “checklist heard around the world”. Obviously, a new record in a day for the site. I love numbers and just seeing them pile up is great for me and the hobby. People were questioning whether Upper Deck would have the guts to put the checklist out and they delivered. If you like historic baseball and Americana autographs I would totally check out 2011 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts.

So I would like to say thank you to the hobby community for embracing this blog and taking your time to read what I have to write and say. With that, I will be posting a contest either later today or tomorrow to thank everyone. Prizes will not be announced, but you will soon find out why. Don’t worry, I won’t be giving out redemptions. When I said I was building something for this site, I really was. I’ll leave you with one word until I post the contest. Spin.

Again, thanks. I’ll have some more hobby news shortly.

Minor Victory: Daily Views

This is a minor victory in the scheme of things, but a victory nonetheless.

Yesterday was the first day that this blog has reached over 100 views in a single day. It not only went over 100, it hit 133. In the grand scheme of things this is not very impressive. However, for a blog that is a month and a day old, it’s not bad considering I haven’t done much in the way of promotion other then links on forums and talking cards in other blogs.

So I would like to say “Thank You!” to everyone who has come to visit to read my stuff. It may not be anything ground breaking, but it is the information you need to stay up to date in the hobby. I try to keep it somewhat entertaining and informative and I hope I have done that for you.

In celebration, hopefully this weekend, I will be posting a contest for all to enjoy. It’s going to be something you have never seen before, and there will be a few winners if I can get enough entries. Stay tuned for that, as it will be pretty cool. I have some cool stuff including autographs, game used, and a mighty mystery box!  But how will the winners and prizes be chosen? You’ll have to wait and see.

So make sure you subscribe to this blog here on the left. Make sure you subscribe to our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe on YouTube, and if you’re really inclined, sign up for our RSS Feed. Or even bookmark us, I don’t care.

This is only a minor victory and the first goal of a ton of goals. My next goal is to try and get the companies to send me boxes to review and then give away the contents to readers. That’s probably going to be one of the harder goals to achieve, but it will be done!

So keep reading and supporting this blog. Your loyalty will soon be rewarded.

May the mojo be with you!

Note: Don’t worry, I’ll get something important up for you all today. Just thought I would share the news.