December 10, 2015

A Year Sure Does Go By Fast + An Anniversary Contest

WOW, a year ago today, I published my first post on this humble little blog. It's hard for me to believe that I've been writing here for that long already because I still fell like such a rookie most of the time.

The look on Swish's face says it all, I'm pretty excited to have made it this far. When I started things, I had no plan, no expectations, and had no idea how frequently I'd write or if anyone would actually see any of it. I just wanted to explore another aspect of our hobby that would bring my enjoyment of it to another level. Well, here is what my first year looked like:

  • This is my 162nd post published
  • 25 of you have actually liked the content enough to follow the blog
  • I have no frame of reference to know how good(or not) a number it is, but the post that has had the highest number of views in my first year was my tribute to The Ultimate Warrior post that has over 1900 views. For some of you, it may be a regular occurrence to see those kind of numbers, but for me it is unfathomable.
Thank you to all of you out there that have read, commented, and/or proposed a trade. Establishing relationships with all of you wonderful folks of the 'cardsphere' has been great!

Now that the thanks have been given, here's the part of the post that you've been waiting for since you clicked on it: the contest! Since it's my one year anniversary and traditionally paper is the gift that corresponds with that, I'm going to give at least one lucky reader the gift of paper(cardboard is paper, right)! It's the first contest that I've run so I'm going to keep it simple. Here's the details:

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Entries will be open until the end of the day on 12/16. To ensure that I get all entries counted properly, there will be a limit of one entry per person. Sorry, no bonus entries for promoting the contest on your blog though I'd love it if some of you would be willing to do that.
  • Once all entries are in, I will randomize the entries 9 times to find the winner(Jeter #2 + Elway #7 = 9 times). Depending on the number of entries, I may select more than one winner. I'll keep you updated on this.
  • I don't have a specific prize set aside so I'll do my best to customize the prize pack to fit the collecting interests of the winner(s).
There you have it. It's been a great first year and I'm looking forward to building on it to make year two even better! Thanks for reading and good luck!


  1. Tim, congratulations on staying with the blog! You've kept up with regular posting and that ain't easy! And -thanks for the contest. Merry Christmas!

  2. Congrats on a year, Tim! You run a terrific blog! Here's to another year.

  3. Congratulations on your first year.

  4. Happy anniversary! You get to one year and that means you're a diehard. Congrats!

  5. Congratulations! You're blog is on the list of ones I read regularly.

  6. That's awesome, congrats. Yours was the first card blog I discovered and the reason I started mine so thanks!

    Also that's awesome about the Ultimate Warrior post

  7. Congrats on the anniversary and it is cool that you landed on the same number of posts as a baseball has games.

  8. Well done, sir! Your blog was one of the first I discovered when I starting looking for card blogs. Keep up the great work! Also, tremendous numbers on the Ultimate Warrior post, I'll definitely go check it out.

  9. Absolutely one of my favorites this year. Keep up the great work Tim!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Congratulations on hitting the one year mark!

  11. Congratulations, there's a fair number of one year blogs so that's a good sign. And technically this entry is 10 minutes before end of day on the 16th where I am :-)

    1. I'd give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're already entered, so no worries. Thanks for reading!