How to Win a $50 Gift Card From DA Card World!

As part of our new partnership with Dave & Adam’s Card World, we have the awesome opportunity to give away a free $50 gift card to their online hobby shop for you to spend on whatever you like.

If you have never heard of DACW before, click the link and check out their online hobby shop. It is one of the best in the biz and my preferred shop of choice. They have hobby boxes, retail boxes, and singles all from the past several years. I also purchase a ton of my supplies there as well and used them to purchase my supplies for my wedding.

How to enter:

You can get an entry 3 ways, so you have up to 3 entries to earn.

- Retweet a specific post on Twitter and follow me and @dacardworld.

- Like me and DA Card World on Facebook.

- Post here about your experience with DA Card World, or if you are new, what you like about their site.

All entries will be randomized with a winner chosen on Monday. Entries end on Sunday at 11:59pm PST. One entry per method of entry per person, per household. If I catch someone attempting to go around this, all your entries are disqualified. I do check.

You will receive a special gift card code for $50 credit via email for you to use at your discretion.

Good luck!

New Partnership with Dave & Adam’s Card World

I’ve been working on a few things behind the scenes the past couple of weeks and today we have finally finalized a deal on a partnership with one of the biggest online hobby retailers in the United States. Dave & Adam’s Card World (DACW) has long been a staple of the online hobby scene for quite some time now. With their low prices and great customer service, collectors around the world have had their respect and trust in this company, helping it grow with not only an online presence, but several brick and mortar stores in upstate New York.

I’ve done the vast majority of my business over at DACW over the past several years. I’m proud to announce them as my preferred retailer. Not only are they my preferred retailer, I am a premier customer as well. If you spend a certain amount of money with the company in a month, you will get exclusive deals on products through your premier account. This account stays with you even if you go months without a purchase. You will also periodically get emails featuring some of the best deals for premier account holders.

The partnership will not change your experience on this blog besides a side link on the sidebar and links in blog posts to the product in their store, as always, where appropriate.

In celebration of this new partnership, we will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to DA Card World. You can find details on how you can win that on Friday. Also on Friday, make sure you check out their 2012 Black Friday Preview Sale which features several products on sale that you’ll be able to find on Black Friday as well.

1 Year of SportsCardBlog.net

At least one post a day.

That was my writing goal when I began SportsCardBlog.net exactly one year ago today.

I actually had the thought to start a site/blog a couple of years ago and I ran the idea by Mike Silvia, owner of Sports Card Forum. He said if I was looking to make money it probably wasn’t the best idea unless I was planning to put a ton of time and money into it.

But last year, after sitting around unemployed for a bit and needing something to pass the time between getting denied for jobs I was overqualified for or underqualified for, I decided to start a blog about my favorite hobby.

And thus, SportsCardBlog.net began.

A few months in after I bought some products to review, Panini’s Tracy Hackler took a liking to my blog and offered a sponsorship to review products. I was surprised and shocked at the same time. It usually takes quite a bit longer to get that kind of attention from card companies. I believe without the early support from Panini, this site wouldn’t be where it is today and would not continue growing. And recently, Upper Deck has gotten on board.

I could not have asked for a better first year of this site. I’ve got a loyal reader base and have made some great contacts and friends along the way. I wish I could attend the 2012 NSCC to meet with everyone but as I said, I’m kinda getting married two days later.

So from the bottom of my heart I want to thank the people who read this site, my followers on Twitter, Panini and Upper Deck for their support in product reviews, the other card companies who keep me in the loop, and everyone else who has had a part in helping this site grow.

I look forward to another year and what the future will bring. I have some great ideas coming up that will help and add more positive contributions to the hobby as a whole so you’ll definitely want to stay around for that.