Thursday, November 10, 2011

How did you stumble upon card blogging?

A few weeks ago was the 3 year anniversiry of starting this blog.  I got to thinking about how first found card blogging.  I started wondering how eveyone else stumbled into it.  For me I was reading a Globe story about the Red Sox written by Chad Finn of Touching All The Bases.  I love his writing style and lots of times he uses baseball cards in place of pictures on his articles.  I noticed he had a link to Ben Henery's The Baseball Card Blog  and I clicked it and found my first card blog.  From there I found a link to a blog called Cardboard Junkie who had a ton of links and from that day on I was hooked.  I worked out my first online trade with a blogger and then jumped into blogging myself.

So how did you find your first card blog?

20 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

I stumbled across a blog one night while looking up something on Google and it resparked my interest in cards. That was back in late 2008. I started "introducing" myself via comments and then trading. I started Play at the Plate on October 1, 2009.

Play at the Plate said...

I forgot to congratulate you on the 3 year mark! Congrats Adam.

Paul said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. It's been long enough that I don't remember for sure; I think I stumbled across one of the "Pack A Day" blogs when I was trying to figure out what set an insert card came from...

Matt said...

I re-entered collecting by trying to build the 2010 Topps Update set. After buying way too many cards, for some reason I decided to search online to see if I could buy or trade some of them, and found The Daily Dimwit's wantlist. We made a trade, and based on talking to him, I figured I needed an online presence to be trustworthy enough for others to trade with me. Thus my blog began.

Spankee said...

Congrats! My story is just like Paul's. I was trying to figure out what a certain product looked like, and I came upon that page on A Pack A Day. That of course led to Thorzul, which in turn led to the entire universe.

night owl said...

Happy 3 years! You came back just to celebrate your anniversary, right ;)

I typed in "baseball cards" and "blog" one night in June 2008 and got "The Baseball Card Blog." It fascinated me, and eventually I came across the others, probably through Ben Henry's links.

3 months later I started one.

Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats on three years Adam! I don't really remember how I started, but I went to a signing at a card shop, went back and bought a Chris Withrow auto (overpaid for it haha), and then probably stumbled on card blogs through Blue Heaven.

Something like that.

jackplumstead said...

Those 3 years have gone quickly. I am the same as Paul and Spankee, I found my way to 'A Pack a Day', from there it was a short hop to Thorzul. Steve at White Sox Cards and NightOwl.

lifetimetopps said...

I got back into card collecting about 3 years ago; very slowly at first. I had collected Upper Deck cards before I stopped collecting and continued to do so after starting up again. I had started coming across blogs a little bit, and had always thoughg it'd be fun to do one.

Then about 8 or so months after I re-started, UD officially lost its baseball license. I'd always thought it would be cool to try to get every Topps card since my birth year - so that was a great project to get started with blogging.

moremonkeys138 said...

When I had gotten back into collecting in March or so of 2010, I wanted to do some research on what I had missed since the mid-nineties. I did some Googling and came across bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog and well, he houses the blogroll so the rest just fell into place. I decided to throw my hat into the blog ring in June '10.

Congrats on the three year mark!

dayf said...

Somehow found Ben Henry's blog, read it for a while then had the thought "I can do this" so I did.

'grats on three!

Ryan G said...

At some point I was searching the internet for something and discovered a blog in my search - this was just after I started following other blogs outside the card universe. I subscribed to a few, and then more and more, and here we are today!

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Colbey said...

I'm not sure what led me to searching, but my search brought me across A Cardboard Problem and Crackin' Wax's blogs.

I didn't start a card blog at first because I was just getting back into collecting and I wasn't sure I'd have anything to say...so I started my toy blog (Random Toy Reviews). One of my first posts there was a review of 2010 Topps. That led to the creation of my card blog a little over 2 years ago.

Stealing Home said...

collected years ago and grew a few shoeboxes of cards. about 3 months ago decided to thin my collection and i guessed trading online was a good way. never intended to 'blog', per se, and many would say my spot in the lineup aint a blog, per se.
but its growing on me. im definitly rekindling that love of a tha cardboard.

Stealing Home said...

oops..forgot to say congrats.
did you even think you would be at it after 3 years?

GCA said...

Was surfing and looking for card info of some kind and came across Wax Heaven and the BBC blog. Wrote a guest post for him and then added several to my daily reading list.
I have my own (http://thecollectivemind.blogspot.com/), but it's mostly custom cards like PunkRockPaint. I don't have the discipline to write often enough to maintain a real site like you guys. I admire your persistence.

PS: Verification word was "prose"

gcrl said...

hey adam - good to see a couple of posts from you, and glad you enjoyed the cards i sent. i tried to get one or two from your most wanted list.
i play fantasy baseball, and one day in 2008, a yahoo fbb "expert" had a link to hugging harold reynolds, which ran a spinoff site called gem mint ten. they posted some funny cards - i made my first comment on a card blog there - and from there i found cardboard junkie, ben henry's blog and then wax heaven. after reading a few sites for a while, i decided to start a blog. it was actually taste like dirt that pushed me over the edge with his enthusiasm for the a's. too bad his site is gone. i think i started mine around the same time as night owl, maybe a month or so later, but that's ok - the world needs more dodger fans writing about baseball cards.

Collective Troll said...

I googled "2007 Topps Heritage checklist" as I was working on finishing that set. I found dayf's site, Cardboard Junkie and spent many hours reading EVERYTHING he had posted. From there I found the Night Owl and White Sox Cards and the rest is history... CONGRATS!

the sewingmachineguy said...

Congrats on three years.
Weird, I too, found the "A PACK A DAY" blog first. From there, it was a click through the card blogging community, CJ, Thorz, Wax Heaven, NO, and more.
Why did I begin to write? Someone had to do a piece on a 1981 Shooty Babbit.

Mark A. said...

Congrats on the three year mark.

I found Ben Henry's blog. I remember reading Mario's Wax Heaven and then it cascaded.