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.