Our Donation to National MS Society

Today, we have taken the $100 raised in our charity group break and donated the money to the National MS Society who continues the fight to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Our $100 raised will go towards finding a cure for this terrible disease.

But that’s not all. The fine people at Pure Protein are doubling every donation made to the National MS Society currently. That means we have generated $200 towards fighting Multiple Sclerosis.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the group break. Everyone who participated will be receiving the cards from their team in the break if they had a team that was pulled or some random inserts if they didn’t have a team that was pulled. Everyone will also be receiving a $20 credit for first time sellers on CheckOutMyCards.com and my autograph thanking you for participating.

As promised, here is the screenshot from the donation to prove that we donated $100 to the National MS Society.

If you are interested in donating, please utilize the links provided. Thank you again to all of those who participated and thanks to Panini America for providing the product.

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.

Happy Birthday to SportsCardBlog.net – With Prizes

That’s right, SportsCardBlog.net, your favorite sports card blog, is having it’s first birthday party. And everybody is invited!

April 23, 2012, is the official date of the first birthday but we decided we are going to make the party last an entire month. So April will be now be known as SportsCardBlog.net celebration month!

In one year we’ve made some great strides in the sports card collecting community. We’ve got a great relationship with card companies like Panini America and Upper Deck. We’ve interviewed some great people within the hobby like Panini’s Tracy Hackler, Adam of DA Card World, and Tom Fish of Blowout Cards. We ran a great promotion for the NFL Player of the Day program with Panini. And we’ve posted on the blog at least once a day since the blog was created, giving you information about the products you love and other fun hobby news.

We’ve also done what I consider to be a great achievement that I didn’t expect and have received well over 100,000 visitors in the year since the blog was created.

I’m going to be giving away prizes all month long. Cards from my reviews, t-shirts, promotional items, and whatever else I can think of will be given away all April. All you have to do is keep watching this site, the official SportsCardBlog.net Twitter, SportsCardBlog.net Facebook, and maybe even the SportsCardBlog.net YouTube (which I’ve totally been slacking on, and I apologize). So make sure you follow, Like, subscribe, or do whatever you have to do to stay in the loop.

So to start the action this month, I’m going to be giving away a great promotional item from Panini.

This promotional card from Panini was given away only at the Super Bowl Experience in Indianapolis prior to Super Bowl 46. It features a great looking manufactured patch of the Super Bowl logo. Perfect for a Super Bowl historian, Giants fan, or an angry Patriots fan to burn.

Here’s how to enter: Just post a comment on this post. We’ll start it off easy. Also, if you own a blog or other website, I will give you a bonus entry for posting a link to this contest.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. So you have until 12pm PST on Wednesday, April 4, to get your entry in.

Stay tuned throughout the month of April for more awesome prizes and thank you for helping this blog get to where it is today.